Getting in line with this month’s winter theme, we bring you one of the top moments in Winter Olympics history: Franz Klammer and his reckless attack on the mountain at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics.
Franz Klammer is still regarded as one of the best downhill skiers of all time. His 1 minute 45.73 second run down the icy slopes of the mountain can almost be considered as stuff of legend. The young Franz Klammer awed the world with his speed and determination to bring home the gold for his native Austria.
Trailing behind 14 other skiers in the downhill competition, Klammer went all out for the top spot held by the Swiss Bernhard Russi. Klammer went out of the starting gate crouching and prepared for the icy and treacherous slope. His speedy downhill ride is a breath taking sight — his turns and slides on the slope looked like he was just a split second away from utter disaster.
Klammer sped down the mountain and had the gold in his sight. The Kaiser, as his fellow Austrians called him, was cheered on as he descended the slope in a make or break run. Klammer was greeted with deafening cheers when he reached the finish line, besting Russi’s time by just .33 second. This image of Klammer at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics is a reminder of the run that cemented his place among the greatest athletes and how he won a spot in the hearts of his fellowmen as a hero of alpine skiing.
This magnificent photo gave inspiration to the creation of Lomography’s Winter Edition cameras that soak up the spirit of winter sports. These cozy shooters dressed to the nines with Scandinavian-style woolly jumpers will sure be your companions on the slope or the ice on your winter holidays.
Endowaty takes us on a nice walk in the woods and up the mountains with photographs taken with the Lubitel. He tells us about his dreamy and symbolic multiple exposures in this brief but insightful interview.
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.
"Photography is a reflection of heart." These are the words of Martin Liu, a documentary, wedding and portrait photographer from Hong Kong. He believes that the photographer must understand the stories, experiences and values of his or her subjects to capture the different faces of love. To capture priceless moments for a smitten pair, he brings the Minitar-1 Lens to Mongolia for a one-of-a-kind shoot. Hear the story behind this shoot, and the rest of Martin Liu's journeys in this exclusive interview.
Geoffrey Berliner is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York. As the head of an organization whose goals are 'to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level' and 'to continue to publicize the impact photography has had and continues to have on culture, history and the arts,' his exposure to photographic materials -from 19th century gems to modern equipment- is so extensive, one cannot even begin to fathom just how much knowledge and experience this man has acquired. His collection of over 2000 vintage Petzval lenses is unparalleled, and the object of envy of both traditional and contemporary photographers. Although such lenses are reputed to require a certain level of skill to be used, Berliner seems to manage them with so much ease, producing splendid results.
Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.
New York City-based graphic designer Markus Hartel has a passion for street photography. On one of his last strolls through the city, he captured some scenes on the busy streets with the New Russar+ Lens. Read on to learn about his experience photographing with the Russar+ and get insider info on how it is to be a street photographer in the Big Apple.
Artists usually leave an imprint of themselves on every creation - a signature theme or treatment, among others. In the case of young French photographer Julien Lallouette, this idea becomes figurative as he utilizes a concoction of his own bodily fluids as film soak for his series, "Silver Soaked."
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.
For Patrice Baunov, film photography is an "intimate medium that shows the interaction between the photographer and his surroundings during a specific moment." In this interview, our well-rounded newcomer from Berlin, Germany talks about his wide range of interests and how he applies Lomography's "Don't think just shoot" attitude on his photography and daily life.
Graphic designer Johann Bottos caught the community's attention with his striking black and white landscape photographs. Previsualization is central to his photographic style. Before clicking the shutter, he tends to "wait for a particular moment or weather condition" that fits the image he has in mind. In this interview, he shares more about his passion for shooting on film as well as some of his favorite landscape images.
Stephen Dowling is a photojournalist and longterm LomoAmigo who is presenting his series, "Soundcheck Sessions," as his first exhibition for Lomography this month. In an interview, we asked him a few questions about his work and what goes on behind the scenes.
"At the edge of the Earth" is an ongoing yearlong project by documentary photographer Markus Andersen in which he captures the coastline of Sydney, Australia on black and white film with the Diana and Lomo LC-A cameras. In this interview, the Sydney-based photographer opens up to Lomography about his latest endeavor as well as on shooting on the streets of his city and the importance of photographing in analog.