Frances thought the year 2010 is something of a memory gradually fading into nothingness, and yet she managed to salvage a few of them in squares!
A few months ago, our Lomo Amigo Christophe Dillinger had teamed up with us in pursuit of publishing Square Magazine's new book and asked everyone in the Lomographic community to show one’s year in square. A kind of a competition that calls for images strictly taken with the format we’re all familiar with – the square, each attached with stories of the photographers has to tell.
Fortunately, Frances was indeed lucky enough to have her name included in the 6 names shortlisted! Let’s prepare ourselves to get indulged by her square tale:
A Year in Square, 2010
2010 felt like it should’ve been a big year. A good year. A big year. Yet I find myself struggling to
come up with something important to write about in my year in review. The truth is…it zipped by, and
quietly. In fact, almost entirely without sound. There are boxes and boxes of photos by my feet which
suggest I have been busy in 2010, and I suppose that’s true.
I’ve been caught up experimenting with the new Polaroid film, mostly. I first fell in love with Polaroid because it was a contained and instantly tangible memory, but not without its flaws. Dreamy and nostalgic, it mimicked the way I imagined a real memory to be. One which I could hang on to, unlike the ones dissolving within me. With the new film, there are more flaws, and one such flaw is the attack of the killer crystals (which should probably be a 1980’s inspired b horror). I watched helplessly as my photos were eaten away by this chemical reaction.
Instantly panicked, it took me a minute to realize…it was beautiful. It is mirroring more closely the evolution
and destruction of our own memories.
Give anyone a blob of Play-Doh and you can be sure that he or she, whether a kid or an adult, would be able to transform it into something else - say, an animal figure or a type of food. In Eleanor Macnair's case, however, she makes one of the most excellent renderings of Play-Doh we've seen so far by using them to remake photographs!
Lomography Japan has been working with CAMPFIRE, one of the country's largest crowdfunding services. In the past year, we have launched three successful projects such as the campaigns for the Lomography Smartphone Scanner, Petzval Lens and the Lomo’Instant, and Campfire has been helping us reach out to our supporters in Japan. Koh, Campfire's Senior Project Manager, has been involved in all three. Also a lomographer,she is no stranger to our products and has even shot with the new Petzval Lens.
The Diana Mini is turning five years old this month! Through the years we have seen this sweet and petite 35mm camera transform from a classic analogue beauty to a blinged-out snapshooter and everything else in between. Remember the Love Letters edition? How about the Premier Cru? To refresh your memory here's a gallery of all the Diana Mini styles we've released in the past five years. Which among these limited edition Clones is your favorite?
Outer space is an awe-inspiring, wondrous thing, yet it's something that only a lucky few of us would ever see firsthand. Thankfully, we've been getting glimpses of its beauty through photographs captured by those sent out to various missions.
Back in 2010, while looking for a small camera to take with her on a short trip to London, Helene chanced upon the wonderful Fisheye One. Despite having zero knowledge of shooting about shooting with fisheyes, she gave in to her instincts and bought the camera. Let's all find out how Helene's First Lomo Affair with the Fisheye One got her deeper into analogue photography!
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.
There’s something about New York that attracts people, something that makes both visitors from the most bucolic places and tourists from the most cosmopolitan of cities fall in love. Countless movies and television programs have been filmed in New York, and so many songs have been written in reminiscence of the place. It’s not just the Empire State Building, Times Square or Broadway; there’s something special about the streets and the people who walk on them that make spectators stop, look, and listen.
The world's most creative instant camera – the Lomo'Instant — is now available at both Lomography Online stores & Gallery Stores worldwide! Lomography Hong Kong has invited a few popular locals to try this instant camera, and one of them is fashion and graphic designer Fivi Lai. Fivi answers a few questions in this exclusive interview, and shares quite a few of her creative instant snaps taken with the Lomo’Instant.
Every year I get the winter blues. I start imagining the feel of the sunrays, ice cold beer after a long summer day, and the endless hours spent on the beach. I have captured moments, memories, and dreams this year, which is my favorite thing to do. This is a short version and visual diary of my year 2014.
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.