Is it Art? Is it Vandalism? Opinions are divided on the Camberwell Gumwall. What do you do with your chewing gum when it has lost it’s flavor? In the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell is a wall that answers this question, or at least it does for the youth of the area!
This then raises another question: Is it Art, worthy of protection or World Heritage listing? Or is it disgusting vandalism that should be stopped and removed.
Local Business owners complain and want it removed. The council has attempted to cover it over on occasion, but painting over lumps of chewing gum doesn’t do a good job of hiding it!
Others claim it is an evolving work of art, and no doubt there are many hours of chewing invested in its creation. Some of its fans have (with tongue firmly in cheek) called for World Heritage listing; I doubt however, that this has gone any further than a Facebook group and local newspaper article.
So as you take a stroll down the little alley, make up your own mind. But be warned, if you choose to add to the growing mass you could be charged with littering. A nasty $113 AUD fine might be your new souvenir!
Anyone with a phone camera can now call himself a photographer. The Internet hosts photos of almost anything under the sun, and it does not take a researcher to scavenge, nor a pro to reproduce them; social media has made it all easier. So what now? How do art experts judge aesthetic value?
At the time of its inception, photography was considered less a fine art and more a scientific method of reproduction. But anyone who has dabbled in the craft will argue otherwise; that there consists a very specific artistry in the photographic medium. We spoke with Luxembourg-based filmmaker Catherine Dauphin about her thoughts on this wonderful art form. Join us as she answers some of our questions about film, photography, and her short film titled "The Art of Picture Taking."
Wilson Wong is passionate about quite a few things, and photography is just one of them. He is also a trusted gadget reviewer and lifestyle writer in Singapore and a respected key opinion leader. Hear what he has to say about shooting with the Jupiter 3+ Art Lens.
Lomography is a network of working photographers and serious hobbyists. It gives equal space to both clusters; after all craft is the main attraction, whether it is Mark Andersen’s thoughtful framing or Hodachrome’s vibrant doubles. And when technique and skill are the topic, questions about the photographer’s training also crop up.
New York is an infinitely photographable city in spite—or because—of its innate chaos. And even when the medium is film, praised nowadays for the virtue of slowness, the photographer must keep up with the city’s pace. Ricardo Lozano, 35mm photographer and Lomography community member, managed to do it for the series OK Commuter, now a book by A Love Token Press.
Eleanor Hardwick is a multidisciplinary artist from Oxford who, despite her young age, already has 10 years of experience in photography. In this interview, she tells Lomography about the themes that inspire her art, be it music, illustration, writing, or photography.
Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
One of the biggest attractions in the "Be An Explorer" campaign is the 80-meter long LomoWall outdoors! It is designed and constructed by the team from Lomography’s headquarters. Each photo was installed one by one. Watch the behind the scenes of this massive LomoWall!
Water is synonymous to life, but everyone knows this does not apply to the vastness and depths of the Dead Sea. English photographer and wanderlust Maya Beano recollects the time she braved and swam on one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.