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  • Tribute To Mr. Stock’s Portraits of the Legendary James Dean

    Tribute To Mr. Stock’s Portraits of the Legendary James Dean
    Dennis Stock, a celebrated Magnum photographer, took some of the most iconic portraits of legendary Hollywood actor James Dean on and off camera.
  • What’s Rock and Roll Without The Rolling Stones?

    What’s Rock and Roll Without The Rolling Stones?
    Rock and roll history will never be complete without mentioning the legendary British band The Rolling Stones.
  • The Original Femme Fatale That was Marlene Dietrich

    The Original Femme Fatale That was Marlene Dietrich
    If you think Material Girl Madonna is the original master of constant self-reinvention, and Fame Monster Lady Gaga is a mere copycat, you may start counting years back to pre-war Hollywood, in the era of silent films, to determine who is really the queen of character fabrication.
  • Backstage Portraits: Malaysian Artists

    Backstage Portraits: Malaysian Artists
    Previously named Budaya Maju Cultural Troupe established as a non profit cultural group to preserve and promote traditional dance, music and indigenous craft, the Persatuan Seni Budaya Sabah (PSBS), otherwise known as the Cultural and Performing Arts Association, Sabah, was established and registered in 1990.
  • Of Blood Suckers, Horror Movies, and Coming of Age

    Of Blood Suckers, Horror Movies, and Coming of Age
    Horror films may now open for me a chance to enjoy screaming with friends and other audiences in the moviehouse at critically horrific moments in the film. But when I was much younger, Dracula and other monsters of the night really gave me the creeps.
  • Visita Iglesia Filipina

    Visita Iglesia Filipina
    Of the days of the Holy Week, Maundy Thursday is typically the day for Catholics to do some church visits called Visita Iglesia. This tradition has its ancient roots when Holy Thursday was set for some visit to sacred sites associated with the passion and death of Christ in Jerusalem. The practice was replicated in ancient Rome with visits to seven of the earliest basilicas as symbolic of the holy places in the Holy Land.
  • Lomographing Holy Week Rituals in the Philippines

    Lomographing Holy Week Rituals in the Philippines
    Holy Week is not just a period to reflect on one's faith but to also to appreciate the rituals and traditions that bring people together, and the opportunity to document rituals in analogue glory.
  • My Analogue Days: Working With The Panay Bukidnon

    My Analogue Days: Working With The Panay Bukidnon
    Despite having a heavy set of rattan hammock mounted on scaffoldings that had to be moved out the stage for the next performing group, the Panay Bukidnon, the indigenous people of Panay Islands, had been one of my favorites of the 18 groups I had to stage direct for the Tunogtugan Festival, both in the Dipolog and Maasin, Iloilo legs. Even if on many occasions I was lost in translation most specially whenever the group finalized its repertoire for the day (which may be a concept too foreign to their traditional way of ritual music) I love this group so much.
  • Perfect Lomo Combo: Real or Imagined Photographic Elixir?

    Perfect Lomo Combo: Real or Imagined Photographic Elixir?
    I don’t wish to stick out like a sore thumb here but I personally don’t think there is really a perfect lomo combination. It is more like the elixir many medieval alchemists sought for to convert any metal into gold – which they never did, and no one did until now.
  • When Vivid Gets Really Vivid Even In Low Light: A Review of Fuji NPS 160 Pro

    When Vivid Gets Really Vivid Even In Low Light:  A Review of Fuji NPS 160 Pro
    Honestly, being a huge fan of the inexpensive Lucky 200 among color negatives, I seldom use the film under review. But the few times I did, it did not fail my expectations in producing images of vivid colors even in low light condition and even while in transit.
  • Why Aim For Perfection When You Can Go Kompakt?

