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.
Blaine Vernicek carries on his father's passion for photography and collecting cameras. Cleaning an old office building owned by his family, he discovered a stash of old still and movie cameras and decided to keep them.
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!
For Crow, his LC-Wide, which he fondly calls Elsie, is the perfect camera for his "Don't think, just shoot" attitude. He takes it wherever he goes and even uses the camera to teach his daughter about photography. In this interview, he shares more about his love for the LC-Wide plus some of the photographs taken by his young apprentice.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!