Despite the absence of the colour spectra and amidst the recurrence of cigarette burns, there is always something beautifully strange about films in noir. Behind the endless reels and moving frames, though, there will always be film cameras bound to immortalize the unseen scenes in-the-making. Just in time for Halloween, let us take a peek into the black and white behind-the-scene photographs of Alfred Hitchcock's heart-pounding films.
Thrillers become more suspenseful and suspense, well yes, becomes more thrilling — especially if these monochrome movies were directed by the king of cameo appearances, Mister Alfred Hitchcock! His psychological plots never fail to amuse and enthrall me — he is definitely one of my favorite filmmakers of all time! Surprisingly, the master of thrills seemed to be very humorous and quirky behind the scenes. This shall be evidenced by the following photographs shot during his glorious filming era.
It was really fun to see what was really happening behind the scripted lines of Hitchcock’s classic films! Is Hitchcock your hero, too? What’s your favorite film directed by him? Have a Hitchcock-y Halloween, everyone! :)
This is a tribute to a great Austrian sports photographer, Lothar Rübelt. In an era with no high speed films available, he was able to immortalize wonderful moments in sports - from diving to gymnastics and football. In creating this tribute, I took a series of photos of an amateur football match using expired black and white film developed using an uncommon chemical. Take a look after the jump!
Stop bath is a type of chemical used in the darkroom for processing black and white film, aptly named as such because it halts the development of the images. In this case, stop bath is also part of the title that Korean analogue street photographer <b><a href="http://instagram.com/sooeatsyourstreetforbreakfast">Soomin Yim</a></b> has given her body of work, "Stop Bath the City," to represent the forgotten faces of people in the city amid rapid modernization, captured and immortalized on black and white film.
Since Lomography launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens project on Kickstarter, we've been seeing a variety of pictures, from images of snow monkeys in Japan to behind-the-scenes shots of New York Fashion Week. Many of these pictures were shot with digital cameras, but we've yet to see how the Petzval 58 performs on an analog Canon Rebel camera loaded with black and white, and x-pro film. Join us on a trip through the heart of New York's Chinatown during the Lunar New Year Parade.
Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!
Paul Del Rosario is a photographer who has been based in Japan for 24 years. Finding beauty in messy Tokyo streets , he captures the chaotic scenes in black and white. He also manages 120 love, a fashion and lifestyle brand that integrates film photography into popular urban street culture.
Last year I took part in Photographia, a project that encouraged the use of cameras from the volt of Museu da Imagem em Movimento (M|i|mo). The gear collection used to belong to a well-known Portuguese TV channel (RTP) and some professional photographers. The cameras hadn’t been used since they were donated to the museum—until the launch of Photographia.
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!
Lomography Gallery Store Soho are thrilled to announce the launch of the Emily Soto Petzval Portraits: Bloom Exhibition. Join us on August 20th from 6-9pm for the opening night of this beautiful exhibition.
Think you can’t paint? Well, we think you can….with light! Enhance your photographs with stunning light effects in just a few easy clicks of the Lomography Light Painter. Brand new to the Lomography repertoire, this wonderful gadget is equipped with eight different light variations that allow for ultimate light painting experimentation.