This week’s stop motion animation inspiration was done over something we regularly use but also sometimes hate: sticky notes, lots and lots, and lots of them!
Done entirely in black ink pen drawings over 2,300 yellow sticky notes, the 2007 stop motion work by animation filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns was inspired by his own busy life, “after realizing that yellow sticky note ‘to do’ lists were consuming his life.” Stearns describes Yellow Sticky Notes as a visual reflection on his filmmaking journey by animating on the same sticky notes that caused him to ignore major world events for the last nine years."
Stearns’ animated short won the Prix du Public at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, was selected in over 80 international film festivals, and bagged 10 more awards. Stearns tells more about his award-winning work here.
In 2015 we had been fortunate enough to talk with photographers, with practices and insights unique from one another, from all over the globe. And not only were we able to see their works; we were also able to dig a little deeper and find out what makes each one of them tick. In this special recap, we present a handpicked selection of insightful quotes from some of our most memorable interviews this year.
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
Sofi Tukker just got nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording -- which we can attest that they should totally win! To celebrate, we wanted to share these photos taken with the Lomo'Instant Automat during their flaming global house set at Mixmag Lab New York.
For French photographer Nathalie Dufaur-Dessus, taking a photograph is more than just finding the perfect lighting or composition—it's about sharing a piece of oneself to the audience through an emotional visual story. Dive deeper into the mind of our TEN AND ONE Awards judges in this interview.
You may have heard of Kurt Moser's Kickstarter campaign (which ended successfully) to create a huge camera obscura out of an old military truck with the rare APO NIKKOR 1780mm. Here's the result following the campaign's success.
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 uses the Voigtlander Bessa L camera and a roll of Black and White film.