In this edition of Flashbacks on Film, the focus is on the photo of a lovely lady surrounded by men. Learn more about the photo after the break.
Ruth Orkin was on a commissioned trip to Italy when she took this photo. She was 29 years old when LIFE magazine sent her on an assignment to Israel. From there, she went to Florence, Italy and there she met a young American girl, Jinx Allen, the subject of her photo. Jinx Allen was in her early 20’s. She left her life in New York to go backpacking through Europe.
The two women worked on a photo essay together, and the focus was how it was like for a woman to travel alone in Europe in the 1950’s. Orkin was able to take several photos, but one that stood out the most is the photo above. Some people consider the photo to be obscene, with men ogling as a woman passes by. However, Jinx Allen says that she was having a wonderful time when the photo was taken and it was in no way an image of harassment. Ruth Orkin continued with her photography career, but this was the only masterpiece that she produced.
Patrick Tsai is an American Photographer based in Japan. In this interview, we get to know more about him and his latest photo project, Barnacle Island. It's his third installment to his photo diary series about rescuing an abandoned dog on the beach and moving to a remote island in Japan.
Photographer Sean is currently based in Taiwan. He focuses on American lifestyle, as well as street and editorial fashion. We can always see the beauty and humor of life in his works. In this interview, he talks about the attractions and highs of taking instant pictures.
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Brandon Roggeman showcases a limited series of decks presented by Cowtown Skateboards in the "Skate After School" fundraising event featuring special edition skateboards, videos, live jazz, and prints from featured artists. Find out more about this amazing project in this exclusive interview!
This article compares the viewfinder of some my SLR cameras: in fact, the photographic composition depends a lot on what we see in the viewfinder. After the first article dedicated to the plain glass viewfinder, this is the time to compare different SLR viewfinders and focusing screens.
People love competitions and Lomographers are no different. But more than a search for standout photographs, the TEN AND ONE Annual Competition celebrated the community's shared love for photography and its power to create enduring stories. This list by no means set a conclusive standard on what makes an image good or not. But nonetheless, we're proud to introduce the photographs that took the top spot in the Breaking Boundaries category.
Paolo Raeli is a known face to Lomography, we already had the pleasure of featuring his beautiful work and hear more about his experience using Lomo'Instant Wide. In this interview, you will get to know Paolo from a different side and learn more about the story behind his captivating work.
Have you heard of The Knocks? If you haven't (and like to dance) you should definitely listen to these new LomoAmigos, whose first headline tour just sold out! The New York-based electronic duo crossed the country on a tour bus and had a Lomo'Instant Wide in tow. They brought back some amazing photos—see them here and learn more about the guys behind the beats. Plus, get a chance to win a camera signed by The Knocks and a copy of their debut album "55"!
Haruka Yamamoto is a Japanese photographer who is fascinated by film photography’s fragile atmosphere. She constantly shoots girls portrait named “Otomegraphy“ (otome means girl in Japanese), and this time she took the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens to shoot dreamy images in busy Tokyo.
Our human differences value to nothing in the face of love; for after all, love is love. Photographer Keiichi Kitayama unravels his musings on the contemporary culture of romance through a series of raw yet intense photographs.
Spontaneity is the key behind the inviting LomoHome of Sabrina Schlack. Her photographs, which mostly focus on quirky signs and expansive vista, captures the essence of a place. Get to know our featured community newcomer in this interview.