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A little idea for how to display your Lomos.

I recently stumbled across a simple idea to put some old photos in empty glass bottles to display them, so I tried it with some of my Lomos, and as I was quite pleased with the results, I thought I’d share the idea.

Even some photos I didn’t really like seemed to take on a new quality when behind the curved glass.

Just a few cautionary tales:

1) Tightly rolling up the photos to get through a small bottle neck meant that the photos didn’t unroll again as fully as I’d have liked – something to do with the thickness of the photography paper I think. But it still worked out.

2) Don’t expect to be able to use the bottles again, as without the aid of a surgeon, I don’t think I’ll be get the photos back out again. This also presents another potentially photogenic opportunity, safety glasses at the ready, to smash the bottles and break free the prints!

3) In your hastiness to try out the idea, be careful of how much you drink!


written by elixirix


  1. evnka

    Love the thought! :D
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  2. holgardo


    There is and artist who makes beautiful drawings and present his works inside bottles

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  3. elixirix


    cool, thanks for the tip off : )

    and thanks for the Turkish translation too,


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  4. blueskyandhardrock


    fantastic diy project! love it! xo

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  5. kekskonstrukt


    awesome idea! looks great :)

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  6. ma-riechen


    what a cute idea :)

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  7. elixirix


    thanks for all the translations...up to 10 now i think. merci. rix

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