It’s a group on Flickr called Darkroom Portraits where, as the name suggests, the members showcase their darkroom setup, with all their awesome equipment for the world to marvel at. From the pro-looking work spaces, to refurbished basement darkrooms, and make-shift bathroom setups, I was amazed at them all. Members also occasionally share the actual photos and contact sheets printed in their darkrooms, reminding those of us who are yet to have our own spaces of what we have been missing out on.
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I find this sweet and simple setup a really smart one:
Do you have a bathtub? Yes? Then, there’s no excuse for you to not have your own darkroom now.
Photographer Daniel King followed a group of Ukrainian youth at a time of grave political unrest. These lads and misses had what King discovered to be curiously normal lives, a stark contrast to hawkish protests in the news.
Our latest LomoGuru is a portrait photographer from Rosario, Argentina who's also passionate about bookbinding and lettering. She took an active interest in these creative outlets to balance out the rigidness of her engineering classes. Let's get to know our fellow lomographer, Rocío Méndez, in this interview.
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!
Children, ever curious and with an innate sense of wonder, ask a lot of questions. Often they're easy enough to answer, but sometimes there are those that leave the adults stumped and mulling over them. The history of the instant camera as we know it began with one such question.
If formal training alone is not enough to make great art, then being in a room full of like-minded people might be another form of encouragement. To see fellow artists labor over the tiniest detail, to feel the depth of their ambition, to be part of this silent energy—these are priceless perks. The following photographs of University of Art and Design from the 1920s let us sit in on some of these busy classes.
Between Lomography and Skillshare there are a lot of talented people. Photographers from all corners of the globe have come together to share in exploring what Lomo stands for: a little bit of experimentation mixed with an eye for aesthetics. We've chosen winners from our SkillShare Rumble -- check out what these students shot!
Photographer Amanda Leigh Smith is a guru of the spontaneous look. Her travelogues and fashion portraits seem to have been magically pooled together at shutter speed. Whips of light coincide with carefree moves. Women lounge around the outdoors, playful and worthy of a rock n’ roll soundtrack.
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!
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.
Two days from now, Lempertz will hold a sale of 195 photographic prints. The lineup is as varied as the history of photography itself. An 1856 print by an anonymous photographer is in the same group as a top-valued Joseph Szabo shot. A deceptively simple shot of a flower vase is joined by the complex textures of Lucien Hervé. Take a look at the fascinating mix.
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.