Those aren’t two guys walking on water, but the product of a film swap between two guys and some serious cooking.
*Fotobes* from the United Kingdom and *hodachrome* from Japan swapped a roll of film, and concocted some film soup. This is one of the images that came out. Hodachrome used this recipe to make the soup in Japan, but fotobes did his share of experimental cooking as well.
On completing the roll, I mixed together some boiled water with silica gel and washing detergent, and left it to cool a little. Then I went into my make-shift darkroom and pulled out the film from the canister. Next I flicked and dabbed the soup onto the exposed film. I waited for a few minutes and then rewound the film into the canister. Afterwards I went to the kitchen and dropped the film into just-boiled water, and after 5 minutes I transferred it into cold water for a minute. Then back in the darkroom I pulled the film out from the canister again and dried it with a hairdryer, and when done I rewound the film.
Congratulations to fotobes and also hodachrome for your winning shot!
Film swaps often produce the most exciting photographs. More than physically exchanging rolls, it is a collaboration of ideas and stories between two people who share the same love for experimental photography.
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
Last month I was going to go full throttle into food photography. I'd cook up all kinds of scrumptious food and take mouth-watering pictures. But, as a famous Dutch line of poetry goes "between dream and deed / are laws, and practical objections." In other words, stuff came up.
An indie band from Singapore, Take Two, released a music video for their song 'In Your Arms' earlier this year. The video was shot and produced by SNAP productions with the Pixelstick to create stunning light-painting effects. Read on to know more about the production of the video and what the people at SNAP Productions think about the Pixelstick!
Fueled by wanderlust, a sense of wonder, and curiosity, lomographers have been through all corners of the world to explore and capture on film everything it has to offer. Lomographers have arguably seen it all—and by all we mean not just the beautiful vistas, but also those places that only the brave ones venture into. Here are but a few of them.
We at Lomography are psyched to announce our first Film Swap between our Berlin, Bogotá and NYC Embassy Stores! Swaps add yet another layer of intrigue and spontaneity to film photography. Send your film on a journey through three different continents with our newest analogue adventure.
What makes a movie interesting? Today, answers would vary depending on the individual—the story, cinematography, film score, production design, and so on. But in the early years of cinema, movement was all it took to captivate the audience.
If you haven't heard about our new Kickstarter campaign then you've seriously missed out on some exciting news - The Daguerreotype Achromat by Chevalier Art Lens is the stunning new addition to our Art Lens family! And how do you celebrate such a big launch? With a competition of course!
One of our favorite new lens reviewers from NYC, optics expert Daniel Sawyer Schaefer took the Jupiter 3+ for a spin an shot some seriously breathtaking portraits. Read his poetic analysis of the lens and see the photos here.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
Have you heard of The Knocks? If you haven't (and like to dance) you should definitely listen to these new LomoAmigos, whose first headline tour just sold out! The New York-based electronic duo crossed the country on a tour bus and had a Lomo'Instant Wide in tow. They brought back some amazing photos—see them here and learn more about the guys behind the beats. Plus, get a chance to win a camera signed by The Knocks and a copy of their debut album "55"!
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. We are once again preparing for the launch of our newest mystery product! Have a seat, change your perspective, and stay focused because we're going to be dropping a few clues here and there before we let you in on our little secret.
A wonder how a camera, something that goes between the photographer and a subject, becomes not a barrier but a way to connect. Joe Aguirre takes us through the why's in a moving new film by Jonas Normann.
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!