It is with our great pleasure to talk to Geoffrey Berliner, executive director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York City. Another interesting tidbit is that he has an impressive (and very vast!) collection of over 2000 vintage Petzval Lenses!
Naturally, we were curious about his thoughts on the new Lomography Petzval Lens project.
“It was very exciting for me, because here’s something I’ve been excited about for many, many years. Not just for the lens, not just for Lomography, not just for Petzval, but also for Penumbra Foundation – for what we’re trying to do for alternative photographic processes, for the history of photography.”
Geoffrey Berliner is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York. As the head of an organization whose goals are 'to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level' and 'to continue to publicize the impact photography has had and continues to have on culture, history and the arts,' his exposure to photographic materials -from 19th century gems to modern equipment- is so extensive, one cannot even begin to fathom just how much knowledge and experience this man has acquired. His collection of over 2000 vintage Petzval lenses is unparalleled, and the object of envy of both traditional and contemporary photographers. Although such lenses are reputed to require a certain level of skill to be used, Berliner seems to manage them with so much ease, producing splendid results.
Curious as to how the Bokeh Control Ring spells all the difference between the Lomography New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens and its predecessor, the New Petzval Lens 85? Watch Geoffrey Berliner, the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and an avid collector of Petzval lenses, succinctly explain in this exclusive short video!
Issa Ng is a Hong Kong-based fashion and commercial photographer. Leveraging on many years working as an art director and stylist for several international brands in the advertising industry, he was able to develop a strong sense of style and talent for conceptual execution, composition and intense imagery. He now specializes in portraits, and is continuously on the lookout for new and exciting projects. He talks about his experience shooting with the Lomography Petzval 58 Bokeh Control lens in this interview.
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!
Photographer Wilson Lee of Teeny Life Photography specializes in travel and portrait photography. He has tried shooting with the Petzval 85 Art Lens and Minitar-1 Art Lens previously, and now shares refreshing portraits shot with the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. He shares his Petzval experience in this exclusive interview.
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.
With this creative trio of lenses, micro 4/3 digital camera users can now explore various exciting photographic effects that analog photography enthusiasts have long been raving about—including taking multiple exposure shots!
We teamed up with Scottish Indie/Electronic band Looper and Mute Records to give some lucky people the chance to win a LomoKino and a Looper bundle which includes a 5-CD Box Set signed by the band, live cassette and badge. The band have picked the winners and have put them all together in their latest music video for "I’m a Photograph!” Watch the video and find out the winners now!
A couple of years ago marcus_loves_film had the opportunity to spend time at a lodge more than half a century old in Woodruff, Wisconsin. Through these photographs, he had documented one night of his stay.