The core of the night vision device is the "Elf" - the smallest night vision device in the world. One beautiful day, one of the lomographers got hold of this device and tried to shoot pictures with it just held in front of the lens. The result was nothing spectacular but a new idea had been born.
In 2001, LOMOPLC developed a night vision device for the LOMO LC-A. Night vision devices are instruments which by using an image intensifier and special infra-red lighting can create a picture even on the darkest night. They were primarily intended for hunting and the military. The core of the night vision device is the “Elf” – the smallest night vision device in the world. One beautiful day, one of the lomographers got hold of this device and tried to shoot pictures with it just held in front of the lens. The result was nothing spectacular but a new idea had been born. Such a device could prove very helpful to lomographers who are on the go at all times of the day and night. It should be developed for the LOMO LC-A! The order was sent to the LOMOPLC factory and Aleksandr Solomonovich Khitrik, head of development for the night vision device at LOMOPLC, presented the LOMO LC-A Night Vision Kit a few months later.
The device looked fantastically futuristic and the Lomographers were very keen on it. Although only a small green circle in the middle of the picture was visible and the quality wasn’t particularly good. The bottom line was that the beautiful invention was unfortunately too expensive. The electronics alone cost practically as much as the maximum purchase price the market would stand. Unfortunately, the great thing never went into mass production.
There is nothing more refreshing than escaping one's everyday life for to unpack a camping tent and spend a wonderful weekend with friends for a few days during summer. Some of the coolest festivals are calling and there's a special one in Germany that is a must-see in July: Melt! festival. Win two tickets for this spectacular event to be held from July 17 to 19. Show us your most beautiful festival moments.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential photography books ever, "Ballet" by the photographer, art director, and graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch. Brodovitch took a series of photos of classical dance in a very unconventional way, using very slow exposure times, trying to catch the true essence of Russian ballets. For this article, I took a series of photos at the Swing Crash Festival in my city, Como, held in June 2015.
As a wildlife cameraman and photographer, Ian Llewellyn has worked on a number of television projects. The UK-based lensman breaks free from the strict confines of his profession by engaging in monochrome photography. His personal work is a plethora of abstract and experimental imagery, created in a style distinctly his own. Llewellyn is an ardent user of a Leica Monochrom camera, on which he mounted the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Lens, producing the most imaginative, phantasmic results.
Although its existence has always been known among locals, it was only in 1913 when the rest of the world was introduced to the Inca site of Machu Picchu through an expedition headed by Yale University and professor Hiram Bingham.
Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.