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  • Wrangler & Lomography – Kustom Kulture – Category #3: Working Heroes

    written by lomography on 2010-11-11 in #competitions
    Wrangler & Lomography – Kustom Kulture – Category #3: Working Heroes

    Burnt tones, dirty washes. Each picture, an object of strength: robust, warm, reliable and ready for action, just like Wrangler jeans.

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  • Wrangler & Lomography – Kustom Kulture – Category #2: Engraved Life

    written by lomography on 2010-11-11 in #competitions
    Wrangler & Lomography – Kustom Kulture – Category #2: Engraved Life

    Be a wandering spirit - self-expression is key, make it personal. Images need the lived-in look, self expression etched into a garment as wisdom lines a face. Take a picture that has character, yours. Be the wandering spirit.

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  • Wrangler & Lomography – Kustom Kulture – Category #1: Thrill of Speed

    written by lomography on 2010-11-11 in #competitions
    Wrangler & Lomography – Kustom Kulture – Category #1: Thrill of Speed

    Take your inspiration from motor racing, get fast and furious with your photography; burning rubber, streaming lights and motion blurs.

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  • Little Venice/Canals

    written by lomography on 2008-12-26 in #world #locations
    Little Venice/Canals

    This is a square mile within the Maida Vale neighborhood with very beautiful tree lined streets, bridges and expensive houses. Cool cafes and organic shops.

  • Finsbury park alley

    written by lomography on 2008-12-26 in #world #locations
    Finsbury park alley

    There is a path that runs from Finsbury Park to Highgate. It's an old railway line so you can feel like the boys in the film Stand By Me. It's a fantastic walk with a couple of disused abandoned platforms and loads of graffiti on route. A real mix of urban and country... kind of urbanity look out for the ghost train that is rumoured to pass at 23:49 on the third Sunday in November.

  • T-Bar

    written by lomography on 2008-12-23 in #world #locations
    T-Bar

    This bar is located in an ex tea warehouse off the great eastern road. Cool late night bar with fashionable, sexy, young and probably rich east London kids that are just cool in fact this bar is so cool that it might not be around by the time what I write goes to print. It might be too 2007 by then

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  • Hyde Park, London

    written by lomography on 2008-12-22 in #world #locations
    Hyde Park, London

    This is the largest park in central London and is actually two parks, Kensington gardens and Hyde park. They total to 2.5 square kilometres which is pretty amazing as it’s probably in the most expensive land in the world. It’s fantastic for cycles, there is a river, a royal palace and one of the best playgrounds in the world with a big ship and sand, although you’ll need a kid to get in.

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  • The Milkybar Kid

    written by lomography on 2008-12-22 in #world #locations
    The Milkybar Kid

    Is that your tummy rumbling!? Quick! Head straight for The Little Venice Café! Half-way up the street, this place serves a heady fusion of Italian and Lebanese food with pizza and hummus served aside tasty wraps and scrumptious pasta. To keep your belly AND your wallet bulging, go for the Special Menu - £5.40 for two or £5.90 for three courses. VERY filling. Pizzas to go, too. Mmm!

  • Mount Soledad (San Diego)

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Mount Soledad (San Diego)

    *When to go?* When the skies are clear, the night view is just as beautiful as the day view......

  • Hoppings Funfair

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Hoppings Funfair

    *When to go*: in July *What to see*: What isn't there to see! Eat hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, toffee apples, pop corn and candy floss to your heart's content and then be thrown around in a wild, spinning, twisting-up-side-down spaceship while tripping the light fantastic and chucking your guts up. Prepare for blast off!

  • Croft Racing Circuit

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Croft Racing Circuit

    Pay a visit any time when there are cars or whenever they're open for business. I'm not good with words, which is why I like pictures so much.

  • Southern California

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Southern California

    After the rain. Here in Southern California we don't get much rain. So, every time it rains, I celebrate and dance under the rain in extreme joy. The day after, before everything clears up, is the day I go wild for clouds. I rarely see majestic clouds with ray of sunshine that feels like heaven is about to call me.

  • San Diego Harbor

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    San Diego Harbor

    Visit the place anytime you're in San Diego, especially when the sun is shining or is just about to set. You`ll see the beautiful ocean, a bridge, boats/ships/ferries, many different birds, many different trees, fountains, a lot of public art, shops and stands, restaurants, and people. Don't let the tourists frighten you because there are so many different things you'll find to take pictures of. The Coronado Bridge is a tourist attraction but what is so great about San Diego's harbor is that you can find yourself in distinct places if you keep walking in any direction. There's the quaint Seaport Village where you'll find interesting novel shops and overpriced cookies. Just a few blocks away is San Diego's own downtown and the Gaslamp Quarter where you can go clubbing or get piss drunk later in the night, but don't walk too far into downtown because you might find yourself being bummed for a change. If you keep walking westwards along the port you will pass by a nice array of docked boats and yachts. As you walk on the delightful path between rows of trees, you might come upon a huge navy boat or cruise ship. Beyond the ships are the neat Urban Tree sculptures. There are 30 of them placed all along the bay front, waiting to be photographed. And if you're too tired to walk back to where you started, there's always people on taxi-bikes willing to give you ride back if you pay them a decent amount of money. Go lomo.

