“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.
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
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.
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.
Brighten up anybody's day with the quirky color combo and all around creative potential of the new Lomo'Instant Murano! This vibrant new member of the Lomo'Instant family is available on it's own or with lenses!
From 1785 to 1922, White Wolf, also known as Chief John Smith is considered the oldest Native American to have lived -- 137 years. Let's get to know the historical figure through a series of portraits.
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.
In celebration of the reformulated LomoChrome Purple film, Lomography Gallery Store Soho recently hosted a new exhibition of analogue photographs taken by artist Adam Popli. It was an ongoing series of work shot on the (original formula) Lomochrome Purple film.
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.
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.