Monday, July 11, 2005

The Magical LOMO

Somehow, it seems that I have managed to loose track of the days yet once again. Well, I'll deal with that. I spent the weekend in Washington, DC, where I attended an group art exhibit that featured one of my works at the lovely Fraser Gallery.

This morning, I picked up some forgotten film that I had waiting for me. One of my favorite items that I purchased many moons ago is my LOMO camera.

It's a Russian made, old fashioned manual camera that has beome the darling of art photographers around the world. You can learn more about this simple and amazing camera here: www.lomography.com, and you can see my personal lomo page here at:

www.lomohomes.com/dcart .

Here is where you will find some of what I consider to be amazing photos taken very simply by me with this magical camera like these....







I promise you, that once you purchase a LOMO, you will never view the world the same again. Oh, did I forget to mention that this wondrous little camera NEVER uses a flash - ever? It has a built in light sensor that automatically senses when enough light has registered on the film, which means that you can take amazing pics with such obscure light sources as candles and the moon - like this....

(my brother and sister-in-law taken without a flash at a hip bar in Nashville about 5 years ago)

(Taken last week at a colonial cemetery in downtown Lewes, Delaware under moonlight.)


The groovy blurring occurs when there is movement when the shutter stays open as it senses the light source, which also make for super cool pics like this...


Candle light portrait of my friend Denise

(sun setting behind Paper lantern)

I took this at the entrance to Pere-Lachaise cemetery in Paris

(Taken at a Merry-Go-Round in Nashville, Tenn.)
This isn't a camera for those interested in instant gratification. You load 35MM film the old fashioned way and you advance it the old fashioned way ( anyone over 35 can show you how in case you don't know), and then you must have it developed. Sometimes the pics come out, some times they don't. Sometimes they take your breath away.

In case you've forgotten just how beautiful even the most simple of things in this world can be, the LOMO will help you remember....

3 comments:

Mandy said...

That is a very cool camera- you've got me interested in owning one...

Michael said...

Mandy: with your artistic eye, You will never be able to put it down...

Lori-Lyn said...

Those photos are magical. I'd like to have one for photographing gas stations at dusk.