For a long time, little to none is known and heard of the late 19th century French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché. Only in the year 2004 was the historical marker for the filmmaker was erected somewhere in New Jersey; and only in the 2010's was she posthumously awarded of her pioneering contributions to early cinema. She was one of the firsts to experiment with sound syncing, color tinting, interracial casting and special effects.
Guy-Blaché is the first female filmmaker and is responsible for making one of the first narrative films in 1896. Her career of 24 years in directing, writing, and producing films is the longest one out of several cinema pioneers. From 1896 to 1920, she made over 1,000 films. Unfortunately, only 350 of her films survived (mostly with ones involving Charlie Chaplin). Twenty-two of them are feature-length films.
Film noir is one of the most unique and stylish genre of film that we all continue to love. Expressionistic in manner, yet pessimistic, fatalist and menacing, film noir isn't just about the dark and brooding.
Self-portraiture is synonymous to experimenting and getting to know one's self, it's a classic tradition of art history, but it never fails to be beautiful. And such is Rimel Neffati, who finds amusement within herself, through photography, red lipstick, masks, crowns, and flowers.
Photography isn't just about the visuals, technicalities or equipment. To be a photographer, you have to capture the unseen and the abstract. And when you do, you grow one step empathetic. Here we review Lomographs that straight out speak of human emotions.
“Around the World in Analogue” is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, lomographer Richard Hall takes us to Rwanda, a storied country of beautiful landscapes and people.
Olivia Locher, pop daredevil/ conceptual fine art photography photographer shares with us details of her new photo book "I Fought The Law". All photographs for this article were taken at the opening of her very first solo exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City. Congratulations, Olivia!
As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Diana F+ we interviewed Cardiff based photographer and community member Simeon Smith about his experiences using this dreamy, versatile plastic camera.