A tableu project enlivens Haitian streets with prescient symbols and participative art.
In 1909, Pamela Colman Smith designed a tarot deck for occult writer Arthur Edward Waite. In it, she clustered medieval scenes and mystic images. These haloed and crowned humans, goblets strewn on the ground, and sword-pierced hearts were made for interpretation.
Smith’s painted sketches make their way to 2015, in Haiti. Only here, the set made for prophecies becomes a tableu of the now.
Belgium-based photographer Alice Smeets worked with Haitian group Atiz Rezistans to reenact the tarot cards using materials found in a Port-au-Prince neighborhood. Smeets decided to call it “The Ghetto Tarot” to start meaningful conversations about social stratification. How has the word ghetto changed over the years? What are unseen aspects of poverty—of the people who create and live in spite of it?
Stay tuned for Lomography’s interview with Alice Smeets about the changing modes of documentary photography.
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!
Sometimes it's not the street photographer who finds the signs and symbols during a street grind; sometimes, it's the city who finds you, and it's calling out, beckoning to be photographed through the subtlest of words. Let the Lomo'Instant Square guide your fingers to the written words.
And once again, art history has almost forgotten to write this rather very important figure in early cinema. The female pioneer of early French cinema is one of the first to experiment with sound syncing, color tinting, interracial casting and special effects.
The prestige photographer Grete Stern was the first ever photographer to present an exhibition of modern photographic art in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was a conscious daydreamer who experimented with photographs and scissors.
Breakfast, commute, work, lunch, commute, home. Boring Mondays and weekdays are painful. Spice up your weekday a little bit with of noise. Let these street-art Lomographs fascinate you and evoke the rebel in you.
Szczecin-born photographer Slevin Aaron's visual poetry draws a metaphor between humans and flowers. Referring himself as an 'emotions' photographer, his semi-surrealistic art photography get in touch with realism. We talk to the photographer in this fascinating interview.
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. In this article, Healy shares some images and her sheer perplexity at the barrage of awesome street art in her native Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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!
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. In this article, Healy shares a little Lomo experiment she conducted in the famous Beale Street of Memphis, Tennessee and its unexpected consequences.