The simplest way to define a portrait is it's an image that portrays a person. It's very simple as that, giving a huge room for flexibility and experiments. You can take a portrait that focuses simply on one's outfit, or one's pose, even just his facial features.
Here we've listed some of the most commonly used portrait lengths as your guide and refresher in the art of portrait photography, thanks to these Lomographs.
Face-focused, minimal negative space: full face view
Face down to the neck or bust: bust portraiture
From head to trunk: half-length portrait portraiture
From head to upper limbs: the three quarter length portrait
Simon Gerlinger is a photography student at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund. Here he tells us about analogue photography, how it can be used to look behind the scenes. He also talks about his latest project "See you soon, or Sometime".
Do you find creativity to be an even more hard nut to crack in times of isolation? Whether you like to fly solo and explore the surroundings with your camera, or you enjoy working in the company of your other pals – we understand, 2020 was not easy. But we can always fight back, can’t we?
In this series, we would feature local darkrooms and film labs where you could have your precious films processed or learn how to process them yourself! For this feature, we talked to Gowanus Darkroom, one of New York's pillar in the analogue scene.
For Cameron Hoerth, it only takes a few rolls and a functional camera to create some serene black and white portraits of his daily life. We talked to him about his process, his inspiration, and how he started his analog journey.
In this series, we would feature local darkrooms and film labs where you could have your precious films processed or learn how to process them yourself! In this feature, we talked to Safelight Lab, a pillar of the analog scene on the West Coast that started as darkroom parties in Rob Cowan, the founder's apartment.
Lomographer Flavia a.k.a. flaviaslick is unapologetic with her experimental analogue outbursts -- overloaded with passion and need to shoot with film, she always #ChooseToChallenge. Her LomoHome is becoming one of our favorite hangouts just to see what she's up to next!
The poetic performative photographs of "The City is a Choreography" by Melissa Schriek can now be flipped through the pages, and the artist is back with Lomography Magazine to share the behind-the-scenes story of self-publishing for the very first time this International Women's Day.