Like greyhound racing? You probably don’t, and neither do I – an opinion shared by a lot of people if the lack of crowds at Perry Barr dog track are anything to go by.
One of two greyhound racing venues in Birmingham, the people that do go there really conform to the stereotypes you might expect. Bookmakers in big sheepskin jackets, their minders lurking in the background, and a smattering of hardcore punters studying race cards and smoking roll-ups.
If you go on a misty night like I did, the floodlights give an eerie surreal quality to the atmosphere that makes for an interesting photo, despite the general lack of life. Greyhound racing is like horse racing’s scruffy little bad boy brother and in the right conditions can end up being more photogenic (lomogenic?). Why not visit a track yourself to try it?
It's human nature to be restless and imaginative. The real may be interpreted as what one sees or how one sees something. For the daydreamer, a scene from nature transforms into a canvas. Suddenly a field makes room for chemical coloring, all those anachronistic streaks that somehow look right. Or else, those beautiful colors amplified or subdued to their most pictorial shades. All in the world of trial-and-process film photography.
Ellie Smith is a London-based fashion and portrait photographer with a real talent for taking simple and beautiful portraits. Recently, she took the Petzval Art Lens to the streets of East London to capture some urban shots. Read on for the full interview and see her striking photographs.
For many people, going on trips to wonderful places would be dull and incomplete without their reliable, fun-loving travel buddy. For Los Angeles, California-based illustrator John Stortz, it's his beloved dog Wolfgang.
The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on June 6. It is a place full of history and is also the only football stadium with a blue track course. Some say it is the most beautiful stadium in the world, and I totally agree with them. But then agai,n I might be biased because it is the home court of my favorite team, Hertha BSC Berlin—my blue-white bloodline.
As a toast to Oktoberfest 2015, we have combed archives for evidence of beer love in the deeper parts of town. The roadside dives that banner cold beer, German singers holding up their embossed steins and rustic ads by the tracks make up today’s gallery.
A true Lomographic gem, the Lomo LC-A+ RL is blessed with good looks and bursting with experimental potential. Get ready to shoot amazing Lomographic photos by experimenting with MX shots, long exposures and a whole range of accessories!
Dogs (and cats) are man's best friend and pet owners will agree that they bring bundles of joy to our daily lives. Pets deserve to be the star of photo shoots, as much as they deserve a special spot in our lives.
Their movement is as hard to predict as the weather. One minute they're on a standstill, the next they horde the sky with their brisk wings. This is precisely why people need binoculars and camouflage suits just to trace the track of birds. Similarly for photographers, these creatures present a friendly challenge. To capture the perfect stance, on land as in mid-air, is a reward.
The Pfaueninsel ("Peacock Island"), also known as "Pearl in the Havel sea," is a world cultural heritage and popular destination for Berliners. Loose peacocks, water buffalos and the magical character of the island were also a reason for me to go and spend one Sunday afternoon there, with my LC-A+ and the LomoChrome Purple film.
Sometimes what we don't see is as compelling as what we can assess in close detail. From a distance we can create illusions, feign cinematic long shots and introduce the scope of unknown places. Come see what's beyond.
Our grandparents taught us never to stoop down to the level of bad people, but Quentin Tarantino begs to differ. This video shows us how a shot from below can create a strange intimacy with perplexing characters.