A lot of us Lomographers find inspiration and artistic comfort in the fantastic world of movies. Art movies, romcoms, love, blood, nature. We look at ourselves from the sofa and we are fascinated. It is us we find fascinating. Why not use that? Recycle someone else's inspiration.
Looking at movies make you think of them. You see the world through a 16:9 frame. What fits where, who would look good in what role. Why not use this to make a little series of photos?
Choose a movie you want to “Swede”. To “swede” is to re make a movie, only one take per scene, with a very low budget and only use the most important scenes from it. Lets bring this into the Lomo world! Put on that old wig and be the star of Lost in Translation, pop on those glasses and become Ray. Go wild. If it looks tacky but interesting, you’re on the right track. Use any analogue camera to get that plastic feeling.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
This article is dedicated to Serge Moulinier, a largely unknown French photographer who won one of the most important prizes in France with a book on Greek architecture. Strangely, few information can be found on the Internet about this great photographer whose work had also been published in an important essay written by the famous John Szarkowski, former Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
C.S Muncy is a New York City-based freelance photojournalist and a fellow LomoAmigo who tested and reviewed the LomoChrome Turquoise film. The rolls of film were put to good use; the resulting shots were simply stunning.
Sonja started her analog adventures during her teenage years. She took her first film photographs when she was 13 and has been in love with the magic of the process since. Her idea of a perfect day involves developing film rolls while listening to jazz and having a cup of tea in between. In this interview, she recalls about her experience with her first Lomography camera, a Holga 120 CFN.
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!
Thick smoke, soft breeze, rippled water. For Veronika Gilková, these elements deserve a touch of visual magic. In this interview, she talks about culling nature-based images with intuition and quiet wonder.