Taking a picture is like saying: “Let me hang on to this minute.” It’s a way to play with time. The LomoKino playbook has many of these rewind-worthy minutes. The spectrum is wide, from homely bits to eye-opening travels.
This is the story of a negative and the memory of loved ones that are gone, but are still present on an old analogue celluloid film. It's the emotional power of analogue photography that lasts forever.
Lomography is thrilled to have been invited to the press event for "Strange and Familiar," an exhibition curated by Martin Parr at the Barbican Centre, London. We took top photographer Lomokev along to snap some of the photographers involved in the show.
Some months ago the wonderful city of Matera, chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2019, hosted an exhibit featuring the works of an important Italian social photographer: Pepi Merisio, who had also donated all photos shown to the local public library. To pay homage to this great artist, I have selected a series of photos that I took in this place last summer. Take a look!
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
Rough, blurred, out of focus: This was the visual language of the groundbreaking artists of the Provoke era which heavily shaped Japan's post-war photography and inspired many generations of photographers to come.