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."
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Calling all Lomographers who love to wander (we know there's a lot of you)! We're introducing a new series called "Around the World in Analogue". It's your bite-sized guide to all the amazing destinations you've been to. We're collecting submissions, so share your travel tidbits with us!
Adrian Morris is a young photographer who also goes by the name of Mowgli. His combination of sharp details and insightful portraiture caught our eye so we had a chat with him about what attracted him to the photographic world and his travel goals.
If you're a budding shutterbug impatiently waiting for your 'decisive moment', street shooter Eric Kim has some easy, yet surefire composition tips that will turn you into a professional in an instant.
Photography is a lot like life - definitely unpredictable. Have you shot a photo that amazed or surprised you? Lomography Taiwan teamed up with ONFOTO STUDIO for an analogue photo competition. Go ahead, surprise us!
September has arrived and with it comes some classic Lomography workshops where you'll get the chance to test out some of our most popular analogue cameras. There will also be a new Nixon Surf Challenge Exhibition Launch party with prizes to be won!