    Why Aim For Perfection When You Can Go Kompakt?
    I have to admit that I really wanted a Horizon Perfekt but my budget could not even pay for a Kompakt. When an offer dropped from heaven for a second-hand but barely-used Kompakt package complete with case and a bonus of three rolls of slides at a steal price, economy ruled over desire for a high-end panoramic perfection.
  • My 2013 Analogue Bucket List: Get the Lubitel 166+ Into My Hands

    My 2013 Analogue Bucket List: Get the Lubitel 166+ Into My Hands
    I do not want to make a long inventory of things that may just be too unrealistic for me to achieve in a year. I have already written my analogue resolution and I am determined to honor my commitment. I still have a life outside Lomography and would not want to spread myself too thinly with this additional target. Okay, I know you will argue that lomography is not an interference in life but a part of it. What lomo rule number is that? Okay, you’re right, it’s number 3 and I agree. Suspend your judgment on me but I just have to keep my feet on the ground. For my 2013 bucket list, my eyes will be set solely on finally having a Lubitel 166+, a dream camera that has long been in my wishlist.
  • My Analogue Resolution for 2013: Keep The Analogue Fire Alive

    My Analogue Resolution for 2013: Keep The Analogue Fire Alive
    After surviving the feared end of the world according to the Mayan calendar I am resolved to push further the envelope of my analogue creativity for the next 365 days.
  • My 2012 In Analogue: MX-filled Year-End Review

    My 2012 In Analogue: MX-filled Year-End Review
    My 2012 has been a very active year that brought me to various places around the country for work and a modicum of leisure. Continuing on my last year's mode of pushing the boundaries of lomographic possibilities, the many lomographs I took this year are largely experiments on juxtaposing different subjects in a single frame (from doubles to quintuples) using combinations of various analogue cameras. More often than not, shots are taken on different dates in different places.
  • Give LomoLove This Holiday Season: Lomographs Are Perfect Holiday Gifts

    Give LomoLove This Holiday Season: Lomographs Are Perfect Holiday Gifts
    Choosing gifts for loved ones come Christmas season can be stressful. But I chose to be stress-free this recently concluded Yuletide season by printing 6 sets of 21 portraits of my friends in 4R size, packed in color paper bags as my gift to each one of them.
  • The Underrated Super Camera That Supersampler Truly Is

    The Underrated Super Camera That Supersampler Truly Is
    Supersampler is one among the multi-lensed lomo cameras that seemed to have taken a backseat to give way to the prominence of LC-A+, La Sardina, and Fisheye – three of the heavily advertised and marketed LSI products in a multitude of clones, colors and promo packages. But, frequent visitors to my lomohome would probably have an impression that many of my multiple exposures are taken with at least a multi-lensed camera like Pop 9, Actionsampler, Oktomat and, of course, the queen of them all, the Supersampler. This article is my tribute to the latter's wonderful analogue charms.
  • The Quintessential Martha Graham

    The Quintessential Martha Graham
    If modern visual arts has Picasso, music has Stravinsky and architecture has Frank Lloyd Wright, modern dance has Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991). She had pushed the limits of this art form to incredible heights - influencing many contemporary dancers and choreographers worldwide.
  • Josephine Baker: Ahead of Her Times

    Josephine Baker: Ahead of Her Times
    Artist, adoptive mother, spy, civil rights activist - all rolled into one fabulous persona that is Josephine Baker. What an extraordinary life she had!
  • Got Bette Davis Eyes?

    Got Bette Davis Eyes?
    If you are into the music of the '80s you've probably heard about this song 'Bette Davis Eyes' composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon. Originally written in 1974, the song gained much popularity when Kim Carnes sang and recorded her version in 1981, which stayed in the US Billboard Hot 100 for nine non-consecutive weeks and won Song of the Year and Album of the Year awards in the Grammy's.
  • Breaking the Stereotypes of Dragon Lady and Demure Butterfly

    Breaking the Stereotypes of Dragon Lady and Demure Butterfly
    Long before Bruce Lee, Lucy Liu, and other Americans with Asian ancestry penetrated Hollywood, there was Anna May Wong (January 3, 1905 – February 3, 1961) of the silent film era - the first Asian American movie star!