During a week in Paris, my boyfriend and I were absolutely delighted to stumble upon an old school photobooth!
During a week visit to Paris we stumbled upon a hidden gem in the center of the city: a foto automat photobooth!
I have never been so excited as when we found this beauty in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. I didn’t realize that there were any in the city and I’d given up hope of ever having any old school photo booth photos with my boyfriend… so we (im)patiently waited for the couple in front of us to take their photos and watched as they (im)patiently waited for their photos and then it was our turn.
Waiting for the photos was so much fun, I literally danced around the machine in anticipation and when they finally printed, the photos were wet and we had to wave them around for them to dry – I loved that they were authentically printed in the old fashioned way.
The result: an amazing set of photos that are both spontaneous and natural and so much fun! The best four Euros that we spent on our whole visit!! And the best part? My boyfriend suggesting that we hold out the cameras! It wasn’t even me!
Side note: After doing a little research when we got back I found out that there are more of them around Paris and one was even closer to our apartment along the canal, I’m a little sad we didn’t find more but I’m looking forward to searching them out the next time that we visit.
A couple of hours before the clock struck midnight and a new year finally began, my family and I bonded over instant photography, balloons, and party props before a freshly painted white wall. Voilà--an instant photo booth!
Last week, Lomography Gallery Store Sheung Wan threw a launch party for the new Petzval Lens. Delicious refreshments and wine were served to guests who were also invited to experience the magical capabilities of the Petzval lens.
When a group of Viennese students stumbled upon the Lomo LC-A a couple of decades back, they were astounded with the images the small enigmatic Russian camera could create. The photos were bathed in saturated hues and cloaked in lovely vignettes – unlike anything they had ever seen.
As the week came to an end, we bid farewell to Photokina 2014. Lomography participated with patchwork photo flooring and an endless array of products that impressed spectators. Take a look at our one-of-a-kind booth and its last day of glory at the this year's trade show spectacle in Cologne, Germany.
Some of the photos I took during my trips to Penang and Singapore may pass as street photography, but to be honest, they were more like my feeble attempts to capture 'decisive moments' that I don't usually find at home.
My boyfriend Scott and I took our cameras on a road trip to the beautiful Coronado Beach in San Diego, California at the very end of May to catch beach combers, surfers, and beautiful sunsets on glorious film.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
Some time ago, my parents-in-law gave me an old Polaroid camera that they used during my wife's childhood. After some investigation, I found out that Polaroid had stopped making instant film. But the factory in Enschedé, the Netherlands had been taken over by The Impossible Project, so I bought a package of fresh film and gave it a try!
I went to Shinjuku Park in order to celebrate spring and enjoy the Japanese tradition of "hanami," which means the "contemplation of cherry blossoms." I tried to capture the beauty of cherry trees with my Lubitel 166B loaded with an expired roll of Agfa Portrait 160 film. I obtained a sepia effect on my photos, and I felt as if I just traveled through old Japan.
It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!
Here are some self portraits that I took using my Lubitel 2 and a roll of expired film. I used old chemicals, an incorrect ratio, and I under fixed the film during development and washed it in boiling hot water. See how it all turned out.