Tag: history

  • The Kodak 1 and the Very First Amateur Photos

    written by cruzron on 2013-10-10
    The Kodak 1 and the Very First Amateur Photos

    For old photos, more often than not, the pictures were commissioned and usually involved hours of portrait sittings. With the introduction of the Kodak 1, it brought semi-affordable photography to the people for the very first time. Here's the very first amateur photos that were taken with it!

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  • Today in History (1988): Warhol Superstar Nico passes away due to a cycling accident

    written by jillytanrad on 2013-07-18
    Today in History (1988): Warhol Superstar Nico passes away due to a cycling accident

    Here's a tribute to---and photo gallery of---model, actress, musician, Warhol Superstar and 60's icon Nico.

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  • Rare Color Photos of Czarist Russia

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-15 #news
    Rare Color Photos of Czarist Russia

    We tend to think of moments in history in black and white, but these well-preserved glass negatives by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, featuring scenes from the Czarist 1900s, reveal life in revolutionary Russia in full color. Endorsed by the last czar Nicholas II, we are able to view these unique images today via digichromatography.

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  • Pudu Prison: The Smell Of Death

    written by analogmonolog on 2012-06-13 #places
    Pudu Prison: The Smell Of Death

    Have you ever been to Pudu Prison before? Pudu Prison was once opened to the public, however, as attendance from Malaysians are low, they shut the prison down and did not retain the prison as a historical site to pave way for a brand new building. Modernization at it's best

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  • Iconic 110 Cameras: Pentax Auto 110

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-05-21
    Iconic 110 Cameras: Pentax Auto 110

    With the recent release of Lomography's first ever 110 black and white film, we know you must be itching to try them out with some notable 110 cameras. We come to your rescue with a mini-series which features some of these classic compact shooters!

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  • Lomocouple: javihacefotos and larahacefotos

    written by larahacefotos on 2012-04-30
    Lomocouple: javihacefotos and larahacefotos

    Two people into lomography, taking pictures together. javihacefotos and larahacefotos, a lomocouple willing to photograph everything they see.

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  • A Sneak Peek Into the Roots of 35mm Movie Making

    written by shhquiet on 2011-11-04 #news
    A Sneak Peek Into the Roots of 35mm Movie Making

    In honor of the LomoKino - the new amazing 35mm movie camera from Lomography, we thought it would be nice to step back and trace how 35mm movie making began. It has an interesting history involving a handful of inventors, Eastman-produced film stock and a strange disappearance ...

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  • Tower Bridge After Dusk

    written by neja on 2011-04-15 #places
    Tower Bridge After Dusk

    Spring, summer, autumn, winter and spring again - always gorgeous, here's a look at the famous Tower Bridge, after dusk.

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  • The Other Peru

    written by troch on 2011-02-15 #places
    The Other Peru

    I know you are going to Peru to see Machu Picchu, as well you should, but just remember that the Incas were not the only people in pre-colonial Peru. The Nazca people pre-date the Incas by a thousand or more years.

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  • Chapter 1: Introduction by the Lomographic Society International

    written by cruzron on 2011-01-07
    Chapter 1: Introduction by the Lomographic Society International

    We, your loyal Lomographers from 50 different countries gathered more than 10,000 Lomographs. These are the best of the best snapshots, which have effectively changed our lives. More than 2,500 of these shots have ultimately found their way into this book! We, your creators, parents, midwives, teachers, professors, brothers and sisters, enemies and disciples, pallbearers and resurrectors (especially from Russia and China) - through intense research and devotion, present what has fed and continues to nourish our endless love for you.

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  • Tevaitoa

    written by vicuna on 2010-02-21 #places
    Tevaitoa

    There's one very special place on Raiatea I'd like to show you: it's located in the village of Tevaitoa on the west coast. This village has a place that can perfectly symbolize 3 important moments of the history of Raiatea and Polynesia. On the same place you can find a marae, a protestant church and a battlefield of and ultimate fight against the french army in 1897...

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  • Pamukkale, Turkey

    written by japsix on 2009-11-25 #places
    Pamukkale, Turkey

    ancient ruins and hot springs

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  • Railway Station of Nice

    written by vicuna on 2009-06-24 #places
    Railway Station of Nice

    I asked myself what kind of new place I could shoot in my town to share with the Lomo community and thought about the fact hat locations are all about traveling and discovery....hmmm ... what kind of place can represent the travel spirit before you arrive in a new place: a railway station of course!!

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  • Diana — The Quick History

    written by cheeo on 2018-06-21 #gear
    Diana — The Quick History

    Let’s take a quick look at the Diana’s rich and colorful history both as a novelty item and a pop culture icon.

  • From A to KMZ: The Zenit History Timeline

    written by denisesanjose on 2013-07-31
    From A to KMZ: The Zenit History Timeline

    Did you know that a lot of the tried-and-tested cameras and lenses that you know and love were once manufactured by just one camera company? From the Zorki to the Iskra, to the Horizon and even the new Lomography Petzval Lens, Zenit has been around to see quality camera production through and through. Learn more about the Russian optical manufacturer here.

