The analogue love was flowing last night at our debut party in Santa Monica! Our new store was christened by a lively performance by the Petrojvic Blasting Company, LA's own nouveau-gypsy band. An abundance of food, drink, and good times were had by all!
Check out the first low-fi photos from our opening party!
The first 25 lucky people at the store were taken on a LomoJourney to the Santa Monica Pier. Armed with Lomography cameras, they learned to light paint and got a free ride on the famous Ferris Wheel!
We are so excited to be at our new home in Santa Monica! Thanks to everyone who came out last night and made us feel welcome in the neighborhood :)
As a wildlife cameraman and photographer, Ian Llewellyn has worked on a number of television projects. The UK-based lensman breaks free from the strict confines of his profession by engaging in monochrome photography. His personal work is a plethora of abstract and experimental imagery, created in a style distinctly his own. Llewellyn is an ardent user of a Leica Monochrom camera, on which he mounted the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Lens, producing the most imaginative, phantasmic results.
Although its existence has always been known among locals, it was only in 1913 when the rest of the world was introduced to the Inca site of Machu Picchu through an expedition headed by Yale University and professor Hiram Bingham.
Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.