  • Munich Underground

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Munich Underground

    When you smile, they smile back (or are totally confused!). I also love the atmosphere: hurrying people, stress, beggars and musicians, crazy people and normal people, the looks in the tunnels, speed, very seldom slowness, quietness. You'll find people who met their fate, crying, hopeless. But also the beginning of love, old couples holding their hands. Nothing is so openminded, so apparent than the people in the public transportation system. And I have a wish for a long-lasting party in the tunnels, together will friends and my Lomo...

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  • Island of Serifos

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Island of Serifos

    A small island hardly anyone has heard of, and the locals like it that way. It's mountainous, with rough roads, but heavenly hidden beaches, and villages spreading down Cliffside like medieval or fairy tale towns. Perseus is said to have beheaded the Medusa there, so she no longer has the power to turn you to stone, but too much sea, sand and ouzo could do the trick.

  • Vondelpark (Amsterdam)

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Vondelpark (Amsterdam)

    But my absolute favorite place in the whole world will be the Vondelpark. It's a park in the south of Amsterdam and It's a place where I go when I want to get my mind clear or go into a state of happiness and tranquillity....

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  • Camp in Mountains (New Caledonia)

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Camp in Mountains (New Caledonia)

    TVR is a camp in the mountains of NC. Everything is so clear up there, your thoughts, your beliefs, the water, the air, the people. Everyone and everything knows why they're there. Its lovely. The sun is always positioned in a way where you can always see it. Light shines on everything.

  • High Park (Ontario)

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    High Park (Ontario)

    Although you can go to High Park year-round, the best time to go is in spring to watch every plant, animal, and tree come out of hibernation and begin to grow in the warmth of the sunlight.

  • Chinatown Brenkwando (New York)

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Chinatown Brenkwando (New York)

    What better place for the sun to set...I like coming here to be in a different city within the bigger city that already envelops my life. Its a place that smells bad, is grimy, crowded, and unfamiliar. That's what pulls me in.

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  • Metelkova City (Ljubljana)

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Metelkova City (Ljubljana)

    There is one special spot in the city of love, as they call Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia: Metelkova. What's so special about it?

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  • Viana do Castelo

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Viana do Castelo

    Well...I like to spend my expired, x processed, cheap rolls of film in my home town, Viana do Castelo and on the city I currently live, Braganca. They are both great places to shoot, especially during the summer. Lots and lots of people on the streets and lots and lots of light for some clear shots.

  • The Parking Garage (Florida)

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    The Parking Garage (Florida)

    For my favorite spot of lomo fun, I go to a tiny parking garage in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. When I had a class nearby I went fairly regularly and there was a lot of construction going on and a lot of fun signs all about, which I love because I always feel as though signs are shouting at me. Once I was brazen enough to slip past security (who was blaring classical music and chatting up a fairly bootylicious woman) and construction hazards and make it up to the rooftop.

  • Melbourne

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Melbourne

    They say one could never take a bad photograph when in Melbourne, Australia. I can't agree more and with a panoramic Lomo camera like Horizon, it makes your captured images of Melbourne even more endearing and memorable.

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  • Amsterdam

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Amsterdam

    One of my favorite places in Amsterdam is Amsterdam itself. It has so much diversity, you can't imagine. Every day there is a new face to this city, revealing it's true nature to the eye of the beholder...

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  • Gyeongju

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Gyeongju

    This city is known as an 'outdoor museum', for good reason. Everywhere you look there are ancient buildings, Buddha statues, old temples and, best of all, giant mounds called 'tumuli' in which are buried the bones of ancient kings. Most tumuli are just huge, bare, grassy hills, but one in particular draws me again and again. This tomb of a 1300-years-dead king has about six trees on it - Tim Burtony, craggy trees.

  • Ocean Front Cottage (Emerald Isle)

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Ocean Front Cottage (Emerald Isle)

    Breezy - a stunning oceanfront cottage in Emerald Isle, NC. It has three floors, with decks on every floor, 2 bath-tubs, hot tub, elevator, 2 wet bars, 7 color cable TVs including 50" LCD with Digital & HD channels, tons of gadgets, pingpong table, granite counters, stainless steel gas grill, enclosed hot/cold outside shower, and a gorgeous outside deck. Oh, it's amazing. My family used to rent it out a lot, but lately, we're just too busy during the vacation. When we'd go, I would spend days out on the beach. The beach is my home, now I live in Raleigh.

