While browsing for lenses in the stores along Long Street in Cape Town, the people from Green Renaissance, a film production and media agency, met a man called The Collector and were fortunate enough to get a sneak peak of his impressive camera collection.
“The whole history of photography is quite important to the human being. It’s part of the human being.” – The Collector
[The Collector] has built up a collection of more than 1000 cameras over the years. We were lucky enough for him to invite us to his home (not open to the public) to view his impressive collection. He reaffirmed how important it is to do what you love. – Green Renaissance
Despite being only 3 minutes long, the video managed to convey the quiet passion and love The Collector has for his collection. It’s refreshing and inspiring, and there is no doubt that after watching this, we all would want to meet this charming old man.
Coinciding with the relaunch of the Lomography community website is the debut of one of the Magazine's newest series, Meet the Innovators. Here, we'll be talking to some of the game changers in the field of photography to get a closer look on what they do as well as find out their personal insights. For our opening salvo we proudly introduce Cat Ong, Lomography's very own Head of Optic Product Development who counts the research and development of the LC-A family, Russar and Petzval Art Lenses, Diana F+, and Lomo'Instant, among many others, as some of his projects.
The Smartphone Film Scanner offers Lomographers and analog lovers a quick, easy and portable way to scan 35mm films. Simply turn on the Smartphone Film Scanner back-light, insert your film, take a photo of it using your Smartphone and use your phone's camera or the specially-developed App (iPhone and Android versions available) to edit and share.
Do you know the folk rock trio, The Staves? You will undoubtedly love them with this new competition! On the occasion of the upcoming release of their new album "If I Was" on March 23, we offer you tickets to their concert, vinyl records, and Lomography cameras!