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.
"I have been living in Portland for about 8 years now, off and on and it does feel like home. It is a great place to come back to after traveling. But I think I am happiest on the road or traveling, it feels kind of second nature to me," explains Portland-based photographer Jeff Luker.
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.
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!
Often we are told to read between the lines, but can we read between photographs? Denver-based photographer Carol Golemboski enchants us with her love for black and white film as she paints the world's unspoken metaphors.
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With my visit to the polar station of Ny Ålesund I already got a taste for the far north. But eventually I wanted to get a piece of the real thing. So I went on a journey straight to the North Pole, 90° latitude and a point, where every compass goes cuckoo crazy. It was remarkable.
Arthur Pang is a photographer born and raised in Hong Kong. He dabbled in studio photography as well as product and wildlife photography, but it is street photography that he enjoys the most. Here, he shares his awesome photos and thoughts on the new Lomography F²/400 Color Negative Film.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.