This year, I have taken a few more risks with my beloved films and have done lot of naughty things to them to see how far they can be pushed! Read more about my experiments after the jump!
So, this is my second year of being a Lomographer and I had heard all about the film destroy experiments of others and decided to try them myself! I think it is now a fact that mistreating your film can result in some of the best images!
First up, we have the naughty film destroyer: Lemon juice! In short, I soaked it in hot lemon juice for a while and dried it up on my windowsill until I almost forgot about it. The full tipster is on my account. This naughty little film destroyer has resulted in probably the best shots I’ve had this year! Definitely something naughty to get something nice! But please don’t give this film into a lab without telling them…..they definitely will not be nice! Here are some of the most memorable shots.
One day I had no chemicals to develop some film, the weather was terrible and I had nothing to shoot at home. Desperate for something to do I wondered about destroying already developed negatives and tried a few naughty tricks to do this. I know some people will call me crazy but I needed something to do! On the list were bleach, salt, and my long time friend, lemon. Here are some of the results once re-scanned. I quite like the salted ones but think there was WAY too much salt in there. Will try it again someday.
Hopefully, Santa will understand all of these naughty things I have done and be nice enough to bring me that La Sardina I have wanted for months! Merry Christmas to all!
I prefer being outdoors whenever I go on a vacation at the seaside. For this reason, I always choose to stay at a campsite instead of a hotel. This year, I stayed at a beautiful one in the south of Italy. Here is a series of photos which I received a few days ago from the excellent LomoLab service, taken with my Sprocket Rocket. Have a look after the jump!
For a short time, Blaine Vernicek, otherwise known as clownshoes in our Community, needed to be away from his beloved muse, Miss Katie, and stay in another state because of his new job. But thanks to his Lomo Smena Symbol, he was able to bring with him photographs of his sweetheart that somehow helped him forget the unnerving distance between them. Read on to find out more about this heartwarming story in this installment of My First Lomo Affair!
A lot of lomographers have experienced using and even writing about the greatness of the Lomography Earl Grey black and white 35mm ISO 100 film. However, no one has written about using an expired Earl Grey film yet. How does it fare when it is used expired? Read on to find out more.
Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? A little while ago, we teamed up with the snowboard and film-making collective Yougofirst and gave them a LomoKino and some film rolls to play with. After a season of crazy riding, jumps and tricks, they have finished their latest movie HETEROTOPIA which features footage shot with our 35mm movie-maker. We had the chance to catch up with Vid and Matic from the collective about the new movie and their experiences shooting analogue on the slopes. It's also our pleasure to showcase the movie here!
Some weeks ago, I made a tribute to the great photographer Robert Frank and his 1958 black and white series taken in New York from a bus window. He is the master of the ordinary moments, capturing the essence of daily life in a series of free and random sequence of photos where nothing important happens! And as I've written there I wanted to take a similar experiment with color film, which would change the perception of the environment where people live. Read more after the jump!
The Ting Tings are a musical duo from Manchester who have more pop hits than you can shake a stick at. They are most famous for their 2008 hit "That's Not My Name" which got even the stiffest of people shaking in their seats. The Ting Tings are back with a brand new album called Super Critical. They are big film fanatics (check out their website for proof) so we gave them a Sprocket Rocket Camera and a bunch of film to document their life in sunny IBIZA.
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My name is Amber Valentine and I have a confession to make: I’m not really a photographer. I have a website full of photographs, a bookshelf full of cameras, film waiting to be developed, and a wall full of framed pictures I’ve taken. Even so, I don’t really consider myself a photographer per se. I think that Lomography is more about the experimentation and the fun of film than it is about the photography, and that experimentation is part of the reason I have embraced Lomography so.
"You put your camera around your neck in the morning along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you," said Dorothea Lange, the icon whose birthdate we celebrate today, May 26.