How about some old school nostalgia for this week's Top Five installment? On the eve of MTV's 33rd anniversary, too!
The overall total of music videos ever made is innumerable so to be able to just stand out is definitely an achievement already. But to be recognized as one of the “greatest” and by the institution that is *MTV* itself? That’s just something else altogether!
In its more than three decade-history, MTV has been playing host to various music videos by artists from all genres imaginable. To commemorate its anniversary, we’ve backtracked to more than a decade ago, when MTV came up with the “100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made” list, which you may view in its entirety here. In the meantime, sit back, turn up the volume, and enjoy the top five videos in this list!
5) “Walk This Way” by Run DMC and Aerosmith
Year: 1986 | Director: Jon Small
4) “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel
Year: 1986 | Director: Stephen R. Johnson
3) “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
Year: 1990 | Director: Samuel Bayer
2) “Vogue” by Madoona
Year: 1990 | Director: David Fincher
1) “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
Year: 1983 | Director: John Landis
Cover photo via Houston Press. Dates and directors’ names were sourced from Wikipedia (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
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In this Today in History-slash-Top Five installment we've listed down the very first five films, all beloved influential in their own right, produced by The Walt Disney Company, which celebrates its 91st founding anniversary today!
It has been proven time and again that some of the most interesting and creative collaborations are produced by art and music. For this week's list, in no particular order, we're putting the spotlight on five albums whose cover art were specially designed by well-known artists!
Stenoflex lets you reproduce the single steps of black and white photography, from taking photos to printing. It is a simple box pierced with a tiny pinhole to allow light to enter. Put a sheet of photosensitive paper (included) inside the darkroom and expose it to your subject.
Lassi, one of our awesome Petzval Lens Kickstarter backers, came to visit us at Lomography HQ this week. We had a brilliant time introducing him to the Lomography team, showing him some of the Vienna sights and generally having fun. As part of the trip, we organized a special photo-shoot in which we took photos with a vintage Petzval lens on a Sinar P2 4x5 camera. Head past the jump to find out more about the great time we had with Lassi and to see some old-school Petzval shots!
With names often sounding rather out of the ordinary or even completely made up, it's always fascinating to hear the stories on how bands came up with theirs. In this week's list we're featuring five such acts who were inspired to name themselves after the works of their seniors in music.
About three weeks ago, we shared with you the fascinating discovery of some of Andy Warhol's digital artworks created with an Amiga computer and saved on floppy disks. Now, through this short documentary, we get to find out how the entire project came to be as well as see bits of the recovery process itself.
Shake well and apply to fabric. Blot out excess using a paper towel. Create your design using Inkofilm or anything that casts a shadow. Expose to sunlight or bright UV light for 10-20 minutes or until color reaches full saturation. Machine wash using Inkowash to remove unexposed dye. Double your exposure time in overcast weather. Enjoy the "wow" result!
Coinciding with the relaunch of the Lomography community website is the debut of one of the Magazine's newest series, Meet the Innovators. Here, we'll be talking to some of the game changers in the field of photography to get a closer look on what they do as well as find out their personal insights. For our opening salvo we proudly introduce Cat Ong, Lomography's very own Head of Optic Product Development who counts the research and development of the LC-A family, Russar and Petzval Art Lenses, Diana F+, and Lomo'Instant, among many others, as some of his projects.
The Zenit MF-1 is an authentic part of the Soviet intelligence arsenal. With a tiny body packed full of fantastic features, this subminiature camera is the choice for espionage missions. With only a handful being produced each year, nows your chance to grab hold of this fine piece of photographic equipment! Grab a piece of Soviet analogue history, this tiny camera was the choice for espionage back in the days! Exclusive shipment from Vienna, Austria