  • The Getty Museum

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    The Getty Museum

    Is a very cool place to chill. Whenever friends come to LA for a visit, it is at the top of my list of places

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  • Mount Ulriken

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Mount Ulriken

    As a student of Scandinavian languages and literature I came to Bergen in October this year to work on my final thesis about a contemporary Norwegian author. I had been granted a scholarship by the state of Norway, which allowed me to stay in Bergen for three month and do my research at the local university. Everybody who has been through writing his or her final thesis for university knows what a frightening project that can be. Have my studies really provided me with the scientific competence I need to write such a work? Is my topic good enough? Will I find the material I need? Will I have enough time?

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  • Abandoned Railroad Tracks

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Abandoned Railroad Tracks

    Traces of the once working mexican railroad, slowly erased by nature. On one side the tracks end abruptly, but on the other the keep going on and on. And not only railroad tracks go on, but lots of strange things like advertisements that warn you about never coming train; rusty metal, rusty clothes and even forgotten rusty christmas trees resting forever on the millions of stones that surround the tracks. It's like being on a forgotten island in the middle of a crowded city.

  • Fuerzas Unidas

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Fuerzas Unidas

    On mission trips, I and 9 other youth built two houses in two weeks. These houses are located in Fuerzas Unidas, Honduras. The most beautiful place on Earth. It is a poor, poor country, and a poor, poor area, but you can see the entire city of Teguz from the top of Fuerzas Undias. A view that Americans would pay 2 million dollars for. The people are the most blessed people I've ever met. They have no money, but they have love, love for each other, and love for the LORD.

  • Disneyland

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Disneyland

    Disneyland is the place where dreams come true. I live only about 20 minutes away from Disneyland and Disney California Adventures. Though I myself have only been there 5 times, I am sick of annoying little kids crying to their parents and the long lines for the rides, but still not sick of taking pictures. You can see everything when you are there; from a happy family from Germany to a handicap Christian group from Iowa.

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  • Santa Cruz beach

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Santa Cruz beach

    The famous Santa Cruz beach of Northern California is an awesome Lomolocation all year-round. Though the summer might be a little too crowded due to the lively and always animated boardwalk, the environment is still great and fun.

  • Shuang-chun beach

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Shuang-chun beach

    Shuang-chun beach is located in the Jiayi County. I often go there with my schoolmates to swim. This is a beach that very few people know. Because this beach has maintained its very primitive life style there is hardly any pollution.

  • Liuxi cultural city

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Liuxi cultural city

    I like this place very much. The Taiwanese old movie-like streets are the places, the older generation remembers still very well. It carries the local lifestyle of various decades starting from 30's to the 60's surrounded with houses built following the ancient construction techniques.

  • Cochin

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Cochin

    In order to get to Fort Kochi (the backpackers part of Cochin) from Ernakulam, you have to cross over a bridge and as we did so, we saw some amazing fireworks from the auto rickshaw. Our driver informed us it was some religious festival or another, which seems to be a daily celebration in India! We arrived into the main drag quite late at night but Fort Kochi appeared to be a delightful, peaceful haven, perfect for a couple of days of shanti (peace) before venturing further.

  • Orphanage and Thai funeral

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Orphanage and Thai funeral

    I met a group consisting of 12 people in Chiang Mai that I was to be leading for the next 2 1/2 weeks at the orphanage. We left civilization and made our way up north, through emerald hills and winding roads, to fang where kids' orphanage lies. It's always strange leading a group of people to a place you've never visited before but I went with the flow and all was well.

  • Galeriiizu

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Galeriiizu

    I think most of the Lomographers love art & design, so do I. Galeriiizu is a very famous art gallery that brings in much influence on the art & design culture to Malaysia. It is wholly owned by Mr. Izuldin Hani (aka Izu), a very influential artist in Malaysia. Due to the passion on art, Izu started to contribute all his time by starting a studio in Bukit Antarabangsa. In this studio, he started to hold art exhibitions that brought his name further to the art & design society. After around moving to few places and he finally settled at the UOA centre. Throughout the whole journey, Izu has launched a lot of exhibitions to acknowledge great artists from around Malaysia. It's a must visit places for art & culture's lover!

  • Arugambay

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Arugambay

    "Welcome to the land of sand!". Finest black tea, wild elephants, Buddhist temples or ayurveda massages. White sandy beaches with lush and green hill areas. You'll find it all in Sri Lanka. And: There is magnificent to surf there as well.

