Pictures taken with a LC-A+ and Konica SR-G 3200 film (that in expired in late 1995) turned out quite alright and with an interesting twist…
A few months ago I bought a selection of expired films on eBay…
While most of them weren’t particularly rare or special, one of them was a “Konica SR-G 3200”, a negative colour film i never heard of before. The fact that it expired in November 1995 only aroused my curiosity in it even more.
I decided to use it in my LC-A+ and set the ISO speed on the camera to 800, since i suspected the film to have lost some of its sensitivity. To be honest, I didn’t the expect the results to be any presentable at all and so I was quite surprised when I got the developed film back from the lab. Of course, the photos turned out to be extremely grainy, washed out and with little contrast, but still they surpassed my expectations by far. The icing on the cake were pink spots all over the negatives, which add some uniqueness to the results. I’m no expert when it comes to chemistry, but i guess they are a result of the 15 year long expiration.
I would love to shoot some more with it, but sadly there was only one roll in the package ;)
As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.
I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum's Friday Late, an event that takes place every last Friday evening of the month. For March 2014, the London borough of Tottenham was invited to curate an evening of creativity. There were a number of events that went on ranging from music and art to fashion and film. Accompanied by my LC-A+ and Fisheye No. 2, here are my highlights of that evening in photographs.
Chris Goodacre has been shooting on film since the late 1970s. At the same time, he also took interest in building an artillery of analog weapons. In this interview, he shares an extensive list of his collection and the fantastic story that come with each of his cameras.
There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.
Sometime between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago, a boy in northern Afghanistan was born with a gene mutation that hindered his eyes from producing melanin and thus from turning brown. He had blue eyes. If you see someone with blue eyes today, he is a descendant of this unlucky fellow. I am one of those weird folks and apart from feeling like a mutant and being Angelina Jolie’s secret sister, I am sensitive to light like an ISO 6,400 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!
Found photographs are little treasures chanced upon by photographers, historians, and enthusiasts of vintage curio. At a boot fair, ehmahh found a boxful of Kodachrome slides which turned out to be travel snapshots taken in Egypt by an unknown traveler almost 50 years ago.
Enjoy wild color shifts that easily turn the mundane into something extraordinary with the new LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100-400! Take a peek at these community-taken snapshots and find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own photographs be featured on the Online Shop!
The Rescued Film Project collects, develops and archives undeveloped or unwanted film from all over the world. Recently, the group acquired 31 rolls at an auction in Ohio, which, as it turns out, were from World War 1 and featured some amazing photographic footage of that time. Founder and film technician Levi Bettwieser talks about this exciting project.
Gloucestershire-based photographer Michael Sullivan loves to shoot film. Recently Michael shot with the Lomo LC-A 120 loaded with color negative and Lomography Xpro Slide Film, and the results were quite fabulous. Meet the man behind the camera here.
In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.
Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.