Dinorwic Quarry is an old Welsh Slate Quarry in Snowdonia that closed at the end of the 1960’s. When it was up and running it was one of the largest quarries in the world.
It’s huge slag heaps, loom dark and grey over the village I live in. I once thought it was a depressing sight but I have grown to love the quarry, even looking to it with more affection that the mountains that surround us on other sides. In sunshine it becomes a playground for climbing, exploring, and our infamous picnics. In the mist and rain it looks eerily moody, yet when the clouds part the wet slate glistens and begs you to visit once more.
Some of the real treasures of the Quarry are high up and quite hard to find. There is an old ‘Caban’ where the Quarrymen just walked out left their coats and shoes behind when they left (mmm… did they go barefoot?), huge buildings full of interesting machinery and other tiny buildings with the smallest fireplaces and wooden benches inside. I’m looking forward to sharing summer evenings up their with my new Diana!
Cozy close ups or tin-type terrain? One shiny brass lens manages both. Natalie Hermann and Antonio Castello share their impressions of shooting with the Daguerreotype Art Lens and that having strong arms might come in handy when using it.
Emotional connectivity is established when a photograph can close the distance between the image and the viewer. Enrico Doria's visual diary in "Esprits" removes the barrier of his perceived reality to let others experience the surreal and extraordinary world.
In the hands of those capable wielding it, art can be a powerful weapon. With it, for one, creation of fantastical realms far removed from the one we live in is entirely possible. Through collage making, Eugenia Loli builds such worlds that invite the audience not only to marvel at them but also, and most importantly, to see through the hodgepodge of images to find meaning and formulate interpretations.
"Dreamy, pastel, and girl oriented" is how 20-year-old photographer Chloe Sheppard describes her work. And she does it really well: one look at her film photographs and you're instantly transported to the charming, rebellious, and softly-colored world of fleeting girlhood.
Spring is here and we have a super line up of workshops and events for March. We will also be at The Photography Show in Birmingham to showcase our range of Art Lenses and Instant cameras and run Lomo’instant Wide workshops at the venue. There will also be a new exhibition in store from the very talented Andrej Russkovskij.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
Growing up in a small town in the middle of California, Kayla Varley knew she wanted to see more of the world, and explore it through her photography. Ever since she was a child, photography was a creative escape to a whole different world. A world where moments are being captured forever.
When experimenting with new rolls of film, it's often the first roll that brings both the most joy and the most trial & tribulation. We want to start highlighting some successful first attempts here on our Magazine with our films. The first in this line up is Brian Bruno aka Brunoroids.
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
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!