I recently read an excellent book called ‘Retromania’ by the music journalist Simon Reynolds. In one chapter, Reynolds examines ‘The Twilight of Music as an Object’; the chapter suggests that in the digital era, music has become a simple commodity that anyone can access, whenever they want. This chapter made me think about my own experiences with photography and why analogue photography has certain special and unique qualities for me.
Good news Lomographers! Despite selling out of the first batch of pre-order cameras, we are offering special 30% savings on the Belair X 6-12 for 1 more week. Read on for the full details.
Estamos seguros que todos queremos unos cerditos extra en nuestras Lomohomes. ¡Y aquí estamos dando algunos a 10 lomógrafos afortunados!
Here's a trick that has been priceless when doing double exposure at night with the LC-A+, avoiding the shakes of a hand held long exposures.
Taking pics of children demands a sense of timing. This is nothing without speed and my La Sardina has this in spades.
Some people might say heavy medium format cameras, wooden shoes and babies don't belong on a four day hike. Those people just lack a bit of imagination.
Introducing the brand new La Sardina Splendour - your ticket to stunning street photos. Capture the crowd in motion, colorful graffiti and beautiful cityscapes in its wide angled glory!
The limited edition Lomo LCA+ Silver Lake was recently featured on packagingoftheworld.com for its remarkable design--inside and out! With a genuine leather body, Russian lens, and wooden collector's box, this camera is definitely a modern-day treasure!
This is a no-cost way to get into macro photography. You only need a string, little tape, used up glasses, and a tripod. If you like to make surprising experiments with your analog darling, you've got to try it out!
Recently Redeye Photography Network gave me the opportunity to meet a true inspiration, documentary photographer Daniel Meadows. Educated privately, Meadows as a young man didn’t have the opportunity to mix with many and developed a love affair with a film camera using it as he says as “a passport through the classes”. He used photography as a way to meet people, hear their stories, and document the beautiful in the ordinary.
Shooting with expired black and white film is much easier and simpler than shooting expired colour film, so bargains can be had.
To take pictures, we need our cameras but without films, we can't do anything. Nowadays, prices have soared and the same people who today, take all our money, in the past they gave us the option of getting free films or albums.
Here's a simple tip on how you can keep your Lomo cameras safely at home.
Photographers' self portraits are often thought to be proof of narcissism. For me, they represented the recovery of a wounded ego.
We all know these horrible holiday-snapshots with a face covering almost all of the nice landscape/building/lake/tree/whatever. Usually they also feature one of those fake smiles and an outfit that has tourist written all over it. They are probably the most boring images one can take on holidays. Or are they?
When you like many different genres of music it is said you have flexible taste in music. What about when you own actual flexible music? Read on to know more about the wonderful object that is the flexi disc!
When I was travelling, I tried to compare the photos taken by a digital camera and an original film camera, specifically an LC-A+. Why don't we play a little game by guessing which photos were taken by which camera? It's a face-off between the old and new!
Tarantino reveals in an interview, "Digital is not for me. I don’t think that it’s better something shot in digital or projected in digital." He explains why he thinks that analog shooting is the best way to make movies, even though we're in a the digital era. A curious clip, in which the Hollywood director reveals his romantic feelings about the evolution of recording still images on 35mm film.
A Massachusetts-based artist has created some interesting masterpieces featuring human anatomy diagrams using rolled pieces of paper. Take a look at some of her work and be amazed after the jump!
In El Tubo, the excellent Zaragoza tapas zone, you will find El Limpia Bar. Make sure to not miss out on the house tapa special, the Papapico.