Whether you've always wanted to find out what libraries and librarians of ages past looked like, or you simply find yourself in awe looking at photos of interesting libraries (and librarians), I'm sure you're going to enjoy my offering for this installment of The Analogue Reader!
Fellow bibliophiles, it’s time to spill: we all have felt that desire to be a librarian at some point in our book-loving lives, or at least try it for a day…right? Okay, let me be the first to raise my hand and say yes — and I still have that on my “Try Everything Once” list.
Not everyone pays a visit to libraries after finally finishing and graduating from school, and on an even a sadder note, many opt to just download eBooks instead of building their own libraries at home. However, the fact remains that libraries have been and will always be fascinating places, and the sight of books by the hundreds all neatly stowed in shelves will always have ardent bibliophiles gawking at them.
Whether you're a frequent traveler or yet to embark on a journey after being grounded for a while, I'm sure you won't only like the beautiful watercolor paintings of cities around the world that you'll find after the jump; they will also make you want to pack your bags and see them yourself!
If you're a fan of analogue compact cameras, we're sure you've come across the Olympus mju series. Find out more about the first model of this highly-successful and lauded line in this installment of Lomopedia!
Thought you can’t get sharp photos with the Diana F+? Think again! With the Diana+ 75mm Premium Glass Lens, you can shoot crisp and clear images with the signature dreamy appeal of the Diana. With our Adaptors you can even make it work on your Nikon & Canon dSLR!
The awesome album you'll find after the jump is a fitting one for today's special occasion, and will perhaps make you want to look back at those precious portraits of moms around you that you've taken in the past!
Instead of simply displaying the vintage photos he has collected through the years, Brazilian photographer and artist Vik Muniz turned them into stunning large-scale collage masterpieces. Read on to take a look and find out more!
In this very special feature, Bard Wong of Ubud, Indonesia ,shares the story of his grandmother, who he lovingly calls his "Por Por." To make his tale even more interesting, Brad offers an inside peak into his grandmother's past with spectacular vintage photos taken in Canton and Borneo during the 1940s and 1950s.
The New Petzval Lens comes in 2 lens mount variations. You can purchase a New Petzval Lens with Canon EF mount, or one with a Nikon F mount. The lens works with both analogue and digital cameras with this type of lens mount. There also is a range of adapters available in our Online Shop to use your Petzval Lens on various other (d)SLRs or even compact system cameras!
You can tell that someone had a fun and memorable road trip just by looking at his or her travel photos, and today's awesome album is a testament to that! If you're not yet planning for a summer road trip, you sure will be after flipping through the photos you'll find after the jump!
For the first time in the brief history of the Awesome Albums series, we put the spotlight on not one, not even two, but three impressive albums by a fellow lomographer! If you haven't been to Venice, Italy to see and experience their famed Carnival, we're sure the beautiful photos you'll find after the jump will make you think about what you've been missing!
Another quirky-looking analogue snapper from the 1990s, the all-automatic, all-white Olympus Ecru is certainly one of the most interesting and compact cameras you can add to your collection. Find out more about it in this installment of Lomopedia!
The expansive 6x12 format allows you to capture a vast space that makes for jaw-dropping photos; whether landscape, portrait or anything else you feel like shooting. Wait there’s more; the Belair X 6-12 can also shoot in both square 6x6 and regular 6x9 formats. So whatever shape you’re in, the Belair X 6-12 is ready to match you!
Lassi, one of our awesome Petzval Lens Kickstarter backers, came to visit us at Lomography HQ this week. We had a brilliant time introducing him to the Lomography team, showing him some of the Vienna sights and generally having fun. As part of the trip, we organized a special photo-shoot in which we took photos with a vintage Petzval lens on a Sinar P2 4x5 camera. Head past the jump to find out more about the great time we had with Lassi and to see some old-school Petzval shots!
A few months ago, Lomography made available a whole range of pinhole cameras made out of premium wood. Interested on knowing how good they are, I brought the medium format one on my last trip to Germany.