Paris has been known as the home of photography. Paris is where its history began and truly flourished, thanks to Louis Daguerre's daguerreotype, photography became a popular, commercialized medium. Majority of the early photographers are taken in Paris as well; however, there are some few documented about the French provincial areas. Here are some photographs and postcards of Southeastern France during the olden times, around the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Images are from the Flickr Commons, under the public domain.
We had a chat with Burcu Böcekler, whose panoramic photo series called Panoramic Traces of Byzantine and Roman architecture of Istanbul are currently on exhibition in Lomography Embassy Store Istanbul. Here, she shares her experience with the Sprocket Rocket camera, panoramic photography and her use of cyanotype technique.
We had a pleasure of chatting with Sasha Guseynova, young photographer from Moscow, whose stunning work is all about capturing the beauty of the moment. She started exploring the world of photography seven years ago and she has been doing an amazing job capturing emotions ever since.
We had a chat with Mert Can Tekin, AKA eyvahblues about his photos, surrealism and experimental arts. Mert Can’s photos, whose motto is "Surrealism and experimentation are a journey of discovery for me, as well as a search" become different art pieces with the addition of illustrations.
Lomography and musician Pieta Brown are teaming up for a competition inspired by her song "In The Light". Pieta will incorporate submissions in the official video for the song "In The Light (with Calexico)" from her recent album of collaborations, Postcards (March 2017, LUSTRE RECORDS).
Introducing the Lomography Simple Use Film Camera. Forget fiddling with film and settings: this is analogue madness at your disposal, loaded and ready to shoot. Pocket-sized, equipped with a flash, and available in three different films! Get the 3 pack bundle and save 5%!
Today, we gain altitude with Ben Nardini, director of photography and pilot of drone for Almo film production. Passionate about image, whether static or moving, Ben meets the LC-Wide in the LGS in New York. He is taking this little analogue camera everywhere ever since, even when the good fellow leaves for Alaska. Let's go for a special meeting "from the top"!
The Leicester Lo-Fi Photography are a UK based collective who run film photography workshops, have an exhibition space and their own darkroom space. In this article they explain the history of Kamra-e-Faoree and give a step-by-step guide to recreating this fascinating form of instant photography.
Photography became his creative escape in the 90's when his country was facing a civil war. Years later, he moved to New York where he continued doing what he loves the most. Boogie had various exhibitions over the years and his sixth monograph "A Wah Do Dem" was one of the most controversial ones.
In this digital age, more and more photographers and filmmakers are getting charmed by technologies of the past. Those who prefer working with a tangible medium move from manipulating pixels to tinkering with vintage film cameras. Film director and scriptwriter Jan Okulicz-Kozaryn is one of them.