This is a story (review) about getting to know my new friend that you may find familiar!
For a while I had been intrigued by the Smena 8M! The simplicity of both the shooting and the camera itself, so when the day came to finally getting around to ordering one I was very excited!
When she finally came to my possession I was automatically in love, but I had NO IDEA how to figure out the film counter… and puzzled over it for some long time, before finally coming to the conclusion of shoving a roll through it and just ignoring the numbers on the marker, see how it comes out!
I chose to use one of my lesser favourite rolls of film in case it did go wrong, so my redscale it was, and it worked out in my favour with the ‘oldtown’ look:
Next up is to shove a roll of colour through it to see how the colours come out, and get more experimental as you don’t achieve automatic ‘lomography’ looks as with the LC-A and Diana F+!
Tina the Smena is now a crucial part of my growing collection of cameras and that’s the way it will stay! :D
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
Paolo Raeli is a known face to Lomography, we already had the pleasure of featuring his beautiful work and hear more about his experience using Lomo'Instant Wide. In this interview, you will get to know Paolo from a different side and learn more about the story behind his captivating work.
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!
Paolo Raeli is a young Italian/Danish photographer who is gifted with the talent of telling stories about his peers. We sent Paolo a Lomo'Instant Wide, so let's see the pictures he took and get to know him in this interview.
Brighten up anybody's day with the quirky color combo and all around creative potential of the new Lomo'Instant Murano! This vibrant new member of the Lomo'Instant family is available on it's own or with lenses!
I like to think, that every location I have been writing about in the past years was a discovery of some sort. This story will be about the discovery somebody else made. Wendy Sloboda is maybe the coolest dino hunter of our time. She has tattoos, dreads and she found a new species of dinosaur, that now carries her name: the Wendiceratops Pinhornensis.
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.
Brian May is famous for being the legendary guitarist and songwriter with rock group Queen. But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that Brian is fanatical about stereo photography. He talked to us about his passion for this medium and shared some photographs from his new book "Queen in 3-D".
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!
Ricardo Lozano is based in Brooklyn, New York where he started documenting his life in this bustling city. The photographs turned into a series, which he called "Seldom Bored". Let's get to know more about this project; here's a sneak peek.
Maria Agustina is a 21-year-old photographer draws her photographic inspiration from the things that she's obsessed with: music, feminism, and human physical/spiritual conditions. Take a peek into her psychedelic vision and get to know more about her in this interview.
This week's featured community newcomer is a graphic designer from Barcelona who's passionate about photography, illustration, and fashion design. Get to know Mariona or analogicfilm in the community in this brief interview.
Filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa's new film is a haunting story about an aging photographer and his obsession with the daguerreotype as he, his young assistant, and his daughter get pulled in a dark world of creative mess.