Hey Denver! You know that guy that figured out the Diana was the bee's knees? He hung out with and/or shot the kinds of people you only read about, now. Andy Warhol, Basquiat, J.D. Salinger, etc. Yeah, Mark Sink! The man, himself, is going to run a workshop with us in Denver and you can come!
If you don’t know who Mark Sink is, turn to page 143 in your Diana F+ book. The man virtually popularized the use of the Diana and shoots with it, to this day. Well, Lomography will have their representative, Cameron Russell, in town on Oct 27th to help Mark host a workshop. Denver Pro Photo has agreed to let us use their studio space to do it.
There could be no better combination. Mark is a lover of plastic cameras, soft images, and blurred edges. Lomography is a society of people dedicated to analogue photography and all the quirks it involves. With our powers combined, we will make sure you leave inspired and with a head full of new ways to approach the object of your lomographic desire.
So, what will we cover? What are we going to teach you? We will go over the basics. Why analogue photography, what film should you shoot, what camera best suits your style, ways to improve what you’re already shooting, and more. Mark and Cameron will have three hours to talk and instruct in Denver Pro Photo’s large and well stocked Studio 3. There’s backdrops, props, and more to incorporate with practicing your shots. That’s three hours with two people that couldn’t be more passionate about analogue cameras and plastic lenses.
Not only that, but Denver Pro Photo now carries a large selection of our cameras. There’s a good chance that you’ll fall in love with a new analogue machine, that day. Denver Pro Photo can help you with a rarity in analogue photography…instant gratification.
There is too much going on to miss this event. We’ll have Dianas and a roll of film to loan you. Two analogue lovers to instruct you, and a space that couldn’t be more accommodating. So, come down to Denver Pro Photo from 12pm-3pm and immerse yourself in an event that is rarer than an eclipse. See you soon, Denver!
Happy New Year Everyone. We're confident that our January 2015 workshops will help you dust off those January blues and get you smiling again. You'll be able to learn how to expose an image onto fabric or canvas with our LUMI paint workshop, learn the basics of our super Diana F+ camera and take to the streets with the Lomo'instant. There is also a great exhibition of analogue prints from photographer Arat “Huge” Komsawadichai. Find out more and book your spot by clicking here.
The skies were busy with magic today — or maybe it was just the solar eclipse that caused all that ruckus? Decked out in space-age goggles and other various sun viewing paraphernalia, groups of people gathered as the moon moved between the sun and the earth this morning across Europe. Only a few lucky folks witnessed the total eclipse, and here at Vienna HQ, the greatest moment of the partial eclipse happened at 10:45 A.M. and lasted only a few minutes. We stopped everything we were doing to join the sky watchers crew and share in this astonishing moment. Check out these brilliant solar-inspired shots to celebrate the occasion!
As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.
Lomography has previously shown you the kind of shots that one could take with the new Lomo LC-A 120. Now, with the first batch already shipped out and arriving to their lucky owners, it's the community's turn to show everyone what they've been shooting with this awesome camera!
Before moving to New York City, I was told that people keep to themselves. Thus, I set forth to put myself out there and create connections with the people in my community, using the Lomo'Instant as an icebreaker! I was proven wrong—if you show an ounce of kindness to anyone, they will overflow in return.
In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.
Sonja started her analog adventures during her teenage years. She took her first film photographs when she was 13 and has been in love with the magic of the process since. Her idea of a perfect day involves developing film rolls while listening to jazz and having a cup of tea in between. In this interview, she recalls about her experience with her first Lomography camera, a Holga 120 CFN.