A small gallery of photos shot by my very own, homemade, Lego, pinhole camera.
This camera was part of my final photography project during senior year of high school. I built it out of a random variety of Legos. Using black electrical tape, I lined the inside to avoid any light leaks. In the front of the camera I taped a small square of foil down with a pinhole poke out to serve as the lens. In the darkroom, I’d just pop off the top and slip in a piece of black and white photo paper. After that, I began a long series of trial and error.
The result were surprising and exciting! As you can see, even my professor (John Costello) had to try it out. I donated the camera and an album to the Broomfield High School photography program after graduation. A few years later I revisited the school and saw that new photography students had added their own shots to the album.
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
More and more filmmakers are going back to shooting with an analogue camera. One of them is Christopher Patrick Goode who recently submitted a silent film shot entirely with our very own LomoKino to a competition. Watch his engaging short movie that explores the psychological effects of war.
Time to shake those joints and bones -- have a surprisingly splendid Monday by moving around and becoming proactive! Here's a Monday Moodboard with the most inspirational and motivational shots of people doing their very healthy grind.
Do you long for the dreamy soft focus that only the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens can give your photos? Grab it in the lens mount of your choice! Brass versions are now available for purchase in the shop!
Celebrating 30 years since the groundbreaking Powell Peralta video, The Search For Animal Chin, the original Bones Brigade recently reunited in Southern California to rebuild and redux the historic quad-inverts photo shot by J. Grant Brittain back in 1986. You could own his camera!
In celebration of the reformulated LomoChrome Purple film, Lomography Gallery Store Soho recently hosted a new exhibition of analogue photographs taken by artist Adam Popli. It was an ongoing series of work shot on the (original formula) Lomochrome Purple film.
Inspired by hand-painted color photographs from the 19th century, photographer Kate Ballis paints her own contemporary version with a converted infrared camera on the dunes and flatlands of California.
Russia-based lomographer zhenyaetoya swears by the compact and reliable LC-A family. From the original Soviet LC-A to the LC-Wide, he owns and shoots with all of them. In this interview, he shares the advantage of using each camera and a clever trick to achieve stark silhouettes with the LC-Wide.
Solène Ballesta is a Parisian photographer who started photography at 15 years old. This talented photographer was awarded in 2014 by the special mention of the young fashion photography Picto Awards. In her shots, Solène drives us to an enchanted world. For this series, she used the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens and she's telling us the story of a woman who is waiting for someone or something in her small theater and who decides to venture to the morning mist. “It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.” said Oscar Wilde.