When Australia-based independent photo lab Hillvale developed its 50,000th film roll since the lab opened in 2013, they decided to commemorate the unlocked milestone with a bit of recycled sculpture.
Instead of throwing away the old film canisters (which would be very bad for the environment!), they decided to crush their stockpile of empty canisters into cubes. The 50,000 rolls have produced between 1.2 million and 1.8 million photographs.
To do this, the lab de-spooled the canisters first -- 30 volunteers against 50,0000 rolls. After de-spooling, the lab have put these rolls onto a 200-ton industrial hydraulic compactor. Three cubes made out of the films were made, with each weighing 304 kg. (670 lbs), containing 17,000 canisters.
Watch this video and see how the project "Cubes" was made.
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!
In celebration of the reformulated LomoChrome Purple film, Lomography Gallery Store Soho recently hosted a new exhibition of analogue photographs taken by artist Adam Popli. It was an ongoing series of work shot on the (original formula) Lomochrome Purple film.
Manhattan native Laurice Fox has turned her passion for music into an exciting career. She currently hosts the Mixmag Lab NYC, a weekly party streaming the best American and international DJs. In this feature, she shares portraits of some of these DJs shot on the Lomo'Instant Wide.
Brighten up anybody's day with the quirky color combo and all around creative potential of the new Lomo'Instant Murano! This vibrant new member of the Lomo'Instant family is available on it's own or with lenses!
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.
The TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards is made up of 11 different categories. Through these 11 different categories — 10 unchanging and one modified every year to reflect contemporary global issues — we’re asking to see the world through your eyes and to share your experience as a human on this beautiful, bizarre and bewildering planet. Celebrate chance encounters, beautiful coincidences and breathtaking simplicity that make everyday life extraordinary through the winning photographs in the Urban Explorers category.
Collage work was a branch of contemporary art techniques that came from Dadaism, in which Tristan Tzara would say it's the most revolutionary development since painting and photography. How's modern collage going? We look into the works of modern collage artists.
Israel-based musicians Balkan Beat Box are inspired by a variety of styles: klezmer, reggae, and hiphop to name a few. As it turns out, they were also quite inspired while shooting with the Lomo'Instant Wide on tour and share their photos with us here.
Dorothea Lange is arguably one of the most important photographers in the history of photography. What might she have said about Lomography? A strong case can be made that she would have loved it -- check out how perfectly some of her famous quotes align with our 10 Golden Rules!
Our friends at Mono No Aware let us know that they have some really exciting filmmaking and film processing workshops coming up in the next few weeks, check them out! Mono No Aware is a non-profit Cinema Arts organization based in Brooklyn, NY.
Introducing the Lomography Simple Use Film Camera. Forget fiddling with film and settings: this is analogue madness at your disposal, loaded and ready to shoot. Pocket-sized, equipped with a flash, and available in three different films! Get the 3 pack bundle and save 5%!
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.
The TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards is made up of 11 different categories. Through these 11 different categories — 10 unchanging and one modified every year to reflect contemporary global issues — we’re asking to see the world through your eyes and to share your experience as a human on this beautiful, bizarre and bewildering planet. Gander at these captivating portraits that earned the top spot in the Human Stories category.
UK based photographer John Brewer specialises in historic photographic processes, particularly wetplate collodion and cyanotype. We lent him a Daguerreotype Achromat lens which he attached to a bellows camera to take some wetplate shots with.