Get the "Vintage Look" With a Lomo

Get the "Vintage Look" With a Lomo

Joel Pirela
Jan 19, 2011

Lomography is the commercial trademark of Lomographische AG, a company based in Austria. The name is inspired by the former state-run optics manufacturer LOMO PLC of Saint Petersburg, Russia who created and produced the 35mm LOMO LC-A Compact Automat camera, the centerpiece of Lomography's marketing and sales activities. The film-only camera has returned with a vengeance, popular as an anti-digital photography device with unpredictable, and often cool, results.

Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, "happy accidents," and alternative film processing are often considered part of the "Lomographic Technique." Users are encouraged to take a lighthearted approach to their photography, and use these techniques to document everyday life, as the Lomo LC-A's small size, simple controls, and ability to shoot in low light encourages candid photography

Holga 'Jack Edition' Package
Lomography has teamed up with The White Stripes to produce two completely custom cameras; the 'Jack' Holga and the 'Meg' Diana+. The cameras are specially designed in conjunction with the band and strictly feature all items in the band's trademark black, white and red color scheme. Created in the 1980s, the Holga is an all-plastic icon of camera design. It produces totally unique images, dripping with color and contrast. This limited edition Holga color flash camera has been renamed 'JACK' and features customized packaging and printed camera logos.

The Diana Multi-Pinhole Operator camera allows you to choose from 1, 2, or 3 pinholes on a shot – wild when used with the included color gels! Fun and colorful medium format pinholes. With 3 photo formats to choose from and an array of colored filters to stain your 120 pinhole images with wild tints, we love the almost 3D effect.

Lomo Lubitel 166+
A loving recreation of this Soviet-era classic. Based on a design that dates back over 60 years, it's truly a mid-century masterpiece updated with stunning new features, including the ability to shoot BOTH medium format and 35mm film. Light enough to be your daily companion, powerful enough to yield mind-blowingly sharp & detailed images, and flexible enough to offer limitless creative possibilities. Shutter speeds from 1/15 sec to 1/250 sec and Bulb for long exposures. Apertures from f4.5 to f22 and Focus from 0.8m-infinity (and beyond!).

Lomography Sprocket Rocket
It's the world's first wide-angle camera dedicated entirely to sprockets. You can also remix your photos and your memories with the unique dual winding knobs. You can take multiple exposures as you wind the film back and forth. Simply load it with any 35mm film to produce 18 panoramas.

Fisheye No 2 Pink Edition
Fisheye photography comes with an incredible 170-degree wide-angle view, stunning fisheye barrel distortion, a bulb setting for long exposures and a switch for multiple exposures on the same frame. The Pink Fisheye has the ability to fire both a hot shoe flash and the built-in flash, as well as sporting a true fisheye viewfinder, and the "full metal jacket" body treatment. Uses normal 35mm film that can be developed anywhere (for now!)

What we want to see, is a digital version of Lomo Photography. Maybe a DIY is in the near future. Mix a cheap digital camera with the body of a Holga...now we are talking!

Main photo by Flickr member HKmPUA, used under creative commons license.

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