The famous vignette of the LOMO LC-A's images was in fact seen as a flaw in the beginnings of its production. The Russian engineers have tried to get rid of it for years, but thankfully, never succeeded. See, because of the handy little size of the LOMO LC-A, the distance between the lens and the film can only be very small.
The famous vignette of the LOMO LC-A’s images was in fact seen as a flaw in the beginnings of its production. The Russian engineers have tried to get rid of it for years, but thankfully, never succeeded. See, because of the handy little size of the LOMO LC-A, the distance between the lens and the film can only be very small. The Minitar 1 is also a very small objective, the angle of projection is bigger than it would be with a larger objective. Because of this large angle, the field of view that is projected onto the film is bigger than the actual film – the light naturally gets weaker on the edges and therefore produces the significant vignette on each image. Got it? Either way, the LOMO LC-A’s vignette is great and if our explanation for it leaves your dumbfounded then just take it as simple a Russian miracle to be thankful for!
The Lomo LC-Wide has a special place in the hearts of Lomographers and analog photography lovers. With its compact size, it's the best companion on trips or even as part of one's daily routine, and its wide 17mm wide angle lens tickles one's creativity. Recently, the LC-Wide explored France, yielding a photo diary of beautiful French cities and landscapes.
A year and a few months since it was introduced, the Lomo LC-A 120 continues its exciting journey around the world—from busy streets to scenic far-flung places and everywhere else in between. Here are just some of the many places and faces encountered by this trusty, compact medium format camera (and their adventurous owners, of course!) in recent months, in photographs.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
After a fully booked 2015, photographer Chloé Vollmer-Lo found time to test the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She brought it to the Natural History Museum and the Paris business district, an endeavor that resulted in quite a few stunning, bokeh-rich images.
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.
Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.
London based photographer Cat Stevens uses the softer, more subtle aesthetics of film photography throughout her work. Her shoots consist of the familiar light leaks and washed out tones that most film shooters will be familiar with. She has photographed artists such as Deerhunter, PJ Harvey and recently took a series of sun drenched beach shots which adorned The Charlatans' last album cover titled "Modern Nature."