Three years ago, my mom brought home a little brown puppy. Nowadays, Izzie is just as crazy as the day we got her.
My mother bought Izzie when she was 6 weeks old through a family that lived near us. She was part of the mother’s last litter, as she was getting older and her owners were too busy to breed her anymore. Izzie is a Boykin Spaniel, a hunting dog originally bred in South Carolina to be small enough to fit in a boat with a hunter hunting for waterfowl.
As a hunting dog, she seems to have boundless energy when she wants to play, although she spends most of the day napping inside. My mother has been training Izzie to run agility courses for over a year now, so she is light on her feet and can jump higher than you can believe. She doesn’t always get her commands right, or listen to us all the time, but she is a sweet dog and I love her very much. She is afraid of lightning, loves chicken, and is happiest chasing after a ball in my parents’ backyard.
She is often a subject of my photos because I am constantly in awe of her seemingly endless amount of energy. Here are some pictures taken from 2009 – 2011 that might help explain to you why I love this dog so much.
On this day 52 years ago, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Her death, as with the rest of her life, remains veiled in mystery and intrigue several decades onward.
Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.
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!
Susanna Brown is the Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She curated the exhibition "Horst: Photographer of Style" as well as recent V&A shows "Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography" and "Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton." We lent her an LC-A+ to test out her own photography skills and asked her a few questions about this fascinating job.
My brother had a photo exhibition last year at the North Sea Jazz Festival and got two tickets. So just like the old days with our father, we went to the Ahoy Rotterdam for an evening of jazz and other music. I was armed with an analogue SLR camera, telephoto lens, and sensitive film!
The air playfully blowing her red hair, her bright smile, the accidental light leaks - everything in this portrait is just so perfect we have to declare it as our Photo of the Day! Congratulations andrejrusskovskij!
Of course we all love our dogs, but can your dog do a cool trick? Do you have your dog all dressed up for special occasions? Is your dog just cuter than all the rest? Show us how cute and adorable your dog can be!
For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.
The expansive 6x12 format allows you to capture a vast space that makes for jaw-dropping photos; whether landscape, portrait or anything else you feel like shooting. Wait there’s more; the Belair X 6-12 can also shoot in both square 6x6 and regular 6x9 formats. So whatever shape you’re in, the Belair X 6-12 is ready to match you!
“I would like to buy a jukebox.” I've said this many times, so 4 years ago my ex-girlfriend went to my home with a little package. "It's a present for you," she said. I opened it and found a 12" vinyl disc, the single "Woman" by Wolfmother. It was wonderful. "If you will finally buy a jukebox, you shouldn't miss playing this song," she said.
World Pinhole Photography Day is just around the corner. Need a quick inspiration for your pinhole stills? Take a hint from Deanna Witman as she shares with us a thing or two about her pinhole photography.