On this edition of American Masters, we’ll be talking about Bob Dylan’s contributions to the music industry in the span of 5 decades. Read more after the break.
Robert Allen Zimmerman came into popularity in the 1960’s. He dropped out of college and went to New York City in the hopes of being successful as a musician there. He played in various clubs around the city and also listened to different folk singers who became his musical inspirations. In 1962, he legally changed his name to Bob Dylan. His first album consisting of folk and blues music was also released that same year.
Two of Bob Dylan’s most popular songs (Blowin’ in the Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin), came out in the 1960’s at a time when there was social unrest. These powerful songs moved the people and instantly became anti-war anthems. Dylan is said to have a writing style that infuses poetry and literature. He adds the lyrics to an equally strong melody to come up with the songs. To this day, other musicians cite Bob Dylan as their musical inspiration.
Bob Dylan’s life is chronicled in a documentary entitled No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, a Martin Scorsese film. The film shows his life from 1961-1966 and also includes scenes and performances that were never shown to the public before.
There's no other image-making medium like film. After a decade-long break, lomographer Pearl T. Rapalje aka @koduckgirl returns to the analogue territory with a renewed passion. Here, she looks back on her journey in the Lomography community.
The American director is often making headlines in film circles nowadays, proving him to be one of the most important 21st-century filmmakers, and what can be said more about Wes Anderson than his special use of color?
Broad shoulders, sculpted jaws, hard abdomen and refined cheekbones? Not in the photography of portraitist Joseph Barrett. In this interview, he talks about breaking preconceived notions of masculinity in the context of the gender spectrum.
It's that time of the year when you can almost hear Christmas knocking on your door. You are being in your best mood and can't wait to take a tiny break from your 9 to 5 job. We wanted to make your life easier this Christmas and help you prepare for the best one so far.
Even today, the West is still hung up and mystified with Russia's Soviet past. The Eurasian country is also one of the most talked about in terms of international politics, and more often than not being misrepresented by Western media. This was Russian daily life.
Cora Novoa shares with us the series of photographs she shot on her Lomo'Instant Automat. Cora began her journey in the world of music 10 years ago. Here, she tells us about her experience setting up a music label and sending music to space, and more!
HALFNOISE's Zac Farro talks with Lomography NYC's Bree Doldron about his EP, the irreplaceable character of film, and how photography is similar to women. Also be sure to check out the music video for his single "French Class" and enter to win a signed Diana F+ and record at the end of the article!
After 25 years of shooting with digital gear, community newcomer Erin Walker (@epw615) goes back to shooting on film. Get to know more about her and see her richly detailed black and white photographs in this quick chat.
As part of the Stories on Film series, we talked to Marion Herbain who set up the First of the Roll (@f1rstoftheroll) Instagram account which now has over 45 thousand followers. We talked to her about this project and she selected her favourite photos submitted to the site.
The annual Indie Street Film Festival is coming up in Red Bank, New Jersey from July 26-30, 2017; 5 days of celebrating film, the arts, and diverse voices. We're teaming up with the festival to send one lucky Lomographer and guest to be the official LomoReporter. Read on to find out how!
We've finally nailed down the basic colors from primary to secondary; now it's time to study other colors, hybrids, and palettes that make this world more complex and non-binary. As the days of the spook and horror approaches, we talk about the colors of malevolence.