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.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
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.
New York City-based graphic designer Markus Hartel has a passion for street photography. On one of his last strolls through the city, he captured some scenes on the busy streets with the New Russar+ Lens. Read on to learn about his experience photographing with the Russar+ and get insider info on how it is to be a street photographer in the Big Apple.
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.
Common advice tells us that Tokyo is best experienced at night. The neon lights of Ginza come on, Shibuya Crossing gets crammed, Ropponggi lets loose. Reverse the advice and we’ll get something like a palate cleanser. The Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen and small parks peppered around the city offer relief, from morning until late afternoon. Even ordinary streets appeal to tourists. We suspect those secret ramen spots add to the charm.
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.
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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.
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.