My fetish: To go out for a stroll with my friends and photograph them with their cameras.
One of the nicer and free things in life are friends, the family one can choose, because in the end that’s what they become: the chosen family.
Some are life friends, others are from school, and others become friends through common interests, and I have many of those. I have friends whose musical tastes are similar to mine, who are the best companions at concerts and festivals. But I also have friends who love photography as much as I do.
I love taking pictures of these friends who love photography. They seem as if they’re holding in their hands their most precious treasure; almost like a child of their own. Like a kid’s most precious toy.
These are some of my collection of photographs of my best friends and their best analog cameras.
Lomography has been friends with Portugal. the Man for a long time. Most recently we saw them popping by to chat at Lomography NYC about testing the Lomo'Instant Square. These guys are chock full of good vibes and love of photography, check out their thoughts on our latest instant hit!
Photographer Antonio Castello is an old friend of Lomography and has once again taken out our mutual friend, the Diana F+ for a fun night. This time, the iconic medium format camera got to scent the air of the fashion world!
Last week, the TEN AND ONE winners flew in from all over the world to enjoy a week of workshops and exchange about their love for photography. I had the pleasure of spending a day with them and the Lomography staff, going on one of the famous LomoWalks.
Each year our friends at Art Shack, a vibrant art store in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada host a competition to submit photographs to their Lomo Expo. Photos must be shot on film, with a Lomography accessory, or created via alternative process. Check it out!
In the 1970's, photographer Mike Mandel once stood on a Hollywood sidewalk, with his camera focusing on passerby cars and the people inside them. The results lead to an interesting series of street photography reflecting the attitudes of people while on-the-go.
The 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is) International Photography Competition is now under way with guest juror O. Rufus Lovett. It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a toy camera or an element of it.
Irish photographer Edward Quinn was a dear friend of Pablo Picasso, one that would last until the renowned painter's death. Their encounter was mutually beneficial and influential, with Quinn becoming the photographer of artists.
Once the street photographer sets his foot outdoors, it's like being unleashed to the wilderness -- the concrete jungle. For the neophyte, it's going to be an overwhelming experience, and the best way to deal with it is to pick out the best companion, the Lomography Konstruktor.