I’ve found the ultimate recipe: The Holga + a boat ride = absolute pure photo joy!
On the day after new year’s day this year I had taken a walk down into Bristol town to go visit my favorite photo shop to hand in a few rolls of film and have a chat about getting some of my pics printed out again, but the shop wasn’t open! I was distraught! Well… almost… And I had a few hours before catching a bus back to London.
As ever I had my beloved Holga with me and I was down by the river taking a few shots when the ferry came past. I jumped onboard on impulse and was asked where I wanted to go. Turns out they do an hour’s round trip for just £6 and as a student it was half price for me! Hooray!
The boat was almost empty with just me and the two guys who worked on it and a whole load of chilled out reggae. I got a spot by the porthole which I thought would look great on my pics with the bright red edging. Well, the red didn’t come out but I love the circle effects on my photos.
I had a great time sat next to my porthole with my Holga ready to snap anything I found interesting. The thing that I really liked about staring just out of that one porthole is that the things that went past seemed different somehow because I hadn’t been looking ahead to see interesting things. My field of view was very narrow but that meant that I was looking at everything that was in it as opposed to just looking for the main sights.
Well I quickly ran out of film and asked to be let off the boat a bit early… I didn’t want to see something really cool and not be able to capture it!
So, that was my afternoon on the little harbour ferry in Bristol. Hope you liked it!
Swedish folk duo Flora Cash joined us at the Lomography Gallery Store in NYC Wednesday, March 2 for an intimate, heartfelt performance. See their Lomo'Instant Wide photos, hear about the joy of making music as a couple, and see them preform their song "Old School Japan" completely unplugged!
The young artist and Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson published on his agency's website an awesome photo series, one of the images in it a great symbol of freedom, joy of living outdoors, purity, innocence, candor, and girlhood: the bare sole of a female lifted up, taken at the Central Park in New York. Like many other great Magnum photographers, Anderson explored this interesting body part through photographs. For this tribute, I chose a series of bare feet images I took along the promenade of the lake Como. Take a look!
Riffle through those embarrassing baby photos, search through snaps of grandma and grandpa, and revisit your parents' hilarious old haircuts! Round up your best family photographs and scan them with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. To put you in a nostalgic mood, check out these photographs from the past 100 years that we found in our online community!
This summer, Morgane from the Lomography French team spent a few days in Brittany. Among the cameras she brought with her was the Lomo'Instant Wide. Here, Morgane drives you to discover the silent beauty of the Brittany coast, its wild landscape and its ghostly boats stranded during the low tide.
Lomography and Nixon are happy to team up again for a new international competition, the Nixon Surf Challenge 2016. This time, the team is driving us in Ireland to surf the waves, discover the Irish country by boat and road. To celebrate, we're glad to invite you to join this new competition!
This article is dedicated to the Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka, and his book, "Gypsies," a classic in documentary photography. "Gypsies" contains a series of images Koudelka took between 1962 and 1971 in the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, and Spain. Here, he was able to masterfully depict the simplicity of the gypsy lifestyle, never presenting their situation as a social problem but instead showing their lives as a mix of joyfulness and wonder, sorrow and mystery.
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.
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.
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!