Ever wanted to take self portraits but is camera shy? Worry not because I just got the solution!
This method will not only help you take self portraits but at the same time add elements that might distract viewers from the main subject (oh yeah … that’s you!).
The Lubitel 166+ is a great tool for this with it’s rewind capability for 120 film and that means double exposures! Fill up the first exposure with some highly distracting elements. For this case, I chose an old wall with flaky paint and stuffs. Once you are at the last exposure, do not advance further. Just rewind the roll of 120 and now take the ‘portrait proper’ shots.
The last step is to pray that the first exposure with distracting elements will ‘cover up’ most of your face while leaving just enough for the viewer to recognize you. Show friends the final results and if they still can recognize the subject (again … you!), try again perhaps with a messier first exposure.
March is Women's History Month and we want to take a closer look at the wonderful women behind cameras all over the country. LomoAmigo Mirella Cardoso talked to us about how she found herself in her own photographs when she started taking self-portraits.
First of all, I really appreciate being able to join the TEN AND ONE Residency Week in Vienna along with super cool Lomographers! We could never have any forgettable memories. The members are 11 people from 10 countries. I thought it'd be difficult to communicate with each other because of our different cultures, languages, personalities, etc. But we didn't have any worries. We respected each other, above all we are Lomographers!
March is the month of Women's History and we want to know more about the extraordinary women from all over the world who hide behind the camera. Today we interview Lídia Vives who tells us about self-portraits and her dream world.
Self-portraiture is synonymous to experimenting and getting to know one's self, it's a classic tradition of art history, but it never fails to be beautiful. And such is Rimel Neffati, who finds amusement within herself, through photography, red lipstick, masks, crowns, and flowers.
Eleonora Sabet is a one-of-a kind photographer who always knew photography is the right path for her. She started out by taking beautiful self-portraits and ended up experiencing a whole new world throughout her photography.
In Japanese aesthetics, the "floating world" refers to the vague world of beauty and transient feelings found in a picture. Such is with the photography of Sarolta Gyoker, whose images seem to be all too surreal to be ever found in gritty reality.
Greta Gerwig's directoral debut in Lady Bird is something to not be missed. By showing us what how even the most confident of people can be torn down to their barest bones by coming to terms with the question "who am I?" A question asked by the story as well as the camera.