The very first feature-length reference documentary on the American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is more than just a biographical outtake of the icon. His photographic work was scandalous enough for the art world to take in, but nothing was as scandalous as his life. One of the key points in his life was when Republican senator Jesse Helmes denounced his photography, with the words, "Look at the pictures!".
His passion-bordering-into-obsession with magic of photography, and sex will make him one of the most remembered photographers.
This film Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures walks through his Mapplethorpe's very intriguing personal life and relationships, along with many unpublished interviews. The film was first released a year ago in the UK, last March 2016, and is now gracing the French theaters.
If you're in Singapore between 28 June to 9 September, you might want to check out the Singapore International Festival of Arts. This year, SIFA's curatorial theme is "Enchantment." Prepare yourselves for an inspiring immersion in art and culture!
Photographer and art director Luca-Mercedes Stemer is one of the founders of HONEST., a magazine dedicated to preserving the tangible aspect of film photography. In this interview, she looks back on her early days as a young photographer and dishes out some tips on how to make it in the industry.
The name of Norwegian mathematician and physicist Carl Størmer would resonate more in the field of science than of art, but he did have the clever eye of a creative. At the age of 19, he's been spying around people on the streets with a hidden camera.
Immerse into this extravagant exhibition boasting all documentary works focusing on the lifetime of Dutch painter Mondrian, most especially the portraits taken by different renowned photographers during his time.
This year, the Lomography NYC community celebrated Film Photography Day by joining forces with portraiture collective Pursuit of Portraits to create Pursuit of Film, a film-only shoot which drew nearly 250 photographers to create analog masterpieces. Check out some of the resulting photographs here!
"The Americans" is the most celebrated body of work by the documentarian Robert Frank. Considered as one of America's national photographic treasures, Frank's diary of the "American way of life" post-war reveal the socio-political issues that pervade to this day.
Most of us organize our photo albums according to events or places. Some prefer to classify their photographs according to film or technique, while others compile their best shots. Have a look at this month's most noteworthy albums and learn how to tell your stories through visual organization.
Raymond Chin is a fashion and portrait photographer from Hong Kong. In this digital age, he still chooses to work solely on film, lending a nostalgic, poetic quality to his enigmatic images. We're proud to welcome him as one of our TEN AND ONE Awards Judges for this year.
I was given the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 by Lomography to take on my vacation to Switzerland and shoot a series. Back at home, I was able to take a couple of more pictures, before I had to send this amazing art lens back.
Like a pat on the back, liking your fellow Lomographers' photos can go a long way. This simple gesture is sometimes enough to motivate them to continue shooting and improving. Meet this batch of Lomographers who eagerly spread the Lomo-love throughout the community one click at a time.