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Look at the Pictures walks through his Mapplethorpe's very intriguing personal life and relationships, along with many unpublished interviews.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.
Community newcomer vasilievas from Lithuania has been taking photographs on film for almost seven years. In this interview, he talks about his humble beginnings, his passion for art, and the 11th Golden Rule of Lomography.
At the time of its inception, photography was considered less a fine art and more a scientific method of reproduction. But anyone who has dabbled in the craft will argue otherwise; that there consists a very specific artistry in the photographic medium. We spoke with Luxembourg-based filmmaker Catherine Dauphin about her thoughts on this wonderful art form. Join us as she answers some of our questions about film, photography, and her short film titled "The Art of Picture Taking."
In this digital age, more and more photographers and filmmakers are getting charmed by technologies of the past. Those who prefer working with a tangible medium move from manipulating pixels to tinkering with vintage film cameras. Film director and scriptwriter Jan Okulicz-Kozaryn is one of them.
"Dreamy, pastel, and girl oriented" is how 20-year-old photographer Chloe Sheppard describes her work. And she does it really well: one look at her film photographs and you're instantly transported to the charming, rebellious, and softly-colored world of fleeting girlhood.
Do you long for the dreamy soft focus that only the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens can give your photos? Grab it in the lens mount of your choice! Brass versions are now available for purchase in the shop!
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
Last year, the directors and filmmakers Amaury Voslion and Richard Dumas asked us if they could borrow the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control art lens to shoot the Tindersticks’s new video. We were really enthusiastic to participate in this project! Today, we are happy to announce the exclusive launch of the video, right here on Lomography’s website! You’ve read it right: you are the FIRST ones to enjoy this new visual adventure straight from their latest album titled 'The Waiting Room.' Plus, Stuart Staples of Tindersticks, Amaury Voslion and Richard Dumas tell us more about themselves and their work in this exclusive interview.
Shh! We've got a secret matter at hand, and it's coming at you at the speed of light!
We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!
We had huge support on Kickstarter for the Daguerreotype Achromat Lens and we will be celebrating with a party and exhibition of Daguerreotype Achromat Lens shots from photographers around the world. Join us for your chance to test this lens out and enjoy some complimentary drinks.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
An album is more than just a collection of photographs. It can accurately tell your tale without the need for words. Take a look at this month's most note-worthy albums and get a hint on how to share your stories through visual organization.