I've been unknowingly stalking an inanimate object...
I suppose it all started when I moved in with my girlfriend. I moved to a new flat about 3 miles from my old place, so for the past few months my route to work has changed.
Suddenly I’m seeing a whole new side to London on my daily commute – including the Green Man. Ironically, he was always there – always lurking in the shadows and leaves – but I had never seen him before. But then I saw him three times a day. In the morning gloom, the midday sun, the evening haze…
And following the rules of Lomography, taking a camera everywhere I went and just pointing and shooting (sometimes shooting rolls twice and getting some very odd results)…
ps Green Man is a bronze statue by Lydia Karpinska, and stands proudly in Woburn Square in the Bloomsbury area of London (WC1 between Russell Square and Tottenham Court Road) and is the artist’s impression of a descriptive passage in the Virginia Woolf poem-like novel ‘The Waves’ (more info: http://tinyurl.com/5w3u7ep http://www.london.ac.uk/631.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Waves ). There is also a statue of Virginia Woolf in nearby Tavistock Square, along with a great statue of Ghandi – London is great for statues (but don’t blink)!
pps Green Man has now taken out a restraining order and I am not allowed within 50 metres of him.
With a love of antique cameras and analogue photography, Shawn Lin has long been an active member of the Lomography Community with dozens of his shots being featured. Shawn likes to explore the effects of double exposure on different themes and objects, with an emphasis on the presentation of colours. Come take a look of his work of using Petzval Art Lens on his antique camera and his thoughts about the two!
Ever since the Pixelstick came out, I've been dying to try it out. This past week, I finally got my chance! With one goal in mind — getting some super cool light-painting shots — I grabbed some friends for an amazing session with my Lomo'Instant and the Pixelstick. Take a moment and have a look at these priceless pics!
Last Sunday, the local rugby team Rugby Como played the first match of the 2014-1025 season. Rugby is my favorite sport to photograph, and for some years I've been documenting almost every home match of this young team. This time I used a 1959 Zorki 5 camera with a vintage 1958 Industar-50 lens loaded with a timeless film, the Ilford HP5+ developed in a century-old developer, the mythical Rodinal. Take a look after the jump!
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
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!
A vacation is a trove of vibrant objects: the countertop of sublime-looking drinks, the mosaic tiles that line an Olympic-sized pool, the nautical stripes of beach chairs. We remember in detail, and photography is our way to anticipate what we will catalog long after the break is over. This Lomography Color Negative gallery celebrates the still life wonders of these dreamy holidays.
Originally from USA, biochemistry student Hayden Williams traveled halfway across the world to continue his studies in Hong Kong. Going to the Far East opened an opportunity for him to explore what he truly love the most: photography. His adventures in his current home, no matter how spontaneous, are captured in well-executed double exposure photographs. Meet our newcomer of the week, haydenwilliams.
Stephen Shore introduced to the 70s art world an unadorned image of American life. He captured littered restaurant tables as other photographers would immaculate vistas. For the opening of “American Surfaces”, he even taped unframed snapshots on gallery walls. In these videos, Shore talks about objects that have “no pretention to art” and the things he learned from Andy Warhol.
Public Service Broadcasting is a UK-based duo with J. Willgoose, Esq. on guitar, banjo & samplings and Wrigglesworth on drums & piano. They've been on tour promoting their debut album "Inform - Educate - Entertain," which was released in 2013. The folks at Lomography UK managed to catch them mid-tour for an interview and gave them an LC-A+ to capture all the action.
Gian Paolo Barbieri started photography at a time when there were no official fashion editors. He designed sets and made accessories out of ordinary objects. And with an aesthete’s eye, he turned fashion into fiction.