The past New Year celebration presented a lot of opportunities to take unique photographs. For the Lights and Sparklers competition, we challenged the community to incorporate colorful fireworks into their portrait shoots. Take a look at the electrifying shots that took the top spot.
Grand Prize Winner:
Here's what the jury has to say about this photo:
This photo by @elegia may seem like the opposite of how one would usually picture a celebration: monochromatic and moody. However, this unexpected atmosphere is what made it stand out among the rest, making us crave about the backstory of this shot (not to mention a slice of what seems to be a delicious cake!).
Award-winning photographer Hannah Bailey is no stranger to the great outdoors and has travelled the world shooting outdoor sports and female skateboarding communities. We sent her the Simple Use Analogue Aqua to test out on a new adventure.
UK-based photographer Garry Jones has a wealth of experience shooting everything from high-end fashion portraits to fast-paced action shots. We sent him the Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens and a roll of LomoChrome Metropolis to test out his analogue skills.
In this series, we would feature local darkrooms and film labs where you could have your precious films processed or learn how to process them yourself! Under California's sunny palm trees, Darkroom Lab has been standing tall and proud for more than 50 years now. Its manager, Curt, walked us through the store's history.
The New Petzval 80.5 MKII Art lens is finally out! Come join us for bokeh hunting with our Hong Kong team member Rachel, who preserves memories of her outings with her pals through the New Petzval 80.5 MKII Art lens, using its artistic blur to bring nostalgia and warmth to each portrait.
Working straight out of Capitol Hill, NBC producer and reporter Frank Thorp V carries around a film camera while on his day job, and not any camera: a large format Speed Graphic. Shooting large format taught Frank how to slow down and weight each shot even if it's in the midst of an impeachment.
Confinement didn't stop San Diego based photographer Michael Walrond from shooting film, on the contrary, it gave him the opportunity to explore the medium even more. With the help of his friend and artist Tiffany Cole, he shot a series through screens on film, that he, later on, cross-processed for an out-of-this reality vision.