Are you on instagram? I love instagram. ( I am there under mybeardedpigeon if you want to find me) If you don't know what I am talking about it is an iphone app. instagram allows you to easily add great effects to the photo's you take with your iphone then you load them onto instagram and people can comment on them or like them. I really love this new medium, I love that I can take photos and make them look really old and square with the few clicks. I love seeing the fantastic photos people take just with their phones. No photoshop no fancy lens just with their phone and an app or two. So when Kellie tweeted about stickygram where you can turn your instagram photos into magnets...here are mine:
Do you love them? I do. I love that this kind of photography is the square photos. I think they make every picture look better. So being in love with making my photos look like they were taken in the 70's led me to Lomography.
I have been looking at these little cameras that look like toys and use FILM for a while but have not been able to justify buying another camera. Lucky for me some friends of mine gave me a voucher for my birthday to a very trendy clothes shop. I keep going in there admiring the clothes and shoes but not feeling anywhere near cool enough to wear any of them. When I was near this shop yesterday I saw the LOMOGRAPHY cameras. One of only a handful of stockists in Australia. The lovely woman working there was very excited about them and knew the person who bought the voucher for me etc etc and well, I had the voucher which pretty much paid for the camera and some film and so this is my new little buddy. She is the Diana mini and I think I love her!
Lomography is exciting me! You get 36 photos from a role of film or 72 half frames. So you can set it to half then take 2 shots one after the other and they become one photo like this:
You can also use a tripod and long exposures and get this kind of stuff:
The possibilities are endless of course... and you can also not wind it on and get double exposures and all kinds of great stuff. I am playing with it at the moment but I will show you when I get my first role of film developed!
Do you miss film? the not knowing what the photos will look like? The look of old photos from your childhood?
....and thanks to everyone who has bought cushions in the last few days! the voucher still works- until 8th November 2011 use the coupon code FRIENDOFMSCHOOKY for a 10% discount. You can only use the coupon code at checkout - you will see where it says add a coupon code.