I thought for the longest time that film was outdated and like the days of VHS, were well and truly done for. Boy was I wrong!
Like most people I enjoy taking pictures, documenting the moment and sharing your excitement when a great picture comes together. It was in January of this year that on a trip to a mall in Atlanta, Georgia a friend and me walked into a store and laid eyes on our first Lomo Cameras. He fell in love with the Fisheye 2 and I went feet first for the Holga CFN. For months I took pictures and really discovered a new joy for film and all of it’s possibilities but deep down I knew I wanted more. More control, more detail, more (or less) light!
I got home and joined Lomography.com and perused the site looking for an answer to that feeling in my gut. I saw thousands of beautiful square pictures and noticed that the most detailed and spectacular were all produced by an old Soviet made camera called the Lubitel. It was pretty much love at first sight, I had to have it. It was calling out to me.
So i ordered my first slice of Lubitel Love. The camera turned up on my doorstep two days later and after loading it with some nice 120 film i stepped out into the sunshine and went to see what this camera could do.
It functions like a dream, simple and intuitive. There’s very little you can do to mess up with this wonder of a camera. The Lomography team have got it right, so many wonderful features and improvements all to make sure that our little square pictures are the best little square pictures they can be. Yes, it’s a talking point. When you’re out and about in the wilderness be prepared for people to ask you all sorts of questions about the box your holding. I’ve made a few new friends because of this camera.
I’ve started my own little Analogue Revolution and I suggest you get onboard and start yours! Long live the Lubitel!
It had been five years since my last visit to the Côte d'Azur in France. During this period, I took to film photography again. And so for my return, I was looking forward to capturing, with my handy film cameras, some of that special light and blue sea that had drawn so many artists to the Riviera.
You won't believe what we have in store for you with the launch of our newest mystery product. What a crazy idea, they thought. It can't be done, they said. But at Lomography, we know that there's a first time for everything. So we've decided to travel back in time and have a quick look at some of the unbelievable ‘firsts’ of photographic history. Could these milestones have anything to do with our mystery product?
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
I was really excited when I got to test the Lomo'Instant Wide recently. Nine packs of film and and one week later I can say: "This camera works really well and I am looking forward to my own Portobello Road Edition!"
I have been constantly returning to the Sahara, and my last visit was the fifth in a row. Every visit was full of excitement and surprises. I feel like this place has become my second home. This year, I decided to travel there for a fortnight.
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!
At the time of its inception, photography was considered less a fine art and more a scientific method of reproduction. But anyone who has dabbled in the craft will argue otherwise; that there consists a very specific artistry in the photographic medium. We spoke with Luxembourg-based filmmaker Catherine Dauphin about her thoughts on this wonderful art form. Join us as she answers some of our questions about film, photography, and her short film titled "The Art of Picture Taking."
I recently found a roll of XR Redscale 50-200 film lying around in my drawer and decided to reignite my passion for embracing the weird and unexpected results that film can bring. I shot random doubles around the streets of Soho and was rather delighted with the results.
2015 was a super exciting year for the world of creative photography. We introduced new products, paid homage to analogue photography and collaborated with like-minded folks. If you missed any of the festivities, don't worry - we promise that there will be more fantastic things to come next year! In the meantime, here's a look back into all the happy Lomography memories!
I like to make and use masks with my Lomo'Instant camera, but sometimes they are too dominant. In coming up with more subtle masks, I found several that produced an interesting, distressed look, especially when paired with the camera flash and color gel strips. They're especially good for creating Halloween-themed photos.
What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.