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  • Creative Ways to Shoot with Your Lomo LC-Wide Camera

    written by Robn Kester on 2015-02-17 in #gear #tipster
    Creative Ways to Shoot with Your Lomo LC-Wide Camera

    What’s not to love about the Lomo LC-Wide? If you are a fan of wide angle lenses or Lomography, you probably have one in your collection. The LC-Wide is a powerful camera with many fun features to get creative when shooting. Best of all, all these are already built into the camera.

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  • Creative Ways to Shoot a Familiar Place

    written by Robn Kester on 2015-03-17 in #gear #tipster
    Creative Ways to Shoot a Familiar Place

    Unless you are well-traveled, there’s a pretty good chance that you are going to be shooting the same places over and over again. Here are some ways you can mix it up and make those same places fun when you shoot at them next.

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  • Creative Ways to Shoot the Lomography LomoChrome Purple Film

    written by Robn Kester on 2015-03-03 in #gear #tipster
    Creative Ways to Shoot the Lomography LomoChrome Purple Film

    The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.

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  • Classic Albums in Lomographs 1: Pearl Jam's Ten

    written by adam_g2000 on 2012-03-09 in #lifestyle
    Classic Albums in Lomographs 1: Pearl Jam's Ten

    Ten was released August 27, 1991. Initially slow to sell, by the latter half of 1992 the album went gold and eventually surpassed sales of Nirvana's 'Nevermind'. Here, the often dark themes of the songs are interpreted through lomographs.

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  • CopyCat Nat #7: mikahsupageek

    written by natalieerachel on 2012-07-03 in #lifestyle
    CopyCat Nat #7: mikahsupageek

    After quite a few paintings, I tried a new approach on this month's imitation: a pencil sketch! Want to see how it went? Read more about it after the jump.

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  • Influence or Coincidence: Bernd and Hilla Becher

    written by webo29 on 2012-02-17 in #lifestyle
    Influence or Coincidence: Bernd and Hilla Becher

    After a dip into the pool with Franco Fontana a few weeks ago, this week’s installment of Influence or Coincidence dives into the cold and foggy German winter. Read on to find out more about photography’s star couple Bernd and Hilla Becher and of course, who on Lomography got closest to their style.

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  • Pushing Boundaries: So I Heard You Like Multiple Exposures

    written by Amber Valentine on 2015-04-11 in #world #tipster
    Pushing Boundaries: So I Heard You Like Multiple Exposures

    My name is Amber Valentine and I have a confession to make: I’m not really a photographer. I have a website full of photographs, a bookshelf full of cameras, film waiting to be developed, and a wall full of framed pictures I’ve taken. Even so, I don’t really consider myself a photographer per se. I think that Lomography is more about the experimentation and the fun of film than it is about the photography, and that experimentation is part of the reason I have embraced Lomography so.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: A Tribute to Elliott Erwitt

    written by sirio174 on 2014-01-27 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: A Tribute to Elliott Erwitt

    In this article, I pay homage to a street photographer who has a rich sense of irony and humor: Elliott Erwitt. In addition to his professional work, he has always reserved for himself some free time to take pictures for personal projects with the style of an amateur photographer. Read more after the jump!

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  • Creative Corner: Photo Accordion Box

    written by natalieerachel on 2012-09-26 in #gear #tipster
    Creative Corner: Photo Accordion Box

    A quick and easy tipster for those of you that don't have much time to spend on arts and crafts. This little box is the perfect gift for anyone to express your love, happiness, gratitude, thoughts, etc! Read on to find out how to make it.

  • The Road Rarely Traveled (Special Edition): Road Trip!

    written by kevinhodur on 2013-06-10 in #lifestyle
    The Road Rarely Traveled (Special Edition): Road Trip!

    Headed out for a brief road trip, and there's a story to be told from every adventure. Here are a few things I learned behind the lens on my recent trip to the Chicago suburbs.

  • The Road Rarely Traveled: Early Signs of Spring

    written by kevinhodur on 2013-03-30 in #lifestyle
    The Road Rarely Traveled: Early Signs of Spring

    Spring is a season so different based on where you are. Up here, spring is the long wait for the snow to melt and the world to dry out and explode in a burst of blue and green and brown.

