In photography, even simple things and scenes can become meaningful. The objects, places, people around us all have meaning to our lives, and each of us sees them uniquely. Japan-based Lomographer ma-saman shares how they see such subjects and puts a sentimental and romantic flair to the ordinary, mundane scenes of daily life.
If real life could be like old movies, everyday would probably look like this. The vintage aesthetic is a coveted one, and sa-man has perfected this by applying these qualities to their daily life. Expired films, especially black-and-white, are part of their creative arsenal to form their visually poetic gallery. Even in their color photographs, the vintage aesthetic persists as they often opt for a rustic, worn-out vibe.
There’s a lot of emphasis on hands and feet, often grainy, soft-focused and dramatically-lit. The way they are portrayed are rather mysterious and expressive. Subjects like plants and flowers enhance the romanticism of their curated LomoHome.
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