So far, my Spinner rolls always seem to be shot at times when I really want to fully document the place I am at, as I may not be able to go back there again. There is something about being in the photograph yourself, surrounded by what is going on around you that calls for this camera to be what I think of as more of a documentary device than other cameras. There are many things I love about this camera, but one big one that I do not. Read about it after the jump!
The first time I used my Spinner 360 was on a road trip to Chicago. This huge city and its well-known landmarks called for me to take my new camera for a spin! My favourite was with Anish Kapour’s ‘Cloud Gate’ sculpture, I just loved how it reflects the city and even though it looks ultra modern, I feel it has an analogue feel to it. Passers-by didn’t know what it was that I had in my hand, and a few people even asked! This would make it a great camera for photo-documentary if you don’t want who you were photographing to know that you were taking a photo of them.
The next time I took out the Spinner it was because we were moving apartments and I wanted to document our space before we started pulling it all apart. I definitely should have used a faster film for this but I was still happy with the results. This brings me to another point that I like the Spinner for – the self-portrait aspect. I really like being able to document your space with you in it, without having to worry about self timers etc.
The next roll I took on my Spinner 360 was when I returned home to Australia and was showing my boyfriend around the big tourist sites. I loved how it would fit a big group of friends in one shot. We traveled and used it to document the east coast from Sydney with the Harbour Bridge in the background to the Great Barrier Reef. Okay, so here’s my only beef (sorry just had to throw a bit of rhyme in there) with the Spinner. It’s not with the camera itself, but rather my lack of a proper scanner for it. All of the photos in this article have been ‘Ghetto scanned’ by getting a white screen on my laptop and then taking a digital image of it and inverting it in Photoshop. I bought a Digitaliza thinking it would help me scan them, but it only does if you have a backlight scanner. So, whenever my current scanner decides to pack it in, I’ll definitely be upgrading to a backlight one and will re-digitize all my images from the Spinner 360!
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When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand located at the Danish west coast with my brothers and my parents. However, I didn't anymore when I grew up. But in 2012, we hit the road again. It was my first visit there in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In this article, I'm going to present to you the photos I took with my Nikon F-501 SLR.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
Though I am not a professional, photography is in my genes. My father was a photographer and technician in the Air Force and accumulated a number of cameras during his life. This is a story about one of those cameras, a Yashica 635 TLR. I brought the camera—after being in storage for about 55 years—back to life with a roll of Portra 160 during the golden hour at Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.
We are thrilled to announce that next week our new community site will be launched! As the final step in the re-launch process, next Monday (2nd February) we will make the move over to the new site. This will mean that on Monday you will not be able to log-in and the site will be read-only for a period.
Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.
The idea behind this project was to shoot 24 moments in one week's time using a disposable camera. Incidentally, a friend from Seattle sent me two disposable cameras so I was finally able to participate. Disposable cameras aren't sold in Manila anymore. I timed my shoot during the week wherein I had to go out several times, also hoping for good weather.
A weekend without a lomowalk seems bad, at least for me. One Saturday morning, I decided to join my friends in their lomowalk. It was all cloudy at first but it didn't stop me from going out and walking. I brought my new Nikon FM2 and some expired rolls, just to test my camera. Was it just me being sleepy, or was my Nikon FM2 acting up? My photos turned out grainy, pale, and, in my opinion, looking so 1990s?
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I bought the LomoKino years ago, and since then I've been having great times with it. I will continue documenting my daily life with the LomoKino, which is Lomography in motion! You can see the movements and facial expressions of people - it’s priceless! Documenting life in moving pictures, the Lomokino can be used as a camera that not only shoots moving pictures but also works like the multi-frame wonder camera, Supersampler!
Hello, fellow lomographers! To be honest, ever since I started working last year, I haven't been able to write a single analogue lifestyle piece. But today I decided to write something about my days, especially about my weekend in Bandung. It's not much but I take it as the start of a new beginning in writing all over again here. So, here's my weekend in Bandung!