Nearly half of the films made before 1950 were lost: lost in the sense, these out of date movies are unwatchable in terms of quality. However, thanks to the hard work of the restoration, digitization and safekeeping departments, these classic films have once again come to life.
Although 'restoration' often comes under scrutiny as some don't like tainting classics with colorization or alteration, hence changing the tone, these behind-the-scenes people are not going to publish the restored film if the whole crew aren't happy or satisfied with it.
Which now poses the question, is film restoration a good or bad thing? We let you decide through this video essay.
It shouldn't surprise you when works by Andy Warhol, Michelangelo, David Hockney, Salvador Dali, and more, are found in pieces of cinema such as in movie posters. After all, cinema is about art imitating life, and what better source to steal and recreate through great artists themselves?
We've been fans of Brian Bruno, or @brunoroids work ever since he showed us some fantastic rolls of our favorite films like the LomoChrome Purple and Lomo F2. He uses all kinds of analog gear, and wanted to take the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System for a spin. Check it out!
It's that time of year when we have to embrace the colder weather and try to enjoy it as much as possible. All those walks full of kicking around the leaves will make you want to capture those beautiful autumn colors and enjoy the view.
Since the dawn of time, we humans have been referring to the sky and the celestial bodies for guidance. The stars have been with us all along, and some parts of the world are blessed with dancing lights. Photographer Mika Suutari has dedicated her art and passion to the night.
The '90s saw the rise of independent films and cinema, and it all went as rebellious as it could get ith grunge, rock, and dark cinema. So without further ado, here are some of the '90s most beautiful frames and screen grabs that look as tasteful as a photograph.
Benjamin Hampson is based in London, UK and uses photography as a tool to express himself. He enjoys documenting cultures that are different to his own with the aim to empower people through his work. We lent him the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System to test out.
We've teamed up with the creators of the Indie Street Film Festival for the Cinematic Images Competition. We're looking for the most unique photographers who are able to find a balance between cinema and still photographic styles. The winner will receive 2 All-Access badges to the festival.