I wanted to cook a film on the grill (as I often do), but that day, I forgot to turn off the oven and …
Some time ago I wrote an article in which I described the process by which a film is cooked in the microwave. The tipster is called Din! The film is ready and recommended the insertion of the film inside of a plastic container as the microwaves “bounce” on the metal surfaces creating significant risks for the oven as well as for people.
Anyway, I was going to grill a roll of Ferrania Solaris. I put it in the microwave, I set the time (one minute) and I pressed start.
Suddenly sparks, smoke and the acrid smell of burning plastic … oops! I accidentally sprayed onto the container of the film (metal) with a shower of microwave. I set the oven in mix mode (grill more micro-wave). What to do? In the dark room, I picked up the film and I inserted a needle in plastic roll (reusable). I inserted it in my LC-A RussiaDay and I gave myself test shots …. well, the result is interesting. Photo of red, green and other singed … what do you think?
When experimenting with new rolls of film, it's often the first roll that brings both the most joy and the most trial & tribulation. We want to start highlighting some successful first attempts here on our Magazine with our films. The first in this line up is Brian Bruno aka Brunoroids.
There are many reasons one visits Africa - its foreign wilderness often revered, but many forget that the place is also a home to many. Film photographer Michael Turek takes the journey to the African Safari as he uncovers the real scenes and social landscape of the world's second largest continent.
Last year, Armin Amirian talked to Lomography about his motivations as an artist, his inspiration for his work and the difficulty of pursuing his passion in the society he belongs to. With that came a collection of images that reflected the concerns he and his fellow countrymen are faced with every day. The Iran-based photographer returns with insight on his new body of work.
It goes without saying that street photography is one of the most exciting and fulfilling practices a photographer can do. But for some, especially the beginners, the prospect of hitting the streets can be a little daunting. Here, we dish out a few tips to help shake off anxiety.
LomoAmigo Simon Tibbett races a Volkswagen touring car, which is based off a street car but has been modified for racing-- road racing in particular. Here's Simon with a bit more on what he does, why he does it, and on shooting film again, as he recently took us trackside with the La Sardina.
Last month I was going to go full throttle into food photography. I'd cook up all kinds of scrumptious food and take mouth-watering pictures. But, as a famous Dutch line of poetry goes "between dream and deed / are laws, and practical objections." In other words, stuff came up.
Children, ever curious and with an innate sense of wonder, ask a lot of questions. Often they're easy enough to answer, but sometimes there are those that leave the adults stumped and mulling over them. The history of the instant camera as we know it began with one such question.
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This World Pinhole Photography Day is your chance to shift from the usual 35mm pinhole cameras to the unconventional medium format, stereoscopic or instant do-it-yourself' pinhole cameras. You can even turn the LomoKino into a pinhole video camera. Challenge yourself and take a pick from this list of Tipsters.
Darkness and movement are sometimes the film photographer's 'frenemies.' Hyped and physically tiring events such as concerts can be tricky to shoot especially on film, but here's a gallery to prove otherwise.
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