Being an unemployed recent graduate and a bit of a Lomography addict, I like attending free events. And I like photographing those free events.
The Art in the Dark exhibition at Western Park in Freemans Bay was the perfect opportunity. The eight-hectare park is located within walking distance from the centre of Auckland City and is situated right near Ponsonby Road and Karangahape Road, both which have a bustling nightlife.
Art in the Dark featured 32 works of art, many of which were interactive. These included a bicycle covered in lights, a giant gaming console, a flying Icarus with glowing wings, and one of my favourites, a piece that allows you to experience music visually by passing sound through a liquid medium. The exhibition was open from 8pm to midnight over two days.
You can visit their website for more information and some more pictures from the event.
Some Western Park History:
In the early 19th century, eels could be caught in the Tuna Mau Stream that used to flow through the park. Once the park was established, it had a very narrow entrance from Ponsonby Road. In 1873, the council put forward a sum of ten guineas as a prize for the best design that would improve the park. The winning design was entitled “Lily of the Valley”, and by 1874, over 1000 new trees had been planted in the park. Since then, several sculptures have been added to the entrance of the park, as well as some park furniture.
The London Analogue Festival celebrates everything analogue, from music art, film and of course photography too! This year’s festival takes place at the OXO Tower in London from September 12 to 14. Lomography will be hosting a special Sprocket Rocket Workshop on Saturday, September 13. It’s completely free to attend but booking in advance is advised. Read on for details.
Last month, Lomography Gallery Store Soho held an exhibition of photographs taken at the Nixon Surf Challenge in Russia. Free drinks and live music from Swim Mountain overflowed at the opening party. Using the Petzval lens and a star-shaped aperture plate to give a beautifully soft, dreamy effect, the folks at the Soho Gallery Store created a video of the event. Watch this video after the jump.
I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum's Friday Late, an event that takes place every last Friday evening of the month. For March 2014, the London borough of Tottenham was invited to curate an evening of creativity. There were a number of events that went on ranging from music and art to fashion and film. Accompanied by my LC-A+ and Fisheye No. 2, here are my highlights of that evening in photographs.
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At the Auckland Zinefest 2014, photographer/lomographer Mike Kumagai took to the event to explore the indie world of self-publishing. Unique, eccentric, and with an attitude of doing something different - zines and Lomo share the perfect analogue lifestyle.
Moody, dark, and shady, Larry Clark’s “Tulsa” photographs rocked the public when it was released in 1971. Experience its enduring impact in the flesh at the Chrysler Museum of Art until mid-January next year.
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To celebrate Film Photography Day, Lomography Gallery Store Soho has organised a very special Scavenger Hunt! You'll be put in groups and given the task of finding and shooting as many items on our list. This event is FREE and there are prizes to be won! Alternatively pop in store on the day for the chance to win an LCA+. Read on to find out how.
Lomography France recently collaborated with Nixon and gave some top surfers a bundle of our cameras and lenses to document the Nixon Surf Challenge event in Russia. These stunning surfing shots will be on exhibit at the Lomography Gallery Soho and you're invited to the opening night. Come to the store on July 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for drinks, live music and a chance to win a limited edition Nixon Watch.
At the geographic center of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, right at the heart of Moncton city lies the Art Shack, an art supply store and studio. Originally established in Sackville NB, the Art Shack art supply store and studio is run by local artists. It provides a myriad of art materials and framing, and focus an approach of education through art to the surrounding communities. Some of the most iconic Lomography analogue cameras are available at the store.
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The Fine Arts graduate shifted to photography in the 1990s and has had a prolific career ever since. Wang Qingsong has participated in solo and group exhibitions not only in mainland China, but has also showcased his work in other parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States. His work transcends photography as an art; his portfolio proves that photographs aren't only meant to be visually compelling, but socially relevant as well. Through this interview, he shares his life and beginnings as an artist.
This article shows many joyful people hanging out in the parks of my city, Como, and enjoying their free time in a friendly way. It's also a tribute to a great social photographer: Willy Ronis. This is also an hymn to frieendhip, love, and all peacefully outdoor activities. Read more after the jump!
Paired with your camera of choice, the New Russar+ Lens can produce exceptional images wide-angle dreams are made of. Whether you're in the market for stunning landscapes or striking street photos, the Russar+ makes an ideal companion during those photographic expeditions. Dan from Lomography Hong Kong recently shot with the wide-angle wonder, and here are some of the photos from his shoot.