Monday, August 2, 2010

new york and new website

here's another shot from new york, taken with the lubitel and cross processed from positive film.
since i'm also doing digital photography, i have finally gotten around to gather my works, both analogue and digital, on a new website: so check it out! and don't forget to leave a comment. all tips/tricks/feedback is much appreciated :D


Monday, July 26, 2010

double exposures, nyc

a couple more of my shots from new york in June. this time with flipped double exposures. they are both shot with the lomo diana, and were cross processed from velvia 100 film.


Friday, July 23, 2010

weird wall, amsterdam

took this in amsterdam about a month ago. i'm not sure what message the wall is trying to give, but it's still very lomogenic. i'm also happy with the red lightleaks. the photo was taken with the lubitel 166 on an expired kodak GPH100 film.

i am these days home in norway, but i'll be moving to ho chi minh city in vietnam the 8th of august. have no idea how it is there with photolabs etc, but i really hope i'll be able to get a hold of a good negative scanner and find a good lab for development so i can keep this blog going. i'm sure there'll be tons of lomogenic things to shoot there!

i've also been really into urban streetwear lately, so check out this shop


Monday, July 19, 2010

flatiron building, nyc

another one of my new york lomos, this time of the famous flatiron building. it was originally called fuller building, and is located at 175 5th avenue. the building was finished in 1902, and was then one of the tallest in manhattan.

the picture was taken with the lubitel 166 at f/22 and 1/60 sec exposure on velvia 100 film, cross processed.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

holga d - the digital counterpart

the indian designer saikat biswas has designed this conceptual digital camera called holga d. my first impression: it looks amazing! the design is extremely clean and fresh, and it is just as functional as it is beautiful. the whole idea behind the camera is to make a digital version of the holga while keeping the things we love about the analogue version: the vignetting, the light leaks, the square format, AND the agonizing wait to see your photos (the backside of the camera is completely clean, with no digital screen).

another extremely innovative feature with the holga d is that the top panel can be removed and turned around, making it possible to switch between "right-hand photography" and "left-hand photography". on the downside I have to mention the missing viewfinder, and even if it would make the camera a lot more "advanced", I would love to see a feature where you could choose different kinds of film (color positive, bw negative, expired films etc etc). even the iphone has an app that does this, so it should definitely be possible to get a similar software in this little beauty.

with this hipster camera, make sure to also get some fresh clothing and fashion to go along with it!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

grand central, nyc

while in new york, of course I had to stop by grand central station (which actually is called grand central terminal) on 42nd street. even though it was in the middle of the day, the terminal wasn't too busy. this picture is scanned from a cross processed velvia 100 negative. it was shot with lomo lubitel on aperture f/16 and 1/15 sec exposure.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

freaky figure

i saw this doll (or whatever it is) in amsterdam, and had to take some shots of it. for some reason I think it looks really creepy. both are cross processed velvia 100 film, so it is strange how different the colors turned out. not really sure which one i prefer, i think they both turned out kinda interesting.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

supersize me, guitar edition

i have no idea why, but there's something about oversized stuff that makes people go mental. just think of the "funny" sunglasses that are made gigantically, or the massive lighters they sell on the beaches in thailand and spain and every other vacation place. and of course, the same "humor" is what drives this dude, who I spotted close to times square in new york. the songs he played were boring, and I don't think his technical skills very anything to write home about, but hey, his guitar is fucking massive!!

picture is taken with lomo diana on fuji provia 100, cross-processed, and scanned in greyscale (scanner didn't understand the cross processed film)


Sunday, July 4, 2010

beautiful strangers, nyc

new york is a city with heaps of great-looking people. i tried to do some lomo portraits of interesting people i met while i was there, but unfortunately all the portraits came out underexposed. i still think they are interesting shots, and the people look great.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

awakenings festival 2010, amsterdam

it's been a little while since i uploaded anything, because a lot has been happening the past week. one of those things was the awakenings festival in the outskirts of amsterdam. awakenings is a massive techno and electronic music festival arranged every year in the end of june. this year the festival celebrated its 10 year anniversary with names like gui boratto, james holden, dave clarke, loco dice, richie hawtin, raresh, luciano, adam beyer and many may more. it was an amazing day with perfect weather, 40 000 beautiful people, and a bangin atmosphere.

here are some of the shots I took with my lomo diana during the day. they are all shot on fuji provia 100 film, and cross-processed. enjoy.


Friday, June 25, 2010

central park, nyc

here are some shots from central park in new york, all done with lubitel 166b. they were all shot on fuji velvia 100 slide film, and cross processed. because of the cross-processing, my scanner didn't "understand" the colors in two of them, so that's why they're in monochrome. the exposure on all three is f/16 aperture and 1/125 shutter.


