Check out this fascinating video made by Kirk Zamieroski and the American Chemical Society about the history chemical processes in photography!
The photographic process has undoubtedly come a long way since the beginning. What was then a long and grueling process that provided images that are fragile and difficult to preserve, we are now in an era when it’s click and print in a snap.
The history of photography is rich with chemical innovations and insights, producing hundreds of different processes to develop images in unique and often beautiful ways. But these historical images can be difficult to conserve, especially since each type of photograph requires a different preservation technique. While two photos could look very similar, they may differ chemically in dramatic ways. — Video Description
James Clerk Maxwell has become the poster child of color photography firsts. A lesser-known fact: After his famous slide presentation, another man introduced a process that the science and photography communities found astoundingly accurate. Here's a capsule timeline.
In order to escape the world of facts and figures, tax auditor Martin Dietrich discovered photography as his creative counterpart almost seven years ago. On a trip to Paris he fell in love with analog photography and the magic of film has been fascinating to him since then. But he also appreciates the benefits of digital photography. For Lomography he tested the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens on his Fuji X-Pro 1 camera. Check out Martin's photos and learn more about the founder of the popular Neoprime magazine.
Lomography have teamed up with The Science Museum to offer you the chance to win tickets to see "Fox Talbot Dawn of the Photograph", a fascinating exhibition of some of the earliest experiments in photography by William Fox Talbot. You can also win a Sprocket Rocket Black.
A flash here, a flicker there. An afterimage is an optical illusion and reoccurring phenomenon resulting from a brief exposure to a bright light source, such as a camera flash. What's even more fascinating than experiencing this illusion is discovering that your camera is able to mimic its effect! Check out these mysterious afterimage-like light paintings from our online community.
Endowaty takes us on a nice walk in the woods and up the mountains with photographs taken with the Lubitel. He tells us about his dreamy and symbolic multiple exposures in this brief but insightful interview.
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.
It is general knowledge that history—ruled and written by austere patriarchy—has not been so kind to women. Photography is one of the rare exceptions; womankind has set its pervading presence and participation in photography since the birth of the camera in the 1800's. Lomography traces the role of women in photography with a special, comprehensive summary for International Women's Day.
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
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
Samuel Zeller is a Swiss photographer who finds visual pleasure in man-made environments. In this interview, he talks to Lomography about the painterly aspect of photography, the value of a print, and the role of instinct in a creative project.