The same event that was a bust with the Nishika was a huge success with the Lomography Spinner 360. This is a gimmick which works and I enjoy. (Click the images to see the full-size versions.)
So am I a Lomographer?
After 3 weeks shooting Lomography cameras, I can answer the question. I believe Lomography has done good things for the film photography hobby. They were instrumental in bringing back 110 film, and they have introduced a digital generation to the charms of film. I'm glad they exist. I don't consider myself one of their devoted… Continue reading So am I a Lomographer?
Week 29 – Lomography Spinner 360
The Spinner 360 is another novelty camera from Lomography. It uses 35mm film and takes 360 degree panoramic photos. I loaded mine with Portra 400 and took it on a trip to the White Mountains. Shooting is incredibly easy. A switch on the side of the lens selects between two apertures. A pull of the… Continue reading Week 29 – Lomography Spinner 360
Lomography Action Sampler – Week 28 results
The Action Sampler is a fun little camera, but it is a toy. The viewfinder is a simple flip-up affair, and framing is a guess at best. I used a roll of expired 400 ASA color, and the images were merely adequate. Interestingly one of the fixed focus lenses, isn't. The bottom right quadrant of… Continue reading Lomography Action Sampler – Week 28 results
LOMO LC-A results – week 27
After using the LC-A for a bit, I am beginning to understand the cult attraction. It has a nice heft and balance. It fits in my pocket. The film advance and focus are manual. The only electrically-dependent function is the exposure metering, and that can be manually overridden. I packed it along on an end-of-summer… Continue reading LOMO LC-A results – week 27
Week 28 – Lomography Action Sampler
The Action Sampler is a small plastic 35mm camera with 4 lenses. Each press of the shutter release triggers a clockwork arrangement which exposes each lens sequentially over 1-2 seconds. The resulting image consists of four panels on one negative. Earlier this year Tony Kemplen (pho-Tony) did some interesting work (separate links) with one… Continue reading Week 28 – Lomography Action Sampler
Week 27 – LOMO LC-A
The LOMO Kompact Automat (LC-A) was produced in St Petersburg from 1984 to 2005. It's a pocket sized 35mm viewfinder camera with zone focus and automatic exposure. It's the camera at the heart of the Lomographic Society, and a Chinese copy is still available from them. My example is a genuine Russian model found on… Continue reading Week 27 – LOMO LC-A
A year and a half ago, a friend asked me if I considered myself a Lomographer. I wrote a brief piece for a photography website, but it never saw publication. As now this is a photography website, here it is. ------------- Am I a Lomographer? When the question was presented to me, I had to… Continue reading Diversion: Lomography