A photographer who experimented with the Lomomod No. 1 camera, the first ever medium format camera made from cardboard with a liquid lens, has claimed it’s the worst camera he has ever tested.
Despite being someone who often builds his own weird lenses, Mathieu Stern said constructing this cardboard camera from Lomography was no easy task. Two hours of assembly later, he found the back wouldn’t correctly fit on. Upon taking his first frame, Stern says he was met with confusion as to whether the photo had actually been taken or not.
The flimsy design caused reoccurring problems throughout; after just 10 minutes and 5 frames, the advancing wheel, also made of cardboard, broke. And he’s not the only one reporting these problems.
What’s fun about the Lomomod is that users can inject liquid into the lens in order to create different effects in-camera. And you’re not just restricted to water either – Stern used both peach juice and lemon juice in his experiment to create varying effects. However, this particular model may be a case of style over substance, as Stern concludes it is the worst camera he’s ever tried.
What do you make of the resulting photos?
All images used with permission of Mathieu Stern.