In 2009 the Russian lomographic community grew rapidly. So our friends from the Russian Embassy decided to start 2010 with a competition - for a whole year and with monthly winners - to feed the photographic hunger!
During the last time the lomographic community Russia grew faster than we could count. The new generation of eager lomographers makes it now even harder to choose the best from the best lomographic masterpieces!
To give all of them the possibility to show and compete with their analogue work in different categories, we (your friends from the Russian Embassy) initiated a one year long contest!
We proudly present to you, ladies and gentlemen, the RUSSIANMONTHLYLOMOGRAPHICCONTEST 2010!
And let us introduce to you the most independent jury you can imagine – the lomographers themselves!
The 10 monthly winners (who will be rewarded with a camera each) will be chosen by the majority of the votes from the community!
Additionally the photos of the month will take part in the big PHOTO OF THEYEAR contest. Those winners will be chosen by a special jury and will receive a priceless surprise! All the other participants still have the chance to be part of a lomowall at the end of the year!
10 Golden Nominations:
1. Living legend (Lomo LC-A, LC-A+)
2. Medium Format (Lomography medium format cameras)
3. MiniRevolution (Diana Mini)
4. World without angles (Fisheye 1 & 2, Fisheye Submarine)
5. Multivision (Pop9, Action Sampler, Super Sampler, Oktomat)
6. Panorama (Horizon Kompakt, Horizon Perfekt and other panorama shots)
7. Made in USSR (Lubitel, Zorki, Kiev, Fed, Smena, Vilia Auto, Sokol, Chaika, Agath)
8. Pinhole (Diana Pinhole, Diana Multi-Pinhole and any other pinhole cameras)
9. My dear friend lomographer (there must be a person with camera on the picture)
10. X-file (secret nomination we announce every month)
They started the year not with a thundering bang but with the soft click of shutter buttons fired in rapid succession. Our heartfelt thanks to these lomographers for providing us with stunning images to admire all month long!
In celebration of the mindblowing solar eclipse we had the other day, we ran a competition and asked you to tag your analogue photos centered around our great big yellow friend! Check out the winners now!
My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.
Did you miss watching analog movies crafted by our fellow lomographers? Fret not because in this recap, we rounded up the LomoKino movies that caught the community's attention last month. So, grab your bowl of popcorn and refill those soda glasses. The movie marathon is about to start!
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
Lomography, in partnership with The Gap, challenged the community to showcase their best analog photographs of majestic mountain views. Pack your hiking essentials, wear your sturdiest footwear, and get ready to have a strong case of wanderlust with our winning photographs!
There are no smoke and mirrors here! The Lomo LC-Wide is capable of producing enchanting photographs on its own! So we decided to have a look through the Lomography Online Community to find some spectacular snaps. Here are some photographs taken with the LC-Wide that captured a little something magical.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
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!
You are probably already familiar with our German Petzval LomoAmigo Steffen Böttcher, aka Stilpirat. He recently released his very first audio book about his adventures as photographer, "Abenteuer Fotografie," featuring the beautiful Petzval lens on the cover. Through this competition, our German-speaking community gets the chance to win three of his audio books as well as his photo book about Ghana. So what do you need to do? Show us your lomographic adventures!
For many years, Kenny had already been purchasing film and accessories from the Online Shop before he noticed our bustling community. Looking for a place to connect with people who share his passion for shooting on film, he immediately created a LomoHome and started sharing his stunning collection of street photographs.
A freelance music designer with a strong penchant for analog photography, David Elalouf has been sharing his wonderful photographs in the community for 10 years now. His LomoHome not only became an avenue for him to share his work but also a bridge that forged strong friendships with fellow lomographers. Let's welcome our newest LomoGuru from Paris, France, dudizm!