Moving on to the next installment of Lomography’s year-ender recap articles, we hope you can still join us in this trip down memory lane and look back at the photos, events, and important milestones that made our 2012 momentous. If you’re ready, let’s continue with March!
Top Photos of March 2012
While we have a running series of most popular photos uploaded each month, we know you want to see more of those breath-taking skies, interesting people, dreamy landscapes, and many other fascinating scenes. Therefore, allow us to present you a more complete gallery of March 2012’s most popular photos below:
March 2012 was met by a rather sad news which left film-loving communities around the web shaken: Kodak announced that it will discontinue its Ektachrome and Elite Chrome Extra Color Films. However, amidst this disheartening announcement came other inspiring photography-related news, such as the story of an armless Indonesian photographer who has been in business for two decades, and German photographer Jan Von Holleben's whimsical photography with kids.
It also seemed to be a month full of interesting exhibits, such as the ones which showcased the works of famed commercial photographer Herb Ritts, and surprisingly, painter Edvard Munch (of the legendary Scream). Among other noteworthy exhibits include vintage photographs of New York City black and white from the 1940s and in color from the 1950s, and underground Russian photography from the 1970s to 1980s.
Lomography likewise had many milestones for March! We showed you the first LomoKino music video ever, asked you to help us reach 15 million photo likes on the website, and got close to 400k likes on Facebook! Our camera were also spotted everywhere — LomoKino on Nylon.com, Spotted: Lomography cameras and merchandise in Teenage Singapore, and the LomoKino Smart Phone Holder in T3 Magazine — just to name a few!
Living the Analogue Lifestyle
We had plenty of notable photography-related features for the third month of the year: we looked back at the
glory days of Renie Bardeau as chief photographer and archivist of Disneyland in California; we were inspired by lessons from photography master Julia Margaret Cameron; we saw another photo of Paul Newman for the overly descriptive title series; and, we took a closer look at the Vancouver Riot Kiss photo and its uncanny similarity to the iconic kissing photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt. We also marveled at the impressive monochrome doubles by Florian Imgrund and the camera cameo of a Rolleiflex TLR in the movie Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus.
From the community’s end, we saw our fellow lomographers asking, Am I too old for Lomography? Should I ask strangers for permission to take their photos? We also asked everyone to showcase their super self-portraits and write love letters for their Diana cameras!
For March’s camera reviews, we saw ones about popular Olympus shooters Trip 35 and XA2, SLR cameras like Minolta shooters X-700 and SR-T 102, and Canon shooters EOS 650 and A2e. Other interesting cameras reviewed include the Horizon 202, Rollei 35, Yashica Electro 35, and Leica IIc.
March was also a good month for helpful and insightful tipsters, providing us with tips on portrait photography for those perfect portraits, basic knowledge on exposing your film correctly, understanding patterns and using them to get striking photographs, shooting with expired films and taking care of it. We also saw some amazing ones, telling us how we can set up a darkroom at home for € 120, shoot perfect redscales by following the Principle of Light Penetrability, and shooting pinhole movies with the LomoKino, just to name a few!
Many of you are probably wondering, where did our traveling lomographers head off to next to close the first quarter of the year? A the Canal St. Martin in Paris for a boat ride, Venice during the Carnival to catch a glimpse of the romantic vibe, and an island 5 minutes away from the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, for starters. How about going to Singapore's Changi Airport or Cannon Hall Farm in the UK for a unique date? Some of the other activities we enjoyed reading about tell of cat spotting in Istanbul, checking out the goods for sale at Thieves' Market in Singapore, experience the colorful MassKara Festival in Bacolod, and dining in a Nepalese/Indian Restaurant in Seoul!
How about you, can you recall any of your milestones from March 2012? Why don’t you tell us about them with a comment below, or better yet, submit an article about your 2012 in analogue!