Let’s get to know the capital of Seine in the early twentieth century by taking a look at some photos of the streets and the daily life in the city. We’ll see the city through the eyes of Eugene Atget, a genius in photography.
Jean Eugène Auguste Atget (1857-1927) was a French photographer who is considered as one of the masters of French photography. After working in various jobs such as a waiter and an actor in the provinces, he settled in Paris, where he became a photographer. To survive, he dedicated himself to taking pictures of people on the street. He took pictures of monuments, parks, vendors, and windows. Some have recurring themes and the collection reached more than 4000 images. After his death, the American photographer Berenice Abbott, Man Ray’s assistant, took his negatives.
His photographs have great power of suggestion which reflect the Parisian daily life in a spontaneous manner: free from the bonds of other artistic movements. His images depict something surreal and natural — a vision that suggests something ghostly. Despite his rising popularity, he died in misery.
In the United States, he is considered as a master of photography. France rediscovered his works in the 1980’s. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris) offered a retrospective of Atget from March 27, 2007 until July 1, 2007.
Ever since photography has been invented in the early 19th century, people had themselves being photographed. However, in times of smartphone cameras, selfies and social media, recording our daily life in pictures has become a Leitmotiv, a metaphor for a restless society. In her latest solo exhibition, Estonian fine art photographer Sohvi Viik questions the necessity of modern photography.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
Photographer Daniel Zvereff makes work around the world, following poetic inspirations such as literature, history, or the seductive lure of a place unknown. In this LomoAmigo feature, see through his eyes on the exciting streets of Cartegena, Colombia.
Sip from a cup at a nearby cafe, try the sweet pastries and walk through the romantic streets of Paris with Morgane's photographs of her beautiful city. And as you enjoy the view, hear what this local has to say about her accomplice in taking such lovely photos.
Lomographer stripedbeatle is a child of art. He started using a camera in his teens and went on to document his life though videos and music. Let's get to know this community newcomer and film student from the United States.
Lumiere London is a brand new light festival celebrating some of the most iconic streets and buildings in various locations around the city. It runs from January 14th - 16th and is free to attend. There will be installations, videos, interactive pieces and projections, all coming to life at night.
In today’s busy society, continuous and repetitive life patterns always lead us to sometimes feel lost in the midst of it all. Lomography Hong Kong has teamed up with Fashion Walk to create a new analogue photography exhibition. Let’s explore your city in a totally different angle!
"Seeing Through Photographs" is a free six-week course that will discuss the history of photography and its place in the contemporary world. The course will also extend to the use of photographs as technology, communication, documentation and a means for artistic expression.
Give your smartphone photos that analogue touch with the Fuji Instax Share Smartphone Printer! Shoot with your smartphone, send photos via the free app, and print on Fuji Instax Mini film! Both Silver and Gold version now available in the shop!
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Influenced by hard core music, Tokyo-based lomographer Kobachi abides by no rules when it comes to photography. His soft-colored, often grainy images reflect the serenity of silent, intimate moments amid the bustling city. Get to know our featured community newcomer in this brief interview.
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.
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