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  • Happy 20th Birthday, Lomography! From Three-Year-Old Me

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-11-09
    Happy 20th Birthday, Lomography! From Three-Year-Old Me

    As we celebrate Lomography's 20th anniversary this week, it got me thinking what my life was like in 1992. I dug around my baby albums and found this photo of me with a toy camera. Who knew that, 20 years later, I'd be working for the biggest analogue photography community and company? :-)

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  • The First Lomography World Congress: Madrid

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-11-09
    The First Lomography World Congress: Madrid

    Say "¡Hola!" to the first Lomography World Congress that was held in Spain back in 1997! With a 120 m LomoWall installed at Madrid's Atocha Train Station, 80,000 people joined in on the overload of creativity and culture as photographs and flamenco moves were put on show!

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  • Catch the Spinner 360° on Tech Toys 360!

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-11-09 #news #videos
    Catch the Spinner 360° on Tech Toys 360!

    Adrenaline and adventure junkies, get ready for a new rush! Discovery Velocity's gadget show Tech Toys 360 is now on its second season and, to tease the viewers, they've put together their best features from season one! Guess which Lomography camera swept them away?

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  • The First Epic Lomography Exhibition: Moscow + New York

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-11-09
    The First Epic Lomography Exhibition: Moscow + New York

    When big dreams start coming true, you start to chase grander ones. After the successful first ever exhibit and the debut of the first LomoWall, the Lomographic Society International came up with an amazing idea for an international exhibit: tens of thousands of photos between two mammoth countries, USA & Russia, in 1994!

  • The First LomoWalls

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-11-08
    The First LomoWalls

    Lomography is all about creative revolution so let's flashback to the very first Lomographic exhibition in 1992. What do you do when you've got several artists demanding equal prominent gallery space for their work? Finding a silver lining in an otherwise sticky situation, the idea to showcase photos as a LomoWall was born!

  • Spotted: Lomography & Laura Austin on Cool Hunting

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-11-07 #news
    Spotted: Lomography & Laura Austin on Cool Hunting

    Photographer Laura Austin is one of the lucky few who got spots from the "Win Your Dream Space Competition" and she recently put together an analogue exhibition at the Lomography Gallery Store Los Angeles which runs throughout November. Check out snippets of her interview on Cool Hunting below!

  • Sing Along to 'My Lomo & Me' by Olivia Ruiz

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-11-07 #news #videos
    Sing Along to 'My Lomo & Me' by Olivia Ruiz

    You may need to practice and vocalize a bit since the song is actually in French, but "My Lomo & Me (Je Photographie Des Gens Heureux)" is a sweet-sounding melancholy tune by Olivia Ruiz in which she sings about her voyeuristic photography. Excuse our French!

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  • A Belair X 6-12 Offer You Can't Refuse!

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-11-07 #news
    A Belair X 6-12 Offer You Can't Refuse!

    We know you have the new Belair X 6-12 on your mind so we'll make it easy for you to decide! Shop now and get 15% off on your pre-order, a free pack of film, and guaranteed delivery by January 2013. What are you waiting for? Soar to new analogue heights with the Belair X 6-12 now!

  • Have A Corky Christmas!

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-11-06 #gear #tutorials
    Have A Corky Christmas!

    The holidays are upon us and we're just buzzing to partake in all the festivities! Inspired by the Lomography Sparkling Editions, we're excited to try out 10 creative DIY craft projects that are sure to spread some holiday cheer. And all you need to get started are what you're left with when your fun night ends: corks from bubbly and vino!

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  • Be Little in a Bottle

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-30
    Be Little in a Bottle

    Some say "the bigger, the better," but we think the "smaller, the cuter!" If you think snowglobes are adorable, wait til you see the "Tiny World in a Bottle" project by Akinobu Izumi. Using her experience as an architecture model maker, Izumi creates microscopic biomes that fit right into a minuscule vial!

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  • LC-A & LC-W Tip: Always Check for Fresh Batteries!

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-30 #gear #tutorials
    LC-A & LC-W Tip: Always Check for Fresh Batteries!

    "Help! My whole roll of film came back totally dark!" it says in the FAQ section. The key to making sure you don't get blank, dark, or underexposed rolls back from the lab is simple: always check that you've got fresh batteries loaded in your LC-A or LC-Wide!

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  • Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-29
    Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "My First Roll of Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 35mm" by alaitzoleaga from Bilbao, Spain who thought her thespian friends made for perfect subjects with this sometimes-sunny, sometimes-saturated film!