Monday, June 21, 2010

multiple exposures, NYC

i picked up another two rolls from development yesterday, with pictures from new york. this time they were shot with lomo diana on ILFORD HP5 b&w film (iso 400), and the result was quite good! one of my favorites is this double (tripple??) exposure which I can't remember taking at all. i really have no idea how I did it, but really love the results. which is one of the best things about lomo shots ;)


Friday, June 18, 2010

manhattan in flipped, double exposures

when arriving back to manhattan on the short ride with the manhattan ferry, I took this picture with the lomo diana. i first covered the bottom half of the lens with my credit card, and took one exposure. then i covered the top part, turned the camera upside-down, and did another exposure. I am really happy with how it turned out.

luckily I gave it two tries, because when developing the film, I realized I had messed up one of them. under you gan see how the "unsuccessful" one turned out (the picture itself is not that bad i think. it works well as a panorama-shot).

i actually came up with the idea for this technique when i was shooting in vigeland sculpture park. however, when i tried to do it there, i messed it up in the way that i was covering the bottom half of the lens in both exposures. here it's how it turned out:


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

brooklyn bridge, NYC

after 10 amazing days in new york city, i'm back in amsterdam. i came back with a total of 9,5 rolls of 120 film, with 7,5 of them on positive 100 film and 2 on b&w 400 film. since i've never done it before, i decided to get the positive films cross-processed. cross processing is when positive/slide-film is developed in chemicals meant for negative films. this is a popular process with lomo photos, as the result is often vivid and crazy colors. another advantage, at least at the photolab I use, is that when using C-41 (negative) chemicals, the development only takes one hour, as opposed to 4-5 days with normal positive. however, the results are a bit mixed. one of the reasons is that my scanner doesn't understand what is going on. some of the photos turned out really cool, while others were just monochrome read, and I had to turn them into b&w.

anyways, here are two shots from brooklyn bridge, new york. both are shot with the Lubitel 166B, with f/22 and 1/60 sec.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

train station, oslo

i'm still in new york, so i'm just uploading this old picture i took when i was home in norway. it's from nationaltheateret train station, and it's taken on an expired roll of Fuji RDP positive film. so far, i've shot 6-7 rolls of 120 in new york, so in a week's time, i'll have a lot to upload :D


Monday, June 7, 2010

vigeland sculpture park, oslo

when I was home in oslo last time, I took the trip down to vigeland sculpture park, or frognerparken, as we norwegians call it. the park, which is situated in the middle of oslo, covers over 320 000 m2 (80 acres), and features 212 different sculptures, all created by gustav vigeland. one of the most famous sculptures, the monolith (first picture), is over 14 metres high, and is comprised by 121 human figures. it took 14 years to carve the sculpture out of granite, and when it was first shown to the public in 1944, 180 000 people showed up to see the figure.

all these shots were taken with diana f+ on a Kodak Portra 400 BW roll.

also, after buying a holga 120 on ebay for a friend of mine, he has started to post his pictures in a blog. check it out here


Thursday, June 3, 2010

studying in the library

i got really bored while studying for my last exam in the Openbare Bibliotheek in Amsterdam, so i started playing with my lubitel. took this picture of my friend hugo, who was studying for the same exam. i really love how the picture turned out, with the exposure and the focus. the lighting is semi-bright in the library, so i used f/5.6 and 1/30 shutter, and it was shot on ISO 100 film. thus, five stops up from "Sunny 16". i think the soft focus and light really represents the atmosphere when studying in that library.


Monday, May 31, 2010

oslo city hall

just a picture of the oslo city hall that i took when i was home last time. it's taken with lomo diana f+ on an expired Kodak AK160NC film.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

17th of May - celebrating Norway's national day

may 17 is the celebration of norway's constitution. it turnes oslo, and the rest of the cities in norway, into a huge streetparty, in some ways similar to the dutch queensday. however, instead of wearing orange, everyone is dressed up in dresses, suits, or our national costume. as opposed to many other countries' national day celebrations, there is no focus on military or parades, but more on the celebration of the people themselves.

we started the day out with a campari-sponsored breakfast at 9am, before we headed into the centre of oslo around 12. the party on the streets in the centre kept going till 6-7ish, before we moved on to a houseparty. it was a great day with loads of old friends, and as i heard someone sum the day up; the 17th of may is a day where you go to places you don't usually go to, you drink and eat things you don't usually drink and eat, talk to people you don't usually talk to, and wear clothes you never usually wear.