Growing up in the 80s, life was so much simpler. There was no internet, no mobile phones and no network games. As a kid, my choices for entertainment were pretty limited. A trip to the movie was an indulgence and most of the time I just hung out with my neighbourhood friends. One of my favourite hangout places is the playground.
In fact, we would often explore different playgrounds around the neighbourhood. Each playground has its own characteristics and unique design. Some are shaped like a dragon, others look like birds and there are even fruit-shaped playgrounds. The concrete designs are simple and functional. Running barefoot on the sand pit playground makes me feel like I am at the beach. On the playground, we would invent our own games and play according to our own rules. Life is just so carefree. Looking back, I can still remember the countless hours of fun spent at the playground.
Such concrete structured playgrounds are not built anymore. In fact, most of them have been torn down to make way for new safety oriented playgrounds made from plastic and steel. This is sad as these old playgrounds are part and parcel of our history and leave so much memory for many people (myself included). Today, there are not many left and I hope they can be conserved and become icons in their respective estates.
In New York City, winter has been harsh and long, the nights long and cold, and shooting outside not fun anymore. When the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition hit the shelves this week and the new Splitzer arrived at the Lomography Gallery Store New York, we decided to do a round of light painting portraits.
There is nothing better than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier-Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time. And you showed us what it's like to be on time.
What exactly do I feel while waiting for my Lomo'Instant photos to be developed? I have to say I get a mix of "Surprise me, dear Lomo!" but also some "Did I capture it as I wanted?" kind of thought. No matter the school of thought, with the Splitzer you can add so many cool effects to your photos you'll definitely embrace it!
You might remember experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats for the CenturyCamera, his ambitious project which involved installation of 100 ultra-long-exposure cameras in and around Berlin, Germany "to continuously document 100 years of municipal growth and decay for scrutiny and judgment by future generations" between 2014 and 2114. But today, Keats goes a step further and begins yet another groundbreaking and unprecedented project with the Millennium Camera.
Petzval lens are designed for a Canon or Nikon SLR mounts and a selection of brass or black for each camera brand is available in our stores. And start shooting with images full of sharpness, crispness and bokeh effects!
Kamal, a die-hard film photography fan, is a young, Singapore-based photographer. He is now working on a project, traveling around and shooting portraits for his friends. In this feature, he talks about how he works perfectly with the Lomography Petzval Art Lens and his passion for photography.
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.
The Lomo'Instant Splitzer allows you to do crazy stuff with your Lomo'Instant photos. Ever imagined pairing your bestfriend's face with your pet dog's body? Oh, the possibilities! It only takes a few steps to do it, and we're happy to show you how.
Turn your instant photos into bizarre snapshots with this super-easy tip, using the Lomo'Instant Camera with the Lomo'Instant Splitzer! This Tipster will show you how to create fun, sliced-and-diced instant photos with vibrant splashes of color. Try it on your next party - your friends will love it!