Holla! I'm Eva, and I'm one of the lucky Lomographers in Malaysia who received the very first batch of Belair X 6-12 cameras. Woohoo!
My first glance of the camera gives me a feeling that I’m gonna stick with medium format in the future! I’m always a fan of medium format but anyhow I seldom shoot pictures using a medium format camera. I’m confident that Belair will be part of my analogue journey from now on!
The bellows blow me away. The distinctive out-look of the camera, with the leather wrapping the camera body, it looks really vintage and sophisticated on the other hand. I just can’t wait to bring my Belair out for a romantic Lomo Walk!
Stay tune this space, or visit my LomoHome as I will be feeding my home with lots of Belair’s photo soon!
Edwin from the Lomography Team first learnt about Lomo cameras when he was studying design. The first roll of Fisheye 1 from his photography classes made him very happy, and he kept Lomo in his life ever since. In his last trip to Taiwan, Edwin brought along the Belair Instant Camera. Did this Instant Camera bring him the same happiness? What does Edwin think about his travel companion?
Hodachrome, the Lomographic community's undisputed king of multiple exposures, held a photography exhibit in Malaysia late last year. As expected, "Dream or Reality" was very successful. Months after the said exhibit, hodachrome shares his experiences during his visit to the Southeast Asian country, and meeting some of his friends from the Lomo community in the flesh for the first time.
Lomography Embassy Singapore had a cool collaboration with TOPMAN where lucky shoppers were invited to a DIY Konstruktor F workshop. Participants were presented with a Konstruktor F and the Lomography team was on-hand to guide them in building their very customizable 35mm SLR camera.
Just last month, people from around the globe tuned their attention on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Much publicity surrounded the event and tons of footage and photos surfaced in all forms of media. Not until recently did we discover that one of our very own community members caught a glimpse of this monumental sports event, and even took photos with one of our favorite cameras.
Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.
Herbert Morris has been taking photographs for almost 60 years. From being his family's event photographer, he now acts as one of the community's resident guides who's always willing to give advice—photography related or otherwise—to fellow lomographers. In this interview, Herbert shares tidbits about his life as a war veteran and how being a sneaky photographer preserved the memories of his aunt.
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.
Aside from being a haven for analogue lovers, this quaint corner in the heart of Penang, Malaysia's tourist district is the place to go to learn about the many interesting milestones throughout photography's colorful history. And of course, to be surrounded by many analogue cameras!
They may look a little unassuming, but you should never underestimate the power of camera lens filters for they can greatly affect the appearance of your photographs. The Color Filter Set includes blue, green, orange, red, and yellow filters which you can use to get the right monochromatic shades when photographing in black and white. Meanwhile, the Super Filter Set also includes the same filters as the abovementioned set, plus the UV, CPL, and ND4 filters which you can use when shooting in full color. These are all 58mm filters – perfect for your Petzval Art Lens too!
What I got is the Lomo'Instant Black Edition. Its texture and finish is quite simple, and could work as creative space for someone who's into DIY and decorations. In terms of form, it is very handy and acceptable in size. I also love the camera strap that makes it easy to carry.
Andrew Urodov is a fellow community member from Russia who was given the chance to take a few pictures in this year's winter olympics with none other than a Lomo LC-A camera. In this brief but informative interview, he shares bits and pieces about the experience, as well as his preferences as a lomographer.
Asami is a "Super Kawaii" a.k.a super cute, Instagramer who has 16,000 followers. She loves analogue cameras and she is totally in love with the Diana Mini. Check out her creative piece of instant shots taken with the Lomo'Instant.
Want to know more about our planet through photography? Check out the exhibit of world-renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, who shares his work for the first time in Asia from April 26 to July 27 at the National Museum of Singapore.