My discovery of the digital grind and a travel adventure drove me to search for something new and start my lomo beginning. Read about it after the jump!
Tracing my true lomo beginnings takes me back just over a year ago. After teaching digital photography at school I became a little bored with the constant quick snapping of digital images. I knew the six week holidays were approaching and had a summer of interailing planned. I searched the internet looking for something to make my DSLR exciting again (maybe a new lens) when I came upon the beautiful Diana Mini. I instantly fell in love with this beautiful, tiny plastic camera. As I Googled the camera and found the link to the Diana Mini microsite I knew this is what I had been searching for. I loved how tiny and pretty it was but also the flexibility or the lovely square format and half frames. 72 pictures on a roll would be perfect for a summer of travels so I went ahead and ordered my new blue beauty as well as a few rolls for my trip.
The Diana Mini made me see photography in a new light—I was in love again. The suspense of waiting for a roll to be developed, the unpredictability, I loved it all! That was a summer I’ll never forget and I love the fact that I have all of my lomography photos printed out and made into a scrapbook. Despite this, I learnt a lot from those travels. Always check if the distance is correct, and never trust a lab if you just dropped off your film and didn’t tell them exactly what you want, you wont get it! Just over a year on and I have gained more than 15 cameras from a range of places, learned to develop film myself, and the lomo love affair is still going strong.
Germany-based Benjamin Kracke began his photography journey by searching for something unique. Naturally, the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens proved to be full of character for this LomoAmigo! Read on to find out more about his experience with this beautiful art lens.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
There's something about winter landscapes that warms the heart; it gives off a vibe that is equally calming and captivating. Make sure to seize the moment with the Lomo LC-Wide! Take a look at some of our favorite community shots after the cut.
Last year, the directors and filmmakers Amaury Voslion and Richard Dumas asked us if they could borrow the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control art lens to shoot the Tindersticks’s new video. We were really enthusiastic to participate in this project! Today, we are happy to announce the exclusive launch of the video, right here on Lomography’s website! You’ve read it right: you are the FIRST ones to enjoy this new visual adventure straight from their latest album titled 'The Waiting Room.' Plus, Stuart Staples of Tindersticks, Amaury Voslion and Richard Dumas tell us more about themselves and their work in this exclusive interview.
We met our new LomoAmigo Luka Tacon as we danced to the hypnotic beats of his music project Heartbreaker at our Lomo'Instant Wide Launch Party in NYC. Now, the brooklyn-based DJ and electronic music producer is preparing for an epic Lover's Ball at House of Yes with his friends at Might Get Weird, experimenting with the La Sardina and LC-A, and feeling the Latin rhythms of Costa Rica. Read more about his inspirations and analog adventures. As a special bonus, you can listen to his exclusive Heartbreaker set!
For lomographer bububu, traveling opens opportunity to enjoy stunning vistas and meet interesting people, which in turn inspires her to shoot more photographs. Get to know our featured community newcomer from Russia in this short interview.
Portraiture -- a favorite among artists and photographers. Most of the traditional and classical rules are still being followed, and it take a certain level of creativity to be distinct. But here, portraitist Jordan Tiberio re-imagines old, playful aesthetics and imbues them into her photography.