Photography is an art. And art has the usual bashers, the flak hurlers, whatevers; and also the adoring fans, the crowd that is bustling and heaving, waiting for their boobs to get signed.
Well, here, no boob gets signed. Two reasons: First, this is a photography site, so no pens were used anywhere ever. Second, we think it is painful, and we are looking out for you fans.
What we have are only like buttons. You click them to show your admiration and, to an extent, profess love. And what we have here are the most avid like-button-clickers, or the best-lovers for this month.
For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.
Faith Holgate, Lois McDonald, Anna Donigan and Sophie Galpin make up PINS, a Manchester-based band that has released two albums and crafted a unique, raw and confident sound. The band is signed to Bella Union, run by ex Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde and have been documenting their rock'n'roll life with the La Sardina camera.
Photographer Luca-Mercedes Stemer is no stranger to Lomography. We've spoken to her about HONEST. (a print magazine about analogue photography that she founded) and she also shared her Lomo'Instant Wide postcards from Sicily. This time, she took the Petzval 85 to the woods for a mysterious photo shoot.
In the hands of those capable wielding it, art can be a powerful weapon. With it, for one, creation of fantastical realms far removed from the one we live in is entirely possible. Through collage making, Eugenia Loli builds such worlds that invite the audience not only to marvel at them but also, and most importantly, to see through the hodgepodge of images to find meaning and formulate interpretations.
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.
It is general knowledge that history—ruled and written by austere patriarchy—has not been so kind to women. Photography is one of the rare exceptions; womankind has set its pervading presence and participation in photography since the birth of the camera in the 1800's. Lomography traces the role of women in photography with a special, comprehensive summary for International Women's Day.
Introducing the shiniest, newest member of our Lomo'Instant Family, the Lomo'Instant Mumbai! Inspired by the golden Indian metropolis filled with striking architecture, busy bazaars and fantastic food, the Lomo’Instant Mumbai combines the beauty of shiny copper and light grey faux leather. Grab one now!
Everywhere We Shoot's Ryan and Garovs Vergara have come a long way. This creative duo from the Philippines has made an impression with a stellar photography and graphic design portfolio. Here's a sneak peek into their lives and the photos they took with the Petzval 85 Lens.
Experimentation is the bloodline of Lomography. The nucleus of the operation is an open mind. This has made digital strides possible, but even then, the movement is still beholden to film photography. The reasons range from philosophical to practical. The scope also includes three fields that make analog photography challenging—and yes, quite the daring opposite of digital ease.
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.
2015 is one eventful year for Lomography and the entire community. Not only did we get to move into a brand new website, welcome fresh and exciting products, and be part of each other's analog adventures, we also had the chance to meet these amazing and talented newbies. Let's all give a loud round of applause for our most popular newcomers of 2015!
Julija Svetlova, also known as "neja" on the Lomography circuit, is a London-based film photographer. She has run workshops for The Photographers Gallery and The University of the Arts and continues to produce beautiful imagery using various film cameras and techniques.
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.