Everyone who goes to San Francisco is going to see this bridge as evidenced by the millions of pictures that have been made of this location. But no one actually shows what you will see on the way there. Take your camera, take your film, keep you eyes – and your heart open, and go there!
When we were traveling around the West Coast, we basically kept one thing in mind: forget the highway, take the long way. So we took California State Route 1. While it will take you days to get there from San Diego, the journey will serve as the perfect prelude for a tour of San Francisco. Once we arrived, the kids got sick and for two days I only got to see the city through my hotel window. So much for a prelude :-/ On the third day, we got the kids in the car and, finally, we went to THE bridge.
There are a lot of interesting places located near the bridge. We decided to check out the dog beach and from this place you can also see Alcatraz.
I had my Pouva Start and my Lomo LCA with the red scale film in it with me. I usually have some red scale film with me when going to a new city – it helps me see the city from a different perspective. Meanwhile, Pouva, is an old German middle format camera that is similar to the Holga. It is a very good camera to have around to document your travels.
Going back to the hotel with the kids, who unfortunately, were still sick, we visited the Presidio and the wonderful green area around it. Downtown San Francisco is where you can find Chinatown and some other lovely places which remain undiscovered as we had no more time – but I’m sure that when you guys get to go there, you will also take some pictures for me.
Taking a picture is like saying: “Let me hang on to this minute.” It’s a way to play with time. The LomoKino playbook has many of these rewind-worthy minutes. The spectrum is wide, from homely bits to eye-opening travels.
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. We are once again preparing for the launch of our newest mystery product! Have a seat, change your perspective, and stay focused because we're going to be dropping a few clues here and there before we let you in on our little secret.
A self-portrait may take root in confidence, extreme shyness or alternate bouts of each. Leanne Surfleet goes through this kind of fluctuation when the camera is all eyes. The attraction—as far as we’re concerned—is the mix of uncertainty and a kind of quiet poise. And here and there, a flash of skin that is more a mystery than full-on revelation. Even Surfleet’s portraits of other people have the same hushed invite, as if to say questions are encouraged. There we took our cue.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
Don't let fiddling with settings get in the way of capturing a spur-of-the-moment photo! The Lomo'Instant Wide's Fully Programmatic Shutter lets you forget about all that, giving you the freedom to snap picture perfect instant photos to your heart's content!
We gave you the challenge to send us your best "PIN-UP" themed shot and boy, did you guys go to town! There were hundreds of glamorous and stunning photographs. We had the tricky task of narrowing it down to just 3 winners. Read on to see if you're the winner!
New York City - the ideal place to go to if you're looking for unstoppable energy. There's plenty of exciting things going on, but you need to be lightning-fast if you want to seize the moment. This is what makes the Lomo'Instant Wide the perfect camera to use - it captures all the details in one wide instant snapshot! See it in action with our special video after the jump.
With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
The evenings are getting darker and the autumn colours start to fade, but fear not, because the Lomography Gallery Store Soho have a super bunch of workshops and a brand new exhibition from Joe Prileszky to warm the cockles of your heart. Plus, we will be taking part in the Carnaby Shopping Night on Nov 12th from 6-9pm, so expect street music, late night store openings and discounts too!
A popular quote by photojournalist Ted Grant goes, "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!" Indeed, the lack of vibrant color forces the viewer to see beyond what is on plain view and recognize the atmosphere surrounding a photograph. In this post, we've handpicked black and white shots taken in various situations and exhibit different moods.
Shh! We've got a secret matter at hand, and it's coming at you at the speed of light!
We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!