Although she was only a college freshman in 2009 when she first picked up a film camera, New York City-based 22-year old photographer Aysha Banos already has more than a decade of experience with documenting using cameras starting from age five.
A Canon AE-1 owned by her late grandfather was the first still film camera that Aysha had ever shot with. At five years old, though, her very first camera was a VHS video camera, and throughout her life she has used various other video and disposable cameras. With her first cell phone camera, she delved further into photography. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York.
While working as an intern for an LA-based fashion photographer, Aysha became fascinated with fashion photography. In an interview with _I Still Shoot Film_, she revealed that she “made an oath to only shoot film” in honor of her grandfather, who passed away a couple of years ago. “I love its accuracy and grain, the lack of detail yet elaborate enough for a beautiful focused image,” she said. Lastly, one important thing that Aysha had learned from film photography is “the virtue of patience.”
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
Kokakoo, or "Ko" as he prefers to be called, has been an ardent analogue photography lover for more than a decade. The Bangkok, Thailand-based online manager shares bits and pieces about his first attempt at using the New Russar+ Lens.
A freelance designer and illustrator by profession, New York-based Daniel Zvereff is an ardent traveler who documents his journeys the old-fashioned way – with hand-written journals and photographs. In this feature, Zvereff talks about his passion for travel, and how it has sparked a love affair with cameras and lenses.
Shake well and apply to fabric. Blot out excess using a paper towel. Create your design using Inkofilm or anything that casts a shadow. Expose to sunlight or bright UV light for 10-20 minutes or until color reaches full saturation. Machine wash using Inkowash to remove unexposed dye. Double your exposure time in overcast weather. Enjoy the "wow" result!
Matthieu Soudet is a child of photography. He started shooting in his native Normandy when he was only nine years old. Since then, he has dedicated his life to capturing magical moments and puts his boundless creativity to good use through beautiful pictures and portraits. He tested the New Petzval Art Lens tells us about his experience in this exclusive interview.
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.
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.
The Zenit MF-1 is an authentic part of the Soviet intelligence arsenal. With a tiny body packed full of fantastic features, this subminiature camera is the choice for espionage missions. With only a handful being produced each year, nows your chance to grab hold of this fine piece of photographic equipment! Grab a piece of Soviet analogue history, this tiny camera was the choice for espionage back in the days! Exclusive shipment from Vienna, Austria