As hard as it is to believe, Polaroid’s iconic camera, the SX-70, is already 41 years old!
It’s always nice to watch old commercials to compare what’s different and what has stood the test of time. Like they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same. A technological marvel during its heyday, the Polaroid SX-70 was a sight to behold. Small and flat enough to fit in a coat pocket but boasting SLR-like flexibility is an appetizing combination.
Check out this old SX-70 advertisement from back in the day. They don’t make commercials like this anymore!
The Kodak Autographic is the first really old camera I bought. I didn’t really know how it worked and had no idea that this nearly century-old camera would kick off a passion for collecting, fixing, and shooting with vintage cameras.
Luis Magsino is a 23 year old commercial director based in Manila, Philippines. He pulled to together all of his creative skills to make this stunning video using the Petzval 58 lens. He even wrote the score for the video too!
Lumiere London is a brand new light festival celebrating some of the most iconic streets and buildings in various locations around the city. It runs from January 14th - 16th and is free to attend. There will be installations, videos, interactive pieces and projections, all coming to life at night.
An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy shares her love for vintage American diners and her many years photographing them.
Maxime Fardeau, or Max as he is fondly called, loves film. He has been shooting analogue for about four years and owns a number of 35mm film and instant cameras, such as the Leica M6 and SLR-670 Polaroid. He has taken photos using the Lomo'Instant and the Minitar-1 Art Lens and this time around, he provides a glimpse of the images she produced with the Jupiter 3+ Art Lens.
This year marks Alison Scarpulla's 10th year in film photography. The 26-year-old photographer, who is based in Ohio, took a trip with her friends throughout the south west and coastal west of America. This journey is soon to be released as a book, and Alison kindly shared with us a preview.
Here at LomoLab NYC, we are always busy processing films that Lomographers shot with various models. Recently, Wisconsin-based photographer Jake Whalen wrote us to ask if we could process 70-year-old negatives, and we gladly stepped up to the plate!
Edie Sunday is a 26-year-old film photographer from Austin, Texas. With her creative approach and experimental nature, she has been trying out all sorts of techniques and methods. However, over the years, she has evolved to focus more on simplicity while still creating images as intimate, mysterious and obscure as ever.