While watching through my door’s eyehole, I noticed something really interesting.
A common product in everybody’s house, the eyehole, actually provides a fisheye view. That gave me the idea of decorating my camera with a fisheye lens. I bought one from a hardware store, the biggest eyehole I could find, put it in front of my lens and voila! My camera can take 170 degree photos.
The main thing to have in mind when buying an eyehole is to buy one big enough so that your lens will “see” through and it will align perfectly with your lens.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
Through these photographs taken with my little Olympus XA2, I'll tour you around three important cities in Poland that I visited last summer: Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk, all rich in history, art, and architecture. Take a look!
Mere days before my two week adventure I spontaneously inherited Lomography’s original gem of immediate satisfaction. Armed with the most creative take on instant photography yet, I was able to see Salamanca, Oviedo, Santander, and Madrid through a rare lens.
On my birthday, I climbed the holiest mountain of Bali on a genuine pilgrimage. Walking towards Pura Besakih is also a tale about Balinese Hinduism, which is a singularity in Indonesia. So tighten your sarong around your hips and stick with me on this spiritual passage through the gates of heaven.
Do you long for the dreamy soft focus that only the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens can give your photos? Grab it in the lens mount of your choice! Brass versions are now available for purchase in the shop!
Paolo Raeli is a young Italian/Danish photographer who is gifted with the talent of telling stories about his peers. We sent Paolo a Lomo'Instant Wide, so let's see the pictures he took and get to know him in this interview.