From their secret headquarters (currently located somewhere in Melbourne's south), Twinkle&Jones wander the streets collecting unique artefacts and images for use in their work. Carrying at least 4 cameras, 2 sketchbooks and more pencils than most people could use in a lifetime, the pair leave no hidden gem unturned, usually dragging their findings back to their quaint studio for analysis. The rattlings of Twinkle's sewing machine can often be heard late into the night, whilst Jones is usually found out and about as early as 4am, beating the crowds to the best haunts.

Objects Of Desire : Lomo Cosmic Symbol

This is our beautiful vintage Lomo Cosmic Symbol, which was built in the USSR sometime between 1971 and 1991. She's an export model, based on the Smena Symbol (Смена Символ) - a viewfinder 35mm film camera.

Whilst colourful Lomography (the predecessor to Instagram) is certainly very apt using this camera, we've only ever shot black and white with her for some reason.

The shutter release is the long black lever directly next to the lens, which has been triggered many times by Twinkle's right thumb.

We particularly love the icons on the lens barrel used for setting the weather conditions or subject matter - portrait, family or landscape - depicted by quirky little images of people, buildings and trees.

An iconic image of this clunky little beast is now available for instant download on our Etsy store, here.


Rear door, film-speed dial, cocking lever and never ever used viewfinder


The photographers view of camera


Lens detail

Icon heaven

Lomo Cosmic Symbol capture of classic Heinkel bubblecar entited 'Angel'