To celebrate the 200th birthday of the invention of the camera, photographer Dennis Manarchy built one of his own. It looks just like a classic film camera with a wooden frame, leatherette, and brass hardware but, oddly, I don't remember cameras normally being 35-feet long.
Unfortunately, Samsung's lost camera prototypes that appeared on their website back in May were developed for "internal purposes" only, but one of their product managers has confirmed that the boxy model was a digital medium format camera.
11 months before the next Russia Day, Lomography's wrapped the classic Ruski film-camera in red goats' leather and painted fertility symbols on it. Why they did that, I'm not sure, but I do like the soviet badge on the back.
Considering this is a homemade camera knocked together with a few borrowed parts, it's surprisingly high-tech, with the main selling-point being that it was laser-cut—and that you can make one yourself.
For seafarin' types only (oh, ok, you landlubbers can use them too), Lomography's new type of film camera comes in four fishy variants, all with 22mm wide-angle lenses.
Apply as many filters as you want in Instagram, but you're not making art. For that you need 35mm film, updated with Lomography's latest take on an old Soviet classic, the LC-Wide.
Matthew Brandt's photography series Lakes and Reservoirs has got me thinking. If he can collect water from every lake he shoots and use it to develop his photos later on, what can I do? Take photos in a bar and develop them using vodka?
Just because that awesomely-retro film camera you bought on eBay or at the junk shop uses film that's no longer in production (case in point: 126 film) doesn't mean you can't get any photos out of it. Through-the-viewfinder photography can be pretty effective when done well, by pointing a digital camera's lens through…
Little is known about this homemade camera that was spotted on the streets of Tokyo, other than it uses medium-format film and has a 360-degree lens which kind of resembles a crystal ball, as Photojojo said. I wonder if you can see the photo-future by staring into that lens? [Tokyo Camera Style via Photojojo]
It's got the best name in camera-land, and looks incredible too. The Lomography-brand camera takes 35mm film but exposes the photos with visible sprocket holes (see below for an example), and also features a reverse gear for moving between frames.
This is one of those videos that'll make you feel all warm inside. Over 20 Lomographers (toy camera-shooting people) from London got together to create a stop-motion video, combining their various films and shots for what you can see here:
Pull the trigger-cord, and away the panoramic photos snap, with the camera spinning on its axis. It's one of the coolest (and cheapest) ways to shoot 360-degree photos, and as it's from Lomography the saturated colors and effects are guaranteed.
Built using household supplies like floppy disks and plastic food containers, Peekfreak's cameras are hilariously fun and brilliantly pared down, with no knobs or buttons to press. Wait until you see how bare bones the insides are:
Lomo cameras (back in the day) were popular as they were cheap as chips and almost disposable, made from just flimsy plastic. Now, they're coated in 24-carat gold and in limited edition runs of 130 pieces.
Lomography already makes an instant back for its more popular Diana F+ camera, so it was about time they did the same for their classic LC-A+ model too. It brings Polaroid-like instant photos to the highly-saturated, soft-focus photography format.