Julian Schnabel is best known for his paintings and films, with a handmade Polaroid camera, he has made stunning experimental photographs.
He is an American artist and filmmaker. He participated at the Venice Biennale in 1980, and by the mid-1980s became a major figure in the Neo-expressionism movement. An important body of work over the subsequent years include paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs.
“The pictures have such physicality: their surface is like fine leather, stained from chemicals. Each one has a body and is more than an image.” – Julian Schnabel.
From September 23 to November 20, 2011 at Fondazione FORMA in Milan, will inaugurate the exhibition, Polaroids by Julian Schnabel.
For many years Julian Schnabel has shot large-format Polaroids using an old panoramic 20×24in camera which is as large as a fridge. His photographs including both vibrant colour images and black and whites, show his family, friends, workspace, and painting that gives us access to his private life and working environment. Schnabel has intervened in some of his shoots with paint and his work also includes portraits of famous friends like Lou Reed, Placido Domingo, and Mickey Rourke.
Speaking of Milan exhibitions, why not showcase your own beautiful photographs – of Milan, through our upcoming Milan City Guide! Check out our Milan Locations callout and start contributing!
Having first discovered light painting by chance, Jason D. Page is now recognized as a leader in the field. He has pioneered multiple light paintings techniques and his work has been featured in many exhibitions and galleries worldwide. He's a passionate, creative artist and the founder of both Light Painting Brushes and LightPaintingPhotography.com — a website dedicated to everything surrounding light painting!
Some lomographers prefer to hoard as many analog cameras their shelves and budgets can support. Some would rather keep a manageable number that they can regularly shoot with. Community member Joshua Kennedy belongs to the latter group. From 40 cameras, he downsized his collection to 13, as he puts it, "really good ones" that suit his shooting habits and style. In this interview, he breaks down his small yet dependable arsenal of vintage and handmade cameras and how an organized schedule allows him to shoot with each one on a regular basis.
Jonathan Weimar, better known as johnny-weimar in the community, professes his passion for photography with the help of quite a few analog cameras. He has made quite a reputation and is best remembered by the Lomography Turkey crew as the guy who gave 50-something films to develop and scan. Get to know the high school teacher-cum-lomographer in this candid yet inspiring interview.
Still remember the stunning fashion portraits taken with the Petzval 85 by Issa Ng? The Hong Kong based fashion photographer has once again ventured into an all-new photography project, showcasing his creative sensibilities with the LC-A 120 camera and LomoChrome Purple Film.
As a photographer, Issa Ng is known for his expertise in portraiture and fashion photography. Having worked with different international brands as an Art Director, he has developed a great sense for aesthetics and details, which are reflected in his work. For the past three years thePetzval lens has been part of his workflow, and it has helped him create those show-stopping fashion portraits.
As a wildlife cameraman and photographer, Ian Llewellyn has worked on a number of television projects. The UK-based lensman breaks free from the strict confines of his profession by engaging in monochrome photography. His personal work is a plethora of abstract and experimental imagery, created in a style distinctly his own. Llewellyn is an ardent user of a Leica Monochrom camera, on which he mounted the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Lens, producing the most imaginative, phantasmic results.
Kevin Meredith, more popularly known as LomoKev, is a photographer based in Brighton, England who gained notoriety for his use of the Lomo LC-A and his lomographic style of creating images. Aside from a plethora of personal and commercial projects, he has also conducted workshops on photography, written and published photography-related books, and participated in a few exhibits. With his evident passion for photography, it comes as no surprise that he was selected to test a prototype of the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.
For many years, Kenny had already been purchasing film and accessories from the Online Shop before he noticed our bustling community. Looking for a place to connect with people who share his passion for shooting on film, he immediately created a LomoHome and started sharing his stunning collection of street photographs.
In this installment of My First Lomo Affair, artist and photographer Courtney Christiansen, known in the community as cmart, recalls his first adventure with the Oktomat and how it encouraged him to stretch the limits of his creativity and embrace the experimental aspect of film photography.
Jörgen Axelvall is Swedish photographer based in Tokyo. His work with the Lomo'Instant last year made a lasting impression, and he's back with several stunning images, this time taken with the new Petzval Lens.
Robin Rimbaud is a UK based artist, record producer, and composer who works under the name "Scanner" in reference to his use of mobile phone signals and police scanners in his early performances. He has worked on soundtracks for films, sound installations, radio, dance and theater. Robin also has a passion for medium format photography, owns a Holga camera and has a unique photographic style. Get to know him in this interview, where he talks about his personal work as well as his experience with the Lomo LC-A 120.