The Lubitel is – first and foremost – an individual. It has its own unique creative strength. Its pictures have their very own look and special character.
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The Lubitel is – first and foremost – an individual. It has its own unique creative strength. Its pictures have their very own look and special character. As you thumb through this book and soak in the many images before you, you’ll doubtlessly see it for yourself. Lubitel images simply look very “analog.” The shots look more “professional” than any 35mm camera, but somehow less professional than a very high-end 120 camera, like a Hasselblad or Rollei. Of course they are sharp, crispy, artistic, painted with light, and grand. But they’re also occasionally random, sometimes too vibrant, often vignetted at the edges, and totally flexible to your wishes and innovative tinkering.
The result: you can easily see the analog nature of each image, the love and care of the Lomographer behind every individual situation, the grand history of this long-standing camera and philosophy, and – most importantly – the entire never ending world of unexpected effects and creative surprises. Rather than reflecting the objective reality (like a fiercely-expensive digital SLR), they reflect the subjective reality of the Lomographer who is composing the image (from the top-down of course) and pulling the trigger. It will make you look twice.
Mark Havriliak's portraits achieved a level of intimacy that make it seem effortless. With him using the Petzval Art Lens, we get an inside look of what its like to create a photograph unique to an individual. Learn more about his special technique that enables him to make one of a kind photographs.
From a very young age, photographer Chrissie White has used photography as a means to escape the real world and explore her own identity. In this interview, the artist talks about her beginnings and her creative process as a photographer and explains how her focus has shifted over the years from the inside to the outside world.
The Leicester Lo-Fi Photography are a UK based collective who run regular film photography workshops, have an exhibition space and their very own darkroom space. In the first of this series they give us a step-by-step guide to making cyanotype print.
It's been a while since we last heard from Hello America, the photographic storytelling platform created by Kristen Blanton and her partner, Matt Jozwiak. .Blanton and Jozwiak travel American roads together and document their tales strictly on film. The two have been very busy, and recently went on a road trip from Florida to California. Kristen shares the story behind their recent adventure.
Everywhere We Shoot's Ryan and Garovs Vergara have come a long way. This creative duo from the Philippines has made an impression with a stellar photography and graphic design portfolio. Here's a sneak peek into their lives and the photos they took with the Petzval 85 Lens.
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.
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!
On 24 July, Lomography x Fashion Walk - Be An Explorer have their first Lomo'Instant workshop. It was such a sunshiny day, and all the 20 participants enjoyed the workshop a lot and they took some awesome shots! Let's take a look.
We have been looking forward to Lomography x Fashion Walk－Be An Explorer on show for a long time. Finally, it has arrived! Aside from the 80-metre long LomoWall, there is also a Petzval 175 Years Exhibition and Lomo'Instant Wide Photo Booth.
Taken in traditional film camera, Italian photographer Federico Busonero documents the conflict-torn Palestine's social, cultural landscape and historical topography and how its legacy is bound to fade in history soon.
This months LomoAmigo is Utku Öztürk, who has been passionate about photography for the last 10 years and recently had the chance to test out the New Petzval 85mm Art Lens. If you want to get to know Utku more and see the shots he captured with the New Petzval 85 keep on reading!
With the eyes and hands of an artist since her youth, Jordan Tiberio is highly influenced by vintage aesthetics surrounding her home. Her fresh oeuvre channels a bygone aesthetic but timeless beauty, a mix of pre-Raphaelite and contemporary flavors for fleeting moments of romanticism.