2012 was quite the year for some of us analogue lovers. Luckily for us, we probably captured most of it with our cameras!
Okay confession, I am rather new to the Lomo community. I have been shooting with my Minolta x-700 for years, but I have spent 2012 exploring the great land of analogue through Lomography. You could say it has been a big year as far as my photography accomplishments go—I have added to my camera collection, found somewhere I can send my black and white film off to (nowhere in my town still develops it!), got Lollapalooza photos published in Nashville, and experimented with different films I could not find in town.
Basically, Lomography.com is the website that saved my life. And because of all of this, I have a vast collection of photos from 2012 as proof. My cameras were along for the ride in 2012, I took at least one just about everywhere I went. However, my favorite photos of the year were captured outside of Nashville. This year I got the opportunities to go to two music festivals, LA and Rome, Italy. I also attended dozens of shows around Music City where I took photos for bands. 2012 was a blast and I cannot wait to see what 2013 has in store of me and my camera.
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
We love Asher Moss' work. He's been our LomoAmigo for quite some time and is always eager to try new stuff. We recently gave him the Lomo'Instant camera to experiment with, and here are some of his shots.
Just as we love the grainy sound of a vinyl record playing our latest jazz favorites, we choose analog photography for its natural imperfections that remind us so wondrously of our own reality. Its shortcomings are what make an analog photograph so appealing. We talked to Adriano Guimarães Sodré, a 26-year-old cinematographer, DJ, and photographer who carefully composes pictures that capture a solitary moment in its most natural beauty.
It was our great pleasure to chat with the CEO of Ondu Pinhole Cameras, Elvis Halilović, about his interest in pinhole photography as well as the formation of his company that produces handcrafted pinhole cameras. We found his answers fascinating and we think you will too. Thanks Elvis for being so generous in sharing your story and cameras with us!
It had been five years since my last visit to the Côte d'Azur in France. During this period, I took to film photography again. And so for my return, I was looking forward to capturing, with my handy film cameras, some of that special light and blue sea that had drawn so many artists to the Riviera.
New York City-based graphic designer Markus Hartel has a passion for street photography. On one of his last strolls through the city, he captured some scenes on the busy streets with the New Russar+ Lens. Read on to learn about his experience photographing with the Russar+ and get insider info on how it is to be a street photographer in the Big Apple.
The Glastonbury Festival is arguably one of the most anticipated and renowned music festivals in the world. It is a joy to be able to watch it, and a privilege to capture scenes on and off stage. Apart from creating beautiful portraits, the Petzval Lens is great for adding an albeit subtle drama to the already spectacular scenes of music festivals. Japanese photographer Taio Konishi photographed this year's Glastonbury with a Petzval 85mm Lens, and here are some of the photos. He also talks about his Petzval-meets-Glastonbury experience in this exclusive.
Cap off the year with a movie marathon! We have the perfect selection of short flicks shot using the LomoKino for your amusement. So grab your buttered popcorn and prepare for a nostalgic trip through different places and different seasons with our most popular LomoKino movies of 2014.
Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.