Carnaval in Rio is a HUGE thing but who would imagine that a carioca could not like Carnaval!? But at least, he loves analogue pictures!
As it’s done every year, my family and I left our home on Saturday morning to watch the “Bola Preta”, one of the oldest and most popular street Carnival bands in Rio. But since this group has became more and more popular over the past few years there were 2 million people on the streets! And it was a little too crowded!!
But for those who like the carnival that’s ok. It’s part of the fun… It’s something you can get through. But, if you are not a big fan and you are in a crowded place, soaking wet it can be a little boring. And in this situation we had the first man down! My dad turns to me and mom and says “Ok, can’t stay here! I’ll be in the Antique Market and I’ll see you later”, and he left.
We stayed there for a couple more hours. It was a lot of people but also kid of fun! Hours later, when we got home my dad comes to the door and says: “I made the best deal after I left you guys! Look what I bought for only 30 reais (about 15 US$)!” And he shows us a classical Olympus Pen Half- frame 1962 that came with a Kodak 400 film. We couldn’t belive it because the camera was so cute, and we really wanted a half- frame for our collection!
Since the camera was way to cheap we were wondering if it worked ok! But as you can see… It was more than fine! And from that day on the “not very in-to carnival man” started to go to all the parties at least to test his new purchase!
I wasn't very impressed when the LomoChrome Purple was first released. At least not so much that I wanted to get my hands on it at once. Of course I liked some pictures but eventually, I wanted to test it and what can I say? It was love at first sight!
Arat Komsawadichai aka Huge is a photographer from Thailand who is passionate about film photography. He used to be a regular at the Lomography Soho store and would often hang out in the shop and help customers out just because he's so crazy about film! Arat recently had the opportunity to shoot his brother's wedding using the Petzval Lens and LomoChrome Purple film, yielding fascinating results.
Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
The Lomography Sprocket Rocket - my first analogue camera ever - and I have had some troubled times behind us. We have been involved in a stormy love-hate relationship for several years. But in the end, we luckily managed to get over ourselves and overcome our problems. Now he's my old time favorite. Old love never rusts, that is.
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...
This is a tribute to Juergen Teller, a great fashion photographer who continues to work with analogue cameras. In the 1990s he radically changed the way to make fashion photography. His models appear "soap and water", without heavy make-up, and his images seem taken like an amateur photographer. Between his nice works, there is a photos that I like so much, taken in Cuba and called "The Girl with the Broken Nose." Take a look after the jump!
I like taking pictures of everyday things I find in ordinary places. Taking close-up pictures of them makes them look more interesting. A spoonful of candies or a small necklace looks more interesting and fun up close.
American photorealist and photographer Chuck Close suffers from Prosopagnosia, a disorder that impairs one's ability to recognize faces. Ironically, Close became famous for his huge portraits, which he painted with the help of gridded photographs. In 1988, a seizure resulting from spinal artery collapse rendered him paralyzed from the neck down, but did not stop him from creating masterpieces that patrons enjoy.