Flaunting your passion for all things analogue is always a good thing, especially if you made it yourself. Here's a quick way to transform an old light meter into an exquisite necklace!
Back in the 40’s and the 50’s, handheld light meters were all the rage. Leaving your exposures to guess work was a fool’s errand, thus the need for these selenium powered contraptions. Sadly, these meters do not stand the test of time and better, more accurate meters are used today.
What’s one to do with it then? Throw them away? Of course not! One of the ways you can repurpose these old light meters is to create jewelry out of it. Try to buy a couple of old meters in flea markets and gut them. Just get the disc, drill a small hole on it, and slide it in one of your necklaces. Looks good, right?
Hong Kong-based Bobby Sham's body of work is a testament of his love for large-format photography. Engaging in a craft made easier and more accessible with digital alternatives, Sham still outshines tech-savvy counterparts even if he does things the almost unpredictable, analogue way. Here is a gallery of Sham's indulgent large-format images, taken with vintage and original Petzval lens.
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.
Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.
As a professional photography graduate, Fernando never goes out without carrying at least one camera and treats it as an integral part of his body. Although he uses both digital and analog gears, he still regards using film as a more intimate way of creating images. Let's all welcome our newcomer from Brazil, Fernando Monteiro.
The Horizon Kompakt is a miracle in the shape of a 35mm camera. Just watching its multi-coated swing lens as it sweeps 120° degrees is a wonder to behold. With "Day" and "Night" shooting settings and battery free operation, it's also incredibly simple to use. Capture picture-perfect panoramas and get prints approximately the size of two standard frames. With the Kompakt, you'll see the world from a whole new perspective.
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.