The Lensbabies Gallery
FILE Magazine is pleased to present the Lensbabies Gallery, an ongoing feature sponsored by the makers of Lensbabies, Selective Focus SLR lenses. Check out the initial entries to the gallery (click an image to go to the artist's website), and if you dare, submit your own. If there ever was a piece of camera equipment that was better-suited to creating images appropriate for FILE, we can't think of one. But don't just take our word for it:
Lisa Smith: "I'm always striving to show mystery and intrigue- the intense curiosity I felt which drew me to the subject. Lensbabies is the perfect tool to do just that. Craig has not only invented a great tool, he has created a fantastic portal into another realm!"
Luca Lacche: "Right after I began using the Lensbaby (September 2006, it was a 2.0) my personal idea of photography radically changed. From the very first shots I realized the potential of the Lensbabies’ selective focus feature, the way it offered me an unseen set of possibilities in composition, attention to details, use of light, in a word 'expression.' I am today mainly using the Original Lensbaby, whose 'primitive' glass lets me obtain exactly what I want and look for – that 'plastic camera' feel, even if this lens is taking my photo experience somewhere beyond it, opening the way to new, uncharted territories."
Get in on the Action
Got one of the Lensbabies products and know how to use it? We'd love to consider your images for this ongoing gallery. Simply use the Submissions Form to upload your photos (select "lensbabies" from the drop-down list) or use the feedback form to send us a URL that directly links to your image(s). The criteria, Disclaimers, and Weasel Words are the same as any submissions to FILE magazine; if you are unfamiliar with our these, refer to the Submissions page for details.