Fivedayforecast tells the story of his good friend whose selflessness is inspiring. This week's LomoPeople is all about friendship and the relationship that the analogue life brings!
I ran into a strange person my freshman year of schooling named Vernon. He seemed to be a fairly quiet. Never spoke much to other people and sat in the back of the room every day. Somewhat of an introvert one could say. He was never opposed to being approached but never really made any attempt to be a big part of conversation.
And strangely enough, the kid couldn’t stay away from my cameras. Whenever I brought one to my school, he was the first one to comment on it or ask about what it did. And so if someone’s interested about my camera, I’ll take a picture of it with them. Usually a strange reclusive person like Vernon would never let me take their picture, no matter how hard I tried. But for some strange reason, he never protested to my snapping away. He seemed to enjoy it. So little by little, the more I took pictures of Vernon, the more I learned about him.
He had quite the story to tell. And through all the crazy times in his life, it I began to understand Vernon and really enjoy being around him. And the more and more I understand and like to be around a person, the more and more they appear in my pictures. And finally when I asked Vernon how he liked my Lomographs of him, he told me he doesn’t have access to the internet at his house, and I keep on forgetting to bring in my prints nor does he ever ask to see them. It was this complete selflessness and not caring about what happens that inspires me.
So hats off to you Vernon, for endless aid to my picture taking and while being endlessly accepting of never known what comes out of it. You’re following one of the golden rules without even knowing it!
His best friend and fellow lomographer weleasewoger72 used to make him feel bad about using an IPhone to take pictures. However, after trying out a Diana F+, our Newcomer of the Week, life_on_acetate, decided to ditch the digital territory and try his hand at analogue photography. Read on to find out more about this fascinating story of friendship and film photography!
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
Matthieu Soudet is a child of photography. He started shooting in his native Normandy when he was only nine years old. Since then, he has dedicated his life to capturing magical moments and puts his boundless creativity to good use through beautiful pictures and portraits. He tested the New Petzval Art Lens tells us about his experience in this exclusive interview.
Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.
He is a graphic designer from Kassel, Germany who has been a Community member for about a decade. His ten-year stay has been remarkably fruitful. Aside from honing his photography skills, it is in this Community of ours where he met his girlfriend, made a lot of friends, and helped organize a huge weekend meet-up for fellow lomographers. Say hello to Daniel Lauterbach, also known as trash-gordon-from-outer-space, our LomoGuru of the Week!
Though I am not a professional, photography is in my genes. My father was a photographer and technician in the Air Force and accumulated a number of cameras during his life. This is a story about one of those cameras, a Yashica 635 TLR. I brought the camera—after being in storage for about 55 years—back to life with a roll of Portra 160 during the golden hour at Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.
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!
People seek extraordinary experiences while traveling, but not everyone gets to have an adventure of a lifetime. When lomographer Stephane Heinz (popularly known as vicuna in the Lomography community) saw the opportunity, he took the chance to travel and live miles away from his hometown in France. He and his wife, Kathi, came back home with a luggage full of valuable experiences and life lessons. Vicuna tells us about his four-year adventure in French Polynesia in this travel special.
For a short time, Blaine Vernicek, otherwise known as clownshoes in our Community, needed to be away from his beloved muse, Miss Katie, and stay in another state because of his new job. But thanks to his Lomo Smena Symbol, he was able to bring with him photographs of his sweetheart that somehow helped him forget the unnerving distance between them. Read on to find out more about this heartwarming story in this installment of My First Lomo Affair!
This friendly girl from Singapore loves doing multiple exposure shots and exchanging films and stories with her fellow Lomographers. Let's all cheer for the enthusiastic lomographer Norlizah, most popularly known in the Community as stonerfairy, our LomoGuru of the Week!
Once again we rely on good ol' history for that much-needed dose of inspiration to start the week with. This time, amazing circus girls take the spotlight through photographs by an equally talented female photographer, Nina Leen.