After finding these negatives in a box I was reminded of my first Lomo Milestone which coincides with my longest love.
A long time ago (1995), I had a chance to visit an amazing girl I met the previous winter break. I had some money saved and I was hopping a plane from sunny warm Hawaii to a very chilly Washington State University in Pullman. Before I left, I really wanted to remember my trip so I sneaked into my dad’s closet and grabbed his Canon AE-1. I stopped by the local photo shop and picked up a few rolls of B&W film. (I thought it would impress her more if I was a little artsy). I knew nothing of Lomography at the time, but I also knew little of this camera either.
It turns out it had a light leak back then, but I thought that was my fault at the time. I had a few instructions from my dad from taking the occasional vacation photo of him and family. For some reason there was a darker notched line on the light meter at f/5.6. At the time, I believed that was the aperture I should be at to get a good picture. I knew to change the shutter speed till I got that 5.6 on the light meter. I guess it wasn’t bad at the time. I didn’t break that “rule” till I downloaded the AE-1’s manual in 2009. It turns out that dark line at 5.6 was an indicator for the battery test. Funny, right?
After my trip, I returned to find out my B&W film needed to be sent away. Two weeks later I got the call that my prints were ready. I was impressed that I could take some decent pictures and about once a year I would get the itch and beg my dad to let me borrow that camera. After one such instance in 2009 while looking for tips on shooting with the AE-1 and looking for people who still shot film, I found Lomography. I finally inherited that camera and since have collected close to 30 cameras of different types and ages.
By the way, I guess I did impress that girl because five years later I married her and in a few months our love grows to include our first child. I am sure they both will be my Lomo subjects for years to come.
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.
This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
In her first photo book "Kids in Love," Olivia Bee paints a romantic picture of fading youth. The 22-year-old artist from Portland in Oregon presents a selection of her earlier work which deals with universal topics of growing up: love, trust, adventure.
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
The Lomo LC-Wide creates an irresistible, saturated range of colors which is the perfect pairing for all you portrait connoisseurs out there. And with its brilliant 17mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens, you can get in on the action too! We loved how these proud portraits (and self-portraits) from our Online Community showed off the charming characteristics of the LC-Wide!
This beautiful camera features such ability to let users choose and switch between 35mm or 120 formats! Shoot more, save more! Get 15% discount on Lomography Films when you purchase film with the Lubitel camera!
Among the many public events of last year's winter in my hometown Como (that I documented with my albums and with my articles), I think that the most important was the opening ceremony of the jubilee proclaimed by Pope Francis. I photographed everything with my beloved Canon AV-1. Take a look!
Last summer we were lucky to visit 4 cities in 3 different countries, just within a few days. This was reason enough to give my very first LomoChrome Turquoise a try. Afterwards I was astonished by the absolutely unexpected colors of the shots.
On my birthday, I climbed the holiest mountain of Bali on a genuine pilgrimage. Walking towards Pura Besakih is also a tale about Balinese Hinduism, which is a singularity in Indonesia. So tighten your sarong around your hips and stick with me on this spiritual passage through the gates of heaven.
I recently found a roll of XR Redscale 50-200 film lying around in my drawer and decided to reignite my passion for embracing the weird and unexpected results that film can bring. I shot random doubles around the streets of Soho and was rather delighted with the results.
Mere days before my two week adventure I spontaneously inherited Lomography’s original gem of immediate satisfaction. Armed with the most creative take on instant photography yet, I was able to see Salamanca, Oviedo, Santander, and Madrid through a rare lens.
I have been constantly returning to the Sahara, and my last visit was the fifth in a row. Every visit was full of excitement and surprises. I feel like this place has become my second home. This year, I decided to travel there for a fortnight.