Another way to put in some crazy texture on your film!
I guess you could see this as a follow on from tips by newepug and oldskool_rider but this one’s different in that it’s even more destructive and in addition to a changing bag (or darkroom if you’ve got access) requires only any sharp instrument.
Simply unroll your fresh film in your changing bag and scratch in whatever message you like, be it poetic or not. I used the lyrics from Tom Waits’ tune “Down in the Hole” – it’s also the theme song to “The Wire” with which I’ve recently become obsessed…
The only thing to really think about with this one is the orientation of your writing – I just did it willy-nilly and the writing came out upside-down in relation to the photos. But oh well – I was still happy with the results, and you can always just turn the photos upside-down with your computer, as I’ve done with a few here. Next time I’d like to try some simple drawings that wouldn’t be affected by the orientation.
To add to the shambolic nature of the technique I used expired film and scratched part of it up with sandpaper!
You've taken lots of really great pictures and you just want to put it out there. Why wait to be published when you can publish your own zine? Photographer and creative director Igor Termenon, founder of Girls on Film zine, shares his experience in curating, editing, and self-publishing a zine.
Get your arts and craft tools this weekend, it's time to perk up and give new faces and pizzazz in to those cameras and gears and put your analogue leftovers to good use! Allow us to guide you what you can spend your time on this weekend.
We are officially half way through the year and summer is in full swing! This is the perfect time to stock up on film, get out your cameras or book yourself onto one of our fab workshops. This month you can choose from an LC-A+ walk or two LomoChrome Purple workshops!
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
We at Lomography are psyched to announce our first Film Swap between our Berlin, Bogotá and NYC Embassy Stores! Swaps add yet another layer of intrigue and spontaneity to film photography. Send your film on a journey through three different continents with our newest analogue adventure.
Community newcomer Lorena Dumitrascu prefers to shoot on film for its truthful way of rendering the world. Get to know her in this short interview and be mesmerized by her emotive and soulful portraiture.
Another year, another grind. We already know film photography's about to become mainstream again this year, so here's our predictions for film photography trends that will be big in the community (and the world)!