Lomography have taken their inspiration for their latest venture into the retro camera from an unusual source. A sardine can. Yes, a sardine can. The shiny metal strips is a bit of a giveaway but we have been assured by sources that this model takes pretty good photos. The over-sized flash was inspired by a wide eyed sardine eyeball, staring back in astonishment at the fact they've been caught by fishermen. It isn't. We made that up. The entire package retails for £179 and has sold so well it's currently out of stock, no doubt back very soon. Lomography website.
Over 500 images from 150 photographers find themselves collated in this superb biography of Paris. It's currently on sale at Amazon for under £30 and really is a great coffee book table. Did you hear that Taschan? We said it's a great great book.
25 years ago today Mike "Iron Mike" Tyson because one of the youngest ever heavyweight champions of the world. He beat Berbick easy, in an extremely one-sided fight with a 2nd round knock out. Tyson's career reached it's absolute peak with an unforgettable performance in The Hangover. (not really!) Here are his lifetime fighting stats: 50 wIns (44 by KO), 6 losses and no draws.
Finally a cheap way to film in 35mm and get that authentic retro look and feel to your film work! Lomography are selling the LomoKino for £65 from their online store. Lomography really are banking on this camera being a big hit, they've even produced a nice little microsite for you to get all the info you could possibly need before decided whether or not to buy one. You will end up buying one.
Fujifilm will be releasing a special edition version of the its currently popular X100 digital camera for the Hong Kong market. The usually black part of the body has been replaced with an exotic light brown leather, giving the camera a more refreshing and less vintage inspired look. The camera will only be released in limited quantities in Hong Kong at Broadway stores. (unfortunately)
Here at Grow Sunday we keep on falling for the same trap. We find amazing product concepts, get excited about them and then wait for them never to be released. This time however it's different.
Okay, no it isn't, it's not different at all. We've found another amazing concept which we're excited about and decided to tease ourselves (and you I'm afraid) with shots of the Rotor 360. The Rotor 360 Camera is a concept for a camera devised to keep menus and sub-menus easy. The design consists of a spine tabular column that brings together all the key functions in one place for optimum use.
As Charlie Nghiem (the designer) explains, “The column consists of several cylinders stacked on top of each other forming a set that in would fit into the camera. To access the features and menus, just drag the thumb on the cylinder are in order to rotate each function. Each cylinder would correspond to a line displayed on the screen.” Enjoy the shots below.
Here are some wonderful surreal Photo Collages by Alain Delorme, a Photographer from Paris.
Just been passed on details of a pretty cool collection of street artist photographs. You can check out a few more snaps here (we think the site is a Polish one).
Dear Photograph is an idea by Taylor Jones to collect photographs of people holding up photographs at the same place where the original photograph was taken (hope that's all clear). You can check out more of these photo on his website, and even upload your own!
Hats off to Lomography once again for producing yet another wonderful example of a camera which manages to be vintage looking, desirable and above all works a treat.
"We introduce you to the the Lomo LC-Wide! Featuring the new Minigon Ultra-Wide Angle Lens and the versatility of 3 different photo formats, this handy and robust camera will take your shots to the widest extremes."
Check out the full package you'd receive below and if your tempted (of course you are) head on over to their website.
If you're a big photography fan and enjoy using manual cameras then you'll love this Cheat Sheet by Miguel Yatco. Miguel is an 18 year old self taught photographer based in the Phillipines, you can find out more about him and his work on his website.
Nike have teamed up with Hipstamatic to create this, a new skin and photo category for the incredibly popular iPhone app.
"Nike has partnered with photographer Chris Hornbecker and Apple's iPhone App of the Year, Hipstamatic. Together they have created a beautiful HipstaPak which includes a set of black and white film that will be available throughout the month of June. It's time to tell your story."
You can download it from here.