An incredible place with an atmosphere unlike any other. I’ve yet to meet anyone that didn’t think it was wonderful.
After a week of beach, partying and social life in Goa…I finally moved on. From Goa, most travellers seem to either head north to Mumbai or Delhi, if they are flying home, or maybe more to the south Gokarna or Kerala, I went to the east to Hampi. Everyone I have met in India insists that Hampi is “a place you will want to stay for a while…”, “wonderful”, “magical”, etc. — which sets up expectations which I eventually thought must be thwarted. Not so…
I took my “usual” overnight bus from Goa to Hospet (about 8 hours) the closest town and from there another bus to Hampi.
Hampi really IS a magical place…It is quite unlike anywhere else on Earth. It’s a holy town set in a bizarre landscape of hills made of giant boulders that seem to hang in gravity positions. According to the Ramayana, the boulders were thrown down from the heavens by the Monkey-God in a show of strength. Take one look at Hampi and you’re unlikely to argue: it’s a bewilderingly unearthly landscape.
The landscape is really one of the most perfectly beautiful I have ever seen: piles of enormous round golden boulders form hills separated by perfectly flat valley floors, the brightest possible green rice paddys and banana plantations, watered by an irrigation system created five hundred years ago, and fed by a beautiful and holy river.
I could spend weeks there just wandering through the temple ruins to watch sunsets or watching the monkeys basking in the heat by the Tunghabadra River. Even if you don’t have a religious bone in your body, you’re unlikely not to be struck by the other-worldliness of the place. It’s no surprise that Hampi is venerated as a sacred place. The temples are incredible. And there are hundreds of them. An incredible place with an atmosphere unlike any other. I’ve yet to meet anyone that didn’t think it was wonderful.
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Ever since I got my LC-A+, I've always taken it with me whenever I travel. This little wonder works awesome with any film, in every weather and cultural context. In Sevilla, Spain, it was no different.
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.
In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.
I've always wanted to have an instant camera, but what put me off were the expensive price of the film and the transience of the photos. But then I wasn't able to fight it any longer and bought myself an Instax Wide 210 set. Now, here is a review of the Fuji Instax Wide film.
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the second part of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
I participated in the Kickstarter campaign and purchased my very own new Petzval lens. I can't wait to use with with my digital camera to experience its wonderful bokeh effect. I also wanted to try its effects when using a film camera but the lens has an EF mount. I didn't have a Canon camera. See what I did with it after the jump.
When I was a kid, one of my greatest joys was to go to the park. I especially loved playgrounds. It didn't matter how may other children there were, as long as I could have my turn to go on the slide and and sit on the swing. These days, enjoying one's childhood has become so different. Technology has stolen the interest of children in more physically demanding yet fun activities.
Weeks have passed and yet Germans are still celebrating the victory of their heroic football team. Shortly before the World Cup started, we took notice of an interesting photography project on Kickstarter. Berlin-based sports photographer Ryu Voelkel called for help to create a football photography book like no other. The campaign was successfully funded. Ryu made his way to Brazil and came back with amazing shots including some very special Kodak Aerochrome photographs. Meet Ryu and learn more about him and his special moments at the WC 2014.
This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!
I’m lucky enough and old enough to have grown up in an era where film was the only form of photography available. I’ve always had a passion for film but it was a certain series of images that inspired me and changed my idea of photography forever. Find out what that was after the jump.