Bangkok was our first stop in the land of the smiles. It is the main capital of Thailand with Suvarnabhumi airport acting as a hub to hundreds of international destinations. Sawadeeka Thailand!
As soon as we landed I was already impressed by the sophistication and size of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport. We managed to find a taxi to take us to the center of the city. Oh boy was that a ride! I was on the edge of my seat and upon checking how fast we are going I realized the speedometer of the taxi wasn’t working!
We stayed in Bangkok for a good four days and made full use of our time by exploring as much as we can. I studied my Lonely Planet religiously in search for orientation and insider dibs and tips. This metropolitan city is very enormous so traveling with a map is a must!
On my first day, I decided to visit the Lomographic Embassy of Thailand and what a mission that was! After taking the local bus to the correct MRT line (Bangkok’s metro) then switching to the BTS (Bangkok’s Skytrain), I finally reached the urban area of Sukhumvit, only to be disappointed – the embassy was closed and it was a weekday! I didn’t make an appointment with them so if you wanna go, it’s best to call them first! So to cheer myself up we walked to Cabbages & Condoms restaurant, which is a funny place! They give you a free condom with a meal in order to promote safe sex (important in the land where prostitution is widely accepted).
I also made time to check out Wat Pho, the famous reclining Buddha that Leo was seen visiting in “The Beach.” It’s a long one! Besides that, I enjoyed plenty of temple visits, tuk-tuk rides and fun nights out in Khao San road. There’s plenty to do here and make sure you say “sawadeeka” to all the smiles you meet on the street!
Speak of South Korea and, chances are, the bustling capital city Seoul and the charming island of Jeju would be the first destinations to come to mind—and for very good reasons. But while these top tourist draws are definitely worth the visit, the rest of the country is dotted with many more gems often unheard of to outsiders. Here are a few of them.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
Singapore, like Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, is a likely stopover when you fly far. The city is a tiny urbanized hub but it's very favorable if you know some high-spirited locals. I was lucky to hook up with king kimbo (@hakimbo), who showed me around. He took my lame limbs to the Gardens by the Bay, an amazing place which was visually striking. I was hugging some artificial trees there when I found a baby—a very big baby.
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!
As a photographer, Issa Ng is known for his expertise in portraiture and fashion photography. Having worked with different international brands as an Art Director, he has developed a great sense for aesthetics and details, which are reflected in his work. For the past three years thePetzval lens has been part of his workflow, and it has helped him create those show-stopping fashion portraits.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
For three months last year, I traveled to 11 cities of eight Southeast Asian countries. My first destination from my hometown of Seoul was Vietnam. After 10 days in Hanoi, I joined a group tour to Sapa, an area known for its hill tribes. This is a photo story of my two days and one night in this remote but vibrant place.
Our Lomographers love their Petzval and, as a result, they have taken it to the most amazing places: gardens full of green, immensely busy cities and breathtaking landscapes. Yet, sometimes, all you need is what you have right at home. Keeping family memories with the Petzval Lens never looked this good, and golfpunkgirl does it well.
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. With its 3.5 million residents, it is also the second largest city in the European Union. Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to culture as there are so many people from many different countries living and working together. Of course, Berlin is also home of Lomography Germany!
A self-portrait is a piece of a long narrative. It is a parcel of where you have been and what is precious to you. It is a silent version of a hello or an impactful sentence about the kind of photographer you are. Make your next statement count with a little help from your Lomography friends.
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Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. Let's get to know more about Japanese local culture and food through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!