Another milestone has been reached on beta.lomography.com!
A long time in the making, we are rapidly approaching the full relaunch of Lomography online! A lot has been happening and we now feel that it is time to take a moment and appreciate the support that you have all given us. A little bit of proof, and part of the reason that we do this blog, is that today we are proud to host more than 10,000 albums compromised of nearly 200,000 photos taken by nearly 6000 different Lomographers on the beta site!
We would like to give special thanks to our top uploaders:
Our top commentators:
Our meta specialists (photos with complete meta data)
Our top raters:
And finally, the photos! Here are a list of the top 13 photos as liked and commented on by the community!
It has been proven time and again that some of the most interesting and creative collaborations are produced by art and music. For this week's list, in no particular order, we're putting the spotlight on five albums whose cover art were specially designed by well-known artists!
Lomography Japan has been working with CAMPFIRE, one of the country's largest crowdfunding services. In the past year, we have launched three successful projects such as the campaigns for the Lomography Smartphone Scanner, Petzval Lens and the Lomo’Instant, and Campfire has been helping us reach out to our supporters in Japan. Koh, Campfire's Senior Project Manager, has been involved in all three. Also a lomographer,she is no stranger to our products and has even shot with the new Petzval Lens.
YES YOU READ THE TITLE RIGHT! We at Lomography UK are dancing in our chairs right now because we have a super exciting rumble courtesy of this musician/DJ and chronic doodler Mr Scruff. Manchester born Mr Scruff has been releasing albums and DJ'ing since 1997, and his new album "Friendly Bacteria" is due for release on May 19th. You can win this new album along with some super goodies AND a La Sardina DIY customized by the man himself! May we join the contest too, please?
For the first time in the brief history of the Awesome Albums series, we put the spotlight on not one, not even two, but three impressive albums by a fellow lomographer! If you haven't been to Venice, Italy to see and experience their famed Carnival, we're sure the beautiful photos you'll find after the jump will make you think about what you've been missing!
The Horizon Kompakt is a miracle in the shape of a 35mm camera. Just watching its multi-coated swing lens as it sweeps 120° degrees is a wonder to behold. With "Day" and "Night" shooting settings and battery free operation, it's also incredibly simple to use. Capture picture-perfect panoramas and get prints approximately the size of two standard frames. With the Kompakt, you'll see the world from a whole new perspective.
We’re counting down to a new Lomographic product and have another visual clue to show you. What do these color switches have to do with what’s fast approaching? Take a look at the teaser and add your guess!
DJ, musician and chronic doodler Mr Scruff has a brand new album out, entitled "Friendly Bacteria." He is currently on tour to promote the album. Luckily, we caught up with him while on tour and gave him an LC-A to capture the action. Say a big hello to Mr Scruff!
Public Service Broadcasting is a UK-based duo with J. Willgoose, Esq. on guitar, banjo & samplings and Wrigglesworth on drums & piano. They've been on tour promoting their debut album "Inform - Educate - Entertain," which was released in 2013. The folks at Lomography UK managed to catch them mid-tour for an interview and gave them an LC-A+ to capture all the action.