For the first instalment of this mini-series, we’ll take a closer look at the start of the captivating timeline of photography – from silhouettes to camera obscuras, from Niepce to Daguerre – and onto the development of the first photographic process.
“I think to really see a Daguerreotype and get the full effect is that you have to be holding it. It’s an intimate thing, it’s reflective […] it makes you part of the object.” – Jamie Allen, Assistant Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House
Watching this video is nothing short of fascinating. Not only do the good people of the George Eastman House give us a succinct description of the earliest days of photography, but they are also able to stress how precious and important such a discovery was.
In this day and age where each second can be captured in dozens and dozens of still photos instantly, the great contrast on how each early photograph contains an intricate story behind it – from the subject themselves to the great deal of effort and time consumed in making the image – is enough to make you stop and think about your next shot.
And then, there’s the science behind it. I dunno about you guys, but that was enough to reel me in.
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Solène Ballesta is a Parisian photographer who started photography at 15 years old. This talented photographer was awarded in 2014 by the special mention of the young fashion photography Picto Awards. In her shots, Solène drives us to an enchanted world. For this series, she used the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens and she's telling us the story of a woman who is waiting for someone or something in her small theater and who decides to venture to the morning mist. “It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.” said Oscar Wilde.
Although photography became a part of his life recently, Stefano Gardel's photographs captivated us from the very start. His work can be described as mysterious and surreal, and will definitely leave you speechless.
Her photographic journey started when her father gave her a 35mm camera. She has been reading books about polar explorations from an early age and recently she had the opportunity to experience Norway first hand.
We gathered a pool of young photographers to give us their insights on photography, being its future, and other things in this interview series for Lomography's 25th anniversary. This time, we take a look at the portraiture style of New York-based photographer Hailun Ma.
Photographer and art director Luca-Mercedes Stemer is one of the founders of HONEST., a magazine dedicated to preserving the tangible aspect of film photography. In this interview, she looks back on her early days as a young photographer and dishes out some tips on how to make it in the industry.
Coming from a family of artists, community newcomer Montague Fendt got acquainted with the art of image-making at an early age. What started out as a simple means to record memories, his passion for photography turned into a career as a director for advertising, documentaries, and indie movies.
In this series photographer and analogue enthusiast Simeon Smith talks about the use of minimalism in photography and how he applied this method to his own work. In this article he looks at the minimalist darkroom.
Join our intimate tête-à-tête with Japanese photographer Yota Yoshida as we explore the unspoken feelings and emotions of humanity through his unique approach of urrban and street photography as seen in his series "From Somewhere, To Elsewhere".
We gathered a pool of young photographers to give us their insights on photography, being its future, and other things in this interview series for Lomography's 25th anniversary. This time, we take a look at the street photography style of Chicago-based photographer Brendan Carroll.
We gathered a pool of young photographers to give us their insights on photography, being its future, and other things in this interview series for Lomography's 25th anniversary. This time, we take a look at the portraiture style of Northampshire-based photographer Tyrone Williams.
The existence of light grants us to see the whole spectrum of the prism. As we walk our way across the rainbow, we study, ruse and add meanings to the colors. Some mixes are a match made in heaven; such is the sky and sea.