Whilst we were running the Kickstarter campaign for the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner, we gave people the option to pledge for a trip to visit Lomography HQ in Vienna. Last week, two of our backers, Michiel and Steve, made the journey and we had a great time with them! Read after the jump to hear what they go up to and see some photos from their stay.
On Tuesday last week, Steve arrived from the US and Michiel from the Netherlands (we gave them a little Lomography welcome pack to say thanks for making the trip to come and see us!). On Wednesday and Thursday, we spent time with them at Lomography HQ. The guys were shown how to build a LomoWall in the Archive and got to practice their photo development skills in the LomoLab. We went out for a few meals together and also gave them a photo tour of central Vienna. Whilst here, Michiel and Steve also got the chance to pick the leather on a custom-made LC-A camera and had a chat with the Lomography founders. Then, on Friday evening, we met up again for dinner and a party, Lomography style! Thanks again for taking the trip guys, was a pleasure spending time with 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!
Before we write anything about the Lomo’Instant, we’d like to send out the biggest thanks to all supporters and backers of the Lomo’Instant Kickstarter Campaign! We just reached our 1,000,000 dollar goal!
Lomography Japan has been working with CAMPFIRE, one of the country's largest crowdfunding services. In the past year, we have launched three successful projects such as the campaigns for the Lomography Smartphone Scanner, Petzval Lens and the Lomo’Instant, and Campfire has been helping us reach out to our supporters in Japan. Koh, Campfire's Senior Project Manager, has been involved in all three. Also a lomographer,she is no stranger to our products and has even shot with the new Petzval Lens.
Did you miss out on pledging for the Lomo'Instant Camera during our Kickstarter campaign? Good news - you can now pre-order the Lomo'Instant in the Lomography Online Shop. The pre-order package contains exclusive goodies which won't be included when the camera becomes available for regular retail purchase, so take advantage and pre-order now!
The sun is shining and we are in the mood for some fun! If you're planning a trip to London this coming month, then why not book yourself for one of our special market workshops? We'll be heading off to Brick Lane, Portobello Rd and the Columbia Flower Market to shoot all the sights on film. If you’re visiting London and staying in a hostel, just present proof of your booking and get to join a workshop for free! Book your space now.
We’re so excited that the first Lomo’Instant cameras are now shipping to our Kickstarter backers around the globe. If you are one of the lucky folks who backed the Lomo'Instant on Kickstarter, we have some special competitions for you to enjoy over the next couple of weeks when you receive your camera!
If you loved the Petzval Lens, we have Joseph Petzval to thank for. The mathematician/inventor/physicist was born in Hungary, but spent most of his life in Vienna. As a tribute, we visited some of the most significant places in his life, armed with our cameras and the New Lomography Petzval Art Lens. Watch the video below!
My brother purchased the new Petzal lens by Lomography and Zenit through the Kickstarter campaign. Last spring, I was able to borrow it for a few weeks. Read on to find out my first impressions of this portrait lens!
We may be far from being the jetsetting professional photographers that Steve McCurry and David Alan Harvey already are, but we sure can still learn a thing or two from this video when it comes to packing our photography gear for our own trips!
Thank you to everyone so far that has extended their support to our Lomo'Instant Camera x Kickstarter project. To those who haven't pledged, we would like to remind you that you have a few days left to take advantage of great savings and exclusive rewards. The Lomo'Instant x Kickstarter Project ends on Friday (27th June) so act fast!
We are very excited to introduce the latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family, the Lomo’Instant Boston Edition. The Boston only made it to first base when it appeared in our Kickstarter campaign but by the raucous applause we got from you guys, it’s in it for the homerun!