  • Slicing Through A Leica

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-29 #news
    Slicing Through A Leica

    Ever wondered what it would be like to have X-ray vision? How about possessing X-ray vision AND a Leica M6 camera? We found this illustration that shows us what it's like to have both and it is looking pretty cool! Do you know who the artist is?

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  • Light Painting and Life with Pablo Picasso

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-25 #news
    Light Painting and Life with Pablo Picasso

    On the occasion of Picasso's birthday, we celebrate the many art methods the modernist painter was known for. These rare photos by LIFE magazine’s Gjon Mili show Picasso at his home and studio dabbling in pottery, sculpting, and—a technique Lomographers love—light painting! See more of the artist at work below.

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  • LomoAmigo Noah Kalina and the Photo Process

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-25 #news
    LomoAmigo Noah Kalina and the Photo Process

    Noah Kalina has been shooting self-portraits everyday for the past 12 years. He is also a LomoAmigo, shooting with the iconic LC-A+. He was also the official wedding photographer for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's wedding. Here, he shows us his photographic process.

  • 75 Parisiennes: Portraits by Baudouin

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-25 #news
    75 Parisiennes: Portraits by Baudouin

    “Each portrait is a short story." This is the preface for French photographer Baudouin's latest work, a book which showcases the living spaces of Paris's most vivacious inhabitants. Shot with his Hasselblad 503CW, the photos give us a glimpse of what it's like to possess the quintessentially cosmopolitan "je na sais quoi."

  • Bulldogs from 1905 in Fancy Dress

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-23 #news
    Bulldogs from 1905 in Fancy Dress

    Halloween is just around the corner and we're brainstorming cool costume ideas for all the ghastly weekend activities. We'll probably take cues from these cute canines from the 1900s, all dressed up and accessorized for some pretty poignant (and funny) large-format portraits!

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  • Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-22
    Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "Gold Rush: Autumn on Film" by gelagoo from Winnipeg, Canada. Thwarted by snow and sleet in the past, she finally figured out how to capture the season's warm and windy atmosphere.

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  • Beefcake Photos from the 1950's

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-19 #videos
    Beefcake Photos from the 1950's

    Since Lomography is travelling through time this week, we thought we'd share some more vintage treasures from the timewarp! Today we've got some medium format photos of macho men hamming it up for the ladies. Check out these greasy, sleazy beefcake (NSFW?) photos from the '50s!

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  • 12 Analogue Questions with Irwin Barbé

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-18
    12 Analogue Questions with Irwin Barbé

    Meet young and upcoming French filmmaker Irwin Barbé as we serve him a dozen questions about analogue photography. Known for "being young and living at night," he shares his latest series of photographs that, while shot in the company of sun, reflect his inclination towards somber, cinematic details.

  • Life with the LC-Wide

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-18 #gear
    Life with the LC-Wide

    After first bringing the Lomo LC-Wide on a trip, here's a proper test roll featuring slices of everyday life. I took the wide-eyed wonder with me to work, play, around the city, and out of town again, and I have to say that the LC-Wide is a greater all-around camera than the LC-A+. Literally!

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  • Spotted: Lomography in Portugal's Domingo Magazine!

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-17 #news
    Spotted: Lomography in Portugal's Domingo Magazine!

    From the Iberian Peninsula comes an issue of Domingo magazine with a special feature, "a moda da lomografia" or the fashion of Lomography! See Portuguese creatives ham it up with the LC-A+, Sprocket Rocket, and Diana F+. One of them even quit smoking for a new vice. Can you guess what it is?

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  • Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-15
    Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "Lomography Goes to Bestival 2012" by UK Cityslicker Marianne. Armed with three Lomography cameras, she set out to rock out at one of the best music festivals out there! See which major music acts headlined in her rad analogue photos.

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  • Rare Color Photos of Czarist Russia

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-15 #news
    Rare Color Photos of Czarist Russia

    We tend to think of moments in history in black and white, but these well-preserved glass negatives by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, featuring scenes from the Czarist 1900s, reveal life in revolutionary Russia in full color. Endorsed by the last czar Nicholas II, we are able to view these unique images today via digichromatography.

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  • When A Filmmaker Follows A Photographer

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-12 #news #videos
    When A Filmmaker Follows A Photographer

    Gregory Crewdson's analogue photography series "Beneath the Roses" has been in the making for a decade now and filmmaker Ben Shapiro has been by his side the whole time. A behind-the-scenes documentary of the grueling creative process, "Greg Crewdson: Brief Encounters" premieres in the USA this month.

