Whether you love Bratz or a part of Team Barbie, this camera is sure an interesting one to look for!
I bought this odd shaped camera for two reasons. One, I liked the shape and two, i love the pearl-ized paint job with a question mark. And maybe a third reason, it had a roll of film in it. I found it at a thrift store for a few dollars and it is always bonus when these cameras have some film left in them and If it is an exotic film I have never used and outdated, this is even better. Sometimes the film has been partly exposed, either at the thrift store or before someone made it a donation. Sometimes I am surprised by what the strangers shoots, sometimes there are just random shelf shots at the thrift store on the roll….I have to admit I am always a little afraid that if something is illegal and exposed on this film i may have to answer for the other persons bad deed. I had no clue as to who or where this cameras origins where but I wanted it to give it a test.
I brought it home a did some internet searches and found that it also had Bratz written on its body besides the question mark. As it turns out it has something to do with Bratz, the big eyed doll cartoon stuff targeted toward young girls. I am not familiar with this product line but it seems that other than the trademark there is no other relation nor meaning to Bratz: it’s just a point and shoot 35mm camera. These point and shoot fixed focus with flash cameras are great for just snapshot photography. The lens is surprisingly sharp and the built in flash is adequate for snapshot photography. Sometimes you could get a people shot with this kind of non-pretense camera because people do not think you a serious.
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!
For French photographer Nathalie Dufaur-Dessus, taking a photograph is more than just finding the perfect lighting or composition—it's about sharing a piece of oneself to the audience through an emotional visual story. Dive deeper into the mind of our TEN AND ONE Awards judges in this interview.
People love competitions and Lomographers are no different. But more than a search for standout photographs, the TEN AND ONE Annual Competition celebrated the community's shared love for photography and its power to create enduring stories. This list by no means set a conclusive standard on what makes an image good or not. But nonetheless, we're proud to introduce the photographs that took the top spot in the Monochrome category.
People love competitions and Lomographers are no different. But more than a search for standout photographs, the TEN AND ONE Annual Competition celebrated the community's shared love for photography and its power to create enduring stories. This list by no means set a conclusive standard on what makes an image good or not. But nonetheless, we're proud to introduce the photographs that took the top spot in the Trial and Error category.
We are officially half way through the year and summer is in full swing! This is the perfect time to stock up on film, get out your cameras or book yourself onto one of our fab workshops. This month you can choose from an LC-A+ walk or two LomoChrome Purple workshops!
Today, we gain altitude with Ben Nardini, director of photography and pilot of drone for Almo film production. Passionate about image, whether static or moving, Ben meets the LC-Wide in the LGS in New York. He is taking this little analogue camera everywhere ever since, even when the good fellow leaves for Alaska. Let's go for a special meeting "from the top"!
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.
One of the most intense moments of world history is the fall of Tsarist Russia. Up to now, it's one of the most discussed, with the on-going debate of whether Anastasia died or not. Swiss writer and academician Pierre Gilliard captured what would inevitably be their last days.
Like any other art form, photography is one of the many outlets people resort to. Whether overcoming depression, mental or emotional illness or simply trying to unwind the mind, many an artist have proven that self-expression is an avenue to conquer obstacles.
Because the warmth of the sun is upon us once again, we're pretty sure many of you are already planning to head out of town or wherever. Here's an immediate checklist for your next Lomographic adventure.