One of my favorite anniversaries is the anniversary of me and my BFF's friendship.
On March 30, 2007 I met Kristen. I had moved to Phoenix a couple months earlier and didn’t have any friends yet, but Kristen and I were both getting married soon, and both wanted someone to work out with.
We bonded over our love of kids, rum and cokes, and running out to get spur of the moment tattoos together (some of which are much better than others thanks to the aforementioned rum and cokes). Eventually we both got into photography, both started shooting professionally, then fell in love with analog photography, especially instant cameras.
Every year, around the time of our friend-versary, we plan a grand and epic adventure. It involves getting on the lightrail in downtown Phoenix, rolling dice to determine where we go, then complete predetermined tasks where ever the dice tells us to get off — like asking the first person we see wearing a hat where the nearest park is then going there to climb trees and play; walking four blocks east from where ever we happen to be and taking pictures of the coolest architecture we find; and lots of trusting bartenders to bring us whatever fabulous drinks they think we would enjoy.
Every year I get the winter blues. I start imagining the feel of the sunrays, ice cold beer after a long summer day, and the endless hours spent on the beach. I have captured moments, memories, and dreams this year, which is my favorite thing to do. This is a short version and visual diary of my year 2014.
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.
Every summer I get a burst of analogue excitement when I see the flowers starting to bloom. My favorite summer pastime is to take glorious shots of plants and flowers, and for perfect dreamy shots, I like to use the Diana Close-Up lens. Join me as I take you through a garden of analogue delights.
There are quite a lot of festivals to choose from every summer and for sure everyone has his favorite. This June @danika, @hinny and @tomas_bates joined me for one of my favorites: Electric Castle Festival. Armed with loads of films & cameras, good mood and a lot of patience for the road to the heart of Romania, we set off to discover Electric Castle. Read on to find out what this off the radar festival has to offer!
Mix two of your friends’ faces in one shot, combine different scenes in a picture, or pair unlikely objects in one photo! Anything and everything is possible with the Lomo’Instant Splitzer – the latest addition to the creative Lomo’Instant family.
The Pfaueninsel ("Peacock Island"), also known as "Pearl in the Havel sea," is a world cultural heritage and popular destination for Berliners. Loose peacocks, water buffalos and the magical character of the island were also a reason for me to go and spend one Sunday afternoon there, with my LC-A+ and the LomoChrome Purple film.
Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential photography books ever, "Ballet" by the photographer, art director, and graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch. Brodovitch took a series of photos of classical dance in a very unconventional way, using very slow exposure times, trying to catch the true essence of Russian ballets. For this article, I took a series of photos at the Swing Crash Festival in my city, Como, held in June 2015.
Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.