For the first instalment of this mini-series, we’ll take a closer look at the start of the captivating timeline of photography – from silhouettes to camera obscuras, from Niepce to Daguerre – and onto the development of the first photographic process.
“I think to really see a Daguerreotype and get the full effect is that you have to be holding it. It’s an intimate thing, it’s reflective […] it makes you part of the object.” – Jamie Allen, Assistant Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House
Watching this video is nothing short of fascinating. Not only do the good people of the George Eastman House give us a succinct description of the earliest days of photography, but they are also able to stress how precious and important such a discovery was.
In this day and age where each second can be captured in dozens and dozens of still photos instantly, the great contrast on how each early photograph contains an intricate story behind it – from the subject themselves to the great deal of effort and time consumed in making the image – is enough to make you stop and think about your next shot.
And then, there’s the science behind it. I dunno about you guys, but that was enough to reel me in.
Elvis is a Hong Kong-based photographer. He started photography because he wanted to capture the last moments of high school life. Soon after, he met some photographers on Instagram and explored his own photography style. Take a look at how he shoots with the Daguerreotype Achromat Lens.
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.
Singapore-based photographer Aloysius Lim specializes in two very different things: wedding portraits and concert photography. Despite having gigs left and right, he was able to take a little time off his busy schedule to harness the potential of the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens.
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
When material scientist Micaela Sousa aka Nomadic by Choice took up a camera to start her photographic journey, she made our world a little brighter. Elegantly combining colors in straight and chic compositions, she captures everything from jade-green plants to backstage scenes of fashion and ballet shows. She tested the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens for us and captured tender portraits of femineity.
Kamila K Stanley is always on the cusp of an adventure. In the early part of 2015, she started inviting fellow photographers to join a collective named after a verse from "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." And ever the curious observer, she spent some part of the year in Turkey. With a camera and reserve of 35mm films, of course.
Our fourth article from the Instantly Optimal Tipster series is here to help you through your adventures out in the wild. Join us as we look at landscape photography through the lens of the Lomo’Instant Wide!
At first, Skyler only visited the Lomography website to take a look at sample photographs taken with different point-and-shoot cameras. Seeing the immense focus given by the community to film photography and experimentation, two things she absolutely loves, she immediately signed up and started her own LomoHome. In this interview, she talks about her go-to camera, the difference between digital and film photography and more.
Toby Mason (aka fotobes) is a Brighton-based photographer who embraces the aesthetics of film photography. He mostly shoots with the LC-A+ using a range of slide films, cross processing them to create rich, highly saturated colours. His work has been featured on the BBC website and Hungry Eye Magazine. Join us for the opening night on Thursday, September 17 from 6 p.m.