The Spring and May editions of Practical Photography had their usual fare of digital goodies and surprisingly, some mentions of Lomography special editions.
I’m a subscriber of Practical Photography and I like to read up on all the new camera technologies and gadgets coming out soon. Although the magazine caters for all camera types, it would be fair to say that digital SLRs are featured most commonly. It was a little surprise then to see a Lomography camera two issues running.
In the Spring 2012 issue, the Lomography La Sardina Western Editions were featured with a photo of the Coyote.
In the following May 2012 edition, the LC-A+ Silver Lake was featured along with its photo.
It’s nice to see Lomography get some exposure in a mainstream photography magazine so do check it out.
*Images courtesy of Practical Photography, Bauer Consumer Media Limited.
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In 2015 we had been fortunate enough to talk with photographers, with practices and insights unique from one another, from all over the globe. And not only were we able to see their works; we were also able to dig a little deeper and find out what makes each one of them tick. In this special recap, we present a handpicked selection of insightful quotes from some of our most memorable interviews this year.
For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.
Experimentation is the bloodline of Lomography. The nucleus of the operation is an open mind. This has made digital strides possible, but even then, the movement is still beholden to film photography. The reasons range from philosophical to practical. The scope also includes three fields that make analog photography challenging—and yes, quite the daring opposite of digital ease.
Since Alive was founded in 2010 with one mission: to uphold film photography despite the steadily increasing popularity of digital imaging. It aims to provide guidance and information to analogue photography enthusiasts through its website, which has become a platform for showcasing the creativity and techniques of its followers. Since live has also ventured into developing products to bolster the practice of analogue photography and its Bento Film Case has proven to be very useful. Lomography talks to Since Alive’s Wind Hui and designer Stephanie Ho, co-collaborators for Since Alive’s Bento Film Case.
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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.
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In an age where digital cameras provide more room for trial-and-error, practicality, and perfection, the revival of analogue cameras among photographers, artists, and hobbyists marks a shift of the standards of beauty in the art world.
12 New Media students from the University of Texas, all armed with Lomography cameras, travelled to New York City for an advanced studio art course in May 2016. They each shot one roll of film in a LomoKino per day, and the results were exciting and diverse. Read more here.
In winter 2015 Robert Rothmann talked with photographer Kurt Prinz. The interview provides an exclusive and humorous peek into both, the practical and technical approach to Prinz’ documentary series of Viennese edifices in the transient state of their construction.
In today's fast-paced world where many things can be had in an instant, Matt Slater embraces the slower, almost meditative, and arguably more fulfilling practice of making photographs through traditional darkroom processes.
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