Just because you don't have the '+' in your good old Russian Lomo LC-A, doesn't mean you can't join in the analogue fun that is happening here at Lomography. One proof of that is this recipe which everyone can easily do and was actually devised by our latest Tipster of the week!
• 1 Lomo LC-A
• 1 roll of film
• 1 unused film box
• A pair of scissors
• 2 pinches of adhesive putty (commonly referred to as “tacks”)
1) Load your Lomo LC-A with the roll of film.
2) Use the scissors to cut the film box, preferably the flaps. You only need two small pieces.
3) Stick the adhesive putty to said pieces.
4) Join the pieces together in front of your camera lens, either vertical or horizontal. The two halves should fully cover the lens. Note: The purpose of using putty instead of cello tape is to have a reusable adhesive so you can attach and remove the pieces multiple times without losing its strength. In addition, the camera body will also be safe from superficial harm.
5) Now comes the fun part. Remove one piece and take a picture. Place your subject(s) accordingly.
6) Replace the piece to its rightful position and remove the other one.
7) Before taking another picture, press and hold the small button under the camera.
8) Advance the film as usual, release the small button and shoot. Instant MX function for your Lomo LC-A! No modifications needed. Framing might be a little off though.
9) Replace back the piece and repeat steps 5 to 9 until there are no more exposures left.
10) Send your roll for developing.
11) Rejoice with the results.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
I don't know many bands from Russia but one that I've been admiring for years is Motorama from Rostov-on-Don. With catchy tunes and adorable videos, they took my heart by storm and that of fans from all over the world. Because of their Russian origin, Motorama is of course familiar with Lomo products. Reason enough to let them become our latest LomoAmigos! Enjoy the interview with singer Vlad and check out their B&W photos, taken with a La Sardina Splendour.
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
Buying, Selling, Doing Good - this is the motto of fraisr, a Berlin-based start-up that aims to encourage people to donate, and to help motivated people who don't have the financial means to take action. In a quest of good will, Lomography joined forces with fraisr recently. Learn more about the shopping platform for good causes and get to know its co-founder and CEO, Alex Schwaderer.
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.
When a truly fascinating photograph hits you, it’s powerful enough to transport you to the story that is being told in that image. Such is what happens when one sees Suji Park's work for the first time. It’s as if you can actually hear and feel the details of each snapshot — the warmth of a late afternoon sun, the complex silence of nature or a dry and nostalgic solitude.
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but whoever said that must have never shot with a Konica C35. This 46-year-old beauty can definitely hang with the big boys. Come see why this camera is one of my favorites, and why it should be one of yours, too.
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.
Summer has just begun and you need to be comfy as you shoot and soak up the sun. Make sure you're wearing the right stuff; put on an ultra-soft Lomography T-Shirt! The good news is that all Lomography T-Shirts are on sale until 22nd June, so you can hoard and wear one for every day of the week.
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.”
The New Petzval Lens 85 continues to captivate the hearts of many photographers from its debut a couple of years back. A perfect balance between form and function, this lens closely mimics the look of the legendary Petzval lens of the 19th century and delivers eye-catching images with its signature tack sharp center and swirly bokeh background. Many photographers from both outside and inside the Lomography community have raved about the New Petzval 85. In this recap, we look back at four community-written reviews.