He started to click the analogue shutter in the year of 2007 and he never looked back. His love towards analogue photography will never stop and, now, he is one of the most noticeable faces among the true Lomographers in Malaysia.
The birth of another raising star in Malaysian Lomography scene started in the year 2007. He was looking something fresh and unique to edit pictures with (he was a Photoshop addict before), and stumbled upon a video tutorial on Youtube about the “lomo effects.” Curiosity dragged his hands to the search engine box and started to find ‘what the f*ck are lomo cameras’ but he erased it from his mind as he thought that Lomographic cameras were expensive and perhaps there’s no Lomographic community in Malaysia at that time. At the end of the year, he came across the effects community (formerly known as Lomokids) but his heart is still in love with the digital world.
Questions raised by his best friend @shahirmomo one day reignite the flame – @shahirmomo asked him to join film photography community called lomography. He bought a Holga CFN 120 from @hanifmaidin and after he developed the entire roll, he became addicted to lomography, eager to see more and more results. Then, he etched the word lomography on his heart and stepped on the road that rarely taken — the analogue way. As a beginner, he learned slowly until he became one of the respected lomographers.
The bulletofmine name came actually when he’s looking for a more matured and exploding name. From the word B.O.M — the nickname bulletofmine was produced as he was largely influenced by Greenday songs (from the album American Idiots that mainly depicts wars). Bulletofmine represented the ideas that he poured onto his photos, which came from his knowledege, experience, and most importantly his soul. His biggest hope is that Malaysia’s Lomography scene will not end, instead of just a trendy culture that one day will be washed away and erased from everyone’s mind. He is also hopeful that our country’s community will surpass the success of the Lomography big guns such as Lomo US, Lomo UK, and Lomo Japan.
For many years, Kenny had already been purchasing film and accessories from the Online Shop before he noticed our bustling community. Looking for a place to connect with people who share his passion for shooting on film, he immediately created a LomoHome and started sharing his stunning collection of street photographs.
Graphic designer Johann Bottos caught the community's attention with his striking black and white landscape photographs. Previsualization is central to his photographic style. Before clicking the shutter, he tends to "wait for a particular moment or weather condition" that fits the image he has in mind. In this interview, he shares more about his passion for shooting on film as well as some of his favorite landscape images.
They started the year not with a thundering bang but with the soft click of shutter buttons fired in rapid succession. Our heartfelt thanks to these lomographers for providing us with stunning images to admire all month long!
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.
Herbert Morris has been taking photographs for almost 60 years. From being his family's event photographer, he now acts as one of the community's resident guides who's always willing to give advice—photography related or otherwise—to fellow lomographers. In this interview, Herbert shares tidbits about his life as a war veteran and how being a sneaky photographer preserved the memories of his aunt.
We've got some great workshops for you this month, including the Classic Back To Basics with the Diana F+ and our very first Lomo'instant Wide workshop. Book your space now and start the new year in analogue!
Last year, Armin Amirian talked to Lomography about his motivations as an artist, his inspiration for his work and the difficulty of pursuing his passion in the society he belongs to. With that came a collection of images that reflected the concerns he and his fellow countrymen are faced with every day. The Iran-based photographer returns with insight on his new body of work.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan who wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and photograph them. He never became a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years after, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.
This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
Canadian-born Ian Taylor is a full-time photographer specializing in kids and development work. It all started when his five siblings started having children at the same time he was into photography. This passion then spiraled into something amazing, and now Ian works primarily with kids, shooting them when they are in their purest form. Based in Asia, Ian has agreed to share this amazing series of photos he shot with his Petzval Art Lens in Cambodia and Thailand. He also shared with us some of his insights and views on photography.
Say hello to Duffman, a 20-year-old photographer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He started taking film photos when he received a Diana F+ camera for his 16th birthday. Now he uses the Petzval Lens for capturing really impressive portraits. Get to know more about him after the jump!
Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.
A few years ago, nillerpiller went on a tour to several places in the Southeast Asian region. One of his stops was the island of Gili Trawangan in Indonesia, where he was able to witness and photograph a marvelous sunset by chance.