For my birthday I decided to buy myself a Lomography camera. If you haven’t heard of them they are a company remaking, amongst other, old Russian cameras, with very exciting results I found.

I love my digital camera to pieces, a Panasonic Lumix G10, but I’ve been missing something about the warmth or  just something I can’t put my finger on about old film cameras. I think the whole Instagram revolution with the resulting grainy/been in the back of a drawer since 1975 look really brings back something that digital cameras have lost.

So….I went for the Lomo LC-Wide which is wide angle…..and have just got my first 2 rolls of film back. Some are from the Lakes (see previous post) and some are just from around and about. I didn’t put too much thought into the pictures, just snapped away to see what would happen.

Well, from the results I can see lots of potential. I suffered from wobbly camera shake (no stabilizers here!) and my thumb is has a starring role in too many of the pictures where the wiiiiideness of that lens caught me out, but on the whole I can say I am really really pleased. I need to learn how to use it properly.

The next films I am now using are slide films which I am going to get cross processed to create really saturated photos….watch this space!

I created some ‘Lomo Walls‘ over on Lomography, pop over and take a look if you want to see more of my pictures.

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...