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Lubitel Online Rumble

It’s something about peering down through that waist-level finder. Sizing up your subject with the top lens and capturing it through crispy Russian glass with the bottom. It’s simply irresistible to people who love and adore life. People who are open-minded, enthusiastic, free with their ideas, philanthropic, endlessly curious, always travelling, constantly documenting, and completely awestruck by the enduring power of analog photographs. We’re looking for the most passionate, the seriously dedicated, the least expected, the pathologically random, and hardest of the hardcore Lubitel Lovers out there. In other words – people like you!

It’s something about peering down through that waist-level finder. Sizing up your subject with the top lens and capturing it through crispy Russian glass with the bottom. It’s simply irresistible to people who love and adore life. People who are open-minded, enthusiastic, free with their ideas, philanthropic, endlessly curious, always travelling, constantly documenting, and completely awestruck by the enduring power of analog photographs. We’re looking for the most passionate, the seriously dedicated, the least expected, the pathologically random, and hardest of the hardcore Lubitel Lovers out there. In other words – people like you!

Why? As it turns out, we share your affections. We need your most passionate images, your kindest words, and your sweetest emotions to fill a GORGEOUS BOOK dedicated to the LUBITEL TWIN-LENS CAMERA – scheduled for release within the next year. You’ve got about three weeks to enter! The best entries will be considered for publication and might score you an amazing Lomographic prize package.

Participate here!!

Show some Love

Send us a photographic testament of your feelings. Proclaim your devotion, shout it out from the rooftops, and showcase your very finest work! Over the next four weeks, the international Community of Lubitel Lovers is invited to edit and upload their “Lubitel Love Portfolio” – composed of their finest Lubitel shots alongside images of their camera and themselves.

Give us the whole picture by showing the woman (or the man), the machine, and the loving images that you create together. There are seven categories for your images, and you can submit up to 5 shots per category:

  • FAST LOVE
    Wham, bam,.and thank you very much man – this love sped right by you, stealing your heart and leaving you with just a fleeting glimpse
  • SLOW LOVE
    Quiet, soft, serene, peaceful, tender, up-close, and personal – but still with a burning passion simmering right beneath the surface
  • STRANGE LOVE
    The loves of your life captured in mysterious ways, in unexpected formats, and with top-secret techniques
  • BIG LOVE
    The things that make your heart sing and your soul cry out in glory’s name. Simply the best – and surely better than all the rest
  • SELF LOVE
    With a bit of healthy ego-stroking, you’ve turned the Lubitel’s lens on yourself
  • TOUGH LOVE
    It’s hard or nearly impossible to love these stubborn, difficult, unattractive, or exasperating subjects, but you somehow find a way
  • THE INSTRUMENT OF LOVE
    Your very own Lubitel camera – shot by itself or in your hands – set in a romantic locale of your choice

Participate here!!

We’ll love you back

We won’t lie to you. Lubitel Love is hard work! In gratitude for your “labors of love” (namely editing your photos, shooting new ones, scanning & uploading the whole freaking thing), we’ve got two rewards:

A (Love) Boat of Prizes!
From the ranks of the Lubitel Lovers, 10 winners will be chosen – with each receiving a bounty of Lomographic prizes and piggy coupons!

Publication & International Acclaim
Within the next year, we intend to release a gorgeous book dedicated to the dearly beloved Lubitel Twin-Lens Camera. Every submission, whether it wins a prize or not, will be considered for publication in this book – complete with your name & photo credit!

Schedule & Deadline

The Rumble starts NOW and runs for about three weeks.
The Deadline for submissions is Monday, August 18
(midnight, Vienna time)
Following the deadline, our Lomographic Lubitel jury will sort through all of the entries and announce the winning Lovers!

Need Love Now

Is there no Lubitel in your arms? No coated twin-lenses to keep you warm at night? Then join our Lubitel Summer of Love and participate in the Rumble by picking one of our vintage deadstock models. Each camera has been carefully tuned and includes a full warranty. There’s only about 50 in stock, so be fast – and don’t hide your love away!

written by pan_dre

14 comments

  1. graefin

    graefin

    The PERFECT rumble!!!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. shhquiet

    shhquiet

    love, love, love! <3

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  3. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    wow
    cool
    i found a second lubitel on sunday and am shooting the first testfilm with it
    it is such a great camera!!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  4. graefin

    graefin

    wow lucky you!!! I still need pics of the Lubitel itself. But we have 3 weeks, everything will work out just fine.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  5. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    ja.... and we made some on they train... they should arrive tomorrow.... :D

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  6. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    does the pic of the lubitel itself have to be shot with the lubitel or can it be with other cameras?

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  7. doubleswithvicuna

    doubleswithvicuna

    I'd really like to share this lubitel love, but don't have one.... I presume that I can't share my love with a Rolleiflex for this rumble....??. :(((((

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  8. plaidleaf

    plaidleaf

    i am still wondering from the big lubitel post before too... can i use my YashicaMat 124-G or is it a strict cut-off "lubitel only" rumble... ?? :(

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  9. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    im getting the following error message when i upload the photos

    Notice: Undefined variable: picture_id in /d3/htdocs/lubitelrumble/app/controllers/pictures_controller.php on line 91

    Notice: Undefined variable: picture_count in /d3/htdocs/lubitelrumble/app/controllers/pictures_controller.php on line 93

    all my pics are jpg, 300 dpi, 2000x2000 pixels
    is anyone else getting the same error messages?

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  10. ouroborosx

    ouroborosx

    how big are the files in terms of MB's? there is a 3MB limit to uploads, so if the files are larger, there will be an error... :)

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  11. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    there anywhere from 2 mb to 2.9 mb the ones that are around 2.9mb will give me the error message but the files will still upload.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  12. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    oh yeah, and thanks for the quick reply :)

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  13. peter

    peter

    @xbalboax: You shouldn't see the error messages anymore.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  14. jeepeng

    jeepeng

    how do i delete an uploaded picture?

    about 6 years ago · report as spam