Queens-native Maachew Bentley and his music partner Nasty Nigel escaped New York's distractions for a month in a cabin on Mt. Hood, Oregon. Equipped with a roll of B&W 400 35mm Berlin Kino Film, he documented the changing seasons around some of the filming locations of The Shining.
About seven years ago, Maachew joined a group of friends as their DJ on their first international tour in Europe and thereafter domestic grouping of shows. Merely for the lack of access to any digital equipment, he took an old Minolta point and shoot camera with him on the trip. At that point, Maachew didn't have any clue as to what he was doing but simply knew he wanted to capture their journey without editing any part of it.
"Upon developing that first roll, I knew shooting film was how I wanted to share my eye."
"This work is from a recent music retreat I took with my music partner Nasty Nigel, the first person who forced me (for lack of better words haha) to be the group’s DJ to begin with. Our goal was to lock away for a month to create what would be the foundation of an EP, between him and I, body of demos. We were blessed with a cabin on Mt. Hood, Oregon in the month of February till end of March as the seasons changed. We set out to create away from home as distractions in New York never end! Producing our own music for the first time needed to be captured, documented."
In this series of articles, we aim to shed light on photographers of color who have been photographing the Black Lives Matter protests. Chris Cook has shot historical scenes, as well as more intimate stolen moments, with some Berlin Kino, in an effort to document what an upheaval in America's history.
Cinematographer and LomoAmigo Richie Duque shared with us his impression of the brand new Fantôme Kino B&W ISO 8 Film. With its high contrasts, this new low ISO film enabled him to work with a shallow depth of field even in broad daylight, to create portraits straight out of another century.
Crew 184 went to Mars and I came along as embedded astronaut-journalist. These are the tales of our first two weeks on this distant planet. The accounts of exploration, isolation and working together as a team. This is second of three chapters.
The high contrast of the Fantôme Kino B&W ISO 8 film reminds us of the signature style of our LomoAmigo Jacobs, who tested the Berlin Kino for us and has a great love for black and white photography. We gave him a roll to test, read about his impressions and tips about our new low ISO film!
For Los Angeles based photographer Angela Izzo, isolation was another opportunity to explore her surreal word, while maintaining social distance. Shooting with her Diana Mini, the Fisheye, the Sprocket Rocket, and a Holga, loaded with Berlin Kino 400 film, she created ethereal black and white portraits of her friends, giving them a unique aura and mood.
Photography expert & community member Hamish Gill runs the successful 35mmc blog and has a wealth of experience shooting with film. We gave him some test rolls of the Fantôme Kino BW ISO 8 & Babylon Kino BW ISO 13 film to shoot with & he gave us some tips on getting the most out of low ISO film.
School supplies can be quite expensive, but not all of them have to be! Lomography loves both students and teachers, so we’re offering 35% off selected items! We want to support students and teachers, because we love life at university and we can’t wait to see the great creative outcome that will happen when students and teachers shoot with Lomography cameras! Please fill in the form and you will receive an email with your discount code.
Home is on the road, with some musicians, face masks, and a couple of rolls of film to capture it all, for music photographer Paige Sara. We talked to her about her analog journey, from photographing her mom's garden to touring the US.
James Pearson is an expert in wet plate collodion photography. He talked to us about his discovery of this Victorian process and shared with us a step-by-step guide for anyone wanting to try this technique themselves.
Growing up in New Jersey, Dan used to watch a now-defunct cable TV channel that covered NYFW twice a year. He started his project "No Invite" from his fascination with the event, shooting portraits of celebrities at parties and on the streets of NYC. Check out more about his sixth volume here.