Welcome to Photo Stories, a new series that lives to tell the tales behind photos from the community, as told by the talented Lomographers who shot them.
Contrary to what you might have thought upon seeing the image, our photo story this week is not one inspired by vampires or immortal creatures. The tale is actually a very simple yet nostalgic one. Here the story from rikkib herself.
“This pic was from the second roll of film I ever shot with my Holga. I remember how excited I was to get the shots back from the lab. The shot is of my friend Julia mucking around on the river foreshore after one too many special drinks. I think the wine flying from the glass looks pretty ace.”
The magic and power of analogue photography to make your everyday extraordinary is exemplified in this photo.
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.
The talented Martin Colombet, who specializes in portraits and reports for the press, used the New Jupiter 3+ on his Leica M for a portrait series with striking glances. Lit by the autumnal glow, the faces he captured seem to reveal to us, without artifice, their most intimate secrets.
The New York Public Library has stood the test of time as one of the major centers of culture to become a monument itself. Here's a video of collected images telling the story of the NYPL since its existence.
Paolo Raeli is a young Italian/Danish photographer who is gifted with the talent of telling stories about his peers. We sent Paolo a Lomo'Instant Wide, so let's see the pictures he took and get to know him in this interview.
Like a pat on the back, liking your fellow Lomographers’ photos can go a long way. This simple gesture is sometimes enough to motivate them to continue shooting and improving. Meet this month’s batch of Lomographers who eagerly spread the Lomo-love throughout the community one click at a time.
We're always on the lookout for inspiring content from our community newcomers. This week, Kana Fujisaki grabbed our attention with her evocative photo series featuring young lovers by the sea. In this quick chat, our featured Lomographer from Japan opens up about her humble beginnings and the inspirations behind her intimate imagery.
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Camille Rouzaud is one of a kind photographer who loves capturing lives of young people and transferring them into her stories. She believes that freedom is the most powerful tool for creativity and explains that living authentically means being brave enough to take risks.
A truth: life is simple, living isn't. Within the grand scale of things, everything seems minuscule; how easy it is for the human to detach from soul and empathy and bury them within. This kept human condition and behavior is given limelight in photographer Brittany Markert's riveting series.
Being surrounded by creative people encouraged lomographer Qixian Zhu to pick up a film camera and start documenting her daily routine. Being in the community allows her to let loose and enjoy the fun of shooting the analogue way. Get to know our community newcomer from Shanghai, China in this interview.
Check out this fun, inspiring video produced by our friends at Social Demand, a New York based creative agency with a knack for creating radical concepts for progressive brands. Their talented production team, Coastal Roots, took the Lomo Instant Wide to Brooklyn and came back with this!
“Around the World in Analogue” is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, lomographer Ale Di Gangi expounds what makes Amsterdam a special place.
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 photographs that took the top spot in the Human Stories category.