My first time… with a slide film. I remember it was a Lomography X-Pro Slide 200. I just had to put it inside my Diana and it was alright, maybe too easy. I took a few shots and tried some double exposure… Just the time to say a word and the roll was out.
With its C-41 written on its side, my developping studio didn’t even realized that they were developing slides! And they were so surprised when it came out. They thought they made a mistake, but I was so happy to tricked them!
The result was stunning! These colors… these specialities! Yummy! I needed more, I directly charged the second roll and immediately finished it in two or three days! And all this was before I had my scanner! It’s more delightful to scan them at home. No noise, awesome colors and that stunning result we didn’t expect for this slide film!
Like every rolls sent by Lomography, the packaging is wonderful, you can see some good shots on the box and you learn that they come from a great company producing good emulsions, you can’t go wrong with it!
I like to think, that every location I have been writing about in the past years was a discovery of some sort. This story will be about the discovery somebody else made. Wendy Sloboda is maybe the coolest dino hunter of our time. She has tattoos, dreads and she found a new species of dinosaur, that now carries her name: the Wendiceratops Pinhornensis.
Mitchell Wojcik is based in Brooklyn, New York. He likes "Ghostbusters, and to make whatever comes to mind and document my life as I go." He used to put a lot of thought into things, but now prefers to have fun and not think about it at all. Hmm, sounds like a perfect match for the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass!
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.
With my visit to the polar station of Ny Ålesund I already got a taste for the far north. But eventually I wanted to get a piece of the real thing. So I went on a journey straight to the North Pole, 90° latitude and a point, where every compass goes cuckoo crazy. It was remarkable.
Community newcomer Lena may have taken a break from shooting film but the "Don't Think, Just Shoot" mindset of Lomography stays on her shooting style. In this interview, she shares how she found her way back to the analogue grind and a selection of her dreamy double exposure photographs.
We had received over 2,000 entries for the Lomography x Casetify: #SlayThePortrait Photo Competition and they were all fantastic! It was a tough decision to make but we've finally voted for five winners.
Don't fear the dark, you'll learn a lot from it. It's time to spruce up your analogue skill set and become a more accomplished film photographer by working inside the darkroom. Once you get the hang of it, you'll become more creative than you ever imagined!
This travel story re-imagines my brief stop at the Frontier Bar in Dunkirk, Montana in 1957. I photographed images found on the internet to reconstruct a visual context of our road trip, as all the negatives and color slides are lost.
Vicuna is one of my best friends and wherever the wind takes him I will catch a paraglide to meet him. I did so, when he chased turtles in Polynesia and now, when he is digesting cheese in Switzerland. My prerogative was to hit a mountain on my birthday and so we did.
When I went to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone I was deeply impressed by Pripyat. The city was home to most of the workers of the nuclear power plant and evacuated two days after the disaster. Now it's a larger than life museum about the Soviet Union. It is the last city of the CCCP.
Once upon a time, when the Cold War began, the West was on the mission to inhibit all influences and culture from the Eastern Bloc. Years after, we finally get to see what it was like at the other side through youth culture.