Rare and unpublished colour transparencies of the Fab Four are up for auction this coming March.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, Omega Auctions will be holding off a special auction on March 22 that includes a large collection of rare vinyl and memorabilia.
One particularly interesting collection is the set of 65 colour transparencies of the band taken in their first US tour back in 1964.
Taken at a time when black and white photos were the norm, the coloured images were captured by Dr. Robert Beck, and comprise mostly of stage shots including close-up portraits from a Las Vegas Sahara Hotel press conference, a Las Vegas Convention Centre gig, plus shots of a private party at the Beverly Hills mansion of the then-president of Capitol Records, Alan Livingston.
Dr. Beck died in 2002, and left the collection in an archive in his Hollywood Home.
The LomoChrome Turquoise's wild color shifts, paired with other effects in-camera and through various accessories, allow for even more out-of-the-box uses. Here are just a handful of the many imaginative ways our community members have come up with for this emulsion.
We're catching up with musician Rachel Trachtenburg and photographer Ruby June on the process of shooting (and shooting behind the scenes) on the set of Rachel's band Wooing for the music video of her single, "In Colour."
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
We're always on the lookout for inspiring content from our community newcomers. This week, Kana Fujisaki grabbed our attention with her evocative photo series featuring young lovers by the sea. In this quick chat, our featured Lomographer from Japan opens up about her humble beginnings and the inspirations behind her intimate imagery.
We spend copious amounts of time stalking camera forums and researching specifications that "hunter" seems a more fitting term than "collector." And yet, when the time comes to pack all this game—the new or thrillingly ancient cameras—we DIY padding on the spot. (Guilty of trying to avoid the unappealing gear bag from the department store.) Last year though we stocked up on camera bags that are as cool as they are protective. Here are some of them.
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
Toby Mason (aka fotobes) is a Brighton-based photographer who embraces the aesthetics of film photography. He mostly shoots with the LC-A+ using a range of slide films, cross processing them to create rich, highly saturated colours. His work has been featured on the BBC website and Hungry Eye Magazine. Join us for the opening night on Thursday, September 17 from 6 p.m.