My husband and I took a lovely trip to downtown Las Vegas in 2010 and I took shots of a variety of subjects through different cameras and films, mainly preserving our memories of Las Vegas with the now mourned Kodachrome.
Now relocated just off the strip in a quiet pedestrian area known as the Fremont Street Gallery, the neon signs beckoned to me in their ghostly voices. Blinking, staring, and sputtering against the hot dry air. Icons of a gangster heyday long gone, saved from the salvage yards to be given new life. Oh, only to be them when they majestically guarded over the Las Vegas Strip of old! What devilish gangster secrets they had to tell. I was determined to give these beautiful gems a new voice as only a Lomographer can! So armed with my Pentax K1000 I did my best to give them props and present them to you now on Kodachrome 200.
I wasn’t happy with just preserving these beauties however my arsenal of lo-fi equipment followed me to other hot spots in Vegas such as the Fremont Street Experience, the Bettie Page store at Fashion Show Mall, the Palazzo Hotel, inside the Canyon Ranch Spa, a taxi cab ride using the Spinner 360, the Golden Nugget through a Fisheye, and several shots taken with my LC-A+RL and Diana Instant Back.
You must not miss the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Las Vegas as it was before large corporations took over, and massive hotels dwarfed the more intimate side of Sin City. So grab your favorite drink, put on some Frank Sinatra, and let Luck be your Lady tonight!
As a game art designer, creating worlds and characters from his imagination is of second nature for Chen Chao. However, drawing with light and recording once-in-a-lifetime moments with his trusty analog cameras seem more magical, on a personal level. His LomoHome, which is filled with portraits of beloved subjects, most especially that of his little boy Liangliang, speaks volumes about his eagerness to preserve fleeting memories through photography.
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!
Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.
Cap off the year with a movie marathon! We have the perfect selection of short flicks shot using the LomoKino for your amusement. So grab your buttered popcorn and prepare for a nostalgic trip through different places and different seasons with our most popular LomoKino movies of 2014.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Since Lomography launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens project on Kickstarter, we've been seeing a variety of pictures, from images of snow monkeys in Japan to behind-the-scenes shots of New York Fashion Week. Many of these pictures were shot with digital cameras, but we've yet to see how the Petzval 58 performs on an analog Canon Rebel camera loaded with black and white, and x-pro film. Join us on a trip through the heart of New York's Chinatown during the Lunar New Year Parade.
Every summer I get a burst of analogue excitement when I see the flowers starting to bloom. My favorite summer pastime is to take glorious shots of plants and flowers, and for perfect dreamy shots, I like to use the Diana Close-Up lens. Join me as I take you through a garden of analogue delights.
Larissa Lily is a UK based photographer and writer who agreed to share some of her Petzval shots with us and explain a bit about her love for film photography. She took it on a recent trip to Kew Gardens, and here are the results.
Adi, Ekeu, and I did a lomowalk around downtown Bandung last Saturday, the beginning of November. We planned to use our Lubitel cameras with only one roll of film each. We were inspired by the One Roll of Film Project by four Tokyo-based photographers with their Hasselblad cameras. This is about the one roll of film I shot with the Lubitel 166U, which made me love shooting in medium format even more.
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."
With a Lomo'Instant Camera and a Splitzer, you can get absolutely funny and creative images. I took it to the highest level and exposed my shots from 4 to 8 times! What you'll see next is an impressive mix of colors, textures, places and people captured in a very surreal way!