Everyone has their own preference of personalizing their cameras; skin mods, custom paint jobs, additional stickers, etc.
Let’s say you and a bunch of other Lomographers get together after a day’s worth of shooting. I’m sure there are instances where we huddle our cameras on the table, maybe to strike up a conversation or at least to show off a bit. We generally own the same tools of the trade so to avoid any mix-ups, we need to differentiate our camera from others.
I instead choose to tag my cameras using plastic labels. These come with embossed lettering and peel-off adhesive that is available in a multitude of colors and designs. Label makers are affordably-priced at your local store, especially the ones selling stationery and office supplies. Simply turn the dial to choose the letters, numerals or symbols you wish to be printed, press firmly on the handle and it automatically clicks to the next space. Snip the label off when you’re done. Once adhered, the result is a classic feel that matches our low-fidelity passion.
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share with you the masterpiece of Simone Legno from tokidoki! Simone Legno is the creative director and co-founder of tokidoki, which stands for "sometimes" in Japanese. He chose this word because he feels “everyone waits for moments that change one’s destiny, by chance or by meeting a new person.”
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share with you Steen of Steen Drawings. Steen is a New York based illustrator who likes to create her own fantasy world and creates stories from her wild imagination. Take a look at Steen's wonderful work and get inspired to do your own DIY project.
The founder of The Pop-Up Pinhole Co., Kelly Angood, has been handcrafting pinhole cameras from scratch since 2010. After developing a huge online following from one of her early pinhole designs, she embarked on a mission to design an affordable, functional pinhole camera that could be constructed all in the comfort of your own home — and it had to look great too! Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, her mission was realized. Read on to see how it happened and what's next for Kelly and The Pop-Up Pinhole Company!
Pssst, have you heard the latest? We're unveiling a brand new product very soon, and while we can't give you any strong clues right now, we hope that you can still try to guess what it is. In honor of this mystery product, we'd like to reiterate why Lomography's 10 Golden Rules is perfectly applicable to street photography.
Most, if not all, of the photographs in Keis Iguchi's LomoHome were printed using traditional darkroom processes. He likens film photography to using cassette tape and relies on his favorite combination of LC-A and Ferrania Solaris 800 in creating evocative images. In this interview, our Newcomer of the Week from Tokyo Japan shares more about his affinity for analog photography.