New Yorker filmmaker Ken Jacobs was a central figure in the post-war experimental cinema and the avant-garde movement of the '60s and '70s. His exploration and innovations in filmmaking, from his first films to his recent digital video experiment have influenced countless of artists. He is widely considered as a founder of American avant-garde cinema.
Jacobs is the director of "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son (1969)" which was admitted to the National Film Registry in 2006. His "Star Spangled to Death (2004)" is a seven-hour largely consisting of found footage.
His influences were from his fascination for early cinema -- found footage was his dominant inspiration as he would deconstruct the cinematic narratives and manipulate them.
Learn more about the filmmaker through this portrait video.
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
Paris is considered the birthplace of photography, and arguably the place where street photography was developed. But it flourished as a genre only in the post-war era through the Humanist photography movement. Here are photographer Sabine Weiss' street images.
As more people develop refined tastes in film and cinema, many filmmakers have been upping up their game to become the best among the rest. Here's a roundup of 2016's best films, paired through graphic match cuts.
Think it's difficult to use color infrared film? Think again! Michael Raso of the Film Photography Project tells us how he hacked our Simple Use Camera and made it simply perfect for the usage of color infrared film!
Recognized as one of the most eminent British photographers part of the "Thatcher Years", Brian Griffin was known for his music photography that iconized in pop music history. Visuals from album covers, single sleeves, posters and such
Happy 25th anniversary, Lomography! What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a quick chat with our most iconic members! This time, we visit Lawrence Chiam aka Lawypop for a trip down memory lane.
Contemporary photographer Gregory Crewdson is known for his dramatic and cinematic approach in photography, featuring often surrealistic, disturbing events set like tableaux using familiar techniques in filmmaking,
The collective work of both father and son Richard and Pablo Bartholomew is separated by a time of 25 years, but the two oeuvres, when joined together, look so alike and similar as they approach Indian society with also familiar themes and quest for identity.
BOUND by Hillywood has moved because of leasing problems. But now, the new neighborhood in Prince Edward brings more cultural shocks to the bar. Read more about the concept behind BOUND by Hillywood by Charlie and friends, and enjoy the shots of work taken with the latest Lomo'Instant Square!
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration underwent during the twilight of the 19th century when the Antarctic continent became a focus of international efforts of scientific and geographic exploration. One of the pioneers was Ernest Shackleton, and his photographer was Frank Hurley.