Most of Vienna-based freelance photographer Klaus Pichler’s photographs in this series veer on the strange, yet are nevertheless interesting.
In _Just the Two of Us_, Pichler personally traveled to the homes of his subjects and took their photos while they’re in full costume right inside their residences, with very minimal to no changes in their surroundings. He wrote in his project statement, “Just the Two of Us deals with… the costumes and the people behind them.”
Pichler detailed that there are 10 different costume traditions depicted in Just the Two of Us, which he explained one by one here. But to give you an overview, these are Krampus; Perchten; Live Action Role Playing (LARP); Fasching, Fasnacht, Carnveval; Cosplay; Furries/Fursuiter; Medieval Knights; Full Contact Battle/Battle of the Nations; Star Wars/501st Legion; and Carnival of Venice. About 34 photos comprise this series.
Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for a while? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behavior can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else. – Klaus Pichler
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.
We already had the honor of introducing Svenja as part of our 5 Questions Series. Her analogue fashion portraits intrigued us so much that we begged the Hamburg-based photographer to test the Petzval lens for us. In this article, you’ll learn why she’s so into the Petzval lens and find enchantment in her dreamy double exposures!
Marcus DeSieno is a Tampa-based photographer who specializes in merging early and modern photographic processes for his body of work. In this exclusive follow-up feature, DeSieno opens up about his process and gives a detailed walk through on his odd yet undeniably fascinating series, "Cosmos," which was previously featured here on the Lomography Magazine, and "Parasites."
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!
Chloé Vollmer-Lo's photos speak for themselves. Every image, whether it's a portrait or a seemingly simple snapshot of a street alley, tells a story. The Paris-based photographer tested the New Petval Lens 85 recently, and the results, as expected, speak volumes. She talks about her experience as a freelance photographer - and with the New Petval Lens 85 - in this exclusive interview.
An architect based in Sarawak, Malaysia, Hussein's photographic style is greatly influenced by his love for music and video games. This talented portrait photographer, also known in the community as hoseun, is our LomoGuru of the Week!
We're proud to present a gallery and the book of the series 'MUTTI' by the Viennese photographer Andreas H. Bitesnich in the Lomography Embassy Store Vienna! Stop by on the 14th of October from 7pm for the opening event!
Canadian-born Ian Taylor is a full-time photographer specializing in kids and development work. It all started when his five siblings started having children at the same time he was into photography. This passion then spiraled into something amazing, and now Ian works primarily with kids, shooting them when they are in their purest form. Based in Asia, Ian has agreed to share this amazing series of photos he shot with his Petzval Art Lens in Cambodia and Thailand. He also shared with us some of his insights and views on photography.
Two different yet equally interesting and insightful exhibitions are set to be simultaneously unveiled later this month at the RayKo Photo Center & Gallery in San Francisco, California. Details after the jump!
The Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens is traveling all around the world in the hands of the most talented photographers these days. It is now Alex Laurel's turn to try the powers of this lens. The French photographer and surfer who took the Petzval Lens for a walk on the Red Square in Moscow shows us his stunning portraits and talks about his experience with the lens.