Ridiculously fun, absolutely flexible and always dependable. I bought a Fisheye 2 Camera a year ago. It was supposed to be a platform for catharsis and the vehicle that would introduce me to the wonderful world of Lomography. Now countless rolls later and an arsenal of cameras at hand it remains to be the closest one to my heart.
Like countless other lomographers out there I’ve had tons of fun with this spectacular camera. The two shutter settings for daylight and long exposure are a joy to experiment with. And oh does it take such lovely long exposures! The lock button is a pretty nifty addition to the original design which prevents accidental shots inside your bag. Now you’re always ready to draw the camera to take a shot while leaving it cocked. While the burst of light from the internal flash is slightly obstructed you have the option to use a stronger and more balanced flash unit like the Colorsplash Flash with the hot shoe mount. Cover the internal flash with color jells and you got a second curtain of color when in the bulb mode. Add the multiple exposure button to the mix and you’ve got virtually limitless styles of shooting available to you.
Despite being a toy camera, it really feels sturdy in my hands, the cool metal jacket is a welcome feature that makes the camera look sleek and more expensive than it really is. My only gripe with this camera is that the rewind crank sometimes feels like it’s about to break and that the lens cover and strap aren’t of the sturdiest of materials. It wouldn’t have hurt for it to have a tripod socket too.
Given the range of capabilities of this funky gem I’d recommend this camera to anyone who wants to dabble in experimental photography in a heartbeat. And for those lomographers who still haven’t tried one, you guys are missing out big time.
Some lomographers prefer to hoard as many analog cameras their shelves and budgets can support. Some would rather keep a manageable number that they can regularly shoot with. Community member Joshua Kennedy belongs to the latter group. From 40 cameras, he downsized his collection to 13, as he puts it, "really good ones" that suit his shooting habits and style. In this interview, he breaks down his small yet dependable arsenal of vintage and handmade cameras and how an organized schedule allows him to shoot with each one on a regular basis.
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.
Some time ago, my parents-in-law gave me an old Polaroid camera that they used during my wife's childhood. After some investigation, I found out that Polaroid had stopped making instant film. But the factory in Enschedé, the Netherlands had been taken over by The Impossible Project, so I bought a package of fresh film and gave it a try!
With a Lomo'Instant Camera and a Splitzer, you can get absolutely funny and creative images. I took it to the highest level and exposed my shots from 4 to 8 times! What you'll see next is an impressive mix of colors, textures, places and people captured in a very surreal way!
Have you been eying up the beautiful Lomo’Instant Sanremo Edition? Well, now’s the time to place your order! We are starting to ship the current batch of pre-orders right now (the delivery date will depend on your location) and are now taking pre-orders for the next batch which we estimate will be ready to ship by December 12th. This next batch of pre-order cameras will be the last stock we have for delivery before the upcoming holidays and will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so place your pre-order now to secure your place in the queue and avoid disappointment!
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
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!
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
In the fourth and final installment of his Icelandic chronicles, lomographer Andrea Russo opens up about their continuous exploration of the country's unique and majestic landscape, shares his thoughts on Iceland being a vital source of inspiration and creativity for its artists, and hints on returning to the place that has captured his heart.
It is with great pride that we introduce you to our newest instant camera — the Lomo’Instant Montenegro Edition! Inspired by the splendid charm of Montenegro — an enchanting Balkan country known for its rugged mountain ranges, medieval villages and magnificent Adriatic coastline — the Lomo’Instant Montenegro Edition is a crown jewel of the Lomo’Instant Family.
A road trip is a celebration of little freedoms. It’s a chance to break out of a rut and to be a little unruly. All the mischief may be off limits to the camera, so the things we do photograph need to serve our memory well: They must convey the relief, fun and color of our secret sprees.
Do you love creative and analog photography? Do you love being in the know when it comes to new and exciting Lomography news? Do you love win-win situations? If you answered yes, then click through and find out how you can have it all plus a chance to win a brand new Lomo'Instant camera!