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  • Bridgeport

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Bridgeport

    Bridgeport, Connecticut may well be the street photographer's dream. It's a poor city; "hardscrabble" is a term often used to describe it; along with "blue-color", "down-on-its-heels", "seedy", and "shaky". Let's face it, it's not dolled up nor is it sanitized - it's really ugly and it's real. It's a perfect laboratory for the fan of grit and those who search for the sublime amidst the mundane. But even a place as seemingly hopeless as Bridgeport is subject to gentrification and revitalization. Enterprise zones, development projects, eminent domain abuse - all are rapidly working their protean magic across the cityscape. Many of my favorite places for shooting have already mutated and changed; the television graveyard, the old trucks that dotted the vacant lots - all are gone. Former factories are turning into offices and loft condominiums, so you got to get there soon. Owners of blighted lots and abandoned warehouses are suddenly taking an interest in their property, chasing off itinerant photographers and locking the gates behind. You can still catch some unusual graffiti - at least if it's on public property.

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  • Sziget Festival

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Sziget Festival

    Your backpack is ten tons heavy, you set up a camp far from the main-stage,and the first night trying to sleep

  • Harajuku

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Harajuku

    Not for the faint-hearted, Harajuku lies between Shibuya and Yoyogi in the japanese metropolis, Tokyo. On any day of the week you will find the small area full of people either shopping, eating or just hanging around looking painfully cool. Packed with expensive and exclusive boutiques as well as more affordable shops this is the place to come if you want to be "seen".

  • U.S. Shell

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    U.S. Shell

    There is a sea shell store in Los Fresnos, TX. Outside the store is a HUGE undersea reef sculpture. Every time I go back to shoot more pictures, I discover something new. Just for going inside the store, you get a free seashell necklace. They sell every kind of shell imaginable including live hermit crabs. They also serve ice cream at the snack bar!

  • Abandoned industrial coal silo

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Abandoned industrial coal silo

    A few months ago my girlfriend showed me an abandoned industrial coal silo. It is located next to a Kroger in Merrimont, Ohio. Merrimont is a small village East of Cincinnati, Ohio that was established in 1929. The village has made great strides to make itself appear much older than it actually is. The local inn is styled like a medieval castle.

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  • Nasher Sculpture Garden

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Nasher Sculpture Garden

    If you're a fan of sculptures, this is the place for you! The Nasher Sculpture garden at the Dallas Museum of Art is a lomographer's paradise. On a bright, sunny day, even the original fisheye can enjoy itself! Thursday evenings relax in the cool shadow of downtown with a bottle of wine, a close friend or just your lomo and settle in for some sweet jazz and excellent people watching.

  • Emerald hills

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Emerald hills

    Leaving Hong Kong, we managed to get some snacks for the trip and decided to get on the road too early rather than too late so we hopped on the tube. Took the KCR out to the last stop then followed the masses through immigration and customs and found ourselves spewed out in Shenzhen, China!!

  • Chiang Mai

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Chiang Mai

    Flooded chiang mai. I touched down in Chiang Mai and a gorgeous afternoon greeted me. Managed to knock 50 baht off my room price and rested until evening descended. I decided to head to the night market for some dinner...got half way there and suddenly the rumors I'd been hearing came back to me: Chiang Mai was flooded!! I'd heard it a few times but I guess it didn't really sink in until now! People were wading through waist-deep water....the night market was definitely out! I had no choice but to return to the seedy part of town and find a semi-decent restaurant.

  • The Parc des Bastions

    written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    The Parc des Bastions

    The park I prefer in my hometown Geneva is, doubtless, the Parc des Bastions. Located in the heart of the city, it is our genevan Central Park. In the park, you will find the University, the famous Mur des Réformateurs and the very trendy Café des Bastions. Students, nature-lovers, big families, old couples and young lovers love it.

  • Ilustrado Restaurant

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Ilustrado Restaurant

    This place is a nice restaurant with tasteful recipes for everyone. It has a nice ambiance and an elegant colour theme of black, red and white. Lots of mirrors make it good for mirror shots for your OSCM. The cosy and laid back atmosphere makes it a good place to relax while enjoying your tasteful retreat! Yummy Filipino dishes are served with some non traditional twists.

  • Blue Ridge Mountains

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Blue Ridge Mountains

    Right before school had resumed, my father and I took a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We went hiking every day in the mountains. These pictures are from when we reached the summit of Sugar Mountain. It was a gorgeous day as we ate wild blueberries and braced ourselves from the fierce winds against the sharp boulders.

  • False Creek Ferries

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    False Creek Ferries

    I love the ferries that operate on False Creek in the heart of Vancouver. Looking down on False Creek from one of the 3 bridges that connect Downtown Vancouver to Vancouver West they dart about the inlet like water boatmen skating on a pond. False Creek not only attracts the tourists and day-trippers that come to town for an amusing diversion on the water but it also is much loved by the local residents of this fabulous and unique city. False Creek is surrounded by some of the city's most enticing attractions.