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.
In the wake of the news that Microsoft no longer supports the Windows XP operating system, people have started to look back at the serene photograph that became iconic for adorning computer screens around the world. However, perhaps, not many know that this famous photograph was shot on film and not digitally manipulated in any way.
Just last month, people from around the globe tuned their attention on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Much publicity surrounded the event and tons of footage and photos surfaced in all forms of media. Not until recently did we discover that one of our very own community members caught a glimpse of this monumental sports event, and even took photos with one of our favorite cameras.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
While her face can't be seen in the photo, one look at the iconic shot and many will immediately say that it's Marilyn Monroe singing "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Read on to find out more about this historic and influential photograph!
He's a professional chef at one of the top hotels in Singapore. During his free time, he tries to explore the metropolis and take photographs of things that inspire him. Get to know more about Moses Lau, or simply moseslau1988 in the Communiy, our Newcomer of the Week!
Exactly one month ago, we featured a fascinating project called "Brownie in Motion" by Columbus, Ohio-based photographer Stephen Takacs. We've recently had an interview with the man himself, in which he discusses in great detail not only his "dream project" but also his other works in various photographic processes including the ambrotype, tintype, and platinum palladium! Read our exclusive chat and take a look at his awesome work after the jump!
Tom Skyrme is a musician from East London who has been shooting on film since he was a kid. His psych-pop band Swim Mountain will be playing live at the Lomography x Nixon Exhibition in Soho on July 24th. We caught up with Tom ahead of this gig to find out what makes him tick.
Why shoot square? ...Just take a second to look at these outstanding square photographs using the LC-A 120 and you will find out why! Selfies, silhouettes, walkways and winter landscapes are just a few of the themes featured in this spectacular photographic shortlist.
To observe International Women's Day in our own way as cinephiles, we encourage you to go on a movie marathon of some biopics about the most iconic women in history. Not sure which ones to watch? We have the second part of our running list for you to check out!
There is nothing than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time.
Summer is in full swing and wedding season is moving in. And in keeping up with the season, Wedding Photographer Johnny Cheng invited his girlfriend to a spur-of-the-moment shoot using the his new Petzval Lens. With the Petzval, he managed a confluence of grassy meadows and the lens' swirly bokeh effect, resulting in soft-focused images to fall in love with. Read on to hear what this Georgia-based wedding photographer has to say about his Petzval experience.
Film is still alive as we all know here in the community. We spotted one illustrator who pays tribute to film manufacturers who have closed their production lines in his series of screen printed posters. The film brands look like they’re given a new lease on life – even if just as wall decoration.