I was so pleased when I got a LOL camera as a gift when my friend came home from Las Vegas as I had read a review on here in March and fallen in love with the zany results.
I got this camera, which I now know to have come from an American branch of the shop Urban Outfitters as a gift from my friend Adam. It is basically a disposable camera with some things pre-exposed on it to make each frame unique and different with an overlay over your pictures. As soon as I saw it and remembered the article about it from earlier this year I couldn’t wait to use it. I saved it up for the Lomo meeting in York at the end of July.
I opened it up very, very excitedly and got going with it early on in the morning of the meeting. I was a bit gutted when I got it out and the flash didn’t work. This meant I had to open up the orange Urban Outfitters box and take out the physical camera to see if it would be okay to use when it was cloudy. Underneath, the pretty orange box was a Kodak disposable camera, with most of the label peeled off and drawn on!!! I was a bit surprised at the suddenly rubbish packaging but it did make it a lot easier to see out of the viewfinder. Plus it revealed that the camera was 800 ISO, still in date and would therefore be okay without the flash all day. I shot the entire roll in York, trying hard to make the most of the frames and get people to pose in the right places.
I missed with a few of the shots — particularly the mustache ones, which has made me determined to track down another of these cameras and try again. However, as only 4000 were ever made, I am beginning to lose hope!
Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.
As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.
We love multiple exposures because no matter what scenes you choose to combine, the end result is always spectacular! Double (or triple) yourself up in a self portrait, or experiment with different patterns and objects when you shoot with your Lomo'Instant Wide and watch your amazing creations develop before your eyes!
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
After a fully booked 2015, photographer Chloé Vollmer-Lo found time to test the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She brought it to the Natural History Museum and the Paris business district, an endeavor that resulted in quite a few stunning, bokeh-rich images.
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.
Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.