This small SLR was the start into my photography „career“. It was given to me as a present by an old neighbor who just heard about my effort to start into b&w photography at school. He said he can`t hold it anymore and it`s better in my hands than dusty in his storage rack. It came with an Olympus flash, manual, a 35mm Zuiko lens, a 50mm Zuiko lens and a Tokina 70-150mm
This still is one of the smallest SLR`s I`ve ever seen. It runs 35mm film with film speeds from 12ASA up to 1600ASA, shutter speed is from 1/1000 to B, the shutter release button can be run by a cable release, there is a self timer and of course a tripod mount. There is the possibility to adjust over- or underexposure in your shot in 1/3 steps by the little knob on top where you set your film speed. You see, there is almost nothing left a photographer dreamed of in the 80ies.
There are so much accessories for the OM-system, it`s really unbelievable. I bought for mine another 100mm lens and a winder which I unfortunately haven`t used by now. If you`ll ever get the chance to get your hands on one of these don`t hesitate, you`ll fall in love with that small thing.
In the meantime the old neighbor died but the camera will keep him in my mind as a good man alive…
My 2015 resolution is to do 12 photography projects, one for every month. In July, I tried freelensing or unscrewing the lens from my SLR and holding it in front of the camera body. By tilting the lens slightly I was able to change the focus. For this experiment, I used my Konstruktor and Olympus OM-1.
In every aspiring photographers' dream - Turn the hobby into career, leaving the part time job, putting all of the efforts into one's photography project. Kevin Biberbach did it. Biberbach is a student from Aachen, who has completed a 365-day photography project called "EVRY DAY" with his passion and insist. The project is widely getting attention throughout the internet, which includes a variety of portraits content such as wedding, family and couples. Biberbach shared to Lomography exclusively about his work, passion to photography, and also his experience with the Petzval 85 Art Lens.
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.
Germany-based Benjamin Kracke began his photography journey by searching for something unique. Naturally, the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens proved to be full of character for this LomoAmigo! Read on to find out more about his experience with this beautiful art lens.
Lomography has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to give you the chance to win tickets to see “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century,” the first retrospective of this highly influential photographer in over 30 years. You can also win a Henry Carroll Book and a Lomo’instant Wide.
We met our new LomoAmigo Luka Tacon when we danced to the hypnotic beats of his duo Heartbreaker at our Lomo'Instant Wide Launch Party in NYC. Now, the brooklyn-based DJ and electronic music producer is preparing for an EPIC Lover's Ball at House of Yes with his friends at Might Get Weird, experimenting with the La Sardina and LC-A, and feeling the Latin rhythms of Costa Rica. Read more about his inspirations and how he feels analog equipment, whether it be for music or photography, has something that digital just doesn't. As a special bonus, you can listen to his exclusive Heartbreaker set!