As a lover of art and photography, I often see pieces of art that I wish I had thought of creating… and David Hockney’s amazing photograph collages are one of these.
On a recent visit to Salts Mill, Saltaire, England I saw some amazing art work by David Hockney featuring collages of photos and polaroids put together in a patchwork to create one complete art piece.
Hockney created these photomontage works mostly between 1970 and 1986 and referred to them as ‘Joiners’ rather than collages – the first ever ‘joiner’ occured accidently when Hockney was trying to create a painting of his living room. He photographed individual areas of the room and glued them together for reference and in turn created a narrative of movement in one image.
David Hockney’s collages combine his fascination with perspective and cubism and even plays with time with some of his photos taken at slightly different times to create constant movement within the piece. Initially the subject would move whilst being photographed so that the final narrative would show the movements seen from the photographer’s camera however, in later works Hockney changed his technique and moved the perspective around the subject instead.
Russian-based artist Julia Borissova combines analogue photography with a variety of materials and techniques such as drawings and collages to express her ideas. Her work often revolves around the role of the past in the present and the concept of home.
Film photography is often likened to the more artistic aspect of photography -- its spontaneity and unpredictability creates wonders when matched with the beholder's conscientious aesthetics. Here, lo-fi lover and Lomo LC-A+ user Adi Putra shares what it's like to have a true, analogue soul.
Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is both a painter and a photographer but sometimes, he swaps his painting tools for light and creates illuminated pieces of art. Abandoned places are his favorite places for shoots because, according to him, "there's so much lived life and stories in abandoned places, they are the lost diaries and photos turned to dust of lives that once bloomed."
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
There are many reasons one visits Africa - its foreign wilderness often revered, but many forget that the place is also a home to many. Film photographer Michael Turek takes the journey to the African Safari as he uncovers the real scenes and social landscape of the world's second largest continent.
Phil Jones uses photography as a way to create unusual stories through his images. He works as a professional photographer and jumped at the chance to test out the Petzval 85 Art Lens on some of his models.
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.
NYC-based photographer Coco Alexander has a knack for creating amazing images with any kind of gear, and definitely did so again with the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens. See photos from her travels to Iceland along with her first impressions of the lens in this interview.
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."
All throughout the year, the community had been an endless source of inspiration for photography projects, photo shoot ideas, and radical experiments. In the front line of such creative endeavors are these passionate lomographers who never cease to amaze us with their impressive snapshots and innovative concepts. We proudly present the most trending LomoHomes of 2015.