F. Scott Fitzgerald would have been amazed to see his novel blown up on the silver screen.
Screen adaptations of classic novels are well anticipated and with good reason. People want to see how the penned work of art translates into the big screen. There is just a level of expectation that readers of the books reserve for the film adaptation. Sometimes, the review is all the rave and sometimes, the film adaptations just don’t seem to fit the bill.
One movie in particular is the 1974 version of “The Great Gatsby.” The movie is based on the novel of American writer *F. Scott Fitzgerald* and follows the experiences of author Nick Carraway in Long Island. In the series of events, Carraway found himself completely astonished by the lavish lifestyle of his rich neighbor who goes by the name of Gatsby. What he doesn’t know is that his meeting with the famed Jay Gatsby is just the beginning of their oddly intertwined lives.
The Great Gatsby indeed painted a picture of decadence in 1920s America – rich people enjoying the company of fellow extravagant people. Although the prevalent subject matter shown in the movie is the mystery behind the character of Jay Gatsby, the story has a deeper hook that can get audiences in the middle of the story. It is Gatsby’s and his long lost paramour Daisy Buchanan’s love story and it does start to unravel to make way for the movie’s climax.
Although acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert did point out that the movie was “superficially beautiful,” he also said that it lacked the power of Fitzgerald’s writing. The screenplay was indeed a bit dragging for some parts and you just might not feel the supposed love between the star crossed lovers.
I do know one thing; Robert Redford’s portrayal of the millionaire Jay Gatsby is undeniably smooth and downright clean. It’s a shame Daisy Buchanan had married before not for love but for jewels and diamonds.
Lomography have teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery to offer you the chance to win tickets to see the William Eggleston Portraits Exhibition and a Diana F+ so you can put your photography skills to the test.
Starring Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett and Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara, CAROL is the beautiful new movie by acclaimed director Todd Haynes. To celebrate its release in cinemas on November 27 we have some great prizes to be won including our Lomo’instant Sanremo camera, 5 x copies of Vivian Maier’s Street Photography book, 10 x pairs of cinema tickets to see this fantastic film and x 10 Carol posters!
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We've been constantly impressed by Lomo community member Duffman's ability to see a moment. He tested the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens on the streets of New York City and brought back some breathtaking results. Check out his first impressions of the lens here!
We are so excited to have been invited to be in the activities tent at Photoville from 4-8 PM on Thursday, September 22. You'll have the chance to hang out with us in beautiful DUMBO, get up close and personal with Lomography Art lenses, and play photography bingo!
"The overarching theme is seeing people in adverse conditions take matters into their own hands and still find the energy to go dancing or fall in love or create art," Astronautalis said of his new album. We found that pretty inspiring, so we teamed up with him for a Rumble competition based on that idea.
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In the work of Binh Danh, art is space for the unnamed to be seen. When war is the theme every detail counts. How does one person tackle this massive issue, where death and the value of lives intersect? A one-man job becomes a job about other men. And so for his series "Immortality: The Remnants of the Vietnam and American War" he made chlorophyll prints to express the indelible mark of war on various lands. Soldiers and laymen whose faces and records have been archived are given another chance to be remembered.
Have you heard of The Knocks? If you haven't (and like to dance) you should definitely listen to these new LomoAmigos, whose first headline tour just sold out! The New York-based electronic duo crossed the country on a tour bus and had a Lomo'Instant Wide in tow. They brought back some amazing photos—see them here and learn more about the guys behind the beats. Plus, get a chance to win a camera signed by The Knocks and a copy of their debut album "55"!
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!
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. Here, Healy shares a sample of her analogue images shot in Morocco last fall.