Ask me and the Vilia comes pretty close to being the I-pod of Russian Camera engineering. Simple essential forms, a black plastic body with a brushed metal finish, white Cyrillic lettering – come on!
But enough with this superficiality, after all it’s about the pictures a camera takes. Period. A MMZ-Belomo native, the Vilia comes with a Triplet 69-3 40mm f/4 lens with a focal length of 0.8 to infinity. On getting my first roll of film back, I was surprised how sharp the images actually turned out. I’d certainly give two thumbs up for the optics. The aperture starts at f/4, so it’s clear that this puppy loves to be taken outside in the sun. The shutter speeds range from B, 1/30 to 1/250. The Vilia’s shutter lever is situated right next to its lens. Using your middle finger for it will definitely add some style to your shooting pose, if you ask me.i’m
So, if you’re down with Vilia’s looks I promise you won’t be disappointed by the shots it takes. It’s an easy to use, zone-focusing camera with enough features to give you something to play around with”.
For Julia Adamova, experimentation is the key to creating compelling images. Breaking free from strict photographic rules, she embraces unexpected light leaks and noticeable film grains and incorporates these "flaws" on her work.
Remember when people used to trade card images of famous baseball players? The trend actually came from the French in the 19th century. Read a little about the fascinating novelty item, the 'carte de visite.'
Not all photographs are meant to be seen in vibrant, saturated colors, and neither are they always suitable for in black and white. Lomography welcomes yet another innovation from KONO! The Reanimated Film. Without diminishing the aesthetic value of images, KONO! Donau 35mm Film casts a distinct blue tone to photos. It is ultra-low ISO film that is best used for long exposure shots. Check out this fine selection of uniquely tinted images.
NYC-based photographer Coco Alexander has a knack for creating amazing images with any kind of gear, and definitely did so again with the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens. See photos from her travels to Iceland along with her first impressions of the lens in this interview.
Edie Sunday's images are mystical, dreamy and intimate. The 26 year-old photographer, who has been fascinated by film since a very young age, draws inspiration from the female form and explores a realm between the conscious and the unconscious by playing with color and light.
Jeri Lampert has made quite a name for herself, having photographed for a number of magazines and well-known brands. Taking a break from the glitz and glamour of the fashion world, she takes the Lomo'Instant Wide and captures scenes that are more personal and altogether different from the highly stylized images she has been known for.
Here's a brief but intimate interview with the New York City based photographer.
No need to leave the comforts of your homes to enjoy a magnificent view. From sleek architectural lines to foggy rural scenes, this month's roundup of stunning lomographs got you covered. Did any of your favorite images made it to our list?
Edie Sunday is a 26-year-old film photographer from Austin, Texas. With her creative approach and experimental nature, she has been trying out all sorts of techniques and methods. However, over the years, she has evolved to focus more on simplicity while still creating images as intimate, mysterious and obscure as ever.
Chateaux served as houses of powerful lords, often of nobility and royalty. Most French castles reek of relevant history and monarchical drama, which makes them more interesting. And though France has moved on from the monarchy with liberté, égalité, fraternité, they remain strong and solid as tourist attractions. Thankfully, Lomographers have been around France and regularly share images of these amazing castles.
The LC-Wide is definitely one of Lomography's must-have cameras. Its Minigon 1 Ultra-Wide-Angle lens adds a different flavor to your shots, on top of the stunning vignettes, intense colors and breathtaking saturation and contrast LC-A cameras are known for. The Lomography Team is no stranger to the LC-Wide's creative potential, and has proven it capable of the most captivating images. First on the list is danika, from the Lomography Headquarters in Vienna.
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!