As far as mourning for celebrities goes, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s passing is probably one of those memorable events in my young adult life.
There are actors that act just for the sake of awards or big-budget film success. Then there are actors like Philip Seymour Hoffman. As a dilettante dabbling in appreciating film and movies, Hoffman was someone who made a mark when it comes to his film roles.
There’s just something visceral with Hoffman as he acts. As I said, I’m not an expert on this stuff but my earlier memories of seeing him perform even in the Mission Impossible franchise always stuck with me. Maybe it’s with the way his face reddens to a turnip color when his character is gobbled up by emotion or his approach to acting that almost seemed normal. He had a way in drawing emotions from deep within instead of just logically thinking about how he’d look like on screen.
His 2005 Oscar win for the biopic “Capote” is well-deserved. Not only did he look like the part as non-fiction novel pioneer and writer of celebrity status *Truman Capote* but he exuded literary elegance off the screen. One of his more recent portrayals on film as a political campaign manager in “Ides of March” schooled me on the importance of loyalty as a trait that we should practice among others. Even when pitched in with George Clooney and Ryan Gosling on screen, his cigarette-smoking character made me want to puff a stick myself.
And even as he was being held by Ralph Fiennes in the 2002 film adaptation of Thomas Harris’ action thriller “Red Dragon,” you can still feel his fear from your seat. His character maybe made you want to feel that he deserved the fiery exit but that was all Hoffman. Even as a side character, Philip Seymour Hoffman commanded attention and his selection of roles will continue to amaze viewers in the years to come.
My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.
September marks the 60th anniversary of James Dean's death. Dean is remembered not only for his roles in American films, but also for his iconic image associated with teenage rebellion. Filmmaker Anton Corbijn honors James Dean in "LIFE," a new film that showcases the special friendship between the young actor and photographer Dennis Stock who made Dean immortal through his pictures. Take part in our new competition and win movie tickets, James Dean posters, an illustrated book and a Diana F+ camera.
In the hands of those capable wielding it, art can be a powerful weapon. With it, for one, creation of fantastical realms far removed from the one we live in is entirely possible. Through collage making, Eugenia Loli builds such worlds that invite the audience not only to marvel at them but also, and most importantly, to see through the hodgepodge of images to find meaning and formulate interpretations.
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
Doug DuBois spent five summers photographing the small neighborhood of Russell Heights in Ireland to capture the essence of coming of age: the inevitable loss of youth and the imminent transition into adulthood. Those four years resulted in his latest book, My Last Day At Seventeen. The book is a visual tale told through a collection of photographs and gives an alternative perspective through a comic narrative around the same subject. This creative combination of two distinct narratives in one book not only works wonderfully in visual terms; it also serves as an essential tool that lets the reader dig deeper into the story being told, making one go back to the book over and over again, yet from a new perspective, every single time.
The Pfaueninsel ("Peacock Island"), also known as "Pearl in the Havel sea," is a world cultural heritage and popular destination for Berliners. Loose peacocks, water buffalos and the magical character of the island were also a reason for me to go and spend one Sunday afternoon there, with my LC-A+ and the LomoChrome Purple film.
Maintaining an active LomoHome builds one's reputation as a passionate Lomographer. Standout photos compel the viewer to follow an uploader's work, but so does unceasing dedication. Congratulations to these veteran Lomographers and thank you for the visual inspiration!
See the world in a whole new way with our Lomography Fisheye cameras! Selected editions now on sale at 20% off! Fisheye cases at 50% off! Order within the month and get a free Fisheye keychain with every camera, and a free Circle Cutter when you buy a Fisheye case with your camera!
A shared love of photography keeps the Lomography community together. Fueling this passion are the beautiful photographs we see everyday. And so we want to thank these dedicated lomographers for filling up the community with wonderful images all throughout the month.
An overwhelming amount of lomographs are shared in the community every month and we cannot help but commend the best of the best. Marvel at this month’s stunning photo showcase and see if any of your favorites made it to the list.
Give your smartphone photos that analogue touch with the Fuji Instax Share Smartphone Printer! Shoot with your smartphone, send photos via the free app, and print on Fuji Instax Mini film! Both Silver and Gold version now available in the shop!
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"Painting with light" -- a poetic way to describe the work of a photographer. Artistic transcendence does not bless all men behind cameras, though LA-based film shooter Adi Putra easily flows and surpasses the rules of reality to create images of photographic fantasy.