Laid-back tunes, cool black leather and shades, and a partnership with Andy Warhol for an album cover – what more could they have asked for? Take a quick hit of The Velvet Underground’s tunes that got the ball rolling for the band in the ‘60s.
The cover for this band’s 1967 album may be one of the most popular album covers there is in the history of album art. Pop artist Andy Warhol’s peel-off banana album sleeve has become synonymous to pop culture and The Velvet Underground.
But underneath the ridiculously famous album cover is an unpretentious collection of tracks from the band that can bend popular understanding of music nowadays. Lou Reed’s simple and laid-back approach to the band’s songs offer relaxed listening without letting too much sound checks go to waste.
The music of The Velvet Underground can even be classified as something that follows the spoken word style only it is ridden with infectious beats and guitar riffs that jut out effectively at different intervals. The Velvet Underground offered simple listening with a bare-all attitude that doesn’t go overboard. Take a listen and be sure to find a comfortable, plush lounge chair that you can sink into while listening.
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!
Happy 25th anniversary, Lomography! What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a quick chat with our most iconic members! This time, we visit Lawrence Chiam aka Lawypop for a trip down memory lane.
The collective work of both father and son Richard and Pablo Bartholomew is separated by a time of 25 years, but the two oeuvres, when joined together, look so alike and similar as they approach Indian society with also familiar themes and quest for identity.
BOUND by Hillywood has moved because of leasing problems. But now, the new neighborhood in Prince Edward brings more cultural shocks to the bar. Read more about the concept behind BOUND by Hillywood by Charlie and friends, and enjoy the shots of work taken with the latest Lomo'Instant Square!
The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration underwent during the twilight of the 19th century when the Antarctic continent became a focus of international efforts of scientific and geographic exploration. One of the pioneers was Ernest Shackleton, and his photographer was Frank Hurley.
Eliza Stegienka was always fascinated with the human nature and capturing all those natural, spontaneous moments in between. Her compelling portraits will leave you speechless and allow you to experience the world through her lens.
Chinese photographer, sculptor, and performer Liu Bolin is nicknamed as "the invisible man" through his stunning reaches of contemporary Chinese photography by making a chameleon out of himself. Digital falsification, unallowed.
The '90s was a memorable, incredible decade. Apart from the founding of Lomography and the community, there were other fads and pop culture icons that made noise, forever etching in the minds of many. And before Harry Potter as the Boy Who Lived, we had Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Grab the latest instax films and share your creativity in an instant! Make it classic and formal with the Fuji Instax Mini Monochrome or Fuji Instax Mini Black Frame, or light and bright with the Fuji Instax Mini Sky Blue available in the shop now!
Anya Anti is a New York based fine art photographer who creates dreamy, surreal photographs using vintage lenses and Lomography's very own Petzval lenses. Here, she shares a bit about her process and compares both the Petzval 85 and the Petzval 58 lenses.
Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn became prominent to the cinematic art house in his film "Pusher", then to critical success with "Drive". Refn's been known for his brutal and gritty style. There's no romance, even in camera movement, but has always been fashionable.