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  • Doubles With You : Champi Vs Sushi_9009

    written by champi on 2009-12-22 in #news
    Doubles With You : Champi Vs Sushi_9009

    It's a Rollei 35 vs Lomo LC-A showdown for our Doubles With You collaborators Champi and sushi_9009! Check out their stunning gallery and be inspired to do some creative collab with a friend, too!

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  • Radio Trail, Santena

    written by champi on 2009-06-29 in #world #locations
    Radio Trail, Santena

    As a dirt jumper, my second home is my local trail... Ever since some stupid people had us close down our former trail (the Jurassico, maybe you read my location on it quite a while ago...), I had to move to another second home!!

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  • Doubles with You - champi vs. sushi_9009

    written by champi on 2009-06-20 in #news
    Doubles with You - champi vs. sushi_9009

    Here are some doubles I recently did with sushi_9009... Well recently is a big word cause I began shooting them on this summer.

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  • La Rochelle Aquarium

    written by champi on 2009-05-17 in #world #locations
    La Rochelle Aquarium

    You like animals, the sea, fishes... This place is for you! The aquarium of La Rochelle, one of europe's biggest aquariums, was inaugurated in 2001 and contains 3 000 000 liters of sea water!

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  • L'Armano (Grugliasco)

    written by champi on 2009-04-06 in #world #locations
    L'Armano (Grugliasco)

    L'Armano is a big old villa from the 17th century, something like 200 meters away from my apartment in Grugliasco... It's a huge farm, including a 2 storey house and a chapel, surrounded by a big garden.

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  • The Red Giants/Ex Fiat Steel Production Plant

    written by champi on 2009-04-03 in #world #locations
    The Red Giants/Ex Fiat Steel Production Plant

    The ex Fiat/Teksid steel plate production plants, situated in the northern part of Turin, were definitely closed in 1992 and then partially destroyed. Still standing though are the "red giants", the huge steel columns which were once the structure of the factory.

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  • Vertizon

    written by champi on 2009-03-22 in #gear #tipster
    Vertizon

    One of the things I prefer to do with my cameras is to play with their formats... That's maybe why my favorite is the Horizon!

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  • Aquarium of La Rochelle

    written by champi on 2009-03-11 in #world #locations
    Aquarium of La Rochelle

    You like animals, the sea, fishes... This place is for you! The aquarium of La Rochelle, one of Europe's biggest aquariums, was inaugurated in 2001 and contains 3 000 000 liters of sea water!

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  • Short track ice skating, Torino

    written by champi on 2009-02-05 in #world #locations
    Short track ice skating, Torino

    A few weeks ago I went to see a competition of short track ice skating. Short track is a kind of speed skating which is ran on a standard ice rink (hockey rink size) instead of a bigger rink as used in long track speed skating...

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  • Kodak Ektachrome Tungsten (35mm, 160 iso) user-review

    written by champi on 2009-02-03 in #reviews
    Kodak Ektachrome Tungsten (35mm, 160 iso) user-review

    Some time ago, I found an auction on Ebay which probably looked like a bunch of crap for any non lomographer guy... But not for me! This way I got 20 rolls of Kodak Ektar 100 (expired 1996), and 20 rolls of Kodak Ektachrome 160T, expired from... 1989!!!

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  • Kiting and paragliding @ Mont Ventoux

    written by champi on 2008-12-28 in #world #locations
    Kiting and paragliding @ Mont Ventoux

    At the beginning of October, I gathered with my parents and my brother and sister to celebrate my parents' 50 years... On the Saturday we went up the Mont Ventoux, a 1912 meters high summit in the South East of France, to play a bit with the kite and take a lesson of... Paragliding!

  • Rollei 35, The Friend In Your Pocket!

    written by champi on 2008-11-24 in #reviews
    Rollei 35, The Friend In Your Pocket!

    The Rollei 35 is a compact, all metal and all manual 35mm camera. With it's retractable 40mm Tessar lens, it will be your perfect photographic companion, fitting one of your pockets anywhere you will go!

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  • "Dream" exhibition

    written by champi on 2008-11-07 in #world #locations
    "Dream" exhibition

    This is one of the exhibitions held this year in Turin as "World Design Capital". In the wonderful building of Torino Esposizioni, it features the "cars of tomorrow", almost 60 cars from 1950 to nowadays, represent what has been the car of the future in the last half century...

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  • Graffiti Fabric

    written by champi on 2008-10-06 in #world #locations
    Graffiti Fabric

    A little while ago, I went to shoot in an abandoned textile factory (see in my other locations)... As it was great fun and gave me really cool pics, I've been looking for other similar places to go with my cameras!

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  • Agfa Portrait (120, 150 iso) user-review

    written by champi on 2008-09-06 in #reviews
    Agfa Portrait (120, 150 iso) user-review

    I think Agfa Portrait is the most "natural rendering" film I used so far with my Holga... But I love to get strange colors with holga, so here is my special tip with this film!

  • Manifattura Moncalieri (Torino)

    written by champi on 2008-09-03 in #world #locations
    Manifattura Moncalieri (Torino)

    I can't remember how many times I passed in front of this abandoned factory with my car, insulting myself for not having a camera with me to take a few shots of this awesome piece of architecture... Till the day I said come on, I have to go there and shoot! So I took my bag with a few cameras and drove to the factory!

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  • Fuji Provia (120, 100 iso) user-review

    written by champi on 2008-07-02 in #reviews
    Fuji Provia (120, 100 iso) user-review

    A few months ago I bought a pack of expired Provia in the shop... And I've got to say it was really worth it! I've tried it both in normal and cross processed using my 6x8 customised Holga.

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  • My Window (Torino)

    written by champi on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    My Window (Torino)

    You're gonna tell me: well, what a strange location! My window (but it could be yours too!) is quite far from offering to your eyes a cool dreamy landscape... Some ugly buildings and streets, and even a huge block of police barracks... Not so lovely eh!

  • Marseille's Seaside

    written by champi on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Marseille's Seaside

    I'm more a mountain boy than a seaside guy, I mean I like chilling on the beach, but I get bored after a few hours (not to say minutes)... But this seaside is different... First of all, apart for the artificial people-filled sand beaches near the town center, you will hardly find some sand around Marseilles but only limestone carved and sometimes even polished by the sea and the wind. And that's what makes it great to my eyes, the wildness of this rocky landscape diving directly into the green-blue sea, of the mistral wind which is quite always blowing in this place, and of the wave breaking on the rocks.

  • Torino Olympic Arch

    written by champi on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Torino Olympic Arch

    The Olympic arch stands between the Olympic village and the Lingotto district, where most of the Olympic structures are situated. It's a huge cable stay pedestrian bridge, supported by a 70 meters tall inclining arch.

  • Skate Park Piazza Zara

    written by champi on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Skate Park Piazza Zara

    In Turin we have something like 4 or 5 skate parks, but all of them are really small and looking quite the same (I can't wait to go shoot and ride the brand new concrete bowl they have just built in the North of the city)... Not much stuff to ride on and not a great background, nevertheless they can be quite a cool spot to shoot skate or bmx riding, even more when the kids of the neighborhood organize a funny little Saturday contest with all the local buddies riding and chilling around!

  • Torino Olympic Village

    written by champi on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Torino Olympic Village

    The Olympic village is built around the former general markets (Mercati Generali), which date back to 1934. It was designed to house up to 2500 athletes during the 2006 winter Olympics, providing also all kind of services to the athletes.