02 September 2013

1st adventure with my lomography konstruktor - part 1.

everything started a few weeks ago when I was contacted by Lomography: they were positively impressed with my portfolio and they were hoping to start a collaboration with me. needless to say I was enthusiastic about their proposal and that was why I was sent a selection of Lomography films and a Konstruktor DIY Kit. I had never built a camera before and putting together the Konstruktor was very interesting and so much fun - I especially enjoyed decorating her with the colourful stickers. once she was finally ready I took her around Helsinki for a first test roll: together we visited some of my favourite places in the neighborhood and here are the results.
1st adventure with my Lomography Konstruktor:

film roll: Kodak Ektar 100.
I am pretty pleased with these first results! I am always nervous on my first outing with a new camera but it didn't take long for me and my Konstruktor to become friends. she is wonderfully light and spontaneous and I love the softness of the images she takes. I am so grateful Lomography gave me the opportunity to experience this camera! besides there is more I would like to tell you about this collaboration but let's take one step at a time - I will keep you posted!
P.S. more photographs taken with my Lomography Konstruktor to come soon!

26 comments:

  1. oh, that's so exciting! not only the collaboration, but building your own camera ♥
    lovely, lovely photos : )

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    1. Thank you so much, Toi! Putting it together has been intense but so much fun as well!

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  2. The softness is indeed incredible! :) Can't wait to see more loveliness you capture with the camera, Polly!

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    1. Thank you, dear Katie! Yes, I am in love with that softness - it's something very different from what I usually get with my Nikon and Hassy.

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  3. Anonymous2.9.13

    Awesome Polly!
    Essi

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    1. Dear Essi, thank you so much for leaving a comment here! ♥

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  4. What a great opportunity! Konstruktor seems like so much fun and Lomography films are awesome, I love especially 400 iso one. And the third picture is my favourite! So soft indeed.

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    1. Thank you, Kasia! Do you have a Lomography store near your place or do you get them online? If we had a store in Helsinki I would by many more of their films!

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  5. Congratulations not only because of the beautiful photographs taken as well as for you have been contacted by Lomography! Ah, amazing blog :)

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    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by this blog and leaving all these lovely comments!

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  6. The greenhouse!

    I hope the collaboration will lead to exciting new photos and projects.

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    1. Thank you, dear Ingeborg! I hope so too! That green house is possibly my favourite place in Helsinki - I never get tired of taking photos of it!

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  7. wow polly, the photos look incredible!
    i didn't know you had that previous contact with the lomography group! congratulations for the appreciation of your work, you know you deserve it :-)
    i can't wait to see more photos of this little camera. it's so lovely and the quality is great. i am not usually a fan of lomography, but i am positively surprised about this camera :-)
    keep it going! <3

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Catarina! ♥ I have just taken a second roll back from the lab and I really like that as well - I'm starting to get really fond of this little camera!

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  8. The burst of colours in the second last picture is awesome :D

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    1. Thank you, Evelyn! The close up shots that this camera can take are lovely - I should take some more!

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  9. wow, congratulations polly! the lomography staff has good taste indeed :)
    please take a picture of your DIY camera, too, we want to see it!!

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    1. Thank you, dear Silvia! I am so happy they have contacted me!
      Here are a couple of pictures of my Konstruktor: http://instagram.com/p/dkdUP6psT_/ and http://instagram.com/p/drjd32psRn/

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  10. :D these are very dreamy pictures!

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    1. Thank you, dear Sara! I cannot wait to take more with this little camera!

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  11. Congatulations! So exciting! And the first photos look great!
    What is the status of your book?

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    1. Thank you so much, Sirpa! I'm glad you like them!
      About the Iceland book - I have been working on it with Jacopo and a group of Icelandic artists. It's taking a while but it will all be worth it in the end. Please feel free to take a look at the progress of our work here: http://lintustudio.com/blog/

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    2. Oh, thank you!

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    3. Thank you for stopping by the website and leaving a comment too! I'm really happy you're so interested in our book!

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  12. Goodness...the colours and the feel are extraordinary, Polly! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Charlyn! I'm really happy you think so!

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