The works of amateur street photographer Vivian Maier, who shot to fame in the recent years, are subject to a new exhibition this September. Find out more about this enigmatic lady and her silent flair for candid images after the jump!
Maier’s work, which had only started to garner acclaim in recent years, is noted for its striking and thoroughly candid shots of everyday life in the city (although she has taken photographs in other places worldwide).
The photos to be exhibited are from the Jeffrey Goldstein collection, and will be shown at Chicago’s Thomas Masters Gallery from September 7 until October 19. There will also be an upcoming book featuring her body of work entitled “Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows”.
Her photographs were relatively unknown until they were discovered in 2007 by John Maloof, a young real estate agent, who took a chance on box of negatives and prints that was salvaged from a storage locker. Maloof currently curates one of the largest and notable collections of Maier’s work, including around 100, 000 to 150, 000 negatives, 3,000 vintage prints, and other items.
The brighter the sun, the larger the cast of the shadows. Contre-jour, however, does not rely on the shadow, but the figure itself. This photographic technique is used to create stark silhouettes of the subject with the help of direct natural light. Gladly, the Lomographic community has plenty of elegant images in contre-jour. We gathered our favorites.
Starring Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett and Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara, CAROL is the beautiful new movie by acclaimed director Todd Haynes. To celebrate its release in cinemas on November 27 we have some great prizes to be won including our Lomo’instant Sanremo camera, 5 x copies of Vivian Maier’s Street Photography book, 10 x pairs of cinema tickets to see this fantastic film and x 10 Carol posters!
While many of her contemporaries would opt for creating carefree imagery, Klara Johanna Michel heavily stylizes her subjects to seemingly echo the aesthetics of an early artistic movement. Please note that some of the images in this post are NSFW.
Phil Jones uses photography as a way to create unusual stories through his images. He works as a professional photographer and jumped at the chance to test out the Petzval 85 Art Lens on some of his models.
Vickey Ford grew up with a variety of crooners and musicians influencing her through the radio or from the streets. From the time she was born to this very day, her house has never run out of songs to play.
Editing pictures with image manipulation software or a mobile app is not unheard of. An alienation of photos by needle and thread, on the other hand, is an intricate process. Los Angeles-based artist and photographer Diane Meyer has gained instant fame for her embroidered analog photos. In this interview, she talks about adding a new dimension to pictures as well as her source of inspiration and other projects.
This article is dedicated to the Italian street photographer and portraitist Ugo Mulas who masterfully documented the miniature circus of the great sculptor Alexander Calder. To write this tribute I documented a recent Christmas event in my city Como, a wonderful exhibition of vintage toys in a forest of snow-covered pines. Take a look!
London based photographer Cat Stevens uses the softer, more subtle aesthetics of film photography throughout her work. Her shoots consist of the familiar light leaks and washed out tones that most film shooters will be familiar with. She has photographed artists such as Deerhunter, PJ Harvey and recently took a series of sun drenched beach shots which adorned The Charlatans' last album cover titled "Modern Nature."
Fashion photographer and journalist Britta Burger shoots mainly with film. She has had her work included in Indie Mag, i-D, Cheap Tricks and Rondo. We gave her a Lomo'instant Wide camera to test out around the parks and streets of Berlin.
There’s a certain quietness to Kadin Tiu's work. Her paintings and photos are never obtrusive, but there seems to be a story tucked somewhere underneath. She recently collaborated with Lomography on a series of photos using the Minitar-1 lens, which she talks about in this short interview.
With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, it's a perfect time to bring out your Lomo LC-Wide for those road trips with friends, adventures at the skate park, and lazy picnics at the park! Those spring scenes are bursting with warm light and captivating colors, the perfect subject for this versatile 35mm camera. Check out some of our favourite spring-themed community shots taken with the Lomo LC-Wide!
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.