Ask yourself this: when you lomograph, is there a routine that guides you? Why do you lomograph this and not that? Even though we try hard not to think, there are always a bazillion different decisions going on in our heads that we don’t even notice.
Our eyes are guided by mental images we have in our head that define what is interesting to us and what’s not. Some of these images are generated through our education and the environment or society in which we live in; these are codes that, for example, tell us it’s morally wrong to take pictures of dead people and that it’s arousing to look at naked bodies. These codes are hard to re-program as they define a great deal of what we call “ethics” and “cultural identity”. On the other hand, sight is the only one of the five senses that is not developed in the mother’s womb. The first time we see is when we are born. The problem is this: the more we know the less we see. That’s why children often make the most interesting pictures and observations. What is art? Probably something that shows us what we wouldn’t see otherwise. Hence, the artist is as much concerned with the invisible as the visible world. You can never understand a picture unless you grasp the ways in which it shows what cannot be seen.
The Lomo LC-Wide boasts the newly-developed 17mm Minigon Ultra-Wide Angle lens. This 35mm camera wonder is the perfect companion for your photo expeditions. It produces eye-catching splashes of colour with astonishing saturation and contrasts with the added versatility of 3 different formats. Open up to a new photographic experience with the LC-Wide, available in our Shop.
When someone asks me why I love Burkina Faso so much and what's so special about it, I answer without any hesitation: the people. There's something in this country that connects the people together very strongly. Here, foreign visitors are warmly welcomed. And honestly, I think that the portraits I'm most proud of and that I really love are those shot in Burkina Faso. "Why," you ask?
You've shot tons of really fantastic film photos — why not turn them into analogue prints that you can proudly showcase in your home, studio or office? If you're not sure where to have them printed, try Analogue Prints — the perfect print service for analogue photographers. Lomographers in Austria, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain can take advantage of this awesome service right now!
Don’t you love it when the whole world shifts into new perspectives? Perhaps it’s the moment you realize the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, or that secondly when it’s like someone has flicked a switch and life suddenly appears completely fresh again. Well ladies and gentlemen, we are nearly ready to unveil a new Lomographic surprise which will have this magical impact on your photographic life!
They say there’s a first time for everything and with the Lomo’Instant Wide, that couldn’t be more accurate. Combining high quality craftsmanship with versatile features, the Lomo’Instant Wide is the instant camera for any and every person who revels in capturing every beautiful, bizarre and bewildering moment in a creative, super wide, crisply sharp and perfectly exposed way.
This October, Cambridge and London-based visual artist and writer Katherine April conducts a photographic installation project at the Cambridge City Center that puts herself out there, quite literally.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
The beauty of instant cameras is that they let your spontaneous side truly run wild, and the Lomo'Instant Wide gives you just the opportunity to experiment with all sorts of shooting methods on the fly!
It goes without saying that street photography is one of the most exciting and fulfilling practices a photographer can do. But for some, especially the beginners, the prospect of hitting the streets can be a little daunting. Here, we dish out a few tips to help shake off anxiety.