The Academy Award for Best Picture is certainly one of the top prestigious awards that a filmmaker can ever get in his or her entire career. Ever since it was first given in 1929, a total of 86 films have been given this award – a really huge honor, considering that this number is but a small part of the total 512 nominations.
And so to celebrate the recently-concluded 86th Academy Awards, we’ve sifted through our Overly Descriptive Title series to bring you these behind-the-scenes photographs from some Oscar-nominated films! In this feature: “Giant” (1956), “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969), “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951), “A Clockwork Orange” (1971), “Jaws” (1975), “Taxi Driver” (1976), “Apocalypse Now” (1979), and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981)!
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
You read the right, folks! The 175 Years of Petzval Legacy Competition is officially extended. Discover the additional prizes awaiting our lucky winners and meet the esteemed Petzval photographers that comprise our jury.
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.
By now the Lomography site is like a pail of candied purple. Our confection LomoChrome Purple has produced forests and flower beds the shade of lavender macarons. Hard to resist the fantasy! But lately we have noticed darker, late-afternoon-sun versions. And we like what we see.