A fully functional paper pinhole camera from Communist Czechoslovakia is revisited by an English student.
If you know your history, you would be able to tell that the camera is from the distant past. Since 1993, Czechoslovakia has been no more. The ex-sovereign state was peacully split into two independent countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Dirkon, a paper camera kit, was distrubuted through a magazine during a time when publications were controlled by the state. This is why the camera makes a certain generation of Czechs wax poetic. And thanks to a Central Saint Martins student, they’re in for a nostalgic trip.
Although Matthew Nicholson did not follow the kit’s instructions to the last detail – he actually ended up with a Leica M3 version, he expressedly took inspiration from it. Take a look:
My passion for old and analogue cameras hadn't stayed unnoticed among my friends and acquaintances. Which is why I've received cameras as gifts for many times now. My Agfa Clack is an example. It's about 60 years old, fully functional, and a real film eater.
Introduced in the late 1970s, the Leica R3 was a 35mm SLR camera developed by Leica in partnership with Minolta. Find out more about this elegant model in Leica's SLR camera line in this installment of Lomopedia!
"Brownie in Motion," a roving large-scale art installation, darkroom, and actual functioning camera all rolled into one, is a project by artist Stephen Takacs. Get to know more about it after the jump!
Have you ever tried going lens-less when taking a photo? Try shooting with ONDU Pinhole Cameras and see what it's like to take photos through a tiny pinhole. Check out these lovely shots taken by Lomographers; if you do have some ONDU pinhole photos of your own, upload and tag them accordingly so that we can see them!
For this week's Camera Collections, we present to you _smg_, our community member from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. _smg_, or Shaun in real life, is a coffee lover, avid lomographer and camera collector. His arsenal comprises of not only Lomo cameras, SLRs and compacts, but is composed of disposables and home-made pinhole cameras as well. Read on to find which his favorites are from a variety of almost 200 cameras.
G K Lee. is a New York-based photographer with a lifelong passion for his craft and for music. He took the Russar+ Lens out for a spin around the city by trying it to his Leica M6! Beautiful wide angle shots were captured while accompanied by two models from Silent Models NY.
Angela is a student and a popular model for a local fashion brand in Hong Kong. She was invited by Lomography HK to try the Lomo'Instant camera, and she has shared her beautiful Instant portraits. Read on for her exclusive interview.
Alexis Coram is an English landscape photographer who currently lives in San Francisco. She is a spontaneous and adventurous photographer who has captured the moments of her road trips across the continent this past year.
Before the end of 2014, my girlfriend took the plunge of purchasing a rangefinder camera from eBay as a late Christmas gift for me. Let me present to you: the Fed 5. The Fed 5 has been known as a copy of the Leica M3 rangefinder camera. It is inexpensive compared to Leica models. So what are my experiences of using the Fed 5? Read on to find out more.
Imagine an alien space mission from a planet of the Sirius Star System to an abandoned industrial zone of Como, a city situated in the North of Italy. The alien photographer named sirio174, used a powerful futuristic camera, called Lomo Lubitel 166U loaded with a Kodak Portra film roll. Yes, no digital, because the future is...analogue! During his journey, he learned the most common language of our planet -- English -- and he wrote this article for us. Read more after the jump!