After the Minitar 1's calculations were finished at the world famous GO1-institute by Mr. Tarabukin (the "tar" in Minitar stands for the first three letters of his name) and Ms. Zhukova, they were transferred to the LOMO PLC in order to produce the first prototype pieces.
After the Minitar 1’s calculations were finished at the world famous GO1-institute by Mr. Tarabukin (the “tar” in Minitar stands for the first three letters of his name) and Ms. Zhukova, they were transferred to the LOMOPLC in order to produce the first prototype pieces. As the glass was expensive and difficult to manufacture, it wasn’t suitable for a mass-produced camera like the LOMO LC-A+ . It was the task of LOMO PLC’s own Lev Sakin to improve the construction and make it suitable for fast production in 1984. Since then, the construction of the objective has not changed. Despite the rumours, Professor Radionov, based at the LITMO Institute, was not involved in the Minitar 1’s creation; the only truth is that some calculations were made with a program that he and his team created for the Minsk-32 computers. Today, the Minitar 1 lens is produced by 12 technicians at the original LOMOPLC workshop in St Petersburg, and is also reproduced in China.
Architectural photographer Christopher Payne documents America’s industrial heritage with his large format images. For his project "Asylum," he visited 70 abandoned psychiatric hospitals across to country between 2002 and 2008.
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The latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family! Inspired by the Icelandic midnight sky, Get endless creativity, take multiple exposed instant snapshots, experiment with long exposure and light painting shots!
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.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
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.