The work of David Goldblatt is no on-going documentary series on the life and livelihood of South Africans. It is an autobiographical work of Goldblatt on his country.as the witness of the inauguration, ascendancy, the apartheid and its fall. The renowned photographer's been a long-time observer of his society.
Goldblatt began photographing in 1948, documenting in black and white as he mostly found color too 'sweet' to depict the Apartheid years. He wanted to express the dislike he felt through monochromatic colors. Goldblaatt began photographing in color when he was working a project in Northwestern Australi in the 1990s, when he saw disease and death, he wanted to make sure they were shown as such through accurate use of colors
Inspired largely by writers than of other artists such as Jillian Becker, Herman Charles Bosman, Nadine Gordimer, Njabulo Ndebele, Ivan Vladislavic and Barney Simon, Goldblatt believes that to being a good photographer is akin to being a good journalist, the one who knows how to capture reality and touch it as it is, a stance that's been deemed controversial by other photographers.
Having experienced injustice himself during Jewish persecution in the 1890s, he's been ever sensitive to the politics and socio-political problems in his coverage, such as his photographs in Soweto. Goldblatt made sure he was carrying himself as a serious photographer.
Visit the show David Goldblatt for more of his works at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, running through May 7.
Photographer Ben Larsen ordered a bunch of photography-related items on eBay, one of these is an old black and white 35mm film which he developed home and the results were surprising — photographs taken in South Korea about half a decade later.
Loretta Ramos is a TV show producer, recently known for Hannibal, American Gods, and Mockingbird Lane. Not quite as dark are her personal photographs, she likes to take with the Diana F+. We couldn't wait to see what she thinks of our brand new Diana Instant Square and sent her a prototype to test.
London based visual artist and photographer Antonio Curcetti shoots exclusively with film. He has photographed bands such as Toy and Slowdive. All of his shoots are dripping with the glorious aesthetics of film. We gave him a Lomo'Instant Wide to test out and he talked to us about his work.
Irene was born and raised in Larnaca, Cyprus. She studied Audio and Video Production in Cyprus and Photography in Italy. She returned to Cyprus and worked as a photojournalist for many years, until 2011, when she decided to open up a little photography shop and introduce Lomography to the locals. She's been the Lomography Authorized Dealer ever since. She is known for her love for analog and people call her "Khal-lomo" (a reference to Game of Thrones' Khaleesi = Queen)!
In this second installment of our special two-part feature on cinematic photographers, we take a look back to more photographers who have mastered the dreamy, often surreal aesthetic of cinematic photography.
Nick Collingwood is an avid film photographer and active Lomography community member in New York City. He loves experimenting, which is why the LomoChrome Purple was his choice of film for his travels to Joshua Tree National Park and Portugal.