It looks cool in the picture on the Lomography store website, but in reality it is a crucial piece of gear for the quickdraw Lomo L-CA technician.
After you open this baby up, and see all of it’s perforated thermalastic elastamer (TPE) goodness, you will be excited. It will take a little while to get a feel for how to actually place it around your waist in an efficient manner, so that you can comfortably rock it around town (don’t get discouraged, if you need to, walk away for a few minutes and try again). Inevitably, you will get any number of bizarre questions about your new shiny fanny pack ancestor, choose to either elaborate on all of its wonder or shun the questioner depending on who, what, why they are asking.
More importantly, the Hipshot Bag is functional. You have a side compartment for a wide-angle lens and viewfinder, splitzer, and a little pouch inside to put a little cash in case of an emergency. Add to that the shotgun style film roll holder on your belt loop which fits 3 rolls, and you have yourself a revolutionary hands free kit for analogue wandering. Personally, the best part for me was being able to remove the camera, shoot it, and place it back in the bag with one hand, while riding my bike of course. The only downside to the white color, is that if you wear it as often as I do it will look like a dirty brown weathered mess after a while. I like him that way, reminds me of our adventures together…
Hitting the like button to show appreciation for an eye-catching lomograph is like giving its photographer a pat on the back. It goes without words but goes a long way in making one feel appreciated! Meet the top photo likers of January 2015!
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.
The day has finally come! We are very excited to tell you that you can now order the Lomography New Petzval Lens for immediate delivery from the Online Shop or purchase it in your hands at Gallery Stores. To put full focus on our favorite portrait lens, soon we will be hosting special launch parties in our Gallery stores all over the globe! So do not miss an opportunity to become part of the sensational New Petzval Lens family today.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Read on dear friend and I will weave a story for you. There may be more questions than answers raised by this peculiar tale. But if it’s clarity you seek, have no fear, things will become clear in time (they always do, don’t they?). So rub the Sandman’s dust from your sleepy eyes and take a journey with me. If you think you have an answer when we reach the end, please do share it in the comments!
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the second part of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
Kevin Meredith, more popularly known as LomoKev, is a photographer based in Brighton, England who gained notoriety for his use of the Lomo LC-A and his lomographic style of creating images. Aside from a plethora of personal and commercial projects, he has also conducted workshops on photography, written and published photography-related books, and participated in a few exhibits. With his evident passion for photography, it comes as no surprise that he was selected to test a prototype of the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.
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.