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!
I was given a roll of LomoChrome Purple 120 by a friend who was keen for me to try it out since he didn't have a medium format camera. I really didn't expect the results I got when I took it out for a test run on a bright winter's day in London.
Not knowing exactly how to do deal with its odd appearance, Nadica first regarded the Lubitel 166B as a complete monstrosity. She left it untouched on her shelf for months after receiving it as a gift. After using other Lomo cameras and getting familiar with the rules on exposure, she finally had the courage to test it. Find out what made stacy_mcpommes fall in love with the Lubitel 166B in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
A few months ago, I thought I had an intolerance against the milk sugar lactose. I got stomach aches every time I ate something with milk in it so I used lactase to prevent it. But when I consulted a doctor to be tested, they said it was something else.
When I was a kid, one of my greatest joys was to go to the park. I especially loved playgrounds. It didn't matter how may other children there were, as long as I could have my turn to go on the slide and and sit on the swing. These days, enjoying one's childhood has become so different. Technology has stolen the interest of children in more physically demanding yet fun activities.
Read on dear friend and I will weave a story for you. There may be more questions than answers raised by this peculiar tale. But if it’s clarity you seek, have no fear, things will become clear in time (they always do, don’t they?). So rub the Sandman’s dust from your sleepy eyes and take a journey with me. If you think you have an answer when we reach the end, please do share it in the comments!
I recently had the opportunity to take the world’s most creative instant camera — the Lomo'Instant — for a stroll on an unusually warm and sunny November day. My goal was to acquaint myself with the endlessly cool features and infinite possibilities the camera possesses while creating some beautiful photographs in the meantime. Read on to see the results!
People seek extraordinary experiences while traveling, but not everyone gets to have an adventure of a lifetime. When lomographer Stephane Heinz (popularly known as vicuna in the Lomography community) saw the opportunity, he took the chance to travel and live miles away from his hometown in France. He and his wife, Kathi, came back home with a luggage full of valuable experiences and life lessons. Vicuna tells us about his four-year adventure in French Polynesia in this travel special.
In celebration of the mindblowing solar eclipse we had the other day, we ran a competition and asked you to tag your analogue photos centered around our great big yellow friend! Check out the winners now!
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
Simeon Smith is a musician who recorded the sounds of our film cameras in action and made these samples available as a free download. We couldn't resist interviewing him about this project and taking a look at some of his photos. Meet the man behind the cams here.