The ancient quarries which furnished Egypt with this stone, and yes. it still can be seen in the modern city of Aswan today. This is where the Unfinished Obelisk is to be found.
Upon my arrival in Aswan after a one night train journey all the way from Cairo city, the first thing we visited was the Unfinished Obelisk. Now, does anyone here understand what I am talking about? I hope you do.
It is much of the red granite used for ancient temple, or simply a pillar in an informal way I guess. The ancient quarries which furnished Egypt with this stone, and yes. it still can be seen in the modern city of Aswan today. This is where the Unfinished Obelisk is to be found. It was supposed to be a 42 meters high and would have weighed around 1,150tons, just one stone. Yes, one piece. And not just as easy as that, but one piece that would need to be detached from a big granite.
This one we are looking at is one of the uncompleted project way back long long time ago. And I could really say that thank god they have one failure project like this, or modern people like us wouldn’t have ant idea how exactly the obelisk was made of.
As you can see it had cracked in several places and was never detached from the main rock yet. The notches seen in the photos were made in the granite to extract the blocks. So, how do you think about the engineering in ancient time in Egypt? Under hot sun with no heavy duty construction vehicles, and they still did such an unbelievable buildings. Amazing!
This article is dedicated to Serge Moulinier, a largely unknown French photographer who won one of the most important prizes in France with a book on Greek architecture. Strangely, little information can be found on the Internet about this great photographer whose work had also been published in an important essay written by the famous John Szarkowski, former Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
Found photographs are little treasures chanced upon by photographers, historians, and enthusiasts of vintage curio. At a boot fair, ehmahh found a boxful of Kodachrome slides which turned out to be travel snapshots taken in Egypt by an unknown traveler almost 50 years ago.
Yes, you read that right: Lomography has once again come up with a cool new product! But as much as we want to spill the beans right this moment—where would be the fun in that, right?—we've decided to make things a little more exciting by conducting a couple of rounds of good ol' guessing game. Sounds good? Step right in and see if you can crack our clues!
With today's incredible Advent deal, you have the chance to make the Lomographers in your life very, very happy! Accessorize your gift-giving this year with a visit to our Online Shop where you can get a whopping 20% discount on Flashes, Lenses and other accessories. Feel free to grab something for yourself while you're at it!
In spite of being a trained photographer, Ines quit her job and continued with photography only as a hobby. She still finds time to create beautiful, expressive portraits, which she recently did this in her hometown, Brunswick, and transformed the city into a quintessential dream setting with a unique swirly bokeh effect. Her weapon of choice? The New Petzval Art Lens, of course!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
According to our latest LomoAmigos Berlin Sessions, there is one camera this summer which you always carry with you - our beloved Lomo'Instant! The camera is accompanying the crew of the Berlin-based video magazine on their acoustics sessions all over the city and on the hippest festivals in Germany. Learn more about Berlin Sessions and their Lomo'Instant festival tour in this exclusive interview!
Some city-based parents feel wistful when they see their kids huddled in front of screens. There is nostalgia for tree climbing, hopscotch and bicycling. And why must children of today spend all their free time playing with zeroes and ones? This black and white gallery will inspire you to get the little ones out and about even just for the weekend.
In today's fast-paced world where many things can be had in an instant, Matt Slater embraces the slower, almost meditative, and arguably more fulfilling practice of making photographs through traditional darkroom processes.
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!
For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.
We're kick starting a new series on the Magazine where we highlight alternative photography processes, with a focus on modern and less popular ones. Today, we feature one that's often discussed right here in our community: caffenol.