Early last week, Fuji Photo Film Co. marked its 79th year of existence since it was established in Japan way back in 1934.
Fuji Photo Film Co., or more commonly known as Fujifilm, was established in 1934 to be the first Japanese producers of photographic film. But what started as just a simple company that produces photographic, motion-picture, and X-Ray films, Fujifilm has expanded to optical glasses, lenses, and both medical and digital imaging equipment throughout the years, becoming a formidable force against its Western rival, Eastman Kodak.
To us analogue lovers, Fujifilm is more known and beloved for its line-up of film like the slides (Fujichrome) Velvia, Provia, Astia, and Sensia, as well as their color negatives (Fujicolor) Reala, Superia.
And let’s not forget, the Fuji Neopan series, and of course, the fun-loving Instax series of cameras and instant film.
Have you got anything to say about Fujifilm? Or perhaps, you can share your favorite photograph using your favorite Fujifilm? Leave them below!
As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
Mogwai are a Scottish post-rock band who formed way back in 1995. Last year they released "Rave Tapes," their eighth studio album, and have been touring intensively over the last 12 months. They took the LC-Wide to Japan and chatted with us about the world of Mogwai.
As the week came to an end, we bid farewell to Photokina 2014. Lomography participated with patchwork photo flooring and an endless array of products that impressed spectators. Take a look at our one-of-a-kind booth and its last day of glory at the this year's trade show spectacle in Cologne, Germany.
Kodak cameras started a photography revolution that progresses to this day. See its evolution and 125 years of existence in this exhibit at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.
Photographs with sprocket holes exposed are practically a dime a dozen these days but, of course, this wasn't the case more than 50 years ago. However, former freelance photographer Michael Ciavolino was already able to create one of the earliest examples of this technique back in the early '60s in his groundbreaking photograph called "Boat Ride, Rye Beach." Find out the fascinating story behind this photo, as well as how and why he did it in this exclusive Lomography feature!
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.
It's a great feeling when you get a camera back to work even though you thought it was already unusable because its particular type of film is no longer in production. Here's how you can do it with a Polaroid camera from the 80-series.
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
While the tiny 110 cartridge film has only tickled the fancy of film photographers in the recent years, this format was highly popular during its heydays. For those who have yet to learn about and shoot with 110 film, this timeline looks back at some of the notable milestones of this very compact format!
In 24 hours time Lomography UK will be heading out to the Oxfordshire countryside to deliver some special workshops from a tent at the Wilderness festival. It was so much fun last year so we thought we would share some of the best photos from 2013. See you there!
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!
It's exactly been five years since Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest at age 50. As our little tribute, we're bringing back a few notable features that we've written about the King of Pop right here on the Lomography magazine.