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  • Colorized Photos of 1931 Moscow

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-12
    Colorized Photos of 1931 Moscow

    Yesterday, we shared with you more colorized black & white photos from decades past. Today, we found a collection of photos from Moscow in the 1930's that seem to have been colorized with paint which give us a more vivid view of Russian life back then. What do you think of these tint alterations?

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  • SA-WIDE-EKA! Bangkok with the LC-Wide

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-11 #gear
    SA-WIDE-EKA! Bangkok with the LC-Wide

    The first thing that greeted me at the Suvarnabhumi Airport was a billboard for Siam International Bank which said "First happens everday." So appropriate for my first trip to Thailand and my first time shooting with the LC-Wide!

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  • The Photographer's New Anthem

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-11 #news #videos
    The Photographer's New Anthem

    "I wanna be a cameraman so frickin' bad, earn enough to buy a Hasselblad. I'm gonna shoot all the covers for your magazine, keep the rights for future royalties..." Sing along and/or laugh out loud to this photography parody by Japanese photographers Irwin Wong and Mijonju!

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  • More Vintage Photographs Colorized

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-11 #news
    More Vintage Photographs Colorized

    Many of the most defining photographs ever taken were shot in black and white film, before color emulsions became commercially available in the 1960's. While these images are moving in monochrome, inspired individuals dared to reimagine these shots by manually colorizing them, giving the visuals a vivid makeover.

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  • Melvin the Mini (Traveling Rube Goldberg) Machine

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-10 #news #videos
    Melvin the Mini (Traveling Rube Goldberg) Machine

    Putting a stamp on a postcard should be relatively easy, right? One must simply pick, lick, and stick. But for Melvin the Mini Machine, the task couldn't be more belabored--and amusing! This Rube Goldberg machine, which lives in suitcases, takes minutes to do it in a series of coordinated cause-and-effect chain reactions. Watch the video here!

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  • Rugby Team Reunites for Photo After 50 Years

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-10 #news
    Rugby Team Reunites for Photo After 50 Years

    It may not be an athletic feat but the entire 1962 Portsmouth Grammar School rugby team incredibly beat one in a quarter million odds. After 50 years, the fellas agreed to catch up and flew in from all over the world to recreate their nostalgic group photo at their alma mater. Every single player from the team was alive and present!

  • The Way Things Go: Art Films with Rube Goldberg Machines

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-09 #news #videos
    The Way Things Go: Art Films with Rube Goldberg Machines

    Named after Pulitzer Prize-winning inventor and cartoonist, Rube Goldberg contraptions set off chain reactions to complete a simple task. Think of a red ball rolling down a slope and then activating a domino chain which moves something or other until in the end, the light is switched off or the like. Those complicated contraptions have inspired others to make their own versions, check out a couple after the jump.

  • Around Town with the Canon Autoboy D5

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-09 #gear
    Around Town with the Canon Autoboy D5

    Last time, I gave you a hands-on review of the Canon Autoboy D5 as a travel camera—testing it under and over water, rain or shine—during my beach trip to Boracay. Here's how it performs as an all-around camera, going from home to studio and work to play. Just like before, it produced great shots all day, every day!

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  • Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-08
    Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "Chronically Monochromatic: Part II" by joefrank from Alabama. After liking the results from desaturated colored film photos, he decided to try shooting actual black & white rolls. He recounts his monochromatic experience here.

  • Spotted: Fisheye Baby 110 Bauhaus in Stuff UK

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-04 #news
    Spotted: Fisheye Baby 110 Bauhaus in Stuff UK

    Check out Stuff UK's November 2012 issue where "Super Geek" Simon Osborne-Walker says why need to be into film photography. He lists some awesome cameras like a TLR, SLR, and our very own Fisheye Baby 110 Bauhaus!

  • LomoAmigo Moss Shoots with the La Sardina DIY

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-04 #videos #people
    LomoAmigo Moss Shoots with the La Sardina DIY

    Lomography and FILTER Magazine teamed up to present a special collaboration! We provided several artists from the Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles some Lomography cameras and here is our ninth LomoAmigo from our Culture Collide LomoAmigo series!

