I was never much into photography. When I was younger my dad would jokingly say "Go play Ace Hoffman" (who was a local portrait photographer) while handing me the family point and shoot. I took a "graphic arts" class in high school which had a black and white photography portion, which I liked, but I took the class primarly for the screen printing. I took a journalism class, too, and that had a photo element. But I never was truely into photography then.
I was never much into photography. When I was younger my dad would jokingly say “Go play Ace Hoffman” (who was a local portrait photographer) while handing me the family point and shoot. I took a “graphic arts” class in high school which had a black and white photography portion, which I liked, but I took the class primarly for the screen printing. I took a journalism class, too, and that had a photo element. But I never was truely into photography then.
Fast forward to last year. I was interning at a local newspaper and one day my editor (who also happened to be my professor at my college) asked me to go out and take some photos for that week’s edition. I went out and took them, not thinking anything of them. He pulled them up on the computer and kept raving about my pictures. “You have a real eye for this sort of thing, Matt,” he said “you should look into photography.” So the next month was my birthday and I decided to blow some money on a camera to learn the basics on. My friend Ryan kept telling me to check out this thing called a Holga. “It’s crazy dude. It’s all plastic and takes these awesome arty shots.” So I set my sites on a Holga 135BC that I found on Ebay. I waited impatiently for weeks waiting for it to come in from China, and when it did, I ripped it open, slammed film into it and went off. I took pictures of everything I could think of, but my first couple of rolls were just ok. Undaunted I kept blasting rolls through my little plastic companion and soon enough friends and myself included were being stunned by my photos.
Soon after I bought the Holga, I started checking out the Lomography website. I was amazed! Here was a whole subculture it seemed with the same ideas as me. I started to pick up on some of the tips people had for different cameras and I began expirementing with films and techniques. I was becoming this photo pro!
Since those very trying days months and months ago, I have bought more plastic friends (like the Oktomat and Fisheye No.2) and made friends here on Lomography. I’ve started telling all my friends about Lomography and converting them from digital back to analog. All my film cameras are always with me in my photo bag and I’m always giving weird films to my friends. My local Sam’s Club has come to know me too. They call me “the cross process guy”. I’ve even changed my major from journalism to photography. Lomography and it’s cameras have become a way of life for me and my friends and I would never change that.
It had been five years since my last visit to the Côte d'Azur in France. During this period, I took to film photography again. And so for my return, I was looking forward to capturing, with my handy film cameras, some of that special light and blue sea that had drawn so many artists to the Riviera.
While many of us can only dream of working with musicians and photographing them, Angela Izzo's job entails exactly that. Apparently, this is a fulfillment of her own dream that she had when she was younger. In this interview, Izzo talks about her beginnings which, of course, included going to as many shows and festivals as she possibly can; some of her most memorable on-the-job-experiences with the likes of The Doors, Lykke Li, Jack White, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood; her inspirations and other interests; and her love for film photography and Diana Mini. And to those looking into fulfilling their own dreams of working in the same industry, Izzo also shares helpful advice based on her own experiences.
Singapore, like Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, is a likely stopover when you fly far. The city is a tiny urbanized hub but it's very favorable if you know some high-spirited locals. I was lucky to hook up with king kimbo (@hakimbo), who showed me around. He took my lame limbs to the Gardens by the Bay, an amazing place which was visually striking. I was hugging some artificial trees there when I found a baby—a very big baby.
Get the perfect self-portraits or group photos with your friends with this instant camera! This camera allows you to be picture ready with its mirror next to the lens and gives you an idea where is best to smile!
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.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential photography books ever, "Ballet" by the photographer, art director, and graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch. Brodovitch took a series of photos of classical dance in a very unconventional way, using very slow exposure times, trying to catch the true essence of Russian ballets. For this article, I took a series of photos at the Swing Crash Festival in my city, Como, held in June 2015.
I'm Nick Page, a graphic designer based in the UK. After 20 years of working in advertising, I returned to film photography five years ago and found that the analogue life was just what I needed to get away from the "pixel perfect" images I deal with every day in my job.
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!
At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!
This article is dedicated to the Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka, and his book, "Gypsies," a classic in documentary photography. "Gypsies" contains a series of images Koudelka took between 1962 and 1971 in the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, and Spain. Here, he was able to masterfully depict the simplicity of the gypsy lifestyle, never presenting their situation as a social problem but instead showing their lives as a mix of joyfulness and wonder, sorrow and mystery.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
This article is dedicated to the multifaceted American photographer George Krause and to his series depicting funeral monuments realized between 1962 and 1963. I was able to know about this series thanks to an important essay on photography written by former Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Director of Photography, John Szarkowski. For this tribute, I loaded my trusty Praktica camera with a roll of Ilford film and took a series of photos in the Monumental Cemetery in my city, Como. Take a look!
Perhaps you’ve already had chance to try light painting, multiple exposures and long exposures with your Lomo’Instant, but what can you experiment with next? Well, that’s exactly the thought I had which led to giving this Tipster a go. I wanted to shoot Lomo’Instant photos which felt a bit “messier” than what I’m usually used to and to use a technique which would open up new possibilities with the kinds of images I could create with my favorite instant camera. Well, here I go!
Last month I was going to go full throttle into food photography. I'd cook up all kinds of scrumptious food and take mouth-watering pictures. But, as a famous Dutch line of poetry goes "between dream and deed / are laws, and practical objections." In other words, stuff came up.