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  • Pushing Boundaries: Multiple Exposing Film Soup

    written by Amber Valentine on 2015-04-21 in #world #tipster
    Pushing Boundaries: Multiple Exposing Film Soup

    As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Como by Bike (A Tribute to Mario De Biasi)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-04-04 in #people #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Como by Bike (A Tribute to Mario De Biasi)

    This article is a tribute to the Italian photojournalist Mario de Biasi and his wonderful book "Five Continents by Bike," a pretty series of street photographs showing people riding bicycles from all five continents. He is considered one of the masters of 20th century Italian photojournalism.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Ducks (A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-11-01 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Ducks (A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson)

    This article is dedicated to arguably one of the most famous street photographers in the world, Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). On this occasion, I felt obliged to write a tribute to this great artist whom I consider the "Mozart of Photography." His photos are inimitable, and to try to reproduce his innate sense of composition, harmony, and choice of the right moment is but an illusion. So I chose an unusual way to pay tribute, the only way possible for me. Take a look!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Where do the children play? (A Tribute to Helen Levitt)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-02-18 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Where do the children play? (A Tribute to Helen Levitt)

    In an urban environment becoming increasingly less suitable for young people, with only few green spaces available and car traffic that never stops, I want to dedicate this article to children and their games. I also remember and pay tribute to the photographer who was able to represent them better than everyone else: Helen Levitt.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Street Photography in Ischia and Procida (A Tribute to Bruno Barbey)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-08-30 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Street Photography in Ischia and Procida (A Tribute to Bruno Barbey)

    The French photographer Bruno Barbey took a series of photos in Southern Italy in the '60s, many of these in the city of Naples. In this tribute to a great master of social and street photography, I'll show you a series of photos that I took in the islands of Ischia and Procida located a few kilometers from this wonderful city. Read more after the jump!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: The Democratic Eye (A Tribute to William Eggleston)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-04-19 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: The Democratic Eye (A Tribute to William Eggleston)

    William Eggleston is one of the most important contemporary master and pioneer of color photography. In this article I write a tribute to his particular democratic way of looking around. For him "Nothing was more important or less important", and everything is worthy of being photographed. Again, he is fond of the dear old film; he said that "I don't think much about the digital world, because I am in the analog world!". Read more after the jump!

  • The Road Rarely Traveled: The Longest Days and Endless Nights

    written by kevinhodur on 2013-08-23 in #lifestyle
    The Road Rarely Traveled: The Longest Days and Endless Nights

    I work in academia, so even though I've gone from grad school to professional staff, the rhythm of the year revolves around the student calendar. That means the summers see most staff on vacation, using up days off, and otherwise being out there. While our summer has taken quite awhile to get here, the days and nights could not be more unlike the warm, dark huddling of the winter around a hot meal and warm drink. That is pub weather. This is deck weather.

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  • The Road Rarely Traveled: Color Explosion!

    written by kevinhodur on 2013-05-02 in #lifestyle
    The Road Rarely Traveled: Color Explosion!

    Spring may have sprung in a lot of other places several weeks ago, but the snow is just now clearing away here in the last week of April. Still, even with the delay, the world is coming alive with color, and the right analogue touches make it explode even more!

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  • The Stories Within Pictures #15: The Swan Dream

    written by erikagrendel on 2013-04-25 in #lifestyle
    The Stories Within Pictures #15: The Swan Dream

    Gorgeously beautiful and white creatures on the river, on the sea or lake. The swans. Who would not like to take pictures of them? My great collection of swan pictures inspired me to write another Penny's story.

