The Belle Époque period in early 20th century France was a time when literary figures and artists, say Picasso and Gertrude Stein were beginning to establish themselves in their respective arts, a time when peace was aplenty.
In 1904, a French banker named Albert Kahn commissioned four photographers (Leon Gimpel, Stephane Passet, Georges Chevalier and Auguste Leon) to shoot around the world with their Autochrome Lumière cameras, to document the world in color. One of the cities were Paris. The medium was one of the earliest and pioneering processes in color photography, which featured colored filters made out of dyed potato starch grains.
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!
This colored island sitting within the Venetian Lagoon is an understated travel destination with astonishing distinction, setting itself apart from famous cities and travel spots around the world. The street portraits of Mirko Saviane now brings Burano to center stage for everyone to adore.
If Paris or any other Western city is the most traveled place as a tourist destination today, the photographers and travellers of the19th century were dreaming and begging to be taken to Cairo,, Egypt. This was the earliest record of travel photography.
You may already know Kamila K Stanley, young photographer and vivid globe-trotter. Always on the move, on the verge of a new adventure, Kamila spent some days in Paris during that spring time filled with soft light and acidulous colors. She took the newest Neptune Convertible Art Lens System with her, and this is the result.
Earlier this year we were chuffed to launch a very memorable type of 35mm film: the Lomography Color Negative F²/400. We had recovered it from the last ever supply of an Italian filmmaker, and stocked it for seven years in special conditions. Much sought after for the film's nostalgic aesthetic, beautiful blue tones, with hints of X-Pro character, the F²/400 35mm rolls flew off our shelves like hotcakes – and rapidly went out of stock worldwide.
Tokyo is a favorite tourist destination for a reason; the bipolarity of old and new reverberates. Photographer Stijn Hoekstra strolls around the streets of Tokyo and tells the little stories and details he managed to accumulate in the picturesque city.
Paris -- the City of Light, the home of the enlightened in arts & science. History is kind to this richly-cultured city, continuously remains as a top destination for travelers. However, resident French photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer paints his hometown in a different light -- literally.
We had a pleasure of chatting with Sasha Guseynova, young photographer from Moscow, whose stunning work is all about capturing the beauty of the moment. She started exploring the world of photography seven years ago and she has been doing an amazing job capturing emotions ever since.
“Around the World in Analogue” is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, journey to the quaint streets and picturesque coast of Denmark with lomographer @fotofreundin.