The city of Pompeii is certainly a sight to behold. My sole reason of staying in the Campania region was to visit this infamous site. Having been buried in meters and meters of volcanic ash and pumice way back in 24 August 79, the city was recently discovered sometime in the 1700's and since then massive excavation work has ensued to bring forth this lost civilization still preserved and fresh as the day it was built.
The city of Pompeii is certainly a sight to behold. My sole reason of staying in the Campania region was to visit this infamous site. Having been buried in meters and meters of volcanic ash and pumice way back in 24 August 79, the city was recently discovered sometime in the 1700’s and since then massive excavation work has ensued to bring forth this lost civilization still preserved and fresh as the day it was built.
As you walk the wide cobbled stone streets, you can only imagine how life was back then and exclaim in delight to see that so much has survived the tragic eruption of Mt Vesuvius. The mosaic tiling is intact, many of the hand-painted murals are still visible and fountain fixtures gleam in the sunshine while temples and private residences stand tall. Most curious is the display of two original bodies as they were found and excavated from the spot they lay in their last moments of life on earth. Amazing!
There are two ampi-theaters still standing tall which tells us that even back in 79 people already treasured the arts and live performances. Looks like nothing has changed over the centuries! Though ridden with many tourists who want to explore the same thing, the city is surprisingly huge and there is space for everyone. No queuing up or having to elbow people out of the way to get a good view. And as if Mt. Vesuvius isn’t ashamed by the destruction it caused, it watches over the city to remind everyone of the consequences of an eruption so massive.
A truly beautiful place to spend an afternoon armed with all your lomographic cameras. Entrance to the city is 11 euros for the day and is easily accessible from both Naples or Sorrento by train (costs only 5 euros
New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
Every year in the beginning of September, a small Italian town situated a few miles from my city of Como hosts an ancient fair dedicated to the Virgin Mary: the Fair of Our Lady of Rogoredo. This series of images fresh from my darkroom was taken using a roll of HP5+ film loaded inside my wonderful Horizon Perfekt.
A few years ago, nillerpiller went on a tour to several places in the Southeast Asian region. One of his stops was the island of Gili Trawangan in Indonesia, where he was able to witness and photograph a marvelous sunset by chance.
It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.
Situated along the banks of the Ganges, the vibrant city of Varanasi is one of the most important in Hinduism. It is where pilgrims flock to wash their sins in the waters of the great river and hold sacred rituals. During a trip a few years back, flyaway was able to capture scenes unique to this city on film.
Before moving to New York City, I was told that people keep to themselves. Thus, I set forth to put myself out there and create connections with the people in my community, using the Lomo'Instant as an icebreaker! I was proven wrong—if you show an ounce of kindness to anyone, they will overflow in return.
New York City celebrated the bees that pollinate the world and we got to participate in the family-friendly extravaganza on Beach 97 Boardwalk, Rockaway, Boardwalk. There was art, food, music, crafts, a Bee Marketplace, and lots of sweet sweet honey. Check out the highlights of Honey Week, Honey Fest and all that we learned about the great bees that pollinate our world!
This is a tribute to one of the most famous French social and street photographers, Robert Doisneau. During his life he was able to capture many little moments of everyday Parisian life with humanity and grace. His photos, full of poetry and humor, tell the ordinary life in the suburbs of the big French capital, away from the richest central areas of the city. Read more after the jump!
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
Lomography has just launched the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control lens campaign on Kickstarter. Luckily, I was able to try the prototype of the lens back in February. And if you're in New York City in February, there is one thing you can't miss: the Fashion Week.