I was having a browse in a clothing store in Skipton, Yorkshire one afternoon when something caught my eye from a distance. I think it might be the best spot I have ever done! I think others would’ve missed this so see if you can instantly see it too!
Fat Face is a surf-y clothing type chain that we have here in the UK (maybe in other countries too – I am not sure). I have been into my local store in Leeds a few times and nothing has ever jumped out at me before, but today I was in the Skipton shop for the first time ever. I like the decor in fat Face, it has a bit of a nautical outdoors type theme which I really like. As I was hanging out near the changing rooms I spotted a pillar full of old school looking photographs and wondered if perhaps some of them had been shot on a Lomography camera and for some reason I began snapping them with my iphone.
Upon getting closer and closer to the pillar, I realised that in all likelihood, the photos were probably digitally manipulated to look like film (isn’t everything nowadays?) but one photo in particular still caught my eye. It was a photo of a picnic, just the area in the middle really. You could see people’s legs, and a few drinks and other items. One of the hands was holding a Polaroid type instant and there were a few film cameras on the picnic blanket. Then I saw it! A cheeky Lomo camera in the side of the shot. It was a Colorsplash Chakras edition camera lying on the grass beside a bottle of juice. (sorry for the poor photos – the light was making a refection of my iphone in the photo frame!).
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!
Taken in traditional film camera, Italian photographer Federico Busonero documents the conflict-torn Palestine's social, cultural landscape and historical topography and how its legacy is bound to fade in history soon.
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
This months LomoAmigo is Utku Öztürk, who has been passionate about photography for the last 10 years and recently had the chance to test out the New Petzval 85mm Art Lens. If you want to get to know Utku more and see the shots he captured with the New Petzval 85 keep on reading!
With the eyes and hands of an artist since her youth, Jordan Tiberio is highly influenced by vintage aesthetics surrounding her home. Her fresh oeuvre channels a bygone aesthetic but timeless beauty, a mix of pre-Raphaelite and contemporary flavors for fleeting moments of romanticism.
Introducing the shiniest, newest member of our Lomo'Instant Family, the Lomo'Instant Mumbai! Inspired by the golden Indian metropolis filled with striking architecture, busy bazaars and fantastic food, the Lomo’Instant Mumbai combines the beauty of shiny copper and light grey faux leather. Grab one now!
Brandon Roggeman showcases a limited series of decks presented by Cowtown Skateboards in the "Skate After School" fundraising event featuring special edition skateboards, videos, live jazz, and prints from featured artists. Find out more about this amazing project in this exclusive interview!
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!
“Around the World in Analogue” is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, JC Gratila (@antiox) uncovers the mystique of four cities in Iran.
Can Tanrıseven, whose project called “dadaizmir”, which consists of instax/polaroid photos, has been shooting with the Lomo’Instant recently. We asked Can to share his results and his photos where he used the Splitzer and multi-exposure techniques. Here are Can’s expressions!