Put your dancing shoes on and groove to #1 hits from 30 years ago. Consider this your Flashback Friday fix!
It’s kind of a surreal feeling, realizing how 30 years is indeed a lot of time, and how it’s exactly been this many years since the year 1984. ‘80s music has such a distinct sound, easily distinguishable from those that came from the decades before and after it. It’s groovy, it’s fun, and no matter how “cheesy” some might say it was, we can’t really deny how awesome it was.
For this week’s playlist, we’ve consulted the Billboard archives to check out which songs were #1 hits in 1984, and it’s amazing how it seemed to be such a good year for music. Most of the songs were hits that even the younger generation are familiar with, an equal mix of party hits and power ballads.
And so without further ado, here’s our 11-track playlist to cap off the week! (Oh, and if you’re feeling a little more nostalgic, you might also want to check out this Mental Floss list of things that celebrate their 30th birthday this year!)
On this day 54 years ago, Brian Hyland's version of the novelty song "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" climbed at the very top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. And so to commemorate this occasion, here's a playlist of old summer favorites to get your groove on!
It's been a while, but we're finally bringing Put Your Headphones On Fridays (PYHOF) back for your listening pleasure. For our (re-)opening salvo, here are tunes from some of the best films to have come out of the highly-anticipated Cannes Film Festival, ongoing until next Sunday.
All of the turkey and pie might be gone, but there are still Black Friday deals to be had! Check out these 30 primo black and white shots from the Belair and then head to the Online Shop to save an incredible 30% on this and plenty more analogue gems!
From spontaneous street snapshots to well-composed portraits, aldaer considers the Canon AE-1 Program as his go-to camera. Read on and be mesmerized with the tricks that he can pull off with this nifty SLR!
This year's Cannes Film Festival is upon us and we are so excited! We are certain you're on pins and needles, waiting for the revelation of this year's winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or. So to appease your frenzy, we put together this little gallery of the very best film posters of all time.
Do you know the best way to celebrate the biggest shopping day of the year? Stay at home and marvel at these gorgeous black and white photos from the legendary LC-A+! There's no reason to stand in line for hours either, when you can get incredible deals here at Lomography without ever leaving the comfort and warmth of your own home. Check out these radiant shots from the LC-A+ and then head over to the Online Shop to save a fantastic 30% on this incredible camera and more!
Leonard Knight passed away last year but he left an incredible legacy, an embodiment of love, that is Salvation Mountain. From 1984, he painted and remodeled a little hill in the California desert that's colorful as a cupcake and truly meaningful. And if anything ever would have been meant to be shot with Lomo cameras, it would be this psychedelic, holy hill.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.