Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas from John and Yoko (and Mary Hopkin, too)!
Two more icons from the 1960s don the Santa Claus suit in their efforts to channel the cheery Christmas mood — this time, we have the music world’s power couple John Lennon and Yoko Ono! The pair dressed up in the famous red and white costume for the Christmas party of The Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968. Sitting beside them is Welsh folk singer Mary Hopkin, one of the first musicians to sign to the Apple record label.
Several years later, John and Yoko dressed as Santa Claus would be on the cover for one of the promotions for Happy Xmas (War Is Over), a song they wrote and released in the US in 1971 (and 1972 in the UK) as a single for John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band. Although the song was originally a protest song against the Vietnam War, it has since become a popular Christmas song and has been covered by generations of artists.
Watch the video for “Happy Xmas” below:
Like these random vintage photos? See more articles from the Overly Descriptive Title series in the Lomography Magazine!
"Kishin Shinoyama. John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Double Fantasy" contains the series of images that controversial photographer Kishin Shinoyama took for the cover and promotion of the couple's album, "Double Fantasy," many of them being unveiled to the public for the first time.
Years before the world knew her as John Lennon's better half and artistic partner, Yoko Ono herself was already an established artist. Here are portraits of the artist and peace activist from this period, presented just in time for her recently-opened first "official" show at the Museum of Modern Art.
Chris Goodacre has been shooting on film since the late 1970s. At the same time, he also took interest in building an artillery of analog weapons. In this interview, he shares an extensive list of his collection and the fantastic story that come with each of his cameras.
Branded as "The Reanimated Film," KONO! Film is hand-rolled and made of special materials which are rarely (or never) produced for "normal“ photography. Rather, the materials were intended for the motion picture industry and the results can vary depending on how the film is used. Learn more in this interview with the founder of KONO! Film, Uwe Mimoun.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pride that we bring you the newest member of Lomo'Instant family: the stunningly beautiful Lomo'Instant Kyoto Edition! To give it a warm welcome to our brand new jewel, sneaked out from our HQ in Vienna and went in search of a truly enlightening adventure.
Whether it embodies something that's light as a feather or dreaming on cloud nine, show us your best analog shots in relation to the theme "lightness" and be rewarded with great products from the creative start-up Crispy Wallet as well as prizes from Lomography.
Mel Brackstone introduced herself as an "old woman with a love of the surreal." Her energy is palpable; with the soft delicacy in her photos, she comes across as an old soul that sees through young eyes. She is self taught and lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, She discovered the Petzval Lens in 2014.