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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
With a Lomo'Instant Camera and a Splitzer, you can get absolutely funny and creative images. I took it to the highest level and exposed my shots from 4 to 8 times! What you'll see next is an impressive mix of colors, textures, places and people captured in a very surreal way!
I have good memories of Tagaytay Highlands. There had been times when some of my friends and I would spend the weekend there, playing all sorts of sports and having our bodies healed in the warm and lapping jacuzzi pool. But those were distant memories. I was able to go back to this place, but only for an afternoon, and tried to remember the good old days.
Are you in need of a holiday? Then we have something spectacular for you from the Shift School of Photography and Lomography. With your photos you can win a four-day trip to Paris for a long weekend full of photography including a giant Lomography package! We want to see your best work displaying your travel destinations so we know that you can turn a weekend getaway into an artistic and educational trip!
Last week we celebrated the arrival of the Lomo'Instant camera at the Lomography Soho Store with a huge launch party. We opened our doors late to showcase this exciting new compact instant camera! We gave you the chance to hold this beauty in your hands and have your photo taken in our instant photobooth. Read on to catch the event highlights.
"I’m an analogue photographer but I’m old school in the sense that I don’t believe in cropping," Mary Ellen Mark shares in this video by Seaport Museum New York. "I believe you have to make the picture in the camera."