A lot of us Lomographers find inspiration and artistic comfort in the fantastic world of movies. Art movies, romcoms, love, blood, nature. We look at ourselves from the sofa and we are fascinated. It is us we find fascinating. Why not use that? Recycle someone else's inspiration.
Looking at movies make you think of them. You see the world through a 16:9 frame. What fits where, who would look good in what role. Why not use this to make a little series of photos?
Choose a movie you want to “Swede”. To “swede” is to re make a movie, only one take per scene, with a very low budget and only use the most important scenes from it. Lets bring this into the Lomo world! Put on that old wig and be the star of Lost in Translation, pop on those glasses and become Ray. Go wild. If it looks tacky but interesting, you’re on the right track. Use any analogue camera to get that plastic feeling.
For Michael Fiukowski, taking photos with the New Petzval 85 Art Lens is a philosophy. The manual focus encourages him to be more experimental, and when shooting portraits, he seeks for creative ways to position his subject and make the most of the Petzval's bokeh effect. He finds the lens fascinating, and tells us why.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy shares her experiences photographing in Cuba in early 2013.
Dora Kontha makes the familiar worthy of a tribute. She frames icy weather or glinting water so that it looks boundless, more than a spread of pretty blue. Analog photography, her medium of choice, makes these everyday sights as intimate as memory itself.
Heads up, Metro Manila-based Lomographers! A film photography workshop to be conducted by Meerly, former general manager of Lomography Singapore, featuring the Diana F+ will be held this month at Common Room in Quezon City, Philippines.