In recent years, the Lomography company has been trying to do a couple of things to appeal more to the digital crowd. There was the scanner, the Petzval lens, and now there is a set of lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras. No, these aren’t made from glass. In fact, they’re as quirky as most other Lomography products that you’ll get your hands on. But we’d be doing a great injustice to the products if we said that they aren’t fun. In fact, these lenses push the creative edge more than any other Micro Four Thirds product out there.
Photographer Ashley Eubanks recently shot a very special engagement session. Her best friend came to her with the idea to shoot it with a Breaking Bad theme. Obviously, it was based on the hit TV series that recently showed its final episode. “We chose the scenes by looking at promo photos from the show and got inspiration from those!” says Eubanks. “We imitated some of the poses and whatnot. We just kind of went with it and did what felt right!”
More is on Ashley’s blog, but there are other photos after the jump.
We first read about Dan Zvereff on Japan Camera Hunter, we were captivated by his images and his use of Kodak Aerochrome. The famous infrared film was designed for military applications and what it did was turn all greens into a shade of purple. But that’s just the short explanation, and we’ve got a more detailed and in depth analysis here.
Aerochrome was at the heart of Dan’s project called Introspective, where he travelled around the world for three months on a quest of self-discovery. Along the way he shot various landscapes and scenes in the Arctic, Europe, and Africa.
We talked to Dan a bit about the project and his incredible images.
Citing a recent spate of copyright infringement cases, the photography collective X-Fotos has successful created a registry for copyright infringers. The photographers combed through archives of legal cases to compile a list of names that they retroactively registered, and for any future cases, the infringers will have to add their names to the list. X-Fotos hopes that the registry will stem the rising tide of infringement cases.
Earlier on this year, the Lomography company announced the development of a Petzval lens for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. While that one has a super classic look to it, a new Kickstarter wants to aim for those reaching for higher fruit. The Petzvar is a 120mm f3.8 medium format lens that is using the crowd sourcing platform to make the lens come to the mass market. The lens will be designed for medium format cameras (specifically Pentacon P6 mount) but will work with 35mm full frame cameras via an adapter. In a case like this, it might work best with a Sony A7 or A7r unless you get a split image focusing screen.
Like other Petzval lenses, it will be sharp in the center with a swirly effect on the corner. Additionally, this lens will have a very clear, cool, modern look to it. If anything, it looks like something made by Zeiss.
The Kickstarter video is after the jump, but it doesn’t show very much to it. Tech specs and sample images are also after the jump.
For the month of December, we’re partnering up with the Lomography company to give away a special edition of the Konstruktor camera. This version is completely clear: which means that you can’t use it for shooting because of the fact that your film will always be exposed. Instead, this will just be a nice placeholder on a shelf in your room.