Sometimes, we forget that not everyone strikes gold at the very first attempt at showing off the art that they’ve worked hard on. Here are a few rejection letters addressed to some of the most famous artists that we know today, proving to us that persistence does pay off.
A lot has already been said about trying until one finally succeeds, yet knowing it doesn’t make facing rejection feel any less painful because for most of us, if not all, our work is a part of ourselves. Putting it out there for criticism and hopefully acceptance is nerve-wracking enough, and hearing the authorities say “no” simply will always be a downer no matter how many times you hear it. Indeed, our dedication to our craft and belief in what we can do should be greater than anything else, big enough to withstand all the obstacles that would surely be thrown our way.
Take these artists, for example. Had they given up when they received these letters early on in their respective careers, do you think they would still have the attention that they and their work rightly deserve? Their tenacity is indeed something we all need to emulate if we really want to get recognition. That said, may these serve as a boost of confidence the next time we feel even a hint of doubt in our abilities!
Inspiration comes to us in different ways, in various forms, sometimes in unexpected ways. I've always been interested in the workspaces, processes, and things that inspire artists around the world, so I really enjoyed watching the short documentary detailing the creative world of a Venetian artist called Zaira.
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."
Eric Marais is the founder of the portable dark-room experience, STENOFLEX. We recently had the chance to ask him some questions and he was kind enough to answer us! Read on to find out more about his company, his interest in photography and what's next for STENOFLEX!
Fancy building a camera museum or, well, simply have hundreds of cameras at your disposal? You might want to take a look at this newest camera lot to show up on eBay, which includes 600 cameras by various makers and carries a "Buy It Now" price tag of $34,900.00.
The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.
In the third and final installment of his Russian love story, Herr Willie recalls some of the most memorable experiences from his trips to post-Soviet Russia, including traveling aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway and shooting with the La Sardina for Lomography on assignment, and waxes nostalgic about all the amazing people he had met.
We are very excited to introduce the latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family, the Lomo’Instant Boston Edition. The Boston only made it to first base when it appeared in our Kickstarter campaign but by the raucous applause we got from you guys, it’s in it for the homerun!