After finding these negatives in a box I was reminded of my first Lomo Milestone which coincides with my longest love.
A long time ago (1995), I had a chance to visit an amazing girl I met the previous winter break. I had some money saved and I was hopping a plane from sunny warm Hawaii to a very chilly Washington State University in Pullman. Before I left, I really wanted to remember my trip so I sneaked into my dad’s closet and grabbed his Canon AE-1. I stopped by the local photo shop and picked up a few rolls of B&W film. (I thought it would impress her more if I was a little artsy). I knew nothing of Lomography at the time, but I also knew little of this camera either.
It turns out it had a light leak back then, but I thought that was my fault at the time. I had a few instructions from my dad from taking the occasional vacation photo of him and family. For some reason there was a darker notched line on the light meter at f/5.6. At the time, I believed that was the aperture I should be at to get a good picture. I knew to change the shutter speed till I got that 5.6 on the light meter. I guess it wasn’t bad at the time. I didn’t break that “rule” till I downloaded the AE-1’s manual in 2009. It turns out that dark line at 5.6 was an indicator for the battery test. Funny, right?
After my trip, I returned to find out my B&W film needed to be sent away. Two weeks later I got the call that my prints were ready. I was impressed that I could take some decent pictures and about once a year I would get the itch and beg my dad to let me borrow that camera. After one such instance in 2009 while looking for tips on shooting with the AE-1 and looking for people who still shot film, I found Lomography. I finally inherited that camera and since have collected close to 30 cameras of different types and ages.
By the way, I guess I did impress that girl because five years later I married her and in a few months our love grows to include our first child. I am sure they both will be my Lomo subjects for years to come.
Recently, we’ve been digging through all our LC-A 120 negatives from when we first started testing the new camera. During this search, we had our very own finding Vivian Maier moment when we unearthed a bunch of photos shot by the super-talented dopic whilst he was on vacation in Japan last year. We totally love these shots and couldn’t resist sharing them with you!
Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.
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...
For three months last year, I traveled to 11 cities of eight Southeast Asian countries. My first destination from my hometown of Seoul was Vietnam. After 10 days in Hanoi, I joined a group tour to Sapa, an area known for its hill tribes. This is a photo story of my two days and one night in this remote but vibrant place.
My brother purchased the new Petzal lens by Lomography and Zenit through the Kickstarter campaign. Last spring, I was able to borrow it for a few weeks. Read on to find out my first impressions of this portrait lens!
In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.
This autumn, Como hosted a very important sporting event: a 6,000-meter rowing race on the lake. The race was first held in 1893. After 123 years, the Trofeo Villa D'Este has been revived. I documented this event with my trusty Praktica camera and two lenses, a 50mm and 135mm.
My family and I were in Udaipur (India) for a wedding ceremony and decided to travel around the area. We went to Jaisalmer, one of the most gorgeous cities I have ever seen (located on the border with Pakistan) and decided to stop by the remote Thar Desert, which is where these pictures were taken.
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.
Years ago, a young Christopher Logan moved to Milan after obtaining a Photography degree from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Falling in love with the European aesthetic which would later manifest in his photos, he was commissioned by a number of fashion houses, further developing his craft. He is now based in yet another fashion capital - New York City - and is still immersed in the world of fashion.