Since this photo was said to have been shot on Boris Karloff’s birthday celebration on the set of the horror film “Son of Frankenstein,” we’ll go ahead and peg the date it was taken on or around November 23, 1938 (Karloff’s 51st birthday), as the film in question was released on January 13, 1939. With Karloff here were co-stars Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi.
In addition, it was also around Karloff’s birthday that his daughter Sara was born, with reports claiming that he rushed straight to the hospital from the set – still in full make-up and costume! We can only hope the excited father didn’t frighten anyone on his way there!
His love affair with analog photography started with a Zenit 12 which he received as a birthday present. Almost a decade has passed since but he still continues to capture his everyday life and the spirit of Istanbul's streets on film. Get to know our newcomer of the week from Turkey, Can Ortak also known in the community as psychedelica!
We have made great strides toward our funding goal for the Lomography New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens on Kickstarter. But the campaign is still in full swing! In this post, we list remaining pledges and aperture plate rewards.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
On July 4, 1776, the redrafted version of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence made it to Congress. Some 90 years later it was made into an official holiday. Since then, Americans have celebrated Fourth of July in full regalia. Some parade in flag-themed costumes or party in their best dresses, while others bond with friends over beer in the park.
Celebrated artist Pablo Picasso had his brush with photography when he was still alive, both in front of the camera and behind it. Find out the details of an ongoing exhibit featuring his photographic work after the jump.
To celebrate his birthday last year, gatokinetik-o embarked on a solo backpacking trip to the Peruvian northern coast and the Amazon region. With him in his return home are beautiful memories, embodied by photographs doused in various shades of red.
Before Technicolor came into the picture, filmmakers were already hand-painting their negatives. A new book by Amsterdam University Press reveals this penchant for full-spectrum fantasy in the form of 300 stills.
People seek extraordinary experiences while traveling, but not everyone gets to have an adventure of a lifetime. When lomographer Stephane Heinz (popularly known as vicuna in the Lomography community) saw the opportunity, he took the chance to travel and live miles away from his hometown in France. He and his wife, Kathi, came back home with a luggage full of valuable experiences and life lessons. Vicuna tells us about his four-year adventure in French Polynesia in this travel special.
Say hello to Duffman, a 20-year-old photographer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He started taking film photos when he received a Diana F+ camera for his 16th birthday. Now he uses the Petzval Lens for capturing really impressive portraits. Get to know more about him after the jump!
Halloween fever is in full swing. Everything ghostly, scary or freakishly extraordinary are either on display or being spoken of in hushed voices through spine-chilling tales. Apart from wearing the scariest costumes and taking photos of of your petrifying selves, why not amplify the Halloween spirit a notch higher by using Halloween-themed aperture plates with the New Petzval Lens? Here's a quick tipster that'll teach you how to make special aperture plates and make the most out of them this Halloween!
James Petrozzello is a New York based photographer currently residing in Brooklyn. He is a full time photographer and has shot portraits of Mick Jagger, Bill Clinton, Wane Gretzky, and Shaquille O’Neal, among others. He took a different approach to shooting with the Petzval Lens and tells us of his unique but interesting series of photographs in this interview.