When the first rays of sunshine knock at my window and wake me up in the mornings, I can hardly wait to go out with some friends to jump around and, of course, to take some cool photos.
Unfortunately, it requires several attempts of jumping until I push the shutter in the right moment when using a normal one lens camera.
But in summertime I love to be active and cannot keep still. The SuperSampler camera was invented for people like me; I’ve never seen such a tiny, sturdy (I can’t remember how often I dropped this camera) and good looking thing before. It fits in every trouser pocket and the strap to wind forwards the film is amazing. Therefore, I love my SuperSampler so much and carry her wherever I go, at least in summer because my darling also has some bad qualities: she is very afraid of darkness and eats only high ISO film when it’s a little bit cloudy outside.
She’s my favorite companion when I have the desire of running, jumping and fooling around! :)
You know that friend who hovers around after a picture and begs for a peek? That’s us. So when the first batch of Lomo’Instant Wide was shipped out, we naturally waited for happy new owners to share their one-offs. Here are some of our favorites.
Oh look! Is that some sunshine? With Summer just sneaking round the corner we've lined up a lovely bunch of workshops and events for you all in May, including a couple of special Petzval-based outings and a walk around the Southbank.
Vicuna is one of my best friends and wherever the wind takes him I will catch a paraglide to meet him. I did so, when he chased turtles in Polynesia and now, when he is digesting cheese in Switzerland. My prerogative was to hit a mountain on my birthday and so we did.
Introducing the shiniest, newest member of our Lomo'Instant Family, the Lomo'Instant Mumbai! Inspired by the golden Indian metropolis filled with striking architecture, busy bazaars and fantastic food, the Lomo’Instant Mumbai combines the beauty of shiny copper and light grey faux leather. Grab one now!
While most photographers often enjoy honing their mastery among classic genres, some just love to go experimental. British photographer Neal Grundy toys around Pantone's Colors of the Year "Rose Quartz" and "Serenity Blue" in paint and ink as he marries them into hypnotic and ethereal images.
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.
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
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!
You may have heard of Kurt Moser's Kickstarter campaign (which ended successfully) to create a huge camera obscura out of an old military truck with the rare APO NIKKOR 1780mm. Here's the result following the campaign's success.