I tell stories though photos. Life is much more beautiful with a camera.
What do you most love about the La Sardina?
The light shutter and wide-angle lens is really good for street snaps. The handy camera body is not easily discovered by others :-)
How would you describe La Sardina in five words?
Handy, tough, dreamy, creative, easy
Your advice to future La Sardina shooters?
Remember to pull out the lens and rotate until you hear the “Click”, or the shutter won’t open. As the aperture is fixed, bring films with different ISO settings for various lighting when going somewhere with frequent weather changes. And filters can help as well.
Wedding season is here and the Petzval is getting ready to celebrate many happy moments. French photographer Maxime Dessesard didn't miss the opportunity to try it out at a wedding he was shooting. One might say that the real wedding was the one between Maxime's style and the Petzval's swirly bokeh. Read on to discover the wonderful and touching pictures and hear about the photographer's experience and the tips he dished out.
Dominik, better know as dopic in the Lomo community, is a graphic designer and photographer from Vienna, Austria who was given the rare opportunity to test the New Russar+ Lens. Here are excerpts from our interview.
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share their masterpieces with you. Join us and see their reimagined La Sardinas along with the photos that they shot using the fun, easy-to-use cameras.
It's a huge pleasure to introduce our latest LomoAmigo, the fantastically gifted musician James Vincent McMorrow. This year, James launched his new album 'Post Tropical' and we couldn't wait to put a La Sardina camera in hands to play with for the Summer. He took the camera with him on his tour and snapped some truly cool shots. Check them out and read our interview with James below!
Lily & Madeleine are sisters from Indianapolis who have charmed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with their heavenly harmonies. They are just about to release their new album titled "Fumes." Lomography caught up with them on a recent trip to the United Kingdom and gave them each a La Sardina camera to shoot with. Meet them after the jump.
Armed with a golden Fisheye No. 2 and a brightly colored La Sardina, we sent off the Austrian bands, our new LomoAmigos Sex Jams and Mile Me Deaf, on a little tour through the Balkans. Here you can hear the funny stories and see the photos the bands came back with. Band member Wolfgang Möstl lets us in on the turn of events.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Summer is in full swing and wedding season is moving in. And in keeping up with the season, Wedding Photographer Johnny Cheng invited his girlfriend to a spur-of-the-moment shoot using the his new Petzval Lens. With the Petzval, he managed a confluence of grassy meadows and the lens' swirly bokeh effect, resulting in soft-focused images to fall in love with. Read on to hear what this Georgia-based wedding photographer has to say about his Petzval experience.
Feldküche is a group that organizes dinner parties with a difference by cooking wonderful meals for groups throughout the Austrian countryside. This summer, we gave them a New Petzval lens to use in capturing their wonderful gatherings of people, food, drink and nature. We then got the opportunity to chat with Martin Fetz who runs the organization about what they do and their experiences shooting with the Petzval.
French photographer Maxime Chanet tested the new Petzval Lomography x Zenit Lens, taking photos of Yaya in a parisian apartment. The result is a beautiful series of intimate and delicate portraits, with great natural lights and contrasts. Discover what Maxime has to say about his experience shooting with the Petzval lens.
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.
Curious about how the folks over at photography PC Mag, The Photo Brigade, and Steve Huff Photo find the Lomography Petzval Lens experience? Then, step right up and take a glimpse at what they have to say about it, and a handful of snaps from their test run!
Our La Sardina DIY Battle is back! This August, Lomography teams up with Actually to bring you the opportunity to showcase your artistry and skill,and to unleash the drawings and doodles in your head for the world to see!
From its vintage 19th century design to the fantastic, creative and unique photos it produces, the Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Art Lenses just oozes analogue. We set up a mini photo studio at Lomography HQ a few days ago and got snap happy with the New Petzval attached to the Canon EOS 5 film camera. Check out the results after the jump!