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Portraits of Strangers: To Ask Or Not To Ask, That Is The Question

It's not always easy to take a photo of a stranger. It needs courage and politeness. Or sometimes it just needs pure cheek. This is how I got the shots and why I took them in the first place. Six strangers and a few dogs, here are a few of my favourite stranger portraits, taken on a variety of film cameras.

Let's Celebrate 400k Likes on Our Facebook Page!

We are fast approaching 400k likes on our Facebook page! Thank you dear Lomographers as it's you who've made it possible with all your post shares and recommendations! In celebration of this auspicious event, we are hosting a little giveaway game. So, read on for the rules after the jump!

Welta Weltaflex: A Really Great East German TLR

As a TLR fan in general and fanatic Lubitel 2 owner, I have been lusting after this old East German TLR camera for quite some time, with its sexy upmarket leatherette-and-steel cosmetics. Having finally obtained a copy, I have found it to be a highly underrated and effective piece of equipment.

Zenit 12 SD: An Awkward but Likeable Customer

The Zenit 12 SD represents one of the last 'unbreakable' Zenit cameras, built like a tank. Unfortunately, it has a tendency to handle like one too, but once you master it the combination of reliability and excellent optics (58mm Helios lens) become persuasive.

Pouva Start: Another Cult Camera

The Pouva Start is quite a well known "cult" camera from the former East Germany. However, it hasn't been reviewed on Lomography before, despite it's Holga-like goodness. Here's a short review.

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