One of the things that I love about lomography.com is that I can get completely lost in other worlds. For someone who has spent a lifetime trapped in suburbia and has only had a few opportunities for a brief escape, the places that are some people's own backyards are often my idea of an exotic paradise.
In Bowling Green, Kentucky you have to learn to ignore the potholes in the roads, the orange traffic cones on every other street and the dilapidated building across the street from me that I’m pretty sure doubles as a meth lab. I do have one thing that keeps me sane: my friends. You can bond really well when other people hate their surroundings as much as you.
When every music venue in town closes down within 3 months, the nearest bar is called “Hot Mama’s Roadhouse” and most of the students at your university spend every weekend vomiting at frat parties, your idea of fun can be pretty simple. A bonfire, a small house show or a summer afternoon sitting on your friend’s front porch is what happens when you’re bored in small-town U.S.A.
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.
Diana F+ is something of a wild child. It loves outré looks, multiple exposures and outlandish colors. But loaded with the right 120 film, it can show a mellow side that favors rule-of-thirds perfection and subdued coloring.
My friends and I teamed up with Photo Art Pro to spread analog love to the Zaporozhye community. Last month, we hosted a Yeti Scavenger Hunt and had a LomoKino camera as prize. We challenged participants to shoot a roll of film based on a checklist. It was tremendous fun!
In 1968, Elliott Landy went around town to photograph the glamor set, including the likes of Faye Dunaway, Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall. His black and white shots are now part of a limited-edition book.
Having first discovered light painting by chance, Jason D. Page is now recognized as a leader in the field. He has pioneered multiple light paintings techniques and his work has been featured in many exhibitions and galleries worldwide. He's a passionate, creative artist and the founder of both Light Painting Brushes and LightPaintingPhotography.com — a website dedicated to everything surrounding light painting!