Artist Dave Pollot seamlessly and creatively mixes the old with the new in his amusing works of art!
*Dave Pollot* is a software engineer and self-professed “very serious artist” who spends evenings painting over “discarded, unwanted, and unloved old artwork” that his girlfriend Becca sources from thrift stores and garage sales. Pollot’s work is “art with a sense of humor”; hence, with brushes and oil paints he paints pop culture icons such as Darth Vader and Chewbacca, Stormtroopers from “Star Wars,” LEGO bricks, Bender and Zoidberg from “Futurama,” and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from “Ghostbusters” over rural landscapes, seascapes, portraits, and still life.
Humorous, indeed, but we have to say that Pollot’s work sure is creative and out-of-the-box!
To build an entire reality out of pieces and fragments which used to belong to another world is a new mode of art in expressing and creating. Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck fuses random elements of old and new images and techniques to compose a middle earth of the then and now.
Matthieu Soudet is a French photographer who started photography when he was only nine years old. His creativity is boundless and with all of his shots, this artist invites us in a unique universe, and every time, he tells us a new story.
Louis is a passionate and enthralling photographer. For his new adventures and projects, he used the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens in Paris. He shares with us the portraits he took and driving us to the Old Times.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
Last year, Armin Amirian talked to Lomography about his motivations as an artist, his inspiration for his work and the difficulty of pursuing his passion in the society he belongs to. With that came a collection of images that reflected the concerns he and his fellow countrymen are faced with every day. The Iran-based photographer returns with insight on his new body of work.
Artist Nathalie Daoust dives into unknown realms to explore questions around escapism. For her project “Tokyo Hotel Story” she was granted exclusive access to the Alpha-In, one of Tokyo’s biggest love hotels and spent several months photographing the dominatrixes who work there. In the following interview, she talks to Lomography about sexuality across cultures and the importance of darkroom experiments in her creative process.
Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is both a painter and a photographer but sometimes, he swaps his painting tools for light and creates illuminated pieces of art. Abandoned places are his favorite places for shoots because, according to him, "there's so much lived life and stories in abandoned places, they are the lost diaries and photos turned to dust of lives that once bloomed."
Influenced by the work of Caravaggio, Berlin-based photographer Klara Johanna Michel hand-painted photographs are reminiscent of Renaissance art. The images are highly stylized and the subjects are posed to mimic the appearance of religious beings. Who would have thought that such mystery and old world charm could similarly be achieved with the help of an instant camera?
What can be done with old printed photographs which no longer serve fascination in the digital age? Polish artist Weronika Gęsicka re-imagines these vintage prints in to new images and frames of passed time and emphasizes the importance of print in the matter of memory.
Still remember the stunning fashion portraits taken with the Petzval 85 by Issa Ng? The Hong Kong based fashion photographer has once again ventured into an all-new photography project, showcasing his creative sensibilities with the LC-A 120 camera and LomoChrome Purple Film.