To make his birthday celebration memorable, one of our fellow lomographers in the Netherlands decided to hold a portrait session with his friends. The fun part? The portraits were all tintypes taken using an 1800 Petzval Lens. Take a look at the gorgeous portraits after the jump!
Picture-taking is almost always part of every celebration, especially during birthdays. So, it’s expected that mrmaart from Lomography Netherlands wanted something that would make the photos for his 29th birthday extra special — and that’s exactly what he got!
Our fellow lomographer invited his friends Arjen and Maron of Tin Type Studio in the Netherlands, who brought their Tin Type Mobile Studio, complete with dark room, to the party. The highlight of the unique birthday photo session, perhaps, was the 1800 Petzval Lens used to take the portraits of mrmaart and his friends. The result? Absolutely gorgeous.
Needless to say, our fellow lomographer was ecstatic with the beautifully vintage look rendered by the Petzval Lens. “We had lots of fun and I truly love the stunning results. We created nicely shaped paper frames with our own 1920 stamp with our initials in it,” he said in the album description.
Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.
LomoAmigo and Photographer C.S Muncy got married a few weeks ago. For his wedding portraits, he chose to work with his friend, B.A. Van Sise, who shot with the Petzval lens for the very first time for this wedding and sent us such beautiful wedding pictures. Get to know him in this interview.
Xavier Boldú is a London based photographer who has managed to perfectly capture the full potential of the Petzval 85 lens through his stunning portraits. He shares some of his favorite images and talks about his passion for this bokeh art lens.
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For Michael Fiukowski, taking photos with the New Petzval 85 Art Lens is a philosophy. The manual focus encourages him to be more experimental, and when shooting portraits, he seeks for creative ways to position his subject and make the most of the Petzval's bokeh effect. He finds the lens fascinating, and tells us why.
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Our Lomographers love their Petzval and, as a result, they have taken it to the most amazing places: gardens full of green, immensely busy cities and breathtaking landscapes. Yet, sometimes, all you need is what you have right at home. Keeping family memories with the Petzval Lens never looked this good, and golfpunkgirl does it well.
Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!
The "Be An Explorer" campaign was launched last week. Apart from the 80-metre long LomoWall outdoors, there is also a Lomo'Instant Wide and Petzval Photo Booth, allowing you to experience the instant photo and the classic bokeh effect of the lens. Let us see what happened!
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