As contenders for the Nixon Surf Challenge title confronted the swell and unforgiving weather in Kamchatka, Russia, we challenged you to show us what the ‘riding life’ is all about through your analogue photos. Nixon has announced the Surf Challenge winner – it’s time we announced ours.
Russia + Belair camera + cross processing development = amazing pictures from another universe. Admire amazing pictures taken by the Nixon surf team with the Lomography camera, the Belair, during the Nixon Surf Challenge 2014.
The Nixon Surf team has braved the frigid weather and chilly swell in Kamchatka, Russia for the Nixon Surf Challenge 2014, and the victor of the week-long, peer-judged surf contest has been chosen. For the Lomography x Nixon Surf Challenge Rumble, we are still accepting entries and have yet to select the winners.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Those who were amazed and inspired by the 35mm contact print masterpieces of photographer Thomas Kellner will surely be delighted once more to learn about his new body of work, featuring some historical buildings in Germany and Russia. More about this news after the jump!
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.
The Lomography team is very proud of having supported the Nixon team during the six-day Nixon Surf Challenge 2014 in the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. The infamous Lomochrome Purple film even got the chance to meet the riders and capture some fantastic landscapes on the Pacific Ocean !
Last month, Lomography Gallery Store Soho held an exhibition of photographs taken at the Nixon Surf Challenge in Russia. Free drinks and live music from Swim Mountain overflowed at the opening party. Using the Petzval lens and a star-shaped aperture plate to give a beautifully soft, dreamy effect, the folks at the Soho Gallery Store created a video of the event. Watch this video after the jump.