Lomography Reveals Lomo’Instant Camera Honoring Gustav Klimt

Two instant cameras from the Lomo'Instant Automat series. The camera on the left features Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" with a black and gold design, while the camera on the right has a light color scheme with Klimt's "The Maiden" artwork.

Lomography has unveiled a new version of its Lomo’Instant Automat Camera that is festooned with the artwork of symbolist painter Gustav Klimt.

The instant camera comes with various lens attachments including a wide angle, a fisheye, a close-up, and a “Splitzer” which allows photographers to slice their images.

A Lomo’Instant Automat camera adorned in a gold and black Klimt design is shown alongside four interchangeable lenses placed in a row. The camera features bold text and has a retro aesthetic with a built-in flash and focusing lens system.

For further creative experimentation, there is a multiple exposure mode, a long exposure mode, and a built-in flash with colored gel filters. The lens cap contains a remote control shutter release for self-portraits or group shots.

A person with shoulder-length dark hair, wearing a blue shirt and hoop earrings, looks directly at the camera while holding up a vintage-looking camera to their face. The background consists of abstract art pieces.

A person with short hair stands in front of a building, wearing a striped long-sleeve shirt with varying shades of blue, white, and yellow horizontal stripes. The background reveals a partially open door and a brick wall.

A smiling woman with curly hair stands outdoors in front of a garden of colorful flowers. The photo has a fisheye lens effect, causing a circular frame with a vignette around the edges. She is holding an object, possibly a book or a phone.

It follows March’s release of two el Nil versions of the Lomo’Instant Automat that features Egyptian scenes aimed at people who like to travel. Much like the el Nil versions, the Klimt collection is not a new camera but a facelift for the Lomo’Instant Automat.

“Lomography makes the most experimental instant cameras on the market with unlimited ways to shoot for complete creative freedom. There are wide, mini, and square formats — not to mention the many exciting designs to choose from,” the company writes in a press release.

“An ideal creative companion for beginner and advanced photographers alike, with lens attachments and experimental shooting modes, there’s always something exciting to discover in the wonderful world of instant photography!”

A red box is open displaying a camera kit. The kit includes a vintage-style camera, several detachable lenses, and other accessories. The inside cover of the box features a person in an orange sweater holding a developed photo with additional text and images.

A Polaroid photo of a grand building with a central dome and two towers is reflected symmetrically in a clear blue body of water. The structure is set against a deep blue sky, creating a mirrored effect that blends architecture with its reflection.

A woman with shoulder-length brown hair and a patterned dress looks upward, smiling brightly. The photo has a double exposure effect, with two overlapping images of her against a colorful, striped background.

Much like Gustav Klimt was, Lomography is based in Vienna, Austria.

“A trailblazing artist, Klimt was one of the founders of the Viennese Secession movement and embodied the daring spirit that we encourage in our Lomographers!” writes the press release.

“His bold strokes, vibrant palettes, and iconic gold leaf techniques have left an indelible mark on the art world. With this exciting new camera collection, we want to continue celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Lomography Instant Cameras range and inspire rebellious creativity.”

Lomography is undoubtedly keeping busy so far this year: The analog photography company released a new, pocketable film camera that uses 110 film. The Lomomatic 110 is a small, rectangular camera with a removable flash and a compact design for easy carrying.

Before that, in February, it released new, colorful versions of its popular Sprocket Rocket panorama film camera, which has been a favorite among 35mm photography enthusiasts since 2011.

Image credits:Lomography