“Please Don’t Smile” is a series of full-body portraits taken by Malte Wandel over the nine months that he spent living in Ghana in 2011.
Please Don't Smile features an array of characters — some who Wandel knew personally, and some he spontaneously photographed on the street — providing an inside look on the lives of those living in West Africa.
“Discreetly, he approaches passers-by, places eccentric individuals and representatives of unknown subcultures centre-frame and allows us an unusual view into life and personalities in today’s West Africa. Directly and unmodified, Wandel’s work deals with a wide variety of characters and the circumstances of their lives – during their hard daily work but also in their leisure time. – About, Please Don’t Smile
Fascinating, isn’t it? You can check out more of Wandel’s work here.
Mark Harless also known as Bleeblu is a portrait photographer who spent his childhood days in the Philippines on an island called Kwajalein surrounded by pure nature and everlasting sunsets. Now, his work focuses on people, their bodies and expressions.
In December, travel photographer B.A. Van Sise traveled to Spain, where he spent much of a month hiking 311 miles along the famed pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago. Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens in tow, he shot portraits of pilgrims he met while walking through the wilderness.
Taiwan-based analogue photographer BlackDog Wu used to be a full time photographer; now he is an owner of a coffee shop. He still loves taking photos, so he took the Lomo'Instant Wide with him to the streets of Taiwan and shot some portraits.
Yoann Leveque is a French photographer who is living in Paris. For his new series with the model Sara Etienne, he used our brand new product: the Neptune Convertible Lens System and especially the 35mm called Thalassa.
Lorenzo Scudiero is a 20-year-old photographer, born and raised in the beautiful Italian mountains. Lorenzo began his photographic journey a few years ago, when he started capturing his friends and telling their stories, all surrounded by the breathtaking natural landscape of the place he lives in. We let him use the Neptune Convertible Art Lens system and he delivered stunning results.
We are living in the time when very few things may surprise or shock us. However, being courageous to express emotions and show a naked female body is still a controversy and the topic of numerous discussions.
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the legendary Petzval Lens, Lomography teamed up with Fashion Walk to curate a visually breathtaking Lomographic exhibition. 13 portrait photographs taken by photographers and artists around the world is exhibited.
Alberto Ros is a Spanish photographer who grew up surrounded by photography. He became a part of the photography world early on, and he has been fascinated with it ever since. His project Hidden Humanity will take your breath away and raise many questions regarding the society we live in.
Photographer CJ Clarke had no idea what would conspire years later when he began a simple street-documentary series recording the daily lives of people from Basildon. In ten years, he would find out for himself the growing discontent of the national government, right before Brexit took place.
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The talented Martin Colombet, who specializes in portraits and reports for the press, used the New Jupiter 3+ on his Leica M for a portrait series with striking glances. Lit by the autumnal glow, the faces he captured seem to reveal to us, without artifice, their most intimate secrets.
It can be said that photography is more than just a click on the camera, it makes the moments, people and emotions live forever. This was confirmed to us by an exceptional Dutch photographer Ferry Verheij, whose photographs represent stories of all those people and places he had a chance to know.
Andreas Jakwerth is a Vienna-based photographer who definitely knows how to live life to the fullest. He has a passion for both photography and travelling and somewhere in between he likes the challenge of a good climb.