This week’s Throwback Thursday feature goes all the way back to the Roaring Twenties again as restored colour footage of 1920s London made rounds online earlier this month.
“It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving.”
The footage above was filmed in 1926 by pioneer filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene for his cross-country travelogue The Open Road. Restored by the British Film institute back in 2007, it gives us a beautifully soft and enchanting glimpse of what it was like in the era – a startling contrast to today’s brighter and sharper images.
“Friese-Greene’s London footage was filmed on his homecoming after an 840-mile road trip across Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats. An early innovator of colour technology, Friese-Greene developed a system initiated by his father, using colour-sensitive black and white film shot and projected via green and red filters. His 1925 road trip exploited this method to capture a precious record of British life, intended to be shown in cinemas as 26 separate episodes.” — Samuel WIgley, British Film Institute
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
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. For this week, we have the color that never goes out of style.
As the year comes to a close, Lomography Soho looks back on the top 5 highlights of 2016. We ran an LC-A+ workshop with Blurb who printed up all the shots from this workshop and made a groovy book. It's our Number 3 UK event of 2016.
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. This week we're having you all zested up with sweet tangerine.
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!
Go retro-futuristic with these photographs by Maria Svarbova that show off extremely controlled scenes and figures in mid-movement, no frill or joy, just austere compositions and the remarkable displays of discipline.
In the olden times, traveling was a rather intimate hobby. How so? To share one's journey to the unknown would require effort. Effort, in the sense you'd have to send them a keepsake with notes on the back. So why not relive the tradition of sending postcards with the Lomo'Instant Square?
The '90s was a memorable, incredible decade. Apart from the founding of Lomography and the community, there were other fads and pop culture icons that made noise, forever etching in the minds of many. Remember those Calvin Klein waistbands? We remember them, too.
London based photographer Alia Wilhelm is a regular contributor to forward thinking teen mag Rookie. She took a handful of Lomography films along to a photoshoot and talked to us about the joys of film photography and the trials and tribulations of being a teen.
Collage has been around since the invention of paper in China, and it has evolved throughout history. The earliest and most familiar point is when Surrealists and Dadaists began adapting the technique in photography. Here, we have today's trends on contemporary collage.
Dutch Vice photo editor Raymond van Mil is no stranger to the nightlife. In fact, that's where you can find him most of the time, deep into the fleeting moment but always ready to capture the next big scene.