The pictures I took in my previous visits to San Francisco seemed kind of dull. Enter my new acquisition, the Diana F+ 35mm Back and lo and behold: suddenly there’s magic! Me, San Francisco and Lomo clicked instantly and something special happened, a special kind of love.
I had never had a Lomo camera on my previous trips to see my grandfather in San Francisco. Always a keen amateur photographer, my pictures would always return after processing crisp and telling of a certain kind of city and certain kind of story, but never, to me told my story in the city. They failed to act as the foreground of the city in all its beauty and my memories and the pictures never seemed sequential. They merely captured a quick moment, posing, buildings blanketing the true diversity and beauty of the city. These pictures uploaded were the first ever film i used on a Diana F+ 35mm back, and suddenly magic happened. Me, San Francisco and Lomo clicked instantly and something special happened, a special kind of love.
It had been five years since my last visit to the Côte d'Azur in France. During this period, I took to film photography again. And so for my return, I was looking forward to capturing, with my handy film cameras, some of that special light and blue sea that had drawn so many artists to the Riviera.
When someone asks me why I love Burkina Faso so much and what's so special about it, I answer without any hesitation: the people. There's something in this country that connects the people together very strongly. Here, foreign visitors are warmly welcomed. And honestly, I think that the portraits I'm most proud of and that I really love are those shot in Burkina Faso. "Why," you ask?
We have been looking forward to Lomography x Fashion Walk－Be An Explorer on show for a long time. Finally, it has arrived! Aside from the 80-metre long LomoWall, there is also a Petzval 175 Years Exhibition and Lomo'Instant Wide Photo Booth.
Our contest with Fashion Walk has come to an end - with some fantastic entries. We have collected over 3,000 submissions! Meanwhile, Lomography Hong Kong has teamed up with Fashion Walk to create a new analogue photography exhibition. Let's keep an eye on it!
12 New Media students from the University of Texas, all armed with Lomography cameras, travelled to New York City for an advanced studio art course in May 2016. They each shot one roll of film in a LomoKino per day, and the results were exciting and diverse. Read more here.
Lomography have teamed up with The Marshmallowist who makes beautiful and colourful marshmallows to give you the chance to win their brand new cookbook, an Actionsampler with film AND some tasty marshmallows to match!