The camera of my mother. She used this when she was an unmarried youngster.
Since childhood I have the fortune to have old cameras in my house. My parents has always taken great care of their stuff. This is how I found a Diana, a Polaroid, a Zenit XP, among others … but the one that caught my attention was a little friend called Beirette VSN. The Beirette that was in my house was when my mom was in her maiden days. Like all cameras, I asked to see it.
It had a little dirty lens, so I cleaned it carefully. I reviewed the options before the camera. A 45mm f2.8 lens was pretty good! It has different speeds and an option “B”. It also has to measure the distance from the goal … In short, a fairly complete camera for its small size. But without a photometer.
It is best to have the ability to use a hotshoe flash, which allowed me to try to Colorsplash Flash!
For community newcomer Cassandra, who goes by the moniker @aasphalt, using an analogue camera gives her a feeling of satisfaction like no other digital gear can replicate. Get to know her in this short interview, where she shares some of her painterly photographs.
Solène Ballesta is a Parisian photographer who started photography at 15 years old. This talented photographer was awarded in 2014 by the special mention of the young fashion photography Picto Awards. In her shots, Solène drives us to an enchanted world. For this series, she used the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens and she's telling us the story of a woman who is waiting for someone or something in her small theater and who decides to venture to the morning mist. “It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.” said Oscar Wilde.
In this short article (dedicated to everyone who wears eyeglasses with plastic lenses), I suggest a simple trick to avoid the risk of scratching your eyeglass lenses when using a Lomo LC-A, LC-A+ or an LC-Wide camera.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy tries to piece back together a 2002 trip to New Mexico, from before the time she learned to keep good notes when she traveled.
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.
Meet Gundula Blumi, a talented photographer based in Berlin whose stunning work was also featured in our magazine. She got her first camera when she was 10 years old and ever since she has been capturing the world around her.
Her photographic journey started when her father gave her a 35mm camera. She has been reading books about polar explorations from an early age and recently she had the opportunity to experience Norway first hand.
Taking photos from a young age, Lomographer Evelyn Boon inherited her mother's camera and passion for the craft. In this brief interview, Evelyn shares with us her experience taking mesmerizing shots with the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.