So many artists can’t seem to resist analogue cameras. Here’s a selection of illustrations depicting our favourite optical gadgets alongside a wistful rambling on the subject of cameras in art.
From the technical and geometrical symmetry and intrigue of the intricate architecture of our optical friends, to the dreamy pastel daydream sketches pulled from a pastel wonderland, there’s a million different ways to show your undying love for these wondrously varied devices. A myriad of artists frequently find themselves stumbling into an endless wonderland of cute cameras, capturing their fragile artist hearts with a click and a whirr.
Whether with hurried scribbles thickening wildly like Alistair Darling’s eyebrows, or perfectly measured lines and curves meeting softly like old friends, the camera will be a subject long drawn on for artistic adventure.
Often we find subjects so interesting, we can't help but train our cameras on them. Most of the time the act of snapping a photo goes by uneventfully. But sometimes, a little trouble finds us. Here's one such story by bloomchen.
Armed with disposable cameras, a number of people affected by homelessness in London trooped out in the streets and captured life from their individual perspectives. That was in July; now, 13 photographs have been selected via public vote and will be featured on the upcoming calendar by Cafe Art, an initiative that "[showcases] artwork created by people affected by homelessness or are socially vulnerable."
The "Be An Explorer" campaign was launched last week. Apart from the 80-metre long LomoWall outdoors, there is also a Lomo'Instant Wide and Petzval Photo Booth, allowing you to experience the instant photo and the classic bokeh effect of the lens. Let us see what happened!
Etienne Despois' first foray into film photography was made possible by a vintage Canon FTb camera he received from his father. Meet our featured community newcomer from Paris, France in this short interview.
Everything about a person can be read upon the sight of his face -- the squint of eyes, turn of lips or raise of brows immediately paint one's feelings like an open book; but these elements are shrouded in English photographer Toby Harvard's portraiture.
We have been looking forward to Lomography x Fashion Walk－Be An Explorer on show for a long time. Finally, it has arrived! Aside from the 80-metre long LomoWall, there is also a Petzval 175 Years Exhibition and Lomo'Instant Wide Photo Booth.