I first held the Diana F+ in my hands the day before new years' eve, and that moment rekindled my obsession with lomography. But this time, I was determined to keep lomography a part of my daily life, not just a phase that I will grow tired of. What a great new year's resolution!
Call it peer influence or just plain camera-lust, but after shopping around for a film camera as a photographer-friend’s Christmas present and after another friend was given a Diana Mini, I went ahead and placed an order for the Diana F+ at the end of 2010 despite already owning several film cameras like the Holga 120N and Blackbird, fly. I was so anxious for its arrival as I wanted to bring it with me to an NYE party to photograph my friends who were performing. NYE would have made an awesome start with the camera, plus I didn’t want to compete with other photographers who had expensive DSLRs. The only digital camera I own is a pretty old pro-sumer camera.
The only thing is, I had used the Diana+ 35mm Back so I could get 36 exposures from one roll of 35mm film instead of just 16 from a 120mm roll. I didn’t want to fumble in the dark in order to put in a fresh roll of film, especially if the place was going to be crowded and full of drunk people. Being inexperienced with the camera AND the 35mm back, I ended up cutting people’s heads off with pretty badly framed shots. Cue laughter from my friends when they saw the photos.
Still, my obsession with the Diana didn’t go away. I was intrigued by the idea of specializing in analog photography in a time of hi-definition digital offerings after reading the interview with Mark Sink on the Diana microsite, and learning more about such a brilliant and underrated photographer as Vivian Maier. I ended up ordering the whole set of Diana lenses, and pressed on with 35mm film.
Finally, after my third disappointing roll of 35mm, I decided it was time to switch over to 120mm to get my basics right. Last night, I took out my half-shot roll of black & white film from the Diana (in the dark and under two blankets) and transferred it to my BBF before swapping the Diana’s backs around.
Now I’m all set for more adventures! Stay tuned!
P.S. if any of you were curious about the band I keep photographing, check them out at www.wearesixx.com!
Before moving to New York City, I was told that people keep to themselves. Thus, I set forth to put myself out there and create connections with the people in my community, using the Lomo'Instant as an icebreaker! I was proven wrong—if you show an ounce of kindness to anyone, they will overflow in return.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
I bought the LomoKino years ago, and since then I've been having great times with it. I will continue documenting my daily life with the LomoKino, which is Lomography in motion! You can see the movements and facial expressions of people - it’s priceless! Documenting life in moving pictures, the Lomokino can be used as a camera that not only shoots moving pictures but also works like the multi-frame wonder camera, Supersampler!
Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.
I'm Nick Page, a graphic designer based in the UK. After 20 years of working in advertising, I returned to film photography five years ago and found that the analogue life was just what I needed to get away from the "pixel perfect" images I deal with every day in my job.
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
Sprocket Love: The Sprocket Rocket is the world’s first wide-angle camera dedicated to sprockets. It shoots 18 panoramas on a standard 35mm roll and exposes the whole width of film including sprocket holes. Use its dual winding knobs for easy multiple exposures and generate perfect nighttime shots with the bulb setting.
This is my experience with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120), my first medium format film. It's an adventure that started when I got a Lubitel 2, to finally shoot with it. In this article, you'll find detailed information about color schemes, the advantages of shooting in medium format, and the differences between standard redscale films. Here are the results of a day of shooting outside, which I recently got back from the lab.
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
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.