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.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.
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.
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.
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.
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Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
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!
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."