Creative individuals talk about their love for Lomography and of course, the Fisheye!
23, Technical Support Analyst (and Photographer/Painter/Writer)
Luton, United Kingdom www.lomohomes.com/9.1.8
I currently live in Luton (voted the worst town in Britain!!!), but my heart is in Brighton where my girlfriend Collette and I plan to eventually reside. Through Lomography, I’ve actually made my home town look pretty good – but it’s heartless and bland and it’s time that I lived somewhere I can be proud of. I paint, play guitar and – through Lomography – have recently taken up “real” photography.
Favorite Fisheye feature: The large field of view. It’s always great for group photos or just to fit everything in – it’s like a panorama squeezed into one tiny little circle, or something… Expert technique: Double-expose your fisheyes with the Colorsplash or any other camera! Playing around with distance is cool too. Take some nice landscape shots with the Colorsplash and couple them up with a crazy Fisheye close-up! The Fisheye creates great doubles when used with a non-fisheye camera. Obviously, straight shots look good too, but it’s always fun to try and fill those dark corners with some Lomo magic! Just ask the lab to keep the Fisheye image in the centre. What the hell is Lomography? A kiss of life for film photography. And a slap in the face for digital! Message: Without Lomography, I’d have a full conversation with someone without a purple flash blinding them halfway through. Without Lomography, my girlfriend could walk somewhere without having to pose/jump/ spin/ etc. because “I’ve got an idea…” Without Lomography I’d have no reason to line my friends up and get them to dance while I spin around setting off flashes. Thank you.
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As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
In this series we meet all the staff that make up Lomography UK. That's everyone from the Soho shop staff to the guys that hide away in the office! Today we talk to shop assistant Joanne Coates who has a penchant for the LC-A+ and loves running our workshops! Say hello to Jo!
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.
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In the third and final installment of his Russian love story, Herr Willie recalls some of the most memorable experiences from his trips to post-Soviet Russia, including traveling aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway and shooting with the La Sardina for Lomography on assignment, and waxes nostalgic about all the amazing people he had met.
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share with you the masterpiece of Simone Legno from tokidoki! Simone Legno is the creative director and co-founder of tokidoki, which stands for "sometimes" in Japanese. He chose this word because he feels “everyone waits for moments that change one’s destiny, by chance or by meeting a new person.”
We'd like to thank everyone for continuously capturing precious moments on photographs and sharing them with all of us. Each of your photographs and albums brought happiness and inspiration to everyone in the community. These lomographers take the spotlight for their ceaseless passion for photography and for their generosity in sharing every step of their analogue adventure. Meet our top photo uploaders of 2014.
In a new series, we talk to film fanatics from all around the UK about their passion for film photography and their favourite places to shoot in their home town. Today we go to Birmingham and meet Richard PJ Lambert who loves the LCA+ and The Custard Factory.
If you loved the Petzval Lens, we have Joseph Petzval to thank for. The mathematician/inventor/physicist was born in Hungary, but spent most of his life in Vienna. As a tribute, we visited some of the most significant places in his life, armed with our cameras and the New Lomography Petzval Art Lens. Watch the video below!