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.
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.
Last summer we were lucky to visit 4 cities in 3 different countries, just within a few days. This was reason enough to give my very first LomoChrome Turquoise a try. Afterwards I was astonished by the absolutely unexpected colors of the shots.
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!
As part of this year’s PUNK London celebrations Lomography Gallery Soho are hosting a very special exhibition of prints by photographer Ted Polhemus. Join us for the opening night on Thursday July 21st from 6-9pm.
The Leicester Lo-Fi Photography are a UK based collective who run regular film photography workshops, have an exhibition space and their very own darkroom space. In the first of this series they give us a step-by-step guide to making cyanotype print.
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.