Last May 31st, Lomography Embassy Manila invited us, the web team of Lomography Manila, to launch another collaboration of Freeway Art and their National Artists Collector’s Series. Mr. Francisco Sionil Jose, one of the Philippines’ living national artists, is their latest featured artist.
To celebrate Mr. Francisco Sionil Jose’s (also known as Manong Frankie) contributions to the Philippine culture and literature, excerpts from his famous works were read and dramatized by one of the most talented actresses in Philippine film and theater, Miss Cherie Gil, and by a young but very influential musician and poet, Mr. Lourd de Veyra, with the musical accompaniment of Mr. Ferdie Medina. The event was hosted by a world-renowned Filipina ballerina, Miss Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and was held at The Row in Glorietta 5, Makati City.
Of course, here are the film photographs we took during the event!
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
Go retro-futuristic with these photographs by Maria Svarbova that show off extremely controlled scenes and figures in mid-movement, no frill or joy, just austere compositions and the remarkable displays of discipline.
In the olden times, traveling was a rather intimate hobby. How so? To share one's journey to the unknown would require effort. Effort, in the sense you'd have to send them a keepsake with notes on the back. So why not relive the tradition of sending postcards with the Lomo'Instant Square?
The '90s was a memorable, incredible decade. Apart from the founding of Lomography and the community, there were other fads and pop culture icons that made noise, forever etching in the minds of many. Remember those Calvin Klein waistbands? We remember them, too.
London based photographer Alia Wilhelm is a regular contributor to forward thinking teen mag Rookie. She took a handful of Lomography films along to a photoshoot and talked to us about the joys of film photography and the trials and tribulations of being a teen.
Collage has been around since the invention of paper in China, and it has evolved throughout history. The earliest and most familiar point is when Surrealists and Dadaists began adapting the technique in photography. Here, we have today's trends on contemporary collage.
Dutch Vice photo editor Raymond van Mil is no stranger to the nightlife. In fact, that's where you can find him most of the time, deep into the fleeting moment but always ready to capture the next big scene.
Russia is the country that mastered resurrection from fallen empires, wars, and doomed anarchy. Like the Firebird, it rises from the ashes. But there is little known to the 21st-century tale of Russia, so here's photographer Frank Herfort to share his images and stories.
What makes up a Sofia Coppola film? What're the criteria to consider something as Sofia Coppola-esque? Is it with the pastels or soft lighting? Or the drunk-then-sobered cinematography? This super-edit of Jacob Swinney might have the answers.