For collector Robert E. Jackson, snapshots give a “we” kind of intimacy, a contrast to today’s “me-centric” photography.
Jackson has been collecting snapshots for 18 years. In 2007, the National Gallery of Art showcased some of his prints in “The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978.” And while he holds a master’s degree in art history, he is more drawn to photographic imperfections. “A lot of fine art photography is related to the beauty of the print,” he says in an interview with NPR. “Snapshots are completely antithetical to that.”
People then did not intend for their pictures to “get out to a large public” so they recorded more “oddities” and intimate scenes of everyday life. For Jackson, snapshots are about a private “we” rather than a “me” advertised on social media.
Dear Lomographers, today we offer a special treat with an important message attached. We're giving away a Lomo'Instant Panama signed by artist and photographer Mark Oblow who wants to remind us all to simply be kind. Enter within!
We gathered a pool of young photographers to give us their insights on photography, being its future, and other things in this interview series for Lomography's 25th anniversary. This time, we take a look at Dia Takacsova's pensive photographs of lands far away.
Krzystyna Caldarone of Vintage Girl Studios shares with us her love for 1940's and 50's style. From clothing to hair and composition, Vintage Girl Studio is 100% authentic vintage. Working with the Lomo'Instant Wide we got to see a modern twist on vintage photo classics.
As part of our Stories On Film series, we invite community members from around the globe to share their personal experiences with analogue photography. Today we talked to USA based community member Galina Mushinsky about her return to analogue.
Krzystyna Caldarone is the creative eye behind the Vintage Girl Studios. When we got our first prototype of the Diana Instant Square we couldn't wait to see how she would capture her vintage wonders on Diana Instant shots.
Capture your world in a beautiful swirl and framed with lovely bokeh effects with the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. Get 15% Off on Lens Accessories when you buy them with the lens all this week! Just add them to the cart and away you go!
A slight contrast to what is usually on display in The Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea, Henri Cartier-Bresson's work has taken place for some time in the scared home of many ancient Himalayan artworks and pieces of the surrounding areas, including India.
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Beijing, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Beijing.
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Tokyo, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Tokyo.
We officially launched Snapshots of a Happy Childhood Exhibition on September 5 but don't worry, you can still visit us at the remaining legs of the exhibition at S Maison at Conrad Hotel from September 10 to 16 and at SM Aura Premier from September 17 to 24.
Aurélien Valette has been at the head of communication and events production for the French photography festival Les Rencontres d'Arles for 12 years now. He honored us by accepting to be one of the judges of our TEN AND ONE AWARDS. Today, he tells us about what he likes about photography and tells us a bit more about what inspires him.
We are very pleased to have Dimitri Beck as a jury of our TEN AND ONE AWARDS. Dimitri Beck is the director of photography for Polka. We asked him questions about his work, photography and some defining moments. "Photography is of public utility" he says !