Julian Schnabel is best known for his paintings and films, with a handmade Polaroid camera, he has made stunning experimental photographs.
He is an American artist and filmmaker. He participated at the Venice Biennale in 1980, and by the mid-1980s became a major figure in the Neo-expressionism movement. An important body of work over the subsequent years include paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs.
“The pictures have such physicality: their surface is like fine leather, stained from chemicals. Each one has a body and is more than an image.” – Julian Schnabel.
From September 23 to November 20, 2011 at Fondazione FORMA in Milan, will inaugurate the exhibition, Polaroids by Julian Schnabel.
For many years Julian Schnabel has shot large-format Polaroids using an old panoramic 20×24in camera which is as large as a fridge. His photographs including both vibrant colour images and black and whites, show his family, friends, workspace, and painting that gives us access to his private life and working environment. Schnabel has intervened in some of his shoots with paint and his work also includes portraits of famous friends like Lou Reed, Placido Domingo, and Mickey Rourke.
Speaking of Milan exhibitions, why not showcase your own beautiful photographs – of Milan, through our upcoming Milan City Guide! Check out our Milan Locations callout and start contributing!
Some lomographers prefer to hoard as many analog cameras their shelves and budgets can support. Some would rather keep a manageable number that they can regularly shoot with. Community member Joshua Kennedy belongs to the latter group. From 40 cameras, he downsized his collection to 13, as he puts it, "really good ones" that suit his shooting habits and style. In this interview, he breaks down his small yet dependable arsenal of vintage and handmade cameras and how an organized schedule allows him to shoot with each one on a regular basis.
Jonathan Weimar, better known as johnny-weimar in the community, professes his passion for photography with the help of quite a few analog cameras. He has made quite a reputation and is best remembered by the Lomography Turkey crew as the guy who gave 50-something films to develop and scan. Get to know the high school teacher-cum-lomographer in this candid yet inspiring interview.
Tyler Mitchell is a young artist that, through his versatile work and photographs, has become one of the representatives of a novel, fresh wave in photography. He still enjoys directing films and truly believes in their magic.
Still remember the stunning fashion portraits taken with the Petzval 85 by Issa Ng? The Hong Kong based fashion photographer has once again ventured into an all-new photography project, showcasing his creative sensibilities with the LC-A 120 camera and LomoChrome Purple Film.
His name is Thai for camera. Call it fate or coincidence—this young talent has stayed true to his name, and with enthusiasm for various genres. Only right to pair a versatile lens with an all-around photographer!
As a wildlife cameraman and photographer, Ian Llewellyn has worked on a number of television projects. The UK-based lensman breaks free from the strict confines of his profession by engaging in monochrome photography. His personal work is a plethora of abstract and experimental imagery, created in a style distinctly his own. Llewellyn is an ardent user of a Leica Monochrom camera, on which he mounted the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Lens, producing the most imaginative, phantasmic results.
In this installment of My First Lomo Affair, artist and photographer Courtney Christiansen, known in the community as cmart, recalls his first adventure with the Oktomat and how it encouraged him to stretch the limits of his creativity and embrace the experimental aspect of film photography.
Robin Rimbaud is a UK based artist, record producer, and composer who works under the name "Scanner" in reference to his use of mobile phone signals and police scanners in his early performances. He has worked on soundtracks for films, sound installations, radio, dance and theater. Robin also has a passion for medium format photography, owns a Holga camera and has a unique photographic style. Get to know him in this interview, where he talks about his personal work as well as his experience with the Lomo LC-A 120.
Last year, Armin Amirian talked to Lomography about his motivations as an artist, his inspiration for his work and the difficulty of pursuing his passion in the society he belongs to. With that came a collection of images that reflected the concerns he and his fellow countrymen are faced with every day. The Iran-based photographer returns with insight on his new body of work.
September marks the 60th anniversary of James Dean's death. Dean is remembered not only for his roles in American films, but also for his iconic image associated with teenage rebellion. Filmmaker Anton Corbijn honors James Dean in "LIFE," a new film that showcases the special friendship between the young actor and photographer Dennis Stock who made Dean immortal through his pictures. Take part in our new competition and win movie tickets, James Dean posters, an illustrated book and a Diana F+ camera.
Polish photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski is known for his slightly eccentric, surreal and colorful photographs. For us, he put down his 35mm camera for a change and went out exploring with the Lomo'Instant Wide.
Graphic designer Johann Bottos caught the community's attention with his striking black and white landscape photographs. Previsualization is central to his photographic style. Before clicking the shutter, he tends to "wait for a particular moment or weather condition" that fits the image he has in mind. In this interview, he shares more about his passion for shooting on film as well as some of his favorite landscape images.