Thursday, November 3, 2011

The LomoKino - Super 35 Movie Maker

The Lomographic Society Proudly Presents

The LomoKino - Super 35 Movie Maker

Lomography in Motion: Take the next step in Lomography with the first camera that makes your Lomographs move on any kind of 35mm film

Unique Art: Become the director of your very own LomoMovies and produce unique and precious pieces of movie art by simply winding a crank

True Gadget: Irresistible design and unlimited creative possibilities will make gadget lovers’ hearts pound faster

LomoMovies Online: Upload, watch and share your very own LomoMovies on

Lomography in Motion
How great it must have been to witness the first pictures as they started to move or to see the Lumiere brothers amazing the crowds with their very first short films. After over 200 years of movie making, million-dollar-special-effects, big scale film studios and endless Hollywood dramas, we give you the chance to return back to the roots of movie making and witness the very first steps of moving Lomography. The LomoKino allows you to become a director yourself and capture Lomographic movies on 35 mm film of any kind: no sound, no special effects, no post production – just simple Lomography in motion.

Unique Art
To become a true LomoMovie director, just simply wind the crank of the magic box to capture 144 shots on one roll of 35 mm film - which makes 36 to 48 seconds of LomoMovie. You can use any kind of 35 mm film for different effects: Slide film, colour negative, redscale or B/W. After developing the film, spool it into the specially developed LomoKinoScope and watch your Lomographs moving over and over again. What sounds very simple produces a unique piece of art which can either stay in your hands only or can be given as a special present to somebody who really deserves it. Show your sweetheart how fast your heart is really pounding or capture a flying birthday cake for your grandma who will feel catapulted back in time.

True Gadget
A wise man once said “form follows function” – naaaah – we like to say “form follows motion” and that’s why we designed this camera to become a true gadget. Its irresistible design takes you straight back into the time when people left the audience screaming because a locomotive was speeding towards them on a movie screen and the movies were still a true business without special effects. It comes in a package either alone or with the LomoKinoScope, one film canister and a marvelous book. Its creative possibilities are so diverse that not even we can tell the limits. It’s up to you, gadget lovers, to take this baby in your hands and explore what movies used to be like the Lomographic way!

LomoMovies Online
Unlike the very first filmmakers we can call a powerful tool our own: the internet! Linking the simple technology of the LomoKino with our website, enables you to upload, watch and share your own LomoMovies. To give you a taste of the special LomoKino aesthetics and the sheer endless creative possibilities, we asked filmmakers from around the globe to create their own LomoMovies. Visit our website to get some inspiration and start shooting your first LomoMovie!

Technical Details
Film type: all kind of 135 roll film
Lens: 25mm
Exposure area: 24mm x 8.5mm: 144 images/film
Continuous Aperture: f/5.6 - f/11
Shutter: 1/100
Hand cranked: approx. 3-4 fps, 36-48 sec. movie per roll
Film counting: volume display
Focusing: (normal) 1m~infinity,(press button for) 0.6m close up
Tripod mount: yes
Retail price: tba


The Lomographic Society International is a globally active organization dedicated to experimental and creative snapshot photography. Boasting over a half-million members across the world, the concept of Lomography encompasses an interactive, vivid, blurred and crazy way of life.

Through our constantly expanding selection of innovative cameras & photographic accessories, we promote analog photography as a creative approach to communicate, absorb, and capture the world.

Through the efforts and skill of our Lomographic Society members, we seek to document the incredible planet around us in a never-ending stream of snapshots – literally a global “Lomographic” portrait as seen through the eyes of countless individuals and cultures.

The Future is Analogue!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Some Tips on Street Snap Shooting

In my three years of shooting in analogue, it is not uncommon to find myself on the streets, taking photos of just about everything. Much like most of us, I feel inadequate going without bringing a camera or two. In retrospect, I wish to share some of the things the streets have taught me about taking snap shots.

Be a keen observant. With all the hustle and bustle of our city streets, it is easy to get lost in all the craziness. It is important that you are able to take some time to slow down and see the world as it passes by. You’d never know; an interesting subject may have been under your nose all along.

Look up and look down. When we walk, we usually have our heads fixed at eye level. From time to time, it is good to change perspective. Tilt your head upwards and downwards, and you’ll see what I mean.

Document cultural peculiarities. In today’s world, we inevitably communicate to an international audience. So put some special attention on the things that are unique about your culture; a mode of transportation, street foods, or unusual celebrations. I am sure people from other countries are curious about places they have never been to.

Be Bold. Do not let minor setbacks, such as a gloomy weather stop you from going out for a shoot. Some of the more interesting things to capture are present during unusual days.

Imagine what other people might be thinking. Look at the people around you. What are they thinking? What are their stories? Are they in despair? Are they excited? Surprised? Capture these fascinating emotions.

Get inspiration from old photos of your city. Try to search for old photos of your city, and create your own version of it. Put them side by side, and amaze yourself of how much has changes, and how much remained the same.

Walk back to where you came from. When you are walking on the streets, you only see half of the story, as you are facing only in one direction. After reaching a certain point, walk back to where you came from and see the other half you just missed. Truly, going west is so much different from going east. The same goes for North and South.

Take photos of those which will be gone soon. Nothing lasts forever. Every day, buildings are leveled, streets are paved anew, and bridges are replaced. After that, things will never be the same again. If you know that an old house is up for demolition, pay special attention to it; so that you can immortalize them in your photographs.