You may remember the lowly Spirograph toy from your youth and the joy of geometric art it created. Now you can mix your love of old time kitschy toys with your love of lomo.
If you remember the theory behind the Spirograph toy from back in the day it is basically a plastic template that you can place a pen or pencil in a little plastic widget and then put that into another plastic widget and spin that pencil around to get very structured complicated looking geometric image. These kinds of images make it look like you have spent hours calculating formulas to build this atomic age treasure. Recently I stumbled upon a way to incorporate this technique with my love of lomo light painting.
A while back I got some LED patio umbrella lights. These lights are round plastic disks that are battery operated and have many little LED lights all around the boarder of the plastic disk. They are meant to go under the patio umbrella to light your summer evenings. I use them for good light placement on my long exposure still lifes. Recently I tried doing some light writing with them and found that the round disks do something crazy. If you don’t keep the lights on exactly the same dimensional plane when moving them then you get these dramatic and graceful lines and intersections of these lines. So basically if you spin the disk at all while moving it or move it closer or farther from the cam, or even turn the disk a little on its side during the light writing process you get these bizarre and intricate patterns.
You can even do like me and throw the disks through the air and catch it later just to see what happens. Additionally these umbrella lights can be adjusted by covering over some of the lights with color gels or even duck tape and by doing this you change the patterns by changing the color or blacking out lights and changing the patter of the lights. So try it out with your favorite long exposure camera and play like you did in elementary school.
You may already know Kamila K Stanley, young photographer and vivid globe-trotter. Always on the move, on the verge of a new adventure, Kamila spent some days in Paris during that spring time filled with soft light and acidulous colors. She took the newest Neptune Convertible Art Lens System with her, and this is the result.
Can’t wait to get your hands on your very own Lomo’Instant Automat camera? Follow our quick tricks so you can master and get the most out of your instant camera once it comes knocking at your door! This time we want you to follow the bright light!
Oslo-based filmmaker Niels Windfeldt toys with the idea of a "what if". What if, someday, there comes a point you can only take one more picture for the rest of your life? His short film explains it all.
You may have heard of Kurt Moser's Kickstarter campaign (which ended successfully) to create a huge camera obscura out of an old military truck with the rare APO NIKKOR 1780mm. Here's the result following the campaign's success.
Can’t wait to get your hands on your very own Lomo’Instant Automat camera? Follow our quick tricks so you can master and get the most out of your instant camera once it comes knocking at your door! Now it's time to start coloring your life.
It’s that time of the year when you can almost hear the holiday knocking on your door. Although, holidays are usually meant for taking a break from your 9 to 5 type of a job, there is no reason why you shouldn’t allow yourself a healthy amount of laziness and still do some fun, creative things...
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
In the '60s and '70s, liquid light shows were created to accompany musical and avant-garde performances. Art director and photographer Lindsey L33 explores the magic and mystery of liquid light shows with this hypnotic homage.
James Dunn, who is suffering from a rare skin condition of having fragile skin and easily prone to blisters, can now use a camera without assistance through a camera rig created by award-winning designer from the UK Jude Pullen.