||Two become One
Several years ago, we first noted the incredible results of teaming up our
Lomo LC-A camera with a hotshoe accessory flash. Its unique property of
synching a hotshoe flash with the END of a long exposure produced wild images
of sharp, bright foregrounds against blurred and streaked backgrounds. Compare
this against your usual straight flash shot, and you can just imagine our
excitement. After urgent and continuous experimentation, we expanded into
the even wilder world of translucent gel filters on these accessory
flashes - throwing an element of otherworldly color into these already blown-out
images. Now we were really worked up. Given these vibrant shots, we saw
the opportunity to create a new item - a piece that would produce these
gorgeous effects in one simple camera. Well, not that simple. From the beginning, this product
needed to deliver beautiful form in addition to function - a handsome conversation
piece that feels just as comfortable under the adoring eyes of design-vultures
as it does in the sweaty hands of a hard-working hyperactive lomographer. Our
resultant Colorsplash camera is the product of these intense brainstorming,
design, and caffeine-charged sessions. Fully conceived and developed
by the hardcore Lomographers of our Lomographic Society, it will do for
you what it has done for us: whet your creative appetite, open your photographic
world, and compel you to see your environment in a brand-new spectrum of
12 tiny color gels.
||Alongside a glossy plastic body lies the color-bursting
electric soul of Colorsplash - the mechanical Color Wheel flash.
A flick of the wrist is all that's required to choose between one
of three different color filters or a standard white flash. When you're
ready for a switch, two of the interchangeable filters can be replaced
with one of the 9 additional filters that you will receive with the
Flash. Snap away, and take photo 1 in blue, photo 2 in red, photo
3 with no color, and so on.
||Colorsplash has two exposure controls: Long Exposure
and Instant Exposure. A flick of the handy little switch alternates
between these two modes.
During Long Exposure, the shutter will stay open for as long as you
depress the release button. The Color Wheel flash is synched for the
end of your exposure, meaning that when you release the button, the
flash will fire a split-second before the shutter closes. This allows
for the greatest of Colorsplash effects - sharp, colored, flashed
foregrounds set against dreamy, natural, blurry backgrounds. Instant
Exposure mode both releases the shutter and fires the flash when you
press the button; producing nearly monochromatic crazy-contrast shots
or fairly normal white-light flash shots.
|| A modular three-piece formal suit for the Colorsplash.
Crafted in stretchy synthetic fabric, the "skin bag" keeps
your camera's most essential parts free from dust and very stylishly
dressed. During transport, the top "skin" protects the lens
and the flash "skin" covers the entire flash assembly. When
duty calls, merely rotate the top "skin" down and stow away
the flash "skin" on the included wrist strap. You're ready
|| Coated in high-gloss molded white plastic, the
Colorsplash itself attracts almost as much attention as the gorgeous
photos it spits out. One half science fiction-futuristic, and one
half 1960's retro-mod, its shiny coating and radical shape are pure
eye candy to the hungry stares of onlookers and style-freaks.