Shooting action shots like skateboarding seems like a hard thing to do with analogue cameras and film but photographer Erwin Polanc does the job in amazing fashion!
We’ve all heard of professional photographers using film for their personal and sometimes commissioned work, but it’s usually relegated to portraits, street photos, and landscape. Erwin Polanc, together with Red Bull, goes against the grind in this shoot. Armed with his trusty Hasselblad and rolls of 120 film, Polanc pulled off a seemingly daunting session with ease. After the shoot, he developed and scanned the rolls himself. Check out the behind the scenes below!
Seamus Travers is a photographer based Dublin who predominately shoots using film on his Leica m6 camera. We were struck by the raw power of his photography style and his ability to capture the culture of Ireland. He tested out the Russar+ lens and talked to us about his work.
Why do you shoot film and how do you keep it alive? Analog, a series on YouTube, profiled five photographers to ask these questions. Each video clocks in only under five minutes, but they are all beautifully shot and inspiring.
It is amazing how photography now allows people to travel without moving from the seats, but Germany-based film photographer Johannese Huwe is all about the tangent and analogue as he shares his fresh adventure to the Antarctic with his medium format camera.
Fashion and music photographer Jemma Dodd likes to create vibrant and fun images. She was crowned winner of the live category of the NME Photography Awards 2014 and recently covered the Reading/Leeds Festival. We gave her a Lomo'Instant Wide camera to test out on her latest project.
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.
People love competitions and Lomographers are no different. But more than a search for standout photographs, the TEN AND ONE Annual Competition celebrated the community's shared love for photography and its power to create enduring stories. This list by no means set a conclusive standard on what makes an image good or not. But nonetheless, we're proud to introduce the short films that took the top spot in the Cinematics category.
Our featured lomographer is a doll maker from Romania who takes inspiration from fairy tales and dreams. Get to to Oana, or @melanispixe in the Lomography community, in this Newcomer of the Week interview.
We've finally nailed down the basic colors from primary to secondary; now it's time to study other colors, hybrids, and palettes that make this world more complex and non-binary. We run in gradients, and in a geopolitical world, there's illusory utopia in pastels.
Photography as a medium evolved more than just as a way of documenting and capturing real life. It became an avenue for creation and release of fiction. In Erika Zolli's photography, she translates her cognitions into surreal images.
This talented Chicago-based artist and a freelance photographer amazed us with her work from the very start. Clarissa Bonet is inspired by the structures of the city, their impact on the body and she enjoys exploring aspects of the urban space in different contexts.