Summer in Finland Through @Vivita's Fisheye No.2


Artist and jewelry designer @vivita has captured a portrait of life throughout the different seasons in Finland with her Fisheye No. 2 35 mm Camera paired with the classic color negative films — Lomography Color Negative 35 mm ISO 400 and Lomography Color Negative 35 mm ISO 800.

Wide-eyed, wide-lensed, and with wide-open spaces present throughout her spring and summer photo albums, we’ve rounded up her best 170° fisheye view photos that capture the spirit of those two sun-kissed and adventure-packed seasons from her point of view.

Photos from a cycling trip in Aland Islands taken on the Fisheye No. 2 35 mm Camera

Living in the countryside grants Vivita easy access to trail hikes, camping sites, and a lot more outdoorsy adventures specific to summer. Given that Finland doesn’t usually have a great number of sunny days, she describes these activities to be one of the reasons why she loves to take her analogue camera along with her — documenting these timely special moments spent with her family and friends — “the forests, meadows, and lakes are really beautiful during the sunny days. Usually there are not so many sunny days in Finland,” she says.

Speaking on the ideal weather conditions to best maximize the fisheye lens on film, Vivita simply says that [more] sunlight is key:

“My Fisheye camera needs a lot of light to capture the magic of summer vibes. That’s why these moments captured on analogue film are rare and unique, and very special.”
Photos from a Finland spring and summer season taken on the Fisheye No. 2 35 mm Camera

Vivita’s first Lomography camera was the Fisheye No. 1 — a gift she had received from her friends in 2010 right before she had to head off to an exchange study semester away from home. The camera served as a token she could use to capture those one-of-a-kind experiences she’d later treasure and reminisce about. It was a gift that has grown with her through time and one that she has permanently built into her personal rotation. It was through all this that she, later on, bought herself a personal Fisheye No. 2 35 mm Camera.

“Since then I have been carrying the Fisheye camera with me on my adventures. The most exciting thing about film photography is the unknown result. There has to be the perfect light, setting, moment, and vibe to press the shutter.”
Photos from a Finland summer season taken on the Fisheye No. 2 35 mm Camera

A few years later, in 2014, she joined the Lomography online community and began sharing her 35 mm film photos. With the camera’s 10 mm fisheye focal length and f/8 aperture in full action, all details and elements present within each of Vivita’s framed images were included and a part of the visual journal she was creating. This exact feature is what she shares she loves most about the camera:

“The main reason why I love to take my Fisheye camera for adventures and travels is because it is perfect for selfies!”
"It [cycling trip] was a challenging yet amazing experience to go on a cycling trip to Aland Islands. We didn't know how it would go or what to expect there but it was more beautiful than I thought. I am happy that I had my Fisheye camera with me because I collect and place all the film photos in physical photo albums so I can go through these memories whenever I want!" | Photos from a cycling trip in Aland Islands taken on the Fisheye No. 2 35 mm Camera

When asked for any 2024 spring and summer tips for a fun season in Finland, Vivita recommends taking your camera along with you, surrounding yourself with rounded edges and well-rounded characters and “go out to explore the beauty of summer light in nature!”

Photos from a Finland summer season taken on the Fisheye No. 2 35 mm Camera

Thank you to @vivita for sharing her bright and adventure-filled Fisheye photos! See more of her 35 mm film photographs over on her LomoHome.

written by macasaett on 2024-06-17 #gear #places #summer #finland #35-mm #wide-lens #fisheye-no-2

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Lomography Fisheye No. 2

Lomography Fisheye No. 2

See the world through 170⁰ of fabulous Fisheye distortion. Our Fisheye cameras use regular 35mm film. A built-in flash can be switched on so you could have more coverage in underwater depths or even at late night parties.

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    hervinsyah ·

    That cat sign are hillarious 🐯

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