This little dog is always the subject of my photos. Yes it's true. When I have a new camera I go: "Hello, doooooggy" - snap. Or I want to finish the film. Or I started a new roll. Or he is being cute - any one of these situations always fit.
His name is Josh. He is an 1 1/2 year old kaninchen (means rabbit) dachshund, a real small dog and so lovely. His whole body wiggles if he is happy. He has seen all of my Lomographic arms. He silently and patiently endures my exercises and tests and inspires me.
We already had another dachshund before we got Josh. Her name was Jule. When our lady dachshund died at the age of 16 this January, she left a big hole in our hearts. Then Josh found his way to us. He was not a replacement in the strictest sense, but if you have a dog you will understand, we are nothing without a canine companion! Before Jule there was Pat, a dachshund-German shepherd crossbreed. She was my companion till my age of 12.
The New Petzval Lens is not only known for its elegant brass exterior, but most importantly for the swirly bokeh effect it can bring to photographs. It makes a great portrait lens and performs exceptionally when taking photos of subjects against textured or lit backgrounds, day or night. And it does all these, in wet or dry weather; in any season – winter, spring, summer, or fall.
From the simple Vivitar 110 camera he received from his grandmother, Brett Wolff already accumulated close to almost a hundred cameras and accessories in his analog arsenal. Some of the cameras he treasured were even handed down by relatives and friends, making these more precious to him. Let's take a closer look at his camera collection.
It is always a pleasant experience collaborating with our old friends and LomoAmigos. This time, Emily Soto shot another wonderful series with her Petzval Art Lens. We can't wait to share it with everyone, so here they are!
Lomographers love reflections. Peruse the website and you are bound to find water puddles mirroring trees and glass windows duplicating people's motions. What beautiful sights to record indeed! But how else can we approach this doppelgänger effect? Seven ace photographers give us wonderful ideas.
The Rolling Stones in circus masks, a bare-faced David Bowie and Johnny Rotten in a bulldog clipped-jacket. Such details Anton Corbijn has ingrained in rock history. These images plus 300 more of Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Siouxsie Sioux, REM, U2, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode have a collective premiere at Fotomuseum Den Haag.
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.