When they're after action, tension, and a bit of bloodshed, photographers have always known where to go--the boxing ring. Take a look at some knock-out vintage photos in and out of the ringside.
The sporting world has long been one of man’s favorite sources of action-packed photographs. In this genre, photos should not only show tension and activity, but also tell interesting stories in and out of the playing field. Boxing is perhaps among the favorites of sports photographers of all ages, levels, and eras—when there’s force, tactics, and blood involved, there must definitely be an interesting moment or two waiting to be photographed.
While the popular combat sport traces its roots in the ancient times, modern boxing—with rules to protect fighters—emerged around the 1740’s. Amendments to the rules eventually followed in the 1800’s. Soon, there were boxing tournaments here and there, and photographers that time, never wanting to miss all the action, began taking interest in documenting the bloody bouts.
Ladies and gents, it’s now time for us to take a look at some vintage photos in and out of the boxing ring. Are you ready to rumble?
Boxing may be predominantly a man’s world, but who says ladies can’t have their own boxing fun?
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.
Have you ever tried going lens-less when taking a photo? Try shooting with ONDU Pinhole Cameras and see what it's like to take photos through a tiny pinhole. Check out these lovely shots taken by Lomographers; if you do have some ONDU pinhole photos of your own, upload and tag them accordingly so that we can see them!
Simeon Smith is a musician who recorded the sounds of our film cameras in action and made these samples available as a free download. We couldn't resist interviewing him about this project and taking a look at some of his photos. Meet the man behind the cams here.
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.
It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!
The name Michael McNelis might not ring a bell, but his photograph taken by one of the leading sociological photographers of the 20th century is a sobering look at the lamentable conditions that working children faced several decades ago.
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.