Do you enjoy photo booths? How does the idea of a photo booth sound that not only takes a picture of your face but captures your whole body? Well, there is exactly one analogue booth in the world that can do just that and the daughter of its designer is looking for people ready to back her idea of making the life-size photo booth mobile and taking it around the world.
We reckon your are familiar with Kickstarter and the concept behind it since our very successful Kickstarter campaign for the Smartphone Film Scanner. Right now, there is another awesome photographic project looking for backers. German artist Susanna Kraus is looking to make the life-size photo booth her father created mobile!
First things first: In 1970, Susanna’s father, Werner Kraus, built the Imago 1:1 camera. A giant photo booth that captures the whole body of the people in it. The image is then directly developed and processed in the camera and the result is a print in the size of 60 × 200 cm. There is no negative or any kind of backup of the photos taken. Each portrait is a unique piece of art and thanks to the fine direct positive paper used, they have an estimated life span of up to 100 years.
What an amazing feat, right? For her goal of making this huge camera mobile, Susanna, together with her two sons and other supporters, will construct another Imago camera from scratch. Check out the project’s Kickstarter page for all details and the different pledge options and rewards. The IMAGO also has its own website with lots of info and photos.
On its way to the famous Museumsquartier in Vienna for 2006’s month of photography, the IMAGO even paid the Lomography headquarters a visit in September and October of that year. Here are some impressive shots taken during the laborious transport:
The next time you find yourself wandering around town with your Lomo'Instant camera, here's a neat trick that you can do: choose a specific area and quickly snap an instant photo. Once it develops, hold it in the exact position or angle where you took the instant photo, and take a standard photo using your favorite camera. Does it sound confusing? Ah, well ... let's just show you how it's done! Check out the photos after the jump.
The Lomo'Instant Splitzer allows you to do crazy stuff with your Lomo'Instant photos. Ever imagined pairing your bestfriend's face with your pet dog's body? Oh, the possibilities! It only takes a few steps to do it, and we're happy to show you how.
It was a cold and cloudy winter day in 2012 when I came up with the idea of compiling photographs of people's faces. I decided that the most personal way to do it is through instant shots. They are one of a kind and you immediately have something in your hands.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
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.
"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.
Without a truly established means of identifying criminals, one can only imagine the difficulties that law enforcers prior to the late 19th century had faced. True, the invention of photography had been of great help in documenting rogues photographically, but then police had yet to figure out a way to organize so that retrieving photos and pertinent information would take less time.
What exactly do I feel while waiting for my Lomo'Instant photos to be developed? I have to say I get a mix of "Surprise me, dear Lomo!" but also some "Did I capture it as I wanted?" kind of thought. No matter the school of thought, with the Splitzer you can add so many cool effects to your photos you'll definitely embrace it!
Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!
It's hip to be square, but with the Diana+ Splitzer you can make your shots way cooler. Like, have you ever imagined taking a picture of your friend's head in the clouds? Or putting two unlikely subjects in one photo, such as a puppy's face with your uncle's feet?
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Have you ever tried going lens-less when taking a photo? Try shooting with ONDU Pinhole Cameras and see what it's like to take photos through a tiny pinhole. Check out these lovely shots taken by Lomographers; if you do have some ONDU pinhole photos of your own, upload and tag them accordingly so that we can see them!
Are you annoyed by Newton's rings that appear when you're scanning your Lomo'Instant shots? I am, so I came up with the idea to create something to ensure that the photos don't touch the glass, but aren't too far away from it either because of the sharpness.
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!