I’ve been working on an article for the online magazine at Lomography.com. They asked me to submit my list for my favorite Lomo cameras. I thought I’d take pictures of them with my Polaroid back on my Hasselblad but I am not very happy with the results. I think all those black cameras and white background made for such contrast that my film had trouble with it. I decided not to use any of these photos in my article, but wanted to share them to show the troubles I had.
First I took down all my Lomo cameras from the shelf and set them out for a photo. It wasn’t until I pulled out the first sheet that I realized I had installed black and white film. I only have one back so I had to continue using the b&w. I now realize that if I had changed to color that my results would have been better.
I have a hoard of LoFi cameras: Holga 120 PAN for panoramic shots, a Spinner for 360 degree views, Sprocket Rocket for when I want a wide-angle with the film sprocket holes showing, a Sardina for 35mm and a small camera, a Holga 3-D, a Holga pinhole, a Lomo Kino movie camera and a plain old Holga 120 CFN.
My favorite: the plain old Holga and my first Lomo camera. I like that I can use it for double exposures, combine frames for a wide-angle of view and it uses 120 film. Who knows if that will change when my new Belair 612 arrives in the mail. We’ll see.