“Pilgrimage” is a short film by phographer Sam Cornwell documenting his journey to Lacock Abbey in Witshire to re-trace the footsteps of William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the pioneers of photography.
If you can recall, Talbot invented the calotype process, one of the foundations of the modern photographic process. His photo of the lattice windows in his home, taken in 1835, is known to be the oldest surviving photographic negative.
In Pilgrimage, Cornwell travels to Talbot’s home in Lacock Abbey, bringing along his mobile darkroom, and with the aim of recreating Talbot’s historic photograph via the wetplate process.
“During my first visit, I recall first seeing the lattice windows and being overwhelmed by the strong sunlight pouring through on to my skin. […] I spoke to a steward on staff at the time of my excitement and he told me that the majority of tourists would walk past the windows not realising their importance, whereas every now and again a photographer would be seen paying homage to them. He referred to the windows as “A Photographer’s Mecca” and indeed it was.” – Sam Cornwell
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.
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 Leicester Lo-Fi Photography are a UK based collective who run film photography workshops, have an exhibition space and their own darkroom space. In this article they explain the history of Kamra-e-Faoree and give a step-by-step guide to recreating this fascinating form of instant photography.
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Tyler Mitchell is a young artist that, through his versatile work and photographs, has become one of the representatives of a novel, fresh wave in photography. He still enjoys directing films and truly believes in their magic.
Do you long for the dreamy soft focus that only the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens can give your photos? Grab it in the lens mount of your choice! Brass versions are now available for purchase in the shop!
Jonathan Weimar, better known as johnny-weimar in the community, professes his passion for photography with the help of quite a few analog cameras. He has made quite a reputation and is best remembered by the Lomography Turkey crew as the guy who gave 50-something films to develop and scan. Get to know the high school teacher-cum-lomographer in this candid yet inspiring interview.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
Houston-based photographer Tamara Lichtenstein, always carried a camera by her side so she could capture every single moment in her life. Day by day, photography grow out of being just a hobby and it became her true calling