That Look

This is an update on my ongoing project of close-up portraits made with my ЛОМО Т-43 40 mm f/4 lens, mentioned here. I have a fair collection of portraits by now, I few of which are good enough to probably make the final series. This might be my favourite so far. Watch this space.


I just acquired a ЛОМО Т-43 40 mm f/4 lens. It’s a very nice glass lens from the Leningradskoe Optiko Mechanichesckoe Objedinenie. Sadly, the farthest I can focus it on my SLR without colliding with the mirror is a couple of decimeters, giving this field of view. This self-portrait is the start of a project I plan to undertake with this very limited setup. More on that later.