Origin of Cool: Austria
As a great photography fanatic, I have been waiting with great anticipation to see what exactly it is was that Lomography had been teasing us with. Over the past couple of weeks, receiving updates and tiny little detail shots of some new camera from the Facebook page and Twitter, I literally was losing my mind. Finally, revealed today, it is the new LomoKino. A 35mm film video camera!
Transporting us all back to the time when you had to pump the handle to record your antics. I have one tiny complaint. Only one. Due to my current financial situation, I cannot yet afford one! I have to wait for pay day. The last time I looked, the camera has all but sold out in Europe! What will I do?
In my eyes, this camera is the next step up from the 360˚ Spinner. I am yet to get one of those either, but I have had a play from a friends, and the images are almost movie like. I can only imagine that the LomoKino can get me one step closer to really reliving tiny snapshots of my life through a fuzzy haze. Instead of holding a lovely grainy photograph in my hands, I can watch moments with friends. Perhaps adding our own movie-like soundtrack. Trying to use the moving images in front of us as a time machine taking us back to the street party, the summer ball at uni, and the time that we sat in the garden until 4am pretending we weren’t cold.
For me, as someone who specialises in film photography, Lomogaphy products have never let me down, or failed to amaze. The cameras are amazing tools allowing us all, amateurs and professionals, to have a go at something we may never have thought to be all that experimental. I for one am very excited to get my hands on the LomoKino. I hope it stays true to the nostalgic feel that the Lomography products seem to produce so well. In the cameras and in your own images. I also hope that they haven’t all sold out by the time I eventually get paid. Fingers crossed!
By Tash Laye
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