Lo-Fi Camera Love

Photography & Video

Browsing through the Winter 2011 issue of Anthology Magazine I came across a wonderful photo essay on Palm Springs by MAKE’s very own Jen Siska (Makeshift). Jen’s “visual travelogue” takes you through the sun-soaked San Jacinto Mountains and cacti-laced Mid-Century Modern dessert abodes, all captured with her Canon 5D Mark II (which retails for $2,500) … Save the last dreamy image of palms, shot by a $70 Holga CFN 120 (bottom left). It’s then that Anthology gives us a great little roundup of cheap cameras, ranging in price from $25 to $325, available from the cult favorite “analog photography” site, Lomography. As someone who’s been without a camera for months now (my Canon Powershot died an inexplicable and unprovoked death) it’s refreshing to learn about less expensive replacement options that might offer more artsy results. For full reviews, be sure to check out Anthology, issue No. 2!