Imagine getting a chance to photograph one of the biggest bands in the world, with the photos resulting from the shoot included as potential covers of their next album. Then imagine losing the negatives in a bizarre series of events, leaving you with just a single photograph to remember the whole thing by.
That would be a horrible thing to happen, wouldn’t it? But that was exactly what happened to British photographer Peter Webb, who was able to photograph the Rolling Stones in 1970. The sole surviving photo from the shoot was included as an image on the inside cover of the Stones’ 1971 album Sticky Fingers. The negatives were lost for nearly four decades before they were found gathering dust in an unlabeled box, stored away in his brother-in-law’s attic.
The moral of the story might be to label all your negatives, especially those you give to your brother-in-law to store.
The prints from these negatives will make up an exhibit called Sticky Fingers: The Lost Session. The exhibit will be on display at Snap Galleries, London from 16 July until 3 September.
Manchester based band Oasis rose to fame in late 1994 with their debut album "Definitely Maybe" which went straight to number one in the UK charts. They went on to have eight UK number one singles, eight number one albums and whole host of awards, dramas, fights, fall outs and new members in between. Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993 - 1997 was the first Oasis exhibition of rare and iconic photographs, artifacts and memorabilia from the early years of the band. Some of these photos were take by Tom Sheehan who had his own exhibition at our Lomography Store East.
As you can see in my albums, I love to photograph sports events. In this case, I used a pretty Actionsampler camera to document a mini basketball game played in the park of my city Como, in celebration of the Festival of Sports. It's a funny camera with interesting results! Take a look after the jump!
Laid-back tunes, cool black leather and shades, and a partnership with Andy Warhol for an album cover – what more could they have asked for? Take a quick hit of The Velvet Underground’s tunes that got the ball rolling for the band in the ‘60s.
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.
Stephen Chin’s expertise covers architectural, commercial, food, wedding and portrait photography. The duly licensed photographer from Singapore has been shooting for a decade yet continuously strives to up the ante through the continuous discovery and mastery of new techniques. He took a step back and experimented with the new Petzval lens recently, and came up with such striking results.
After years of experience covering wars, riding with outlaws, and evading two death sentences, what do you do next? Veteran photographer Yan Morvan went back to his roots and published a book about gangs - back to where it all started. See more of his photos and read on about them after the cut.
Sid Ceaser is a portrait photographer who specializes in studio and location work for bands and musicians who are in need of images to use for publicity, press kit, cd/album artwork, and promotional purposes. His work is clean, crisp and compelling. Through this interview, he shares his experience with the Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Lens.
Not too long ago, if you will recall, we featured a series of photographs featuring classic album covers superimposed on their respective modern-day Google Street Views by The Guardian. Now, it appears that the folks at the British daily is at it again, with artist Halley Docherty making mash-ups of classic paintings depicting cities in Europe, North America, and Asia and their Google Street View screenshots!
We recently had the great opportunity to interview our latest LomoAmigo, Tim Kerr. While his repertoire stretches back to the late 1970's and includes that of musician, artist, painter, photographer, skater and many other things, he just prefers Tim! We gave him a La Sardina DIY, which he not only added his own style to, but shot some excellent photos with as well. Rife with candid and thoughtful answers, we expect everyone will glean a nugget of wisdom and leave with a smile.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
Shake well and apply to fabric. Blot out excess using a paper towel. Create your design using Inkofilm or anything that casts a shadow. Expose to sunlight or bright UV light for 10-20 minutes or until color reaches full saturation. Machine wash using Inkowash to remove unexposed dye. Double your exposure time in overcast weather. Enjoy the "wow" result!
A few months ago, Lomography made available a whole range of pinhole cameras made out of premium wood. Interested on knowing how good they are, I brought the medium format one on my last trip to Germany.