On a recent day trip to Liverpool, there was a set of graffiti that really jumped out and caught my eye right away. Sadly I only managed to get one photo of it and would love to know a bit more about it before I return to the city in February.
I love graffiti, I always have and I always will. I don’t mean the kind that naughty school kids do on bus stops with a “Sharpie” declaring “Kyle waz ’ere 2011”, I mean the real art kind, with beautiful colours and images that hold the power to tell a story. I always photograph good graffiti when I see it and my recent trip to Liverpool was no exception, there is some great graffiti there. The graffiti that stood out to me the most on this trip was not the bright bold colourful stuff however, but a set of thought-provoking bits of graffiti on a huge scale. All of the pieces follwed a set format where a statistic was given, then a huge space, then there was a question at the end. I loved all the ones I saw (I think 4 in total) because they really made you think about things, important issues like mental health, prejudice and climate change. Plus they were all massive, spread over an entire bridge or the side of a 4 storey house or something. I think they have been there for a long time as well as I found lots of photos on Flickr of these pieces so they must have been approved by the city council or I am sure they would have been cleaned off by now. I know in Leeds graffiti is unlikely to last 3 months, let alone 3 whole years!
The photos included above here, I managed to find on a man’s Flickriver.com account. His screen name is @aguyIusedtoknow (and they are linked to his Flickr. On his Flickr it states that this graffiti is from a project from 2008 (which is when his photos were taken) called “The writing on the wall” but I have been unable to find out anymore about this. I would love to know how many of these there are in total so that I could go and search them all out. Can anyone give me any ideas?
Larissa Lily is a UK based photographer and writer who agreed to share some of her Petzval shots with us and explain a bit about her love for film photography. She took it on a recent trip to Kew Gardens. Take a look at the results right here..
We are always hunting for creative ideas on how to open up new shooting possibilities and it doesn’t get any better than when we discover something simple which works like a charm right away. Recently, the idea was raised that perhaps the Diana+ Splitzer would be compatible with the Lomo’Instant – Lo and behold, it is!
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
Lily & Madeleine are sisters from Indianapolis who have charmed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with their heavenly harmonies. They are just about to release their new album titled "Fumes." Lomography caught up with them on a recent trip to the United Kingdom and gave them each a La Sardina camera to shoot with. Meet them after the jump.
We love sharing photos! So, with the recent release of the beloved Lomo'Instant camera, we thought it would be a great idea to look at some of the best ways to share your instants with the world. Rather than letting them collect dust on a shelf or stay hidden away in a drawer somewhere, why not let everyone else in on your superb instant creations? Check out these 5 awesome ways you can do just that!
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
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!
The very talented Lomography team in Hong Kong made this wonderful video a while back, we came across it again recently and thought it would be a great start to the weekend. Fire up your eyes and ears after the jump!
Every year, just a few weeks before summer, I dedicate a series of photos to the joy of living outdoors in this good season. One of the most common pleasures is taking one's socks and shoes off to feel the first warm rays of sun on our pale feet, which were prisoners inside shoes throughout the long winter season. So, it's time to take off your socks and shoes and relax barefoot! Where? Of course, on the walls surrounding the beautiful lake! Take a look!
My name is Amber Valentine and I have a confession to make: I’m not really a photographer. I have a website full of photographs, a bookshelf full of cameras, film waiting to be developed, and a wall full of framed pictures I’ve taken. Even so, I don’t really consider myself a photographer per se. I think that Lomography is more about the experimentation and the fun of film than it is about the photography, and that experimentation is part of the reason I have embraced Lomography so.
Writing about Bangkok, a place where I first left my vagabond heart, I found it only fitting to focus on its own heart, the Chao Praya River, and the adventures it can offer to anyone looking to explore the city's curiosities by water.
Here's an idea we've came up with to make liking on Lomography even easier: allowing you to like photos on the overview page. Right now we've only unlocked it for albums – so please give it a try before we roll it out throughout the site!