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  • LomoAmigo Morning Parade Shoots with the LC-A+

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-03 #videos #people
    LomoAmigo Morning Parade Shoots with the LC-A+

    Lomography and FILTER Magazine teamed up to present a special collaboration! We provided several artists from the Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles some Lomography cameras and here is our eighth LomoAmigo from our Culture Collide LomoAmigo series!

  • LomoAmigo The Balconies and the Fisheye

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-02 #videos #people
    LomoAmigo The Balconies and the Fisheye

    Lomography and FILTER Magazine teamed up to present a special collaboration! We provided several artists from the Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles some Lomography cameras and here is our seventh LomoAmigo from our Culture Collide LomoAmigo series!

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  • Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-01
    Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "To Delete or Not to Delete" by dearjme from Hawaii. She almost deleted her LomoHome but we're glad she stuck around! Find out why she nearly left our lovely Lomographic community here.

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  • LomoAmigo The Standards and the LC-A+

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-10-01 #videos #people
    LomoAmigo The Standards and the LC-A+

    Lomography and FILTER Magazine teamed up to present a special collaboration! We provided several artists from the Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles some Lomography cameras and here is our sixth LomoAmigo from our Culture Collide LomoAmigo series!

  • LomoAmigo MONSTER CAT Shoots with the La Sardina

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-28 #videos #people
    LomoAmigo MONSTER CAT Shoots with the La Sardina

    Lomography and FILTER Magazine teamed up to present a special collaboration! We provided several artists from the Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles some Lomography cameras and here is our fifth LomoAmigo from our Culture Collide LomoAmigo series!

  • LomoAmigo Gold Fields and the LC-A+

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-27 #videos #people
    LomoAmigo Gold Fields and the LC-A+

    Lomography and FILTER Magazine teamed up to present a special collaboration! We provided several artists from the Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles some Lomography cameras and here is our fourth LomoAmigo from our Culture Collide LomoAmigo series!

  • LomoAmigo Boxeur the Couer Shoots with the Fisheye

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-26 #videos #people
    LomoAmigo Boxeur the Couer Shoots with the Fisheye

    Lomography and FILTER Magazine teamed up to present a special collaboration! We provided several artists from the Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles some Lomography cameras and here is our third LomoAmigo from our Culture Collide LomoAmigo series!

  • Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-25
    Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "Book Covers in Lomographs" by raejk14 from UK. If you could republish your favourite books' covers with Lomographs, what would they look like? Here's what her sweet analogue shelf would contain.

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  • LomoAmigo Mimes of Wine and the La Sardina

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-25 #videos #people
    LomoAmigo Mimes of Wine and the La Sardina

    Lomography and FILTER Magazine teamed up to present a special collaboration! We provided several artists from the Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles some Lomography cameras and here is our second LomoAmigo from our Culture Collide LomoAmigo series!

  • Weekend Workshops at photokina 2012

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-24 #news
    Weekend Workshops at photokina 2012

    The closing weekend of the world's largest photo convention meant less pros and press and more curious consumers in attendance. Check out what newbies did at the Lomography booth at photokina 2012!

  • Time-lapse Video of the LomoMap at photokina 2012

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-24 #news #videos
    Time-lapse Video of the LomoMap at photokina 2012

    Check out this cool time-lapse video of our larger-than-life LomoMap by the Cologne Cathedral! See hundreds of people walking along and stopping to appreciate the colossal canvas of your Lomographs at photokina 2012.

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  • The Best New York 'Hoods in Lomographs

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-21 #news
    The Best New York 'Hoods in Lomographs

    Armed with Lomography cameras like the LC-Wide, Lubitel 166+, and more, Time Out New York magazine scoured blocks, buildings, and boroughs to round up the best NYC neighborhoods to visit. See which areas and attractions caught their analogue attention in this 8-page spread!

  • The Panoramic and Subaquatic Canon Autoboy D5

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-21 #gear
    The Panoramic and Subaquatic Canon Autoboy D5

    Right before a beach trip, I found my aunt's Canon Autoboy D5 from the '90s lying around the house. I took the waterproof film camera with me to Boracay not knowing what condition it was in, but the gamble paid off as I got four rolls of great vacation photos from it! Find out why this Canon camera is an ideal travel snapper here.

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  • Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-18
    Lifestyle Feature of the Week

    This week's featured Analogue Lifestyle article is "My Childhood in Analogue: Caution, Embarrassing Photos Ahead" by community member Erin Woodgates of Canada. We asked for your adorable baby and childhood photos and Erin shared some of her cute (and cringe-worthy) family shots.

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