Doubles with famous images gives a universality to the photos while putting something that’s been seen a million times in a new light.
Paris is such a beautiful city that it’s hard not to take a ton of photos whenever I go there, but after a while, the 15th picture of the Eiffel Tower starts to look a bit redundant and cliche. So last winter, I decided to try a doubles experiment. The first layer of the roll was taken for the most part in the Musee d’Orsay – famous painting by Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Cezanne, etc. I also went out and took some of easily recognizable Paris scenes – the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, etc. Then I rewound the roll and went on a walk, shooting whatever I saw. I loved the results—Cezanne’s fruit in a metro car and the Eiffel Tower in a pastry shop. If you don’t have a doubles partner, just go to a museum or famous site in any city and do a doubles roll with the architect or painter of your choice!!
American photographer Hayden Williams has a thing for double exposures. Ever since he discovered what a simple analogue camera is capable of, he has been experimenting with light, combining it to create surreal, dreamy images.
Photography has been described as a time-stopping device, something that “freezes” an action. This moment on-pause is the most salient; all conversation about the picture will tend to pin down the beauty of that second. Celeste Ortiz’s photos make us think of something else. A sense of continuation.
The works of renowned Post Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh transcend to film, whether by intention or accident. Here are some photos from the community that resemble so much of artist's paintings.
Photographer AM Renault is a core member of Yamanaka Yuko and Six Dimen Boy. He is deeply in love with nature, a thing he always intertwines with photography and design. This time, Lomography is honored to have AM Renault shoot with the New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens. What's more, one of his photos has been chosen as the cover of the product package.
Not all photographs are meant to be seen in vibrant, saturated colors, and neither are they always suitable for in black and white. Lomography welcomes yet another innovation from KONO! The Reanimated Film. Without diminishing the aesthetic value of images, KONO! Donau 35mm Film casts a distinct blue tone to photos. It is ultra-low ISO film that is best used for long exposure shots. Check out this fine selection of uniquely tinted images.
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Matthieu Soudet's Petzval photos, like his other work, marry pristine landscapes with the human form. He again exhibits his penchant for mixing the sensual with the serene in a new series of images, this time taken with the Lomo'Instant Wide camera. Learn more about the French photographer in this exclusive interview.
The music video for Stefano Benni and Fausto Mesolella's "Van Gogh" features piked lights and textured backdrops. Consider it director Alfredo Buonanno's version of a swiped palette of paint. His tool? Lomography's ode to the first photographic lens, the Daguerreotype Achromat.
Would you rather lose your vision or your hearing? As photographers, we might choose the latter without a second thought, especially while viewing the festival photos that photographer Mart Vares captured with the New Petzval 85 Lens. Still, who doesn’t love the pleasant mechanical shutter sound of an old SLR that makes us commit to analog photography? While following the Nordic delegation at this years Waves Central Europe, we caught up with the Estonian band, Würffel, whose songs leave us feeling equally delighted.
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