The internet truly is an amazing place. Here’s another interesting find – A series of vintage black and white photographs of some of the most iconic people and historical events in the world magically transformed into colored photos. Let’s check it out right after the jump.
Now I’m not sure who did all these and how it was done. But it’s worth sharing to all of you guys. It’s funny because I always saw Abraham Lincoln in black and white and I actually had dreams where I met him in person and he’s all black and white shaking my hand, so it’s a new experience seeing him in color.
Here are some of the world’s famous photographs and their colored counterparts. These include Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, Anne Frank, Alfred Hitchcock, Winston Churchhill, Charles Darwin, and Abraham Lincoln.
As well as historical events from all over the world like V-Day in Times Square, At the Time of the Louisville Flood, The Burning Monk, and the Execution of a Viet Cong Guerrilla to name a few.
Black and white photography has a strong appeal. I personally find it more intense and captivating. And it’s interesting to see these images in color. It dynamically changes the way we perceive these photographs that are part of history.
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.
Vincent Law, a Hong Kong industrial designer, loves to shoot with black and white film. In his work, there is almost always a combination of people and architecture. He recently shot a series of black and white photos with New Russar+ Lens. Let's take a look at his work.
A popular quote by photojournalist Ted Grant goes, "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!" Indeed, the lack of vibrant color forces the viewer to see beyond what is on plain view and recognize the atmosphere surrounding a photograph. In this post, we've handpicked black and white shots taken in various situations and exhibit different moods.
It's human nature to be restless and imaginative. The real may be interpreted as what one sees or how one sees something. For the daydreamer, a scene from nature transforms into a canvas. Suddenly a field makes room for chemical coloring, all those anachronistic streaks that somehow look right. Or else, those beautiful colors amplified or subdued to their most pictorial shades. All in the world of trial-and-process film photography.
2015 is one eventful year for Lomography and the entire community. Not only did we get to move into a brand new website, welcome fresh and exciting products, and be part of each other's analog adventures, we also had the chance to meet these amazing and talented newbies. Let's all give a loud round of applause for our most popular newcomers of 2015!
Aside from developing his own black and white negatives, he also crafts pinhole cameras out of ordinary boxes. His dreamy, soft-focus lomographs even inspired some of the community members to go lens-less on their next photo shoot. Let's get to know more about our newcomer of the week from Sheffield, United Kingdom, sandy_sun!
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!
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
Maintaining an active LomoHome builds one's reputation as a passionate Lomographer. Standout photos compel the viewer to follow an uploader's work, but so does unceasing dedication. Congratulations to these veteran Lomographers and thank you for the visual inspiration!