The most expensive camera yet… isn’t new. Nor is it digital or anything remotely high tech.
An 88 year old Leica camera went under the hammer at the latest WestLicht auction in Vienna for €1,320,000 (approximately $1,900,000). The bid started at €200,000, which the auctioneer expected to go up to only €450,000. But after a 20-minute nail-biting process, the item was sold to an Asian collector for the shocking hammer price.
Still in full working condition, the camera was a part of the Leica 0-Series, a small batch of prototypes produced to test the waters. The roughly three dozen units were completed in 1923, before the Leica A officially launched in the market.
Did I mention it’s in full working condition? Lucky, lucky collector.
Film noir is one of the most unique and stylish genre of film that we all continue to love. Expressionistic in manner, yet pessimistic, fatalist and menacing, film noir isn't just about the dark and brooding.
Colors mean differently for all walks of life. The color chartreuse is a vivid yellow-green, one that resembles lime and green apples, or the nuclear substance in the disaster movies. Such color is like a poisonous tango between sweetness and danger, isn’t it?
Hamish Gill has a passion for compact cameras and writes about them on his blog 35mmc. He also loves pretty much anything related to film photography, including lenses, which is why we lent him the New Russar+ lens to try out.
Responsible for a monumental analogue movement in the midst of digital revolution, the LC-A camera is internationally renown for its vivid colors, intense saturation and moody vignetting. Now, in our 25th year, we’re proud to introduce three new anniversary editions for the LC-A+, the LC-Wide and the LC-A 120 which feature a unique, embossed leather design!
The Diana F+ camera is known for many things, but it's most unique feature is its unpredictability. We have our Diana partners-in-crime Kosuke Mizuno (@akabee) and Asumi Mizuno (@orangebird) share their most surprising and unexpected image taken with the Diana F+ camera.
For lomographer Ana Batrićević, shooting on film is a welcome break from her mostly digital work. With her grandfather's camera, she documents the world around her in nostalgic hues, a process that serves as a reminder of her childhood. Get to know our newcomer of the week in this interview.
The most anticipated dual-format instant camera is now available worldwide! Check out the latest square shots from around the world and pick up your Lomo'Instant Square from the Lomography Online Shop. Whatcha waiting for? Be there or be square!
They say art destroys lives, just the way Vincent Van Gogh met his demise. It's a stereotype that creativity happens at the expense of our sanity. It is the other way around. Art saves lives, and photography has saved much more in the modern world.