The Belle Époque period in early 20th century France was a time when literary figures and artists, say Picasso and Gertrude Stein were beginning to establish themselves in their respective arts, a time when peace was aplenty.
In 1904, a French banker named Albert Kahn commissioned four photographers (Leon Gimpel, Stephane Passet, Georges Chevalier and Auguste Leon) to shoot around the world with their Autochrome Lumière cameras, to document the world in color. One of the cities were Paris. The medium was one of the earliest and pioneering processes in color photography, which featured colored filters made out of dyed potato starch grains.
Have you ever imagined what it feels like to shoot with a 100-year-old camera? In the past four months, I have been shooting hundreds of photos with a Contessa Nettel Tessco. I don't know when was the last time its previous owner shot pictures with it. Perhaps 20 to 30 years ago?
Adam Van Fossen's passion for film photography started 12 years ago during his high school photography class. Ever since then, he has continued practicing the craft and capturing the world in dreamlike photographs. Here, our featured community newcomer shares his thoughts on analogue photographs and some of his favorite images.
You may already know Kamila K Stanley, young photographer and vivid globe-trotter. Always on the move, on the verge of a new adventure, Kamila spent some days in Paris during that spring time filled with soft light and acidulous colors. She took the newest Neptune Convertible Art Lens System with her, and this is the result.
Tokyo is a favorite tourist destination for a reason; the bipolarity of old and new reverberates. Photographer Stijn Hoekstra strolls around the streets of Tokyo and tells the little stories and details he managed to accumulate in the picturesque city.
Earlier this year we were chuffed to launch a very memorable type of 35mm film: the Lomography Color Negative F²/400. We had recovered it from the last ever supply of an Italian filmmaker, and stocked it for seven years in special conditions. Much sought after for the film's nostalgic aesthetic, beautiful blue tones, with hints of X-Pro character, the F²/400 35mm rolls flew off our shelves like hotcakes – and rapidly went out of stock worldwide.
“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, journey to the quaint streets and picturesque coast of Denmark with lomographer @fotofreundin.
When Lomography introduced the Diana F+, it became an instant darling in 2007. The year after, the Diana World Tour has launched, the biggest party ever for the toy camera. Let's blast back to several years earlier and toast to the good times of the Diana World Tour.
We've finally nailed down the basic colors from primary to secondary; now it's time to study other colors, hybrids, and palettes that make this world more complex and non-binary. As the days of the spook and horror approaches, we talk about the colors of malevolence.