Aspiring writer and photographer Arthur Shingler takes a short-but-sweet, introspective look at how the art of Lomography has impacted him.
After expressing a great interest in this style of photography last month, as a “happy summer present,” my parents bought me a Lomography Fisheye 2 (my first analogue camera ever!). They took me out for pizza and caught me completely off guard! My happiness was beyond words and only hugs could even begin to express my emotion.
I shot my first roll of Lomography brand color-negative film in the time it takes a well-digger to dig a five-by-three inch pit with only a glass of lemonade and a poodle…you do the math. Unfortunately, I ruined almost the entire roll by opening the back of the camera while rewinding the film. However, I was astounded by how simply amazing the shots that turned out were. I had discovered my new hobby!
After completing my fifth roll, I have found this: Lomography is neither perfect, nor anywhere close to being so, just like everyone you know. And although DSLRs aren’t perfect either, they’re closer to perfect than most people you know will ever be. By embracing Lomography, I feel I am accepting my imperfections and making the choice to embrace who I am, enjoying my true self. I’m exploring the world with a new pair of eyes; eyes that are unconcerned with what lens I’m using, or what internal knobs, dials and switches need to be manipulated for my pictures to be worthwhile. In the words Tom Waits, “Oh, I’m not a percussionist, I just like to hit things."
Fisheye No. 2 has a 170-degree wide angle view and stunning barrel distortion. Now with a hotshoe and multiple and long exposure capabilities, the world’s greatest compact Fisheye camera is now more amazing than you ever thought possible! Available in different colours and special designs.
At the time of its inception, photography was considered less a fine art and more a scientific method of reproduction. But anyone who has dabbled in the craft will argue otherwise; that there consists a very specific artistry in the photographic medium. We spoke with Luxembourg-based filmmaker Catherine Dauphin about her thoughts on this wonderful art form. Join us as she answers some of our questions about film, photography, and her short film titled "The Art of Picture Taking."
In every aspiring photographers' dream - Turn the hobby into career, leaving the part time job, putting all of the efforts into one's photography project. Kevin Biberbach did it. Biberbach is a student from Aachen, who has completed a 365-day photography project called "EVRY DAY" with his passion and insist. The project is widely getting attention throughout the internet, which includes a variety of portraits content such as wedding, family and couples. Biberbach shared to Lomography exclusively about his work, passion to photography, and also his experience with the Petzval 85 Art Lens.
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!
Aspiring architect and avid skateboarder Lukas Großmann expresses himself through different creative outlets. Aside from taking photographs, he also designs graphics and plays guitar in a band. Get to know our community newcomer from Karlsruhe, Germany through this short interview.
Sip from a cup at a nearby cafe, try the sweet pastries and walk through the romantic streets of Paris with Morgane's photographs of her beautiful city. And as you enjoy the view, hear what this local has to say about her accomplice in taking such lovely photos.
Take a look at this beautiful hodgepodge of edgy photographs captured with the Revolog films! While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photographs be featured on the Online Shop.
NYC photographer Jeri Lampert has seen a lot of lenses, having been working in the photography industry for almost 15 years, but she's never seen anything like the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! See her test shots and read her first impressions here.
Named for the Italian city situated in the Lombardy region, overflowing with art and culture, say hello to the colorful aesthetics of the new Lomo'Instant Milano, the latest member of the Lomo'Instant family!
At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!
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.