After some big international cities such as Beijing, Berlin, São Paulo and London, we thought it was time for an Italian LomoMatrix!
During a sunny afternoon in May, a small group of photographers had an appointment in a wonderful garden in the middle of the historical center of Perugia. A LomoMatrix is a handcrafted analogue version of what we call “bullet time” in movie recording (when time is stopped and the video camera turns around; the name comes from the famous scenes in the movie The Matrix).
To build a LomoMatrix, you need a group of people in a wide circle, each one with a toy camera, Lomo or disposable camera, and one person in the middle. The person in the middle of the circle then does something and the people around the circle take photos at the same time. Single pictures from each camera are arranged and displayed consecutively to produce an orbiting viewpoint of an action frozen in time and space, but with a Lomo influence, different frames, with different colours and different sizes, because of the Lo-Fi cameras…and this is the style that we like.
This is what we did, I hope you like it; for us it was an amazing and funny experience!
Two years after the Lomographic Society International was born, the community went into full swing. Two simultaneous exhibits was set up in New York City and Moscow, the first Lomography Embassy Store was established in Berlin, and lomo.com was launched!
Heinrich Böll was an author often sought after by photographers as their subjects, their interest for the writer mostly stemming from their shared love for humanity. Behold some introspective portraits of the revered German writer from the post-war era as captured by numerous photographers.
Once upon a time, Vancouver was an unknown port town, its downtown and east side streets ending at the waterfront, filled with commercial fish docks, cargo terminals, bars and cafes for waterfront workers and sailors. Flashback to a bygone point of this city's history.
Seb Mueller is the bassist of rock band SWMRS. He's a total film enthusiast, experimenting with lots of different emulsions and formats, such as 110 and Redscale. He shared an analog tour diary from US run with label-mates All Time Low. Check it out!
At a time, fashion magazine Sibylle was the most read print for art, culture, and fashion in East Germany. Published six times a year, it was often referred as the "Eastern Vogue" due to its inventiveness in fashion, styling, photography, and editing.
Garrett is a Canadian born photographer who has been working in Hong Kong for 4 years. As a proud owner of an LC-A, an LC-A+ and an LC-Wide, we naturally wanted to see some of his shots, so he's kindly agreed to share some of his finest work with us. Let's take a look!
We've finally nailed down the basic colors from primary to secondary; now it's time to study other colors, hybrids, and palettes that make this world more complex and non-binary. Sometimes, we make up our own worlds as we get lost in our heads. Here's a palette for the daydreamers.
When Lomography introduced the Diana F+, it became an instant darling in 2007. The year after, the Diana World Tour has launched, the biggest party ever for the toy camera. Let's blast back to several years earlier and toast to the good times of the Diana World Tour.
We asked you to change your perspective, and see the world in a new light for the chance to win an amazing, adventure-ready Bond Street Bag by ONA and a Lomo'Instant San Remo. After a long deliberation process (so many beautiful images!) we were finally able to decide the winner. Check it out!
This lightweight and compact Art Lens System is three prime lenses in one. Shoot with a fixed focal length of 35mm, 50mm or 80mm and experiment with a wide range of f/stops and special aperture plates to achieve countless creative styles. Available in Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K mount! Now available for regular purchase!
Helen M. Stummer is a documentary photographer who began her career by capturing street life in New York City. She is now exhibiting her black and white silver gelatin photographs in the ICP gallery at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City until June 29, 2018.