Earlier this month, Dilish Parekh, an Indian photojournalist and world record holder, has announced that he has broken his own world record for having the largest collection of cameras. Read on to find out just how large his collection is!
He was first recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in the early 2000s when he had 2,634 units to his collection. Since then, the size of his collection had grown almost twice in number and as of this writing, the official count has been an astonishing 4,425.
Parekh’s fascination started when he inherited his father’s own collection of around 600 cameras when he passed on. It includes a rare Leica 250 that was made in 1934, as well as a Tessina L and a Bessa II. Since then, Parekh has strived to add more and more cameras – ranging from the antiques to the more contemporary ones.
“Cameras are my life. I can’t stay without them,” Parekh admits to dna, an Indian broadsheet daily.
He also mentions that he has absolutely no plans in selling them any time soon.
Earlier this year we crowned Keith Vaz of Tropics a Lomoamigo. We gave him a La Sardina to document his travels. Since then he has become a film photography fanatic and has been snapping his adventures around the world. We caught up with him to see what he has been up to.
Stephan has more than 20 cameras in his collection but the Lubitel 166+ remains his favorite because of its versatility as a medium format camera. Read on why Stephan Kaps, aka mephisto19, regards the Lubitel 166+ as the perfect camera for his multiple exposure projects, portraiture, and other personal photography experiments in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
C.S. Muncy is a freelance photojournalist based in New York City. He has done some incredible work for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsday, among others. In this short interview, we will find out about his experience shooting with the Lomo LC-A 120!
It may take a while for some lomographers to figure out the perfect combination of camera, film, and accessory that suit their needs. But, Wessel de Haas, aka wesco, has been extremely lucky to find his early on his journey to Lomography. Find out what film and accessory he likes pairing his La Sardina 8Ball with in this edition of My First Lomo Affair!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Roger Lean is the master of the LC-A. If you have a faulty LC-A, he is the man who can fix it for you. We gave him a bunch of cameras a few months ago; he worked his magic and fixed them all! As part of the LC-A's 30th Anniversary celebrations, were are offering these refurbished cameras with an incredible discount. Read on for more information.
Now based in London, Tom Hyatt is a London-based singer originally from Lancashire who has been compared to folk master John Martyn. Recently, he was given the opportunity to record a live session for the BBC. We gave him a La Sardina camera and asked him to document his rise to fame. Say hello to Tom Hyatt.
Calling the Sprocket Rocket as Peter Atwood's go-to camera would be an understatement. He owns half a dozen of it that he simultaneously shoots with different films. He even considers the Sprocket Rocket as his dream machine. Let's hear what clickiemcpete has to say about this camera in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
Sprocket Love: The Sprocket Rocket is the world’s first wide-angle camera dedicated to sprockets. It shoots 18 panoramas on a standard 35mm roll and exposes the whole width of film including sprocket holes. Use its dual winding knobs for easy multiple exposures and generate perfect nighttime shots with the bulb setting.
The month of September has just rolled in, which means that the world's biggest fashion capitals are already gearing up for Fashion Week. To mark the occasion, here's a set of sumptuous .gif work from the Tumblr blog FASHGIF!
Lomography Store Soho hosted the launch party for the latest exhibition of beautiful Petzval shots taken by fashion photographer Chris Pollard. He took some stunning snaps of the catwalks and presentations of the London Collections: Men (LCM) the capital’s showcase of menswear trends. Find out how we got on here:
A few months ago we lent photographer Chris Pollard a Petzval lens to test out. Since then he has been experimenting with different cameras and in different settings. He tried out some cyanotype prints with this lens and chatted to us about the results. Read on for the full interview.