Half-frame advance on a Lomo LC-Wide camera

The LC-Wide is a wide angle version of Lomography’s famous LC-A+ camera. I love it’s wide angle lens, but my favorite feature of the LC-Wide is it’s half-frame advance. This feature is usually intended to be used with a plastic template that helps keep images from bleeding onto each other, but if you leave that template out and use the half-frame advance, you’ll get surreal montages of images bleeding into each other.

It’s best to only do 3 images at a time, or else you’ll get a really wide and short image… like this:

Half frame double exposures

Here are some other examples the half-frame images bleeding into each other. Keep in mind, these are all shot in camera, with no editing afterwards.

wide climbing

Waterfront Dusk

Leap
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American Analog: Twitch.TV

Twitch.TV offices

My first editorial shoot is now live, you can read it on The Daily Dot. It’s a series I did about Twitch.TV’s new offices in SF. I thought it would be cool to use the photos to tell a story of the office’s vibe, rather than just one single image of each scene, so I used my LC-Wide camera to shoot wide angle shots while only advancing each shot half a frame (so the shots would overlap). This gives a sort of double-exposed border where each image blends into each other, meaning the whole film roll looks something like this:
Twitch.TV offices … 

 

American Analog: Hawaii Two-0

Double Snap

Finally picked up some rolls of film from our Hawaii “workation”. My favorite shots are some of the underwater scenes that I caught with my LC-Wide and some 800 ISO Lomo film. I’m super glad I broke down and bought the Krab underwater case that fits all the LC-A models. This batch of half-frame advance shots with a little bit of double exposure is my favorite from Maui.
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