We had the great pleasure of meeting Brian Richards and Mel Ashcroft of the Fashion Collective earlier this year and they’ve become super fans of Lomography! We thought that it was only fitting to have them come into the LGS Toronto for a special workshop hosted by Lomography Canada. Brian and Mel brought along fashion designer Sid Neigum to join the fun. Read on to see what went down!
The Fashion Collective is a creative production and management group, steeped in arts and culture, with a strong focus on representing new and emerging Canadian designers. They work with young, up-and-coming Canadian talent to aid in building their success in both Canadian and international markets from both an artistic and a business aspect. Designers like Sid Neigum are great examples of the talent that we have in Canada. Sid has showed at the past few seasons of Toronto Fashion Week and joins an elite group of designers including Chloé comme Parris, Amanda Lew Kee, Cara Cheung, Klaxon Howl, Juma, Thomas, Laura Siegel and Travis Taddeo.
We started off with an introduction to Lomography and how the company all began. After enforcing the Fashion Collective with the 10 Golden Rules, we gave quick tutorials on how to use some of our best cameras, including the Lomo LC-A+, the Diana F+ and the La Sardina. A few test shots later, we headed out on to Queen Street to take some lomographs! This even included an impromptu visit to Chloé comme Parris' studio!
Stay tuned to Lomography Canada for more from The Fashion Collective in the not-so-far-ahead future!
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We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
One of our regular first roll testers, Brian Bruno, had an exceptional shoot set to work hand in hand with the Lomography F²/400 Color Negative Film. In this interview, he shares his photos and thoughts on the film.
They often say fashion is a way of expressing yourself and your personality. Fashion photographers are the ones who capture the magic of those who wear the clothes. We had a pleasure of talking to Mathilda Bernmark whose photographs we absolutely adore.
Brian Oliver is a UK based photographer and chairman of the Leica Society. After a recent trip to the Lomography Soho store, we chatted about the new Jupiter 3+ art lens and asked him to share his experiences with us.
Revel in the crystal-clear sharpness, natural colors, and dreamy bokeh of the resurrected Russian masterpiece that is the Jupiter 3+ Art Lens! Purchase your very own brass beauty now while our limited supplies last, and get it shipped to you by the end of June 2017!
Fashion is cyclical, and just when we thought we're all ready to burn those bell bottoms and floral tops, fashion has its way trends back from the dead. In the images of Nick Dewolf, 70's fashion couldn't be any more pulled off by the Boston youth.
Last Month Lomography UK hosted three Lomo’instant Wide workshops at the Wellcome Collection for 14-19 year olds. We covered the Close-up lens, remote controlled lens cap and the multiple exposure button. Take a look at some of the amazing shots from the day.
Earlier this year we were chuffed to launch a very memorable type of 35mm film: the Lomography Color Negative F²/400. We had recovered it from the last ever supply of an Italian filmmaker, and stocked it for seven years in special conditions. Much sought after for the film's nostalgic aesthetic, beautiful blue tones, with hints of X-Pro character, the F²/400 35mm rolls flew off our shelves like hotcakes – and rapidly went out of stock worldwide.
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!
Paolo Raeli is a known face to Lomography, we already had the pleasure of featuring his beautiful work and hear more about his experience using Lomo'Instant Wide. In this interview, you will get to know Paolo from a different side and learn more about the story behind his captivating work.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are honoring 25 of the most iconic Lomographers in the community. Today, we turn the spotlight to Graziella Ines, @grazie who has been part of the community since 2010. In this brief interview, she talks about how Lomography enabled her to meet fellow film shooters and encouraged her to stay creative.
Lomography Gallery Store Soho hosted a new exhibition of analogue photographs by Charlie Phillips entitled 'London is the Place for Me'. We also held a Meet the Artist evening, inviting questions from the attendees to gain a better understanding and hear the back stories behind the work on display.
In the olden times, traveling was a rather intimate hobby. How so? To share one's journey to the unknown would require effort. Effort, in the sense you'd have to send them a keepsake with notes on the back. So why not relive the tradition of sending postcards with the Lomo'Instant Square?
The '90s was a memorable, incredible decade. Apart from the founding of Lomography and the community, there were other fads and pop culture icons that made noise, forever etching in the minds of many. Remember those Calvin Klein waistbands? We remember them, too.
Go retro-futuristic with these photographs by Maria Svarbova that show off extremely controlled scenes and figures in mid-movement, no frill or joy, just austere compositions and the remarkable displays of discipline.