Ink Inspired by 120 Film

2012-09-07

It’s not unusual for those passionate about photography to show their love for lenses by getting tattoos. Mijonju from Tokyo modified the markings from 120 film backing paper and permanently etched them onto his arm. Check out the analogue anatomic artwork here!

Photography aficionado Bellamy of Japan Camera Hunter recently blogged about the new tattoos of fellow analogue snapper, Mijonju of The Mijonju Show, and we just had to share it with the Lomography community! (Aren’t we all a little crazy for film here?)

Photos via Japan Camera Hunter

Pretty awesome huh? If you didn’t guess this is a design that is based on the backing paper found in 120 film, with a few of Mijonju’s own tweaks. This is such a well thought out piece, almost like some kind of modern tribalism. The tattoo also works as an effective ruler, so he never needs to look around to measure things. Mijonju really is a film ambassador and has really shown his dedication to his passion with this tattoo. It is beautifully done too, with the detailed parts having been done perfectly, not an easy task.

Photo via Japan Camera Hunter

Above are some backing papers from 120 films that Mijonju based his tattoo on. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind photography tattoo, since others usually get 35mm, instant, or miscellaneous camera designs.

What kind of tattoo would you get? Do we see anyone getting DX codes inked soon? ;-)

You might also like:

Visit Japan Camera Hunter, The Mijonju Show, and Circle Rectangle for more info.

120 film is used in Medium Format cameras such as the Diana F+ and Lubitel 166+. It’s your ticket to the wonderful world of square images!

written by denisesanjose on 2012-09-07 #news #art #tattoo #analogue-photography #ink #mijonju #120-films #circlerectangle #japan-camera-hunter

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!

More Interesting Articles