The Off the Grid Awards served as an invitation to step back from the glowing screen—a welcome break to reconnect to the roots of nature, taste the salty air, feel the rocky terrain, and get in touch with wild life. Meet our winners!
Very often you will see kids today with their noses touching the screen of a tablet. While this may all develop children's fascination and curiosity, as a parent, you actually lose quality time with them. It's the holidays and it's the perfect time to share your love for analogue photography.
It's difficult to enjoy the snow -- the cold weather only seems to heighten our lethargic lifestyle, plus the drowsy feeling that comes so often. The bleakness of the snow, that pure blanket of white, just beckons to be stained with a little warmth -- a bit of color. Here's our Monday Moodboard.
They say art destroys lives, just the way Vincent Van Gogh met his demise. It's a stereotype that creativity happens at the expense of our sanity. It is the other way around. Art saves lives, and photography has saved much more in the modern world.
One advantage of cinema is that it moves, hears, and listens easily. However, photography can be just as poetic. The Sprocket Rocket camera instantly adds the cinematic flavor that goes amiss among regular cameras.
Jimmy Cheng is a master of the camera with a long running career as a wedding and portrait photographer. He runs a gear testing youtube channel and is a stalwart supporter of Lomography. It is a pleasure to announce that he is our latest TEN AND ONE Awards Judges.
Lomographer Martynas Katauskas, or more popular as @duffman in the community, impressive work centers mostly on people and their stories. Each of his portraits are not just a combination of good framing or lighting. It's the emotion he channels out of his subjects that truly make his work unforgettable.
Loretta Ramos is a TV show producer, recently known for Hannibal, American Gods, and Mockingbird Lane. Not quite as dark are her personal photographs, she likes to take with the Diana F+. We couldn't wait to see what she thinks of our brand new Diana Instant Square and sent her a prototype to test.
What delightful achievement it would be if one can mimic the painterly strokes such as Claude Monet or Vincent van Gogh! Try nature painting with the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens and its supreme Lumiere and Aquarelle aperture plates for one-of-a-kind bokeh and special effects.
The great thing about being a photographer is that there's always a way to emulate styles and elements. if you're just as resourceful as the guys from the Cooperative of Photography, you'll find this video tipster helpful, applicable to all sorts of photography.
Khalifa Al Obaidly is passionate about photography and started taking pictures already as a child, when his father gave him his first camera. He now works for Qatar Museums as Director of Artist in resident programs and is one of our newest additions to the judging panel for the TEN AND ONE AWARDS 2017. Get to know him through this short interview!