Well, this is going to be a little embarrassing…writing this post requires me to admit that I own a toy camera with a picture of the Wildcats from High School Musical on the front of it.
I found this Disney-licensed crap cam at a garage sale this summer. It was in its unopened clam shell packaging – sweaty with condensation – complete with a roll of Kodak UltraMax 400 ISO film. To be honest that roll of film was what caught my curiosity; the condensation in the package told a story about the film’s poor storage conditions, while the High School Musical branding told me that it wasn’t so old that it would be waste of developer.
The camera ranks a hair higher than rock bottom on the crap cam scale if only for the lens cover that conveniently slides open and closed by way of a switch below the lens and the built in flash that is powered by a single AA battery.
I imagine that there are identical cameras out there with a different Disney movie pictured on the front…
The heart shaped shutter button is a unique touch, and probably the reason my four year old daughter likes shooting with this one.
I can’t really think of a situation where this camera is a better choice than something else in my arsenal, but it was two bucks and came with a tiny plastic-framed picture of a young Zac Efron. How could I pass it up?
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.
This article is dedicated to the Italian street photographer and portraitist Ugo Mulas who masterfully documented the miniature circus of the great sculptor Alexander Calder. To write this tribute I documented a recent Christmas event in my city Como, a wonderful exhibition of vintage toys in a forest of snow-covered pines. Take a look!
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
Eleanor Hardwick is a multidisciplinary artist from Oxford who, despite her young age, already has 10 years of experience in photography. In this interview, she tells Lomography about the themes that inspire her art, be it music, illustration, writing, or photography.
After my previous article dedicated to the comparison between pocket cameras, I'll write here about the ergonomics of some popular rangefinder cameras that I use, from the basic Soviet models to the finest Japanese cameras.
North or South, East or West - in every corner of Germany you can find analog photography lovers. Lomography brings them together and shows their pictures to a worldwide community. With this rumble we want to get to know you a little better. Show Lomography and fotoforum where you come from, capture your hometown on film and win a one-year subscription of fotoforum magazine as well as a Lomo LC-A 120 camera. Please note: This competition is only for users from Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
I was really excited when I got to test the Lomo'Instant Wide recently. Nine packs of film and and one week later I can say: "This camera works really well and I am looking forward to my own Portobello Road Edition!"
We celebrated the launch of the Lomo'instant Wide camera in the Lomography Soho store with live music from Locks, a bottomless pit of mulled wine and enough tasty doughnuts to sink a battleship! We even managed to take some snaps of the night, including some rather adorable pictures of a tiny kitten.
Do you long for the dreamy soft focus that only the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens can give your photos? Grab it in the lens mount of your choice! Brass versions are now available for purchase in the shop!
Jonathan Weimar, better known as johnny-weimar in the community, professes his passion for photography with the help of quite a few analog cameras. He has made quite a reputation and is best remembered by the Lomography Turkey crew as the guy who gave 50-something films to develop and scan. Get to know the high school teacher-cum-lomographer in this candid yet inspiring interview.
Elvis is a Hong Kong-based photographer. He started photography because he wanted to capture the last moments of high school life. Soon after, he met some photographers on Instagram and explored his own photography style. Take a look at how he shoots with the Daguerreotype Achromat Lens.
Creating a movie, no matter how short it is, requires an extra effort. For it to be coherent, one must stay focused throughout the entire process - from planning the story, shooting the scenes, to editing the clips. We'd like to commend these lomographers for taking an extra step to keep the spirit of analog movie making alive!