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:
"I have been living in Portland for about 8 years now, off and on and it does feel like home. It is a great place to come back to after traveling. But I think I am happiest on the road or traveling, it feels kind of second nature to me," explains Portland-based photographer Jeff Luker.
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.
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.
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!
I like to think, that every location I have been writing about in the past years was a discovery of some sort. This story will be about the discovery somebody else made. Wendy Sloboda is maybe the coolest dino hunter of our time. She has tattoos, dreads and she found a new species of dinosaur, that now carries her name: the Wendiceratops Pinhornensis.
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.
Earlier this year we were chuffed to launch a very memorable type of 35mm film: the Lomography Color Negative F²/400. We had recovered it from the last ever supply of an Italian filmmaker, and stocked it for seven years in special conditions. Much sought after for the film's nostalgic aesthetic, beautiful blue tones, with hints of X-Pro character, the F²/400 35mm rolls flew off our shelves like hotcakes – and rapidly went out of stock worldwide.
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: