Imagine the opportunity to see over two decades into the past. Well, I was lucky enough to find something that allowed me to do so. Let's go sightseeing in my hometown in year 1988!
Imagine the opportunity to see over two decades into the past. Well, I was lucky enough to find something that allowed me to do so. Let’s go sightseeing in my hometown in year 1988!
It all started with an old handbag that was intended to go to charity among other donated clothes and stuff. Well, nobody was interested in that handbag so it left behind until my sister found it. She likes vintage things so it immediately caught her attention. And in that handbag she found a treasure – It was an old forgotten roll of film. Many people would just throw it away, but her brother (me) is a huge lomographer and he knew what to do. So I set up my chemicals and switched off the light in my dark (bath)room hoping that there is at least something exposed on it and it is not yet ruined. It came out even more awesome. It was full of beautiful shots taken in my hometown Trnava in Slovakia.
One of the photos was of a girl standing on the Trnava’s Trinity square. And what was my surprise whan I realized that there was something missing. And it was a huge collumn of Holy Trinity that is standing there since I remember! I took a quick shot of the same spot with my phone today for comparison:
OK. That means the film must have been exposed over 20 years ago because the statue was placed there shortly after 1989 as it was kept away during communism. Much more precise information about real age of the film was another photo with a memorial of 750th anniversary of Trnava being granted a town charter (civic privileges) by the king. This anniversary was happening in the year 1988.
Other photos with posters suggest it is probably August or early September. So I developed the film after 22 and a half years. It is a unique feeling to be the first to see somebody’s personal photos that were forgotten for over two decades. To see many familiar places and how they looked like before I was even born. I really like those night time photos, photos of people working in factory, hospital or just walking on the streets. I am happy that this film did not end up in trash and I could eventually share the photos with you. If you recognize the girl that is now probably over 30 years old please let her know I have her photos.
If you are a true photography fan you would have heard of Vivian Maier, a mysterious nanny who took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered by chance decades later. "Finding Vivian Maier," the film which documents that discovery and pieces together Vivian's story, opens in UK cinemas this Friday. We are offering one lucky person a pair of tickets to see it at the Curzon Victoria in London on July 24th. Grab your chance to win tickets after the jump.
I’m lucky enough and old enough to have grown up in an era where film was the only form of photography available. I’ve always had a passion for film but it was a certain series of images that inspired me and changed my idea of photography forever. Find out what that was after the jump.
Do you love Lomography's Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 film? Me too! So let's see what it does when we shoot it through an assortment of color filters. I tried to document everything well enough that others could replicate and experiment on their own. I hope you find it useful.
It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
Two years ago I swore to myself, I'll be coming back soon!" This October my chance finally came and I flew for the second time to New York City to visit my dear colleagues in the Lomography Gallery Store New York. What I didn’t see coming, though, is the opportunity to test a new secret film during my trip.
Remember yesterday's great Advent deal? Well, it's happening again today! Find the perfect gifts for your loved ones this year and maybe even a little something for yourself. Head on over to the Online Shop or your nearest Gallery Store to get an amazing 15% off your entire order!
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
Ever since it opened in the '60s the Jigokudani Yaenkoen park in Nagano Prefecture, Japan has been visited by people from all over the world to observe the famous snow monkeys, or the Japanese Macaque. Lomographer ihave2pillows had the wonderful opportunity to see the snow monkeys up close a couple of years ago, and here are some of the photographs that he had shared with the community.
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“Let me tell you about my life turning blue”. Those were the first words the guy on the bench said as he sat down beside me whilst I was eating my lunch. Usually, I prefer to eat alone but there was something about this opening sentence which really intrigued me; so I told him “Sure buddy, go ahead. Tell me about your life in blue”.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.
Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.