Just finished building your own LomoMod No.1 camera? Here come the limitless possibilities! The LomoMod No.1 camera comes with Sutton's Liquid Filled Lens — the gamechanger of the whole kit. An homage to Thomas Sutton's invention of the panoramic, water-filled lens, Sutton's Liquid Filled Lens expands experimentation as it enables the use of liquids at ease and convenience. Here are some fluids you can use and the various aesthetics they can bring to your analogue photography.
Antique Aesthetic with Coffee and Tea
Ever wondered how vintage photos have that slight brown tone? Sepia toning was a big hit in the 1880s when the process was developed not only to provide a bit of color to black and white photos, it also helped preserve the prints from aging. Now, you can recreate the same earthy, brown-toned vintage aesthetic now with Sutton's Liquid Filled Lens without the taxing darkroom process! Got some leftover coffee or tea from your morning cup? Drench your shots with the leftover liquid by injecting them to the tubing attached to the Sutton Lens.
Acid Rain with Beverages
Usually, you'd need various concoctions of chemicals to create surreal, dreamy, acid-washed photographs. Many experimental artist photographers take the risk of tampering their films in the darkroom. Now, you can jump on to the surreal trip with effortless yet colorful results. Save up a bit of cola, soda or beer, dilute it a bit with some water. Use a syringe to inject the fluid to the tubing connected to Sutton's Liquid Filled Lens. Better yet, use expired films to further add texture to your images!
Become a painter with Sutton's Liquid Filled Lens just by using substances you can find in the kitchen cabinet! Head over to the kitchen cabinet and see if you have any bottles of food coloring. Mix the food coloring with water — depending on the vibrancy and intensity you're going for, you can put more or less of the food coloring with the mix. You can also use colored ink! This technique will lead to color-splashed, yet crystal clear images. Of course, you can also try using saltwater in the mix for surprises!
Explore the endless possibilities and experimentation with the LomoMod No.1 and Sutton's Liquid Filled Lens!