A story about the little things that help you to go through undesired experiences, the little things that make life beautiful!
Every summer for more than 6 years I used to work in a chainsaw factory to make money in order to pay for my not exactly inexpensive schooling. Not only was the job monotonous and boring it really got my spirit low – that feeling of being slightly depressed, of not having sparkles brighten one’s days, of feeling boxed in.
However, even though we sometimes think there is nothing exciting doesn’t mean it’s non-existent. On my way to the chainsaw factory I had to drive several miles a long the Neckar river. Although chronically late, the stillness and gentle beauty of this river poked through my morning haze. At 6am, just before the sun is about to rise, the river exudes magnificent peace. The rivers surface is serenely calm and mirror-like. The sounds of all the machinery is yet to arise, so the sound of the nearby forest with its birds and crawlers is in the forefront. I am still going about 100 kilometers per hour, half asleep. But somehow the magic of the river penetrates me and gives me the strength to go through another draining day of assembly line numbness. Thanks Neckar river!!!
Now; 3 years later I have come back to pay tribute to the Neckars encouraging presence. I shot the spot with an expired Velvia 50 ASA and crossed it – the results equally bizarre, beautiful and encouraging like the Neckar himself.
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the the latest news about photography but you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these lomographers.
Yes, you read that right: Lomography has once again come up with a cool new product! But as much as we want to spill the beans right this moment—where would be the fun in that, right?—we've decided to make things a little more exciting by conducting a couple of rounds of good ol' guessing game. Sounds good? Step right in and see if you can crack our clues!
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
We’ve all heard those cliché sayings about travel before, the ones that tell you it expands your mind and allows you to see the world in new ways. Well, they’re all true! At Lomography, not only do we like to encourage worldwide exploration, but we also have special travel packages available through our Kickstarter campaigns!
Jack Lowe has been traveling round the UK with the aim to shoot every RNLI post using Wet Plate Collodion photography. The Lifeboat Station Project photography is a five-year photographic mission that makes use of a painstaking process. It is a fascinating, much talked about project that deserves to be documented, not just through words but through images as well.
LIFE is a film that tells the story Dennis Stock, who photographed James Dean and inadvertently produced some of the most iconic images of the star. In line the film's much anticipated release, we asked for your best "friendship" shots for a competition.Here are the winners.
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. We are once again preparing for the launch of our newest mystery product! Have a seat, change your perspective, and stay focused because we're going to be dropping a few clues here and there before we let you in on our little secret.
Female to "Male" is a project that documents —through photographs, vocal recordings and other materials— Neilly's personal journey through gender transformation. The intimacy and attention to detail are undeniable, giving the viewer a rare chance to somewhat experience the different steps involved and understand gender identity in a completely different light. The Toronto-based award-winning photographer talks extensively about his project and shares his views on gender transition in this interview.
Breaking through photography and film requires patience and a unique point of view. German photographer Andreas Neumann seems to have these things in abundance. He connected several pinhole cameras to make his frames for the short film 'Orbita 13.'