I went out looking around the Portland area for the family Christmas tree with the first roll of film in my new Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter
Oregon is one of the largest suppliers of Christmas trees in the world. Not first, but I think second or 3rd. I’ve been asked to try out the newest camera creation from the people over at Lomography and decided I’d start by searching for the annual Christmas tree.
In Oregon we can go out and cut our own or buy from one of the many tree lots that dot our towns and cities in November and December. I prefer to go out and search for one and cut it because it’s fresh. The needles won’t drop off in a week.
About the camera: It uses 120 film and has three formats: 6×6, 6×9 and 6×12. It even uses batteries which allows it to have an auto exposure mode. In my Holgas I usually use 400 speed film, but with this camera the manual suggests 100 speed. I was skeptical but thought it would be a good way to see if the ‘auto’ exposure works. The Willamette Valley, where I live, has many overcast days so this would be a good test.
After looking at my first results I realize that the focusing might be an issue. It uses the zone focusing system so you really have to know how far away you are from your subject. Maybe next time I will use my tripod and see if I get a better result. However, these photos have that soft Lomo-look. I do like the retro look of the camera with its folding bellows and brown leather. It comes with two lenses, a 58 and a 90-mm. I used the 58mm lens and Kodak Ektar 100 film with these tree lot photos.
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.
My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.
Everything Everything is an eclectic, glitch pop band from Manchester, England. Their music is known for complicated song structures laid with striking falsetto vocals from lead singer Jonathan Higgs. We have teamed up with Everything Everything in celebration of their new single "Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread" to offer you the chance win a signed copy of their new album "Get to Heaven" and a Sprocket Rocket SUPERPOP edition.
12 New Media students from the University of Texas, all armed with Lomography cameras, travelled to New York City for an advanced studio art course in May 2016. They each shot one roll of film in a LomoKino per day, and the results were exciting and diverse. Read more here.
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!
Lomography has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to give you the chance to win tickets to see “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century,” the first retrospective of this highly influential photographer in over 30 years. You can also win a Henry Carroll Book and a Lomo’instant Wide.
September marks the 60th anniversary of James Dean's death. Dean is remembered not only for his roles in American films, but also for his iconic image associated with teenage rebellion. Filmmaker Anton Corbijn honors James Dean in "LIFE," a new film that showcases the special friendship between the young actor and photographer Dennis Stock who made Dean immortal through his pictures. Take part in our new competition and win movie tickets, James Dean posters, an illustrated book and a Diana F+ camera.
It had been five years since my last visit to the Côte d'Azur in France. During this period, I took to film photography again. And so for my return, I was looking forward to capturing, with my handy film cameras, some of that special light and blue sea that had drawn so many artists to the Riviera.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pride that we bring you the newest member of Lomo'Instant family: the stunningly beautiful Lomo'Instant Kyoto Edition! To give it a warm welcome to our brand new jewel, sneaked out from our HQ in Vienna and went in search of a truly enlightening adventure.
After giving up shooting instant film several years ago when Polaroid went out of business and not being satisfied with the film material available, Melbourne based photographer Joe Nigel Coleman just recently rediscovered his passion for the medium and started shooting instant again with the Lomo'Instant.