20-year old Renee Ackerman veers from subjects most photographers her age would shoot and takes these dreamy, fanciful photographs.
Ohio-based Ackerman is a film photographer whose work “is connected to the forests and the magic feelings found within nature.” In an interview with Shooting Film, she revealed that she was only 15 years old when she started doing analogue photography. Her first photographs were taken in a forest using an old film camera given to her by a friend. Aside from this, Ackerman used to shoot with an old Pentax camera that was her grandfather’s.
Indeed, with a very few exceptions, the scenic outdoors serve as the backdrop for Ackerman’s photos – whether they be random snapshots of her and her friends during excursions or planned photo shoots in the woods! Here are a few more examples:
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!
Community newcomer Lena may have taken a break from shooting film but the "Don't Think, Just Shoot" mindset of Lomography stays on her shooting style. In this interview, she shares how she found her way back to the analogue grind and a selection of her dreamy double exposure photographs.
Maria Agustina is a 21-year-old photographer draws her photographic inspiration from the things that she's obsessed with: music, feminism, and human physical/spiritual conditions. Take a peek into her psychedelic vision and get to know more about her in this interview.
Nicolette Clara Iles is a UK based photographer who enjoys shooting with film to create surreal portraits. We lent her the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System plus some new LomoChrome Purple film and Lomography xpro film to test out.
UK based photographer Andrea Zvadova is used to shooting beautiful fashion portraits. We lent her a Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens and she took herself away from her portraiture work to create some intriguing and dreamy bokeh studies.
UK based photographer Becky Broodbakker mostly shoots with film and loves to manipulate her images to create a truly analogue look. We lent her the new Lomo'instant Automat and talked to her about shooting with this instant camera.
Portraiture -- a favorite among artists and photographers. Most of the traditional and classical rules are still being followed, and it take a certain level of creativity to be distinct. But here, portraitist Jordan Tiberio re-imagines old, playful aesthetics and imbues them into her photography.
Inspired by champions of humanist photography, photographer Graciela Iturbide became one of the most important contemporary photographers in Mexico through her captured images of the unseen and unexplored areas of indigenous cultures and peoples.
After 25 years of shooting with digital gear, community newcomer Erin Walker (@epw615) goes back to shooting on film. Get to know more about her and see her richly detailed black and white photographs in this quick chat.
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.