Ever been curious about what the very first photobooth looked like, and what kind of photos it took? I have the answer for you in this Throwback Thursday installment!
The world’s first commercially successful photobooth was invented by Conrad Bernitt of Hamburg, and patented on July 16, 1890. It was called Bosco Automat, after the 19th century magician Giovanni Bartolomeo Bosco. It took a single tintype photo over a black painted metal base with raised edges (which was also conveniently decorated to resemble a frame), serving as a developing dish of some sort to catch the developer and fixer chemicals. The whole process took three minutes, but the surface of the tintype cannot be touched yet and should be allowed to dry. The tintype had an ornate gold design at the back, and came with with a case for storage and a card of the Bosco Automat photobooth.
Watch a video showcasing a beautiful Bosco Automat tintype below:
We have been looking forward to Lomography x Fashion Walk－Be An Explorer on show for a long time. Finally, it has arrived! Aside from the 80-metre long LomoWall, there is also a Petzval 175 Years Exhibition and Lomo'Instant Wide Photo Booth.
A new year is fast approaching, and while we're excited about what's in store for us, we invite you to have a look at this year's most trending content. This collection is based on what you liked on the Lomography website and on our social media, as well as favorites picked by the Magazine staff.
You won't believe what we have in store for you with the launch of our newest mystery product. What a crazy idea, they thought. It can't be done, they said. But at Lomography, we know that there's a first time for everything. So we've decided to travel back in time and have a quick look at some of the unbelievable ‘firsts’ of photographic history. Could these milestones have anything to do with our mystery product?
Brighten up anybody's day with the quirky color combo and all around creative potential of the new Lomo'Instant Murano! This vibrant new member of the Lomo'Instant family is available on it's own or with lenses!
Mark Havriliak's portraits achieved a level of intimacy that make it seem effortless. With him using the Petzval Art Lens, we get an inside look of what its like to create a photograph unique to an individual. Learn more about his special technique that enables him to make one of a kind photographs.
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.
BBC Four is looking for UK families who are photography fanatics. Do you have parents and grandparents, cousins or kids who have been snapping away over the years? If this sounds like you BBC Four would love to hear from you.
We’re back on track with the Lomopedia series - the place to get a quick heads up on what’s what with cameras, lenses, and films you may come across with. For this comeback installment, we’re taking a look at the simple but dependable Industar 26M 50mm lens.
We first met musician Barry Adamson when he tested the Lomo'Instant Wide. Now, he's letting Lomographers into his creative process by answering questions submitted by fans in this new interview about the relationship of his music to photography. Check it out:
Are you wondering what the best photograph on a specific day of 2016 was? Tune in on this special recap where we'll track the daily image that captured the community's attention last year. For March, various urban spaces and its ever-changing geometry was the preferred muse.
NYC-based photographer Coco Alexander has a knack for creating amazing images with any kind of gear, and definitely did so again with the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens. See photos from her travels to Iceland along with her first impressions of the lens in this interview.