I must admit, I love lomography. I love the high contrast, the grain, the vignetting and the intentionally bad image quality. I love the retro look and the concept of taking a camera with you everywhere and shooting the odd random picture completely unplanned. Lomo has a way of taking mundane subjects and making them look like art. It has so much character and is completely different to the clinically perfect results of modern digital cameras with the correct colors and exposure.
Tonight is the opening of the first Lomography Embassy store in South Africa and we will be heading their to cover it. It’s located in Shop 7, 70 Juta Stree, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. If you haven’t looked at Lomo before be sure to pass by this store.
The Diana World Tour is down under and got me thinking. Among the photographs of the DWT Customised Clones gallery I found this image I’m loving this customised clone by Angela Mitchell and Leah Dent. It’s like fashion for your camera. Now why can’t big beefy digitals get the same treatment? Just think what a hit you will … Read moreHave you heard about the Diana World Tour? Here’s an Update
I have my own dad to thank for this heads up. Saikat Biswas is an Industrial Designer based in Finland. Inspired by the Lomography Holga he has been working on creating a digital version of this analogue masterpiece. Looking at it in the concept phase I am blown away by the Holga D and may … Read moreHolga D… a Digital Holga… Surely Not?
We haven’t been able to confirm availability of these in South Africa yet but for our international readers, why not get some Lomo Love in Valentine Flavour this February. These three cameras could create a new lease on life and creativity for the recipient, you never know. Full press release after the break.
Thats right, the Lomography Spinner 360 has scooped the European Consumer Choice Award 2011. This crazy critter shoots full 360 degree images (on film of course) and is a unlike any other camera you may come across on your average day. Check out the complete press release after the break.
Light Leaks low fidelity photography, is a magazine for film lovers. We admire the “fiercely independent” style and high quality print. The latest issue, “HolgaPalooza 2010”, features the winners of their Holga competition. You can view PDF’s of the magazine before deciding to purchase. Back issues are also available if you can’t get enough of the amazing images … Read moreRefreshing Photography in Print
Lomography have announced the release of a new Lomo LC-A+ in white to mark its 26th year. The inspiration comes from the traditional Japanese stone gardens, ‘Karesansui’. Only a 1000 pieces are being made so be sure to get your orders in early.
The full press release is available after the break.
Lomography keep going back in time many would say and with the release of their new family of camera bags made to specific models in their range one cannot help feeling a little more vintage. The family of wrap around leather cases take one back in time to the days of the Nikkormat FTn, Pentax K1000 and so on.
All that said, I quite like the idea particularly after playing with the Diana Mini and realizing how easy it is to leave the lens cap on when shooting, this just seems like the better way to go. Read on for the full press release.
It has been a very exciting two days, yesterday we received the new Vanguard Skyborne 51 Photo Backpack and Outlawz 17Z Zoom Pouch. Then this morning at the post office there was another package waiting, the Lomography Diana Mini. I cant wait to start playing… I mean reviewing these items. I admit to having a … Read moreNew Toys Delivered: Vanguard Bag & Diana Mini