He's a cute, chubby guy with fair skin, wears nerdy spectacles, soft spoken and smiles all the time.
His name is Jimmy Tan where his surname ‘Tan’ sounds like ‘egg’ in Chinese, so he named himself as JimmyEgg (几米蛋 ). He’s a t-shirt designer, an illustration artist and he loves photography as well. He’s my greatest motivator, his patience and passion of his work and his life had influences me a lot.
I took this portrait of him during a trip to Penang Island, Malaysia. We had this cut out smiley face which looks like an egg wearing nerdy specs which is so reminiscent of Jimmy the Egg. He is a very optimistic guy, and he smiles all the time. I still remember he once brought me a ‘smiley-face’ kite when I was so deeply depressed to cheer me up a lil’. Since then, ‘Yellow-Smiley-Face’ reminds me of him and his smile. :)
Ever since he came into my life, he brought me lots of happiness and laughter. He’s not a great talker, but he never failed to squeeze in some lame jokes to cheer me up. Just like how the smiley face looks like, his smiling face always manages to make me happy.
Before he became a professional photographer, Cor Jaring loaded and unloaded ships. During his free time, he photographed fellow Dutch laborers. When he left the docks to pursue photography, he still sought the underdogs and created little cinemas of the marginal life—all the way in Japan.
They started the year not with a thundering bang but with the soft click of shutter buttons fired in rapid succession. Our heartfelt thanks to these lomographers for providing us with stunning images to admire all month long!
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Andrej Russkovskij AKA Andrea Russo is an avid film photographer and active community member who has a soft spot for portraits, making him the quintessential Petzval Amigo. He recently tested the Petzval 85 Art Lens with different kinds of film, among them black and white, Velvia 50, Kodak Elitechrome and Fuji Superia 200.
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.
We're back with our daily holiday treat! Today all Lomography cameras are 10% off at our Online Shop and Lomography Gallery Stores. Put a big smile on a loved one's face when you surprise them with any of our awesome analogue cameras!
Canadian-born Ian Taylor is a full-time photographer specializing in kids and development work. It all started when his five siblings started having children at the same time he was into photography. This passion then spiraled into something amazing, and now Ian works primarily with kids, shooting them when they are in their purest form. Based in Asia, Ian has agreed to share this amazing series of photos he shot with his Petzval Art Lens in Cambodia and Thailand. He also shared with us some of his insights and views on photography.
Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!
We recently had the great opportunity to interview our latest LomoAmigo, Tim Kerr. While his repertoire stretches back to the late 1970's and includes that of musician, artist, painter, photographer, skater and many other things, he just prefers Tim! We gave him a La Sardina DIY, which he not only added his own style to, but shot some excellent photos with as well. Rife with candid and thoughtful answers, we expect everyone will glean a nugget of wisdom and leave with a smile.
He will respectfully ask for a photo session. He does not outline why, and if you are shy, you will wonder what he has seen in you. He greets reluctance with understanding and a resounding yes with an equal amount of enthusiasm. When the day comes, he will treat you like a collaborator. And whenever he talks about the outcome—comely photos of what looks like your most confident self—he will always call you a muse.