We are all familiar with the 10 Golden Rules here in Lomography and we’ve reiterated that you need not follow all of them when it comes to shooting creative and beautiful photographs. But art pioneer and savant M.C. Escher knew that rules are a good way to illustrate space, time and life in his works. Read on to find out more about the artist and his relationship with symmetry.
Maurits Cornelis Escher was born in Leeuwarden, Friesland (now known as the Netherlands) and started out as a student of the arts at a young age. Talented in art but falling behind in school, Escher developed his craft by studying closely the works of his mentor Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita that would later be his good friend.
Escher’s journey in the arts was characterized by his delicately drawn illustrations that seem to bend time and space as well as exploring the different confines of imagery. His fascination with symmetry and the mathematical occurrences in art and architecture led him to create his most famous works later on. Escher’s skill in woodcuts, lithography and tessellations are still admired up to this day.
Patterns and illustrations stamped with his famous signature “MCE” would soon be museum pieces and popular examples of art intertwining with mathematics or maybe the other way around. Escher was fond of the recurring patterns in the study of math and it greatly influenced his works to create images that bend space and the human understanding of it.
Escher religiously and rigorously followed his rules with his art and created masterpieces that only he can do. He died on March 27, 1972 at an artists’ retirement home where he created the last of his works. The famed graphic artist and mathematical illustrator was 73.
Pssst, have you heard the latest? We're unveiling a brand new product very soon, and while we can't give you any strong clues right now, we hope that you can still try to guess what it is. In honor of this mystery product, we'd like to reiterate why Lomography's 10 Golden Rules is perfectly applicable to street photography.
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
With many of the pioneering and successful explorations in space happening during the '60s and '70s, this period has popularly been dubbed as the golden age of space exploration. Missions to the Moon have in particular excited and captured the attention of mankind, who has been fascinated by its mystery since time immemorial.
Last year, Armin Amirian talked to Lomography about his motivations as an artist, his inspiration for his work and the difficulty of pursuing his passion in the society he belongs to. With that came a collection of images that reflected the concerns he and his fellow countrymen are faced with every day. The Iran-based photographer returns with insight on his new body of work.
September marks the 60th anniversary of James Dean's death. Dean is remembered not only for his roles in American films, but also for his iconic image associated with teenage rebellion. Filmmaker Anton Corbijn honors James Dean in "LIFE," a new film that showcases the special friendship between the young actor and photographer Dennis Stock who made Dean immortal through his pictures. Take part in our new competition and win movie tickets, James Dean posters, an illustrated book and a Diana F+ camera.
In this installment of My First Lomo Affair, artist and photographer Courtney Christiansen, known in the community as cmart, recalls his first adventure with the Oktomat and how it encouraged him to stretch the limits of his creativity and embrace the experimental aspect of film photography.
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His work has been featured in countless magazines and art galleries worldwide and his personal style is distinct but easily recognizable: vivid, dramatic, colorful and eccentric. Lukasz Wierzbowski loves shooting in sunny late afternoons — when golden rays cover everything. His photographs, however, are the result of an amazingly keen eye, able to work wonders in all kinds of scenarios, sunny or otherwise.
This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
Joan Manel Cedó is an avid fan of extreme sports. He has been a rock climber for two decades and has also gained interest in kitesurfing over the years. In both sports, he tries to incorporate his passion for photography. In this instalment of My First Lomo Affair, he talks about how he chance upon the carefree style of shooting with the LC-A+ and all the adventures that followed this discovery.
Lomography is proud to announce that it will again accompany the Nixon Surf Team to be part of this year's Nixon Surf Challenge. In line with this, we've prepared a rumble for all traveling and adventure-seeking lomographers.
Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is both a painter and a photographer but sometimes, he swaps his painting tools for light and creates illuminated pieces of art. Abandoned places are his favorite places for shoots because, according to him, "there's so much lived life and stories in abandoned places, they are the lost diaries and photos turned to dust of lives that once bloomed."