  • A Salute to the Masters: The Girl with the Scarred Face (A Tribute to Juergen Teller)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-05-16 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: The Girl with the Scarred Face (A Tribute to Juergen Teller)

    This is a tribute to Juergen Teller, a great fashion photographer who continues to work with analogue cameras. In the 1990s he radically changed the way to make fashion photography. His models appear "soap and water", without heavy make-up, and his images seem taken like an amateur photographer. Between his nice works, there is a photos that I like so much, taken in Cuba and called "The Girl with the Broken Nose." Take a look after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Stairs (A Tribute to Alexander Rodchenko)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-17 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Stairs (A Tribute to Alexander Rodchenko)

    This article is a tribute to the great Russian photographer, sculptor, graphic designer, and painter Alexander Rodchenko. He was a pioneer in the search for unusual perspectives, with extreme view from above or from below, and with an innovative use of the diagonals and tilted views in his dynamic compositions. For this article, I was inspired by his most famous photo, a woman climbing a staircase, taken in 1930, which is reminiscent of the famous Odessa stair of the film "Battleship Potemkin" by Sergei Eisenstein.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Sunbathers (A Tribute to Ernst Haas)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-02-24 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Sunbathers (A Tribute to Ernst Haas)

    This is an article about a great Austrian photojournalist who was also a pioneer and an innovator in color photography. In this article, I pay tribute to one of his most popular black and white photos, taken in Wien (Vienna) just after the end of World War II, and showing some sunbathing girls on a piece of greenery, set against the destroyed city on the background. Read more after the jump.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Unstuck Posters (A Tribute to Aaron Siskind)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-12-13 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Unstuck Posters (A Tribute to Aaron Siskind)

    After writing a series of articles dedicated to arguably some of the greatest street photographers, this time I wrote one dedicated to the American abstract expressionist artist Aaron Siskind - a master of immortalizing details of nature, body parts and architecture, as well as walls and objects found in the streets - and his series of photographs of unstuck posters.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: The Sirius Space Mission to the Third Planet (A Tribute to Peter Mitchell)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-05-06 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: The Sirius Space Mission to the Third Planet (A Tribute to Peter Mitchell)

    Imagine an alien space mission from a planet of the Sirius Star System to an abandoned industrial zone of Como, a city situated in the North of Italy. The alien photographer named sirio174, used a powerful futuristic camera, called Lomo Lubitel 166U loaded with a Kodak Portra film roll. Yes, no digital, because the future is...analogue! During his journey, he learned the most common language of our planet -- English -- and he wrote this article for us. Read more after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Life is a Sunbath (A Tribute to Martin Parr)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-05-01 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters:  Life is a Sunbath (A Tribute to Martin Parr)

    This article is a tribute to a great British photographer Martin Parr, who took many colorful and vivid photos of sunbathers on the beaches all over the world. During this wonderful spring, and while waiting for the next summer, relax and enjoy these photos!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Homes for Italians (A Tribute to Dan Graham)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-31 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Homes for Italians (A Tribute to Dan Graham)

    In 1966, American artist Dan Graham published an article about typical one-family homes in ordinary American suburbs built after World War II. He used a cheap Kodak Instamatic camera, with a deliberately amateur approach. In this article, I wrote a tribute to him with a series of photos taken in the suburbs of my city, Como, using my pretty Diana Mini camera. Read more after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: On the Walls (A Tribute to Brassaï)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-10 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: On the Walls (A Tribute to Brassaï)

    This is a homage to another important street and social photographer who captured the essence of the life in Paris. As a multi-faceted and versatile artist, he was involved in street photography, urban details, and experiments in pictorialism. In this article, I pay tribute to this great artist and one of his most important books: "Graffiti." Read more after the jump!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Readers (A Tribute to André Kertész)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-06 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Readers (A Tribute to André Kertész)

    This article is dedicated to one of the master of the modern photography: Andrè Kertész, who in 1971 published a book about the pleasure of reading. Following the idea of this master, I took a series of photos dedicated to people reading in public places. Take a look after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Their Bodies were Buried in Peace (A Tribute to Michael Williamson)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-07-19 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Their Bodies were Buried in Peace (A Tribute to Michael Williamson)

    This article is a tribute to Michael Williamson, who documented the living conditions of the sharecroppers of the cotton plantations of Alabama 50 years after the famous report by Walker Evans and James Agee. Williamson worked with the writer Dale Maharidge between 1986 and 1988. Read more after the jump!

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