At the beginning of every roll, you take that first test shot to make sure that the film is properly fed into the camera. Most of the time, the first frame turns out to be overexposed nothingness. Sometimes, it’s a significantly light burned photo that leaves you thinking of “what might have been.”
This is the medium that Turkish architecture student Dilşad Aladağ chooses to work on. With half a blank canvas to work with, she fills in the missing parts of the photo with simple sketches based on memory or fiction. Part of the series “little drawings”, the results turn out to be charmingly nostalgic imagery with some of its mysteries unfolded.
It’s definitely some inspiring work and I’m sure Lomographers are eager to try their hand at this kind of mixed media art. I myself have several first shots with film burns but, unfortunately, I was not blessed with sketching skills and can only draw stick people so my light leaked photos will probably stay blank. But we’d love to see your illustrations or interpretations of “little drawings” so get inspired and show us what you’ve got in the comments below!
Would you rather lose your vision or your hearing? As photographers, we might choose the latter without a second thought, especially while viewing the festival photos that photographer Mart Vares captured with the New Petzval 85 Lens. Still, who doesn’t love the pleasant mechanical shutter sound of an old SLR that makes us commit to analog photography? While following the Nordic delegation at this years Waves Central Europe, we caught up with the Estonian band, Würffel, whose songs leave us feeling equally delighted.
Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is both a painter and a photographer but sometimes, he swaps his painting tools for light and creates illuminated pieces of art. Abandoned places are his favorite places for shoots because, according to him, "there's so much lived life and stories in abandoned places, they are the lost diaries and photos turned to dust of lives that once bloomed."
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. Here, Healy shares her love for the old cafés in her native city, Buenos Aires.
They often say fashion is a way of expressing yourself and your personality. Fashion photographers are the ones who capture the magic of those who wear the clothes. We had a pleasure of talking to Mathilda Bernmark whose photographs we absolutely adore.
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