I thought for the longest time that film was outdated and like the days of VHS, were well and truly done for. Boy was I wrong!
Like most people I enjoy taking pictures, documenting the moment and sharing your excitement when a great picture comes together. It was in January of this year that on a trip to a mall in Atlanta, Georgia a friend and me walked into a store and laid eyes on our first Lomo Cameras. He fell in love with the Fisheye 2 and I went feet first for the Holga CFN. For months I took pictures and really discovered a new joy for film and all of it’s possibilities but deep down I knew I wanted more. More control, more detail, more (or less) light!
I got home and joined Lomography.com and perused the site looking for an answer to that feeling in my gut. I saw thousands of beautiful square pictures and noticed that the most detailed and spectacular were all produced by an old Soviet made camera called the Lubitel. It was pretty much love at first sight, I had to have it. It was calling out to me.
So i ordered my first slice of Lubitel Love. The camera turned up on my doorstep two days later and after loading it with some nice 120 film i stepped out into the sunshine and went to see what this camera could do.
It functions like a dream, simple and intuitive. There’s very little you can do to mess up with this wonder of a camera. The Lomography team have got it right, so many wonderful features and improvements all to make sure that our little square pictures are the best little square pictures they can be. Yes, it’s a talking point. When you’re out and about in the wilderness be prepared for people to ask you all sorts of questions about the box your holding. I’ve made a few new friends because of this camera.
I’ve started my own little Analogue Revolution and I suggest you get onboard and start yours! Long live the Lubitel!
A couple of weeks ago, my family and I celebrated Hari Raya after a month of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Since the first day I laid my hands on the Lubitel 166+, I've always had the thought of taking portraits of my family. So this year, I finally took them. Here they are: Hari Raya Portraits!
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
Here’s a random and rather mysterious tale for you folks. Just the other day, I was at a local bar with a few friends. It was much like any other evening; we were sipping a couple of cocktails, recounting our adventures, falling over ourselves with laughter and half-drunkenly meditating on the meaning of life (a scientist once told me it’s 42 by the way). But then something truly strange happened. Read on to hear my story and please make a comment with your guess at the end!
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
Going away for the weekend is always fun, especially if, like me, you live abroad and go back to visit your home city! For my walk through Milan, I decided to bring with me the Lomo’Instant because well, I just love it! Here are my thoughts after this special weekend!
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.
Petzval lens are designed for a Canon or Nikon SLR mounts and a selection of brass or black for each camera brand is available in our stores. And start shooting with images full of sharpness, crispness and bokeh effects!
I have good memories of Tagaytay Highlands. There had been times when some of my friends and I would spend the weekend there, playing all sorts of sports and having our bodies healed in the warm and lapping jacuzzi pool. But those were distant memories. I was able to go back to this place, but only for an afternoon, and tried to remember the good old days.
I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum's Friday Late, an event that takes place every last Friday evening of the month. For March 2014, the London borough of Tottenham was invited to curate an evening of creativity. There were a number of events that went on ranging from music and art to fashion and film. Accompanied by my LC-A+ and Fisheye No. 2, here are my highlights of that evening in photographs.
My brother had a photo exhibition last year at the North Sea Jazz Festival and got two tickets. So just like the old days with our father, we went to the Ahoy Rotterdam for an evening of jazz and other music. I was armed with an analogue SLR camera, telephoto lens, and sensitive film!
"Magical" here means that every time I use the Diana F+, the results are always beyond both my expectations and imagination. That's why I always use it when I feel like doing something different. It has never failed me since day one; I even always bring this camera during my trips!
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.
Some of the photos I took during my trips to Penang and Singapore may pass as street photography, but to be honest, they were more like my feeble attempts to capture 'decisive moments' that I don't usually find at home.