The Holga 120 CFN is a real toy camera classic that should not go missing in your collection!
So much has been been written and said about the Holga. It’s been praised and pulled to pieces, it’s loved and hated. So what’s left to say for me?
The Holga is popular because it reduces Photography to its essentials: the photographer’s idea. There’s no fiddling around with settings, nothing can be blamed to technical stuff.
I think I could be happy with only two cameras. One being the LC-A and the other being a Holga. I refused to get a Holga for years because, frankly, how many medium-format cameras do one in a rational manner really need? So there wasn’t any reason to get an additional one with the Holga. Or was there?
Sometimes, things are more than the number of their parts. There’s no other way of explaining why this black box of plastic feels so right. When holding a Holga in your hands, you want to make photos with it. It’s a toy and so it needs to be played with. The Holga is a conversation starter too.
You can decide whether to ritually prepare your Holga with some meters of black duct-tape or just skip it.
It can be taken apart and be modified easily. The Holga will be thankful for any modification. It loves the sun. It loves to be among friends. It produces pictures that tell a story. It’s really a toy. If it wasn’t, how could it be explained that this hunk of black plastic arouses such childish joy?
For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.
Exhibits, workshops, lomowalks and tons of Halloween fun! It's time to head for the Lomography Gallery Store or Lomography Embassy Stores in your area. October is packed with events that no one should miss.
What's a sure way to not lose your beloved travel photos? You can bring your instant camera with you! In this article, I'll tell you some of the lomographic moments I collected during my last trip in Cracow.
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!
"Love your camera" is Marika's first rule when it comes to shooting film. Her passion for collecting gear stemmed from a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of testing a variety of film cameras for her friend's shop. Let's all welcome our newcomer of the week from Prague, Czech Republic, analogvision!
The Gadget Show is a UK weekly TV series presented by Jason Bradbury, Ortis Deley, Jon Bentley and Amy Williams that reviews all the latest smartphones, computers, toys, TV’s and cameras. In its recent Christmas Special they reviewed the new Lomo’instant Wide camera.
Do you miss watching short movies filmed with the LomoKino? Fret not for we got nothing but the best analogue movies in this stunning showcase. So, grab your popcorn bowl and refill your soda cups. The movie marathon is about to start!
Because here’s the thing about film photography that I doubt a digital camera can give you: Permanence, photographs that truly and literally stay with you, not just in a physical form but also in your head and in your heart.
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!
Lomographer stripedbeatle is a child of art. He started using a camera in his teens and went on to document his life though videos and music. Let's get to know this community newcomer and film student from the United States.
Robin Rimbaud is a UK based artist, record producer, and composer who works under the name "Scanner" in reference to his use of mobile phone signals and police scanners in his early performances. He has worked on soundtracks for films, sound installations, radio, dance and theater. Robin also has a passion for medium format photography, owns a Holga camera and has a unique photographic style. Get to know him in this interview, where he talks about his personal work as well as his experience with the Lomo LC-A 120.
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!