First Impressions with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System: Olivia Locher


We've fallen in love with fine art photographer *Olivia Locher*'s playful, creative, dreamy photographic style and asked her to test the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System. Check out her first impressions below!

Name: Olivia Locher
Location: NYC
Profession: Photographer
Website/Social Media links: | Instagram @olivialocher
Other interests aside from photography: Art, Music, Film, and Coffee

Photo using the Thalassa 3.5/35mm Art Lens

Hello! Tell us a bit about your photography background.

I started making photographs in high school and fell head over heels in love with the medium. I studied photography at SVA in NYC and got a BFA. Now I find myself working on both a lot of personal long term projects and also on commissions.

What would you call your photography style?

My work normally falls into long-term conceptual projects. My most recent series illustrated strange and unusual laws across the United States. My work is very colorful and at times can be sarcastic.

Photo using the Thalassa 3.5/35mm Art Lens

What was your first impression upon seeing and holding the Neptune Convertible Art Lenses?

The Neptune Convertible Art Lenses are beautifully designed. I love how they had a classic mid-century throwback look to them. The entire package was very elegant and stylish.

Photo using the Thalassa 3.5/35mm Art Lens

How does the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System fit into your style?

Normally I use only one lens and keep my work very consistent. It was a fun challenge to try a new set of tools! I especially liked manipulating the aperture with the converters, I loved seeing stars on my images when the light hit just perfectly. I can see myself using the lenses for special projects to switch things up a bit from my main practice.

Photo using the Thalassa 3.5/35mm Art Lens

Could you share your best photo and the story behind that shot?

My favorite image was of a pair of sunglasses and a ton of sequins behind them. The light hit the sequins in a really cool way creating magical stars! The aperture modifiers were really magical to experiment with.

Photo using the Thalassa 3.5/35mm Art Lens

Any pointers that one should keep in mind when using the Convertible Art Lenses?

Since they are fully manual I would recommend having general photography knowledge before diving into using them. I’d also recommended experimenting by shooting the same image with all three lenses, it’s very cool to see how each lens can change the photograph drastically.

Photo using the Proteus 4.0/80mm Art Lens

We’re back on Kickstarter with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System — ensuring you have everything you need for any photographic opportunity. With three interchangeable front lenses with fixed focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm or 80mm, be prepared for any shooting situation with just one lens system. Including six special aperture plates that create beautiful and delicate bokeh, create stunning images with endless creative combinations. Inspired by Charles Chevalier’s original invention and reimagined with a smooth and sleek design, this multi-coated lens is an ideal option for beginners and professionals alike whether you shoot analogue or digital.

Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 45 percent on a Neptune Convertible Art Lens System and a range of exclusive extras!

written by katphip on 2017-05-06 #gear #people #art-lens #lomography-art-lenses #neptune-convertible-art-lens-system #neptune-art-lens-system


  1. srcardoso
    srcardoso ·

    That 35mm seems to be a really sharp lens!

  2. lomographysoholondon
    lomographysoholondon ·

    love this!

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