Montreal-based photographer Michel Campeau is known as an analogue romanticist. His series "Icons of Obsolescence" show the remaining darkrooms found across the world, from Northern America, Asia, to Africa. He also likes to photograph the mediums themselves such as old cameras and photographic paraphernalia —it's no wonder he's also a collector of discarded photographs.
Found photography is becoming a huge hobby among photo-enthusiasts. If an an image, photograph, negative or slide has been “found” in a vintage shop, a garage sale, in the garbage, or an antique store, it’s deemed to be ‘‘found’’. Collectors attempt to decipher their found treasures and trace it back to its original origins.
For Campeau, his collection of photographs created by anonymous and amateur photographers from the 1950's serve as a reminder to him of the good old analogue days when photographs didn’t get produced unless developed and printed.
Campeau’s fascination with vernacular photos ultimately paved the way for his career as he continued to tear away from the conventions of documentary photography, instead focussing on the multidimensional, socio-biographical work on images. Visit the on-going display Michel Campeau: Life Before Digital at the McCord Museum in Quebec for his retrospective.
American photographer Ansel Adams remains one of the most renowned photographers today, and his photographs of American landscape and wilderness are iconic.. But there is more to Adams as a photographer. Turning away from mountain ranges, he also documented the WWII Manzanar relocation.
The freedom of the analogue medium comes from the unlimited control and manipulation of light. Photographer Louis Dazy brings back his signature electric lights, neon bokeh and artful multiple exposures as he mixes and matches the lenses of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.
Take your lenses off as we celebrate World Pinhole Day! Pay homage to the roots of photography by crafting our own pinhole cameras and taking dreamy pictures through the "tiny eye". To jumpstart this all-analogue experience, let's revisit some tipsters and interviews about the pinhole movement.
The future is analogue, and it's even more creative and better as it blurs the fine lines of mixed medium. Amsterdam-based artist and photographer Daniëlle Van Ark's oeuvre is one-of-a-kind hybrid of mediums that will take anyone's breath away.
As part of our Stories On Film series, we invite community members from around the globe to share their personal experiences with analogue photography. Today we talked to USA based community member Galina Mushinsky about her return to analogue.
The famous draughtsman for Punch Magazine was more known as chief cartoonist and illustrator, but like all artists during the humble beginnings of the photographic medium, he also tried his hand with the camera. Unlike the rest who shot inside studios, he shot images outdoors.
Italian photographer Andrea Taurisano's been a lover of the analogue life for the past 15 years, and there's no sign of stopping him. For World Pinhole Photography Day, , he shares some of his dreamy Diana Pinhole shots to the Lomography community.