For subtle speckles and washes of colour, all you need is a little lemon juice.
After exposing the film, simply leave the canister soaking in a cup of lemon juice, the longer left the more increased result. For these photos I waited 45 minutes – 1 hour. The next step is to dry the film. in a darkroom (I used my bathroom with the lights off), unravel the film from the canister and dry manually with a hair-dryer until the film is no longer slimy and moist.
Finally – take your film to your local lab, and admire all your lovely lemon Lomo’s. I used a Diana Mini with Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400.
Julian Hand is a film artist and visual projectionist for our latest LomoAmigos The Oscillation. He uses traditional analogue techniques to create swirling, trippy and beautifully tactile films and light shows. He uses Super 8 film, coloured inks, washing up liquid, soap and acetate to create these images and visuals. He embraces all things analogue! I brought an LC-A+, some 1600 ISO film and captured him at work.
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
Lomography Gallery Store Soho has all the workshops you could ever want this October. Learn the basics of the Diana F+, shoot autumn colours with the Lubitel 166+, make your own redscale film, shoot creepy portraits with the Petzval lens and visit our One Must Dash Pop up store. Read on for a full line- up of events and details.
The Lomography Embassy Store of Prague is the place to be for Lomographers from all over the world! If you live in Prague, or even if you are just traveling around and need to buy some new Lomographic accessories, come and stop by to say hi!
There are a lot of types of film out there and it can be a little intimidating. Don't get nervous! We are here to help and this workshop is the perfect way to get all the film knowledge you'll need to get started.
Hailing from Vienna, our Newcomer of the Week is into bouldering, a form of rock climbing done without the aid of harness or rope. His fondness for such an extreme hobby is also reflected in his gallery of brilliant lomographs. Meet Chris, or thevisualist in the Lomo-Community, our Newcomer of the Week!
Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!