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.
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.
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.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
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.
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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.
Get the perfect self-portraits or group photos with your friends with this instant camera! This camera allows you to be picture ready with its mirror next to the lens and gives you an idea where is best to smile!
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!
Where black and white brings an air of elegance, mystery, and rawness, color suggests life and all things happy and vibrant. Here are a few scenes and moments from everyday life that will always be perfectly captured in full color.
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.