As we ponder how the future is full of all things analogue, let's take all take a look back and view the oldest photography negative in existence, dating back to 1835!
Louis Daguerre is probably the most famous name associated with the invention of photography with his daguerreotype process. But what most people do not know is that these images are unique and reproduction would involve re-daguerreotyping the original, which is labor intensive to say the least.
This is where William Henry Fox Talbot comes in, who was the competitor of Daguerre. They were both simultaneously working on their respective photographic experiments and processes. He was secretive so he kept to himself. That is until Daguerre unveiled his daguerreotype process. He immediately presented his pictures, which were five years older his bitter rival! Thus, the calotype or talbotype process was born. Calotypes created a negative image on the silver iodide from which positives could be printed (onto silver chloride paper). This made the calotype superior in one aspect to the daguerreotype which only made one positive image (whereby it was difficult to get multiple copies).
So as you pick up your developed negatives from the Photo Lab later, give a brief moment for Fox Talbot and all his contributions to Photography!
Back in 2010, while looking for a small camera to take with her on a short trip to London, Helene chanced upon the wonderful Fisheye One. Despite having zero knowledge of shooting about shooting with fisheyes, she gave in to her instincts and bought the camera. Let's all find out how Helene's First Lomo Affair with the Fisheye One got her deeper into analogue photography!
As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
Adam Bronkhorst is a Brighton-based photographer who focuses on people and portraiture. He teaches all kinds of photography through different means – using a DSLR, studio lighting and even film cameras. His portfolio of work is so stunning, we decided to crown him as one of our Petzval Artists. We let him test the new Petzval lens to its full potential and the results are just beautiful.
Photography can take you places you’ve never visited and lets you meet people you won’t even thought have existed. This is exactly what happened to British photographer Cedric Arnold while on assignment in Bangkok as he covered the country's tattoo culture.
Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.
There's nothing more satisfying than taking fantastic photos with a camera that you built yourself. If you've always wanted to impress your friends with your mad DIY skills, pick up a Konstruktor Camera Kit and show them what you've got! It's also a cool way to get them into Lomography, because as you build the camera you'll discover how analogue photography works. Oh, and the Konstruktor takes gorgeous photos, too - check out the gallery and see what we mean!
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...
We’re still hung over from the breathtaking views of springtime and that’s why we’re back to bring you more spring-themed photos. Only this time, the Konstruktor Macro Lens shows us how to take amazing photos of flowers!