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  • Under Konstruktion: Constructivism and Consumerism

    written by denisesanjose on 2013-06-20
    Under Konstruktion: Constructivism and Consumerism

    Here's a social commentary on the history behind our new Konstruktor camera! Constructivism rejected the idea of autonomous art and favored art with a social purpose. Instead of work being kept in a museum for high-brow observation, Russians saw art as a way to sell ideas to the masses.

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  • The Wapping Project

    written by neja on 2012-06-25 #places
    The Wapping Project

    One of the best galleries in London, for real. My love affair with this gallery started through a lucky accident. I was flat hunting at that time when I saw a poster of a Guy Bourdin exhibition on the wall of some old building, which appeared to be a former Hydraulic Power Station, now the home of The Wapping Project Gallery.

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  • Santorini - Sun, Sand and Wine

    written by troch on 2011-02-25 #places
    Santorini - Sun, Sand and Wine

    Looking for a place to relax in the sun, a romantic getaway with sunsets and beaches, a destination with endless photographic possibilities? Give Santorini another look. Southernmost of the Greek Cyclades and close to Crete, you can get there by water or air and then relax.

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  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 93: Film and Development

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-04-25
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 93: Film and Development

    Picking film for your camera is similar to choosing the right type of canvas, colours and brushes for a good three hours of painting. Even though the use of film and development is a bit more expensive than digital options, the wide variety and possibilities along with the simple flair of purely analogue film are definitely worth the price. A good knowledge of your film type (colour negative, B/W, slide film!x-pro) and film speed is half the rent of getting the shots you want. For all things film related you should definitely check out: "www.lomography.com/filmshop": www.lomography.com/filmshop

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  • Shantytown: Back in the Goldmining Past of New Zealand

    written by vicuna on 2011-01-14 #places
    Shantytown: Back in the Goldmining Past of New Zealand

    The Greymouth area on the west coast of New Zealand doesn't have a lot to offer but there's one spot that's worth a visit. It's called Shantytown, and is the reconstitution of a XIX century goldmining village. Come and have a little travel back in time!

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  • Leiden - The Beautiful Student City of The Netherlands

    written by ajscardina on 2010-09-25 #places
    Leiden - The Beautiful Student City of The Netherlands

    When most people think of The Netherlands, they think of the partying associated with Amsterdam or the political centre that is The Hague. Directly between the two on the map you will find Leiden, known for it's student vibe, it's many canals, and the beautiful Dutch Architecture.

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  • My Lomo Story

    written by tiro8 on 2010-07-06
    My Lomo Story

    It all started with an old photo from my family's past. Now, I'm in a hot pursuit of Lomographic adaptations to meet the challenges of a new environment!

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  • Tallinn’s Old Town limps

    written by annegreat on 2010-04-22 #places
    Tallinn’s Old Town limps

    Small alleys, old and thick walls, tons of history, cosy places, friendly hosts and a lot of tourists: that’s Tallinn’s Old Town.

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  • The Great Lomo LC-A Race Missions: Stage Ten

    written by cruzron on 2009-01-29 #news
    The Great Lomo LC-A Race Missions: Stage Ten

    This is the last and final stage for the The Great Lomo LC-A Race! Better step your game up as the bases are loaded. It's time to go for the home run!

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  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon

    written by afd_lsi on 2009-11-30 #places
    Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon

    Jerónimos Monastery is Located in Belém, Lisbon. Is one of the interesting places to visit when you are in the City.

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  • Queensboro Bridge The Other New York City Bridge

    written by lovesmesumcake on 2009-09-23 #places
    Queensboro Bridge The Other New York City Bridge

    Queensboro Bridge celebrates its 100th anniversary of marrying the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens in 2009. Though it's not used today nearly as much as it was in ages past, Queensboro Bridge is still one of the most photogenic in New York City.

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  • Museum of Communism is Here!

    written by anarchy on 2009-08-05 #places
    Museum of Communism is Here!

    The Museum of Communism might be hard to find, but when you finally get inside you're in for an interesting trip back to a time that seems so much further away than only 20 years ago.

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  • Djenné, City of Mud (Mali, Africa)

    written by azurblue on 2009-07-07 #places
    Djenné, City of Mud (Mali, Africa)

    Djenné, on the Bani river is one of the most ancient town of Western Africa. It is famous for it's banco Mosque and for it's Monday market. It's a wonderful place to shoot, even if people don't really appreciate being photographed.

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  • The World According to Herr Willie: The Spirit of Jogja

    written by wil6ka on 2015-11-03 #places
    The World According to Herr Willie: The Spirit of Jogja

    It is the marvel of Java, the cultural center of Indonesia: Yogyakarta, or, as we assimilated locals call it, Jogja! Jogja is full of historic sites and exudes a very adventurous yet welcoming spirit. It is a true multireligious melting pot that has seen kings and sultans come and go, and religions introduced and either went or stayed. Time has been gentle on Jogja. It's one of my most favorite cities in Asia.

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  • Kisses Amidst Wartime: Photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-02-15
    Kisses Amidst Wartime: Photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt

    Put kissing couples, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and a Leica camera together and the image that will most likely come to mind is his iconic 1945 photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in New York's Times Square. However, it's not the only classic lip-locking scene he managed to capture in film. Take a look at some more of these after the jump!

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