The Texas Renaissance Festival is the best renaissance festival in the United States. It takes place every weekend from about the first weekend in October to the last weekend in November each year. It's located in Plantersville, Texas.
There’s lots of great food, entertainment, human-powered rides, shops, and people in amazing costumes. There’s a sign warning you at the entrance that you will be photographed and that your photographs may be used in any way without your permission. The truth is that most of the people show up specifically to be photographed! It’s the most camera-friendly environment in which I’ve ever been. The fair is surrounded by excellent campsites and many people stay an entire weekend. There’s too much to see in just one day.
The quality of the costumes and products being sold there has to be seen to be believed. The costumes are not really costumes. They are authentic clothing that people would have worn at the time. You can purchase battle-ready swords, real armor, real leather uniforms, authentic hand-crafted tools…it’s amazing. Many first timers are somewhat apprehensive about being surrounded by adults wearing “costumes”, but they usually leave making plans about how they are going to dress up the next time they go. I’m already making plans.
P.S. I shot all of these with my LC-A+ and cropped them for effect. :-) The LC-A+ was the perfect camera for handling all the different lighting situations and being very fast to use so I didn’t miss anything. I also shoot some pictures with my Diana Mini (in half-frame mode), but most of those were underexposed because of the bad lighting or to “grainy” to be useful. The Diana Mini is great when you can get very close to your subject, but you lose a lot detail in things that are far away and her lens isn’t as fast as the LC-A+.
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From October 16 to 19, the Signal Festival took place in Prague once again. This festival is a huge outdoor exhibition of light installations in public spaces within the city of Prague, which lures thousands of people to the streets.
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.
In more ways than one, Lomography is an art form as much as it is an effective tool to communicate. This is proven in the politically-driven exhibition “Selfies from Oranienplatz," of which the opening event will be taking place on the 16th of October as part of the European Month of Photography in Berlin. Read further to learn more about the project and event.
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
Hello, fellow lomographers! To be honest, ever since I started working last year, I haven't been able to write a single analogue lifestyle piece. But today I decided to write something about my days, especially about my weekend in Bandung. It's not much but I take it as the start of a new beginning in writing all over again here. So, here's my weekend in Bandung!
In 24 hours time Lomography UK will be heading out to the Oxfordshire countryside to deliver some special workshops from a tent at the Wilderness festival. It was so much fun last year so we thought we would share some of the best photos from 2013. See you there!
Lomographers, fans of electronic music and art, this is the competition for you!
We are very happy to launch this competition with Alfa MiTo Club To Club, one of the most important festivals of music, art and culture electronics in Europe, which will take place in Turin, Italy, from 5th to 9th November 2014. Find out how to win two tickets, lots of music and Lomography cameras!
C/O Berlin is a foundation, thus independent from state grants and capitalist interests. It is focused on fostering contemporary and young-blooded photography. In 14 years, the team has grown from three founders to a group of 53 people that guarantees independent exhibitions. After many years of residing in the "Postfuhramt" in Berlin Mitte, this extraordinary cultural institution has found a new place to stay for the next 16 years: the Amerika Haus.
Each year The independent Label Market takes place at the Old Spitalfields Market and brings together some of the most interesting independent record labels. It’s the perfect place to meet label owners, talk about music and buy some exclusive and new releases. I took along the Petzval lens and was surprised at the reaction it received!
There couldn’t be a better time for photography enthusiasts than October. In honor of the European Month of Photography, there are fascinating photography exhibitions taking place around the continent, and Vienna is one of those locations. Starting October 29, the series “The Nocturnes of Day” by Andreas J. Hirsch will adorn the walls of the Lomography Embassy Store in Vienna. You're invited!
Last Sunday, the local rugby team Rugby Como played the first match of the 2014-1025 season. Rugby is my favorite sport to photograph, and for some years I've been documenting almost every home match of this young team. This time I used a 1959 Zorki 5 camera with a vintage 1958 Industar-50 lens loaded with a timeless film, the Ilford HP5+ developed in a century-old developer, the mythical Rodinal. Take a look after the jump!