Tag: 1950s

  • Leica If: the Lomo Leica?

    written by lokified on 2013-01-30 #gear
    Leica If: the Lomo Leica?

    I get my hands on my first-ever Leica & find it mostly intimidating.

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  • Throwback Thursday: Hong Kong in Monochrome in the 1950's

    written by denisesanjose on 2013-07-18
    Throwback Thursday: Hong Kong in Monochrome in the 1950's

    Chinese photographer Fan Ho was in his early 20's when he started shooting the streets of Hong Kong in the 50's. When the region was running through its fast-paced transition, Ho chose to slow it down by patiently waiting for the perfect subjects and moments to capture. Decades, awards and publications later, the waiting has paid off.

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  • Fifty Fabulous Vintage Film Adverts

    written by sandergroen on 2013-04-17
    Fifty Fabulous Vintage Film Adverts

    Once upon a time, when film photography was not some obscure hobby reserved for a bunch of hipsters, everyone did it: pros and amateurs alike, housewives, children and grannies – secret agents even. Take a trip down memory lane with these nostalgic vintage ads.

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  • Braun Paxette - A Dignified Old Gentleman

    written by d_i_hunter on 2009-04-14 #gear
    Braun Paxette - A Dignified Old Gentleman

    Still going strong, this camera from the 1950s works as well as it ever did!

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  • A Photo Board of 1930s-1950s Fashion

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-06-04
    A Photo Board of 1930s-1950s Fashion

    Even something as decorous as a fashion snapshot has a historical function. It recalls norms imposed on women. Even more interesting is how they followed or twisted these expectations: Did ladies flash skin as an expression of freedom? Did they enjoy fashion? This gallery shows that some of them certainly did.

  • Beat Generation: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

    written by geegraphy on 2013-01-28 #news
    Beat Generation: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

    Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of the “Beat Generation” alongside Willian S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and a few others. While he is known for his writing, he also had a knack for taking pictures, as shown by the Grey Art Gallery in New York.

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  • Dolly Dare

    written by neja on 2011-03-07 #places
    Dolly Dare

    Dolly Dare - a destination for fashion escapism. DOLLY DARE - DARE TO DREAM; DOLLY DARE - DARE TO BE DIFFERENT; DOLLY DARE - DARE TO BE DESIRED...If you want to try a true London look with the sense of both futurism and vintage, then Dolly Dare is your ultimate destination!

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  • Viva, Vintage Las Vegas!

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-06-02
    Viva, Vintage Las Vegas!

    You know what they say in the Sin City -- "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." But these interesting photos seem to say otherwise, showing all the bits and pieces of the world-famous entertainment city in its vintage splendor!

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  • 1950s Agfa Clack

    written by graefin on 2008-10-26 #gear
    1950s Agfa Clack

    The Agfa Clack was introduced in 1954 and built until 1965 by Agfa in Germany. The camera uses 120mm medium format film and creates pictures that are 6 to 9cm wide (so not the usual square pictures but landscape!). You get 8 pictures on one roll of medium format film, and those negs are HUGE!

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  • Humanity as Seen by British Photographers from the Mid-20th Century

    written by lomographymagazine on 2016-08-23 #culture #news
    Humanity as Seen by British Photographers from the Mid-20th Century

    Whether at home or from abroad, many mid-20th century British photographers have developed an interest for humanity and its condition.

  • Audrey Hepburn's Hat Fashion

    written by pfingstroeschen on 2011-09-09
    Audrey Hepburn's Hat Fashion

    The photos below show Audrey Hepburn wearing some remarkable and glamorous head covering. They were shot by Howell Conant and appeared in the 1950s in Bazaar Magazine.

  • Behind the Picture: The Fifties in 3D

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-06-16
    Behind the Picture: The Fifties in 3D

    In 1951, the Festival of Britain was organized as a way of boosting the morale of its citizens just a few years after the Second World War ended. The festival opened on May 4 and was basically a celebration of the British arts, science, and history. One of its most popular attractions was the Telekinema, described as a "state-of-the-art" cinema operated by the British Film Institute and seated up to 400 viewers.

  • Throwback Thursday: Kodak Pony II TV Commercial

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-07-11 #videos
    Throwback Thursday: Kodak Pony II TV Commercial

    For one of today's Throwback Thursday features, allow us to take you back to the time when camera commercials were still part of your daily and nightly TV viewing. Watch a Kodak Pony II commercial from 1957 after the jump!

  • Lomopedia: Dacora Digna

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-16 #gear
    Lomopedia: Dacora Digna

    A simple yet elegant looking camera, the Dacora Digna was a medium format camera from the 1950s that was offered with various lenses and leaf shutters. Find out more about this vintage beauty in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Influential Photographs: Duke and Duchess of Windsor, 1956 by Philippe Halsman

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-09-17
    Influential Photographs: Duke and Duchess of Windsor, 1956 by Philippe Halsman

    Long before jump shots became common and trivial, portrait photographer Philippe Halsman came up with the idea of "jumpology" and took some of the most interesting photos of people mid-leap. Among his celebrity "jumpers" are the Duke and Duchess of Windsor whom he photographed in 1956.

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  • Frank Oscar Larson's Vintage New York Photographs

    written by emulsional on 2012-02-09 #news
    Frank Oscar Larson's Vintage New York Photographs

    Black and white photographs of famous cities are always striking to every film photographer's eyes and heart. Be captivated with Frank Oscar Larson's candid snapshots of vintage New York City. Details after the break...

  • Vintage Christmastime in the City

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-12-22
    Vintage Christmastime in the City

    We're already running into the final countdown for Christmas. By now, the streets and cityscapes around the world are already gleaming and glistening with beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. Ever wondered what Christmastime in the city looked like many decades ago? You're in luck, as we have some beautiful vintage photos of holiday scenes for you!

  • Throwback Thursday: Elizabeth Taylor Guests on What's My Line (1954)

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-08-29 #videos
    Throwback Thursday: Elizabeth Taylor Guests on What's My Line (1954)

    This Throwback Thursday installment takes us back to a 1954 episode of American game show "What's My Line?," where the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor did her best impression of a Southern Belle. We bet you've never heard her do that before, so go ahead and check it out!

  • Arthouse Films Presents: The Cool School

    written by emulsional on 2012-01-11 #videos
    Arthouse Films Presents: The Cool School

    The Cool School or 'How LA Learned to Love Modern Art' is an essential historical film about Los Angeles' art scene. Read the full article for more information.