We can confidently say that almost every Lubitel image has something worth keeping. A poignant bit of drama.
When you’re shooting a ton of film, it’s easy to treat some of your images as disposable. You’ll get a fresh batch of prints back from the developer and toss a few of the more plain shots into the recycle bin. Why not? You already shot a picture of a full English breakfast last month? But hold your horses for a minute! Just as you slowed down to take the image, slow yourself down to evaluate it too. We can confidently say that almost every Lubitel image has something worth keeping. A poignant bit of drama. A scrunched-up happy face. A little surprise in the corner. Some shirtless jackass who you’ve never met before. Or maybe…just maybe..the final creative climax!
His love affair with analog photography started with a Zenit 12 which he received as a birthday present. Almost a decade has passed since but he still continues to capture his everyday life and the spirit of Istanbul's streets on film. Get to know our newcomer of the week from Turkey, Can Ortak also known in the community as psychedelica!
The New Petzval Lens 85 continues to captivate the hearts of many photographers from its debut a couple of years back. A perfect balance between form and function, this lens closely mimics the look of the legendary Petzval lens of the 19th century and delivers eye-catching images with its signature tack sharp center and swirly bokeh background. Many photographers from both outside and inside the Lomography community have raved about the New Petzval 85. In this recap, we look back at four community-written reviews.