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.
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We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!
Doug DuBois spent five summers photographing the small neighborhood of Russell Heights in Ireland to capture the essence of coming of age: the inevitable loss of youth and the imminent transition into adulthood. Those four years resulted in his latest book, My Last Day At Seventeen. The book is a visual tale told through a collection of photographs and gives an alternative perspective through a comic narrative around the same subject. This creative combination of two distinct narratives in one book not only works wonderfully in visual terms; it also serves as an essential tool that lets the reader dig deeper into the story being told, making one go back to the book over and over again, yet from a new perspective, every single time.
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.
In 2015 we had been fortunate enough to talk with photographers, with practices and insights unique from one another, from all over the globe. And not only were we able to see their works; we were also able to dig a little deeper and find out what makes each one of them tick. In this special recap, we present a handpicked selection of insightful quotes from some of our most memorable interviews this year.
Joan Manel Cedó is an avid fan of extreme sports. He has been a rock climber for two decades and has also gained interest in kitesurfing over the years. In both sports, he tries to incorporate his passion for photography. In this instalment of My First Lomo Affair, he talks about how he chance upon the carefree style of shooting with the LC-A+ and all the adventures that followed this discovery.
Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.
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.
If formal training alone is not enough to make great art, then being in a room full of like-minded people might be another form of encouragement. To see fellow artists labor over the tiniest detail, to feel the depth of their ambition, to be part of this silent energy—these are priceless perks. The following photographs of University of Art and Design from the 1920s let us sit in on some of these busy classes.
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
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.
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.