The Santo Niño de Cebú ("Holy Child of Cebu") is a Roman Catholic depiction of the Child Jesus, similar to the Infant Jesus of Prague, and other venerated statues.
Last April my friends and I, “backpacked” all the way to the Queen City of the South. It was actually their first time to visit Cebu and since I’ve been here before. I acted as a tour guide for them. We just rented a place downtown so our first stop was the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino which was a walking distance from our place. This is only one among the churches and cathedrals in Cebu City that offers a splendid structure and gives that historical Spanish touch. As expected, many people prayed inside, others just touched the statues of the saints and a few who just passed by and waved to Sto Nino. (I realized this was a tradition for residents and patrons of the child Jesus). There were also patrons outside offering that they would dance for you as a form of prayer to Sto Nino and in turn you can give them a dollar or two for the candles they offered.
It is a goal of every Catholic to pay a visit to Sto Niño here in Cebu. It has always been famous for answering prayers of people. And I’m glad that I was able to come here. Too bad couldn’t take a picture of the insides the altar is magnificent. At the back of the church, is the Replica of the Magellan’s Cross which was planted by Magellan to signify the important event of the propagation of the Roman Catholic faith in Cebu.
It was very fulfilling for us, Catholics, to be able to visit the renowned Sto Nino de Cebu. We didn’t care if the line was long in buying souvenirs from their office, such as prayer books, rosaries and miniature statues of Sto. Nino., as long as we have one to bring back to our hometowns. In addition to that, about 2-3 min walk, was the Magellan’s Cross landmark. The place is so accessible and can be easily reached by tourists like us. I’m glad my friends were happy to finally be.
Sto Nino Church and the Magellan’s Cross are a popular landmark and tourist attractions in visiting Cebu.
Leonard Knight passed away last year but he left an incredible legacy, an embodiment of love, that is Salvation Mountain. From 1984, he painted and remodeled a little hill in the California desert that's colorful as a cupcake and truly meaningful. And if anything ever would have been meant to be shot with Lomo cameras, it would be this psychedelic, holy hill.
This article is dedicated to the French street photographer Raymond Depardon and his wonderful series depicting people communicating with mobile phones from all over the world. For this tribute, I compiled my own series of photos of people using their mobile phones or tablets in the city of Como. Take a look!
Matthieu Soudet is a child of photography. He started shooting in his native Normandy when he was only nine years old. Since then, he has dedicated his life to capturing magical moments and puts his boundless creativity to good use through beautiful pictures and portraits. He tested the New Petzval Art Lens tells us about his experience in this exclusive interview.
Some weeks ago, I made a tribute to the great photographer Robert Frank and his 1958 black and white series taken in New York from a bus window. He is the master of the ordinary moments, capturing the essence of daily life in a series of free and random sequence of photos where nothing important happens! And as I've written there I wanted to take a similar experiment with color film, which would change the perception of the environment where people live. Read more after the jump!
Melanie Martinez is a woman of many talents. Not only is she a unique singer and songwriter, but she is also an avid photographer who captures the tour life from a perspective like no other. It's time to share the special moments of her Dollhouse Tour and to figure out what makes her mind tick.
The original Diana F is a plastic beauty from 1960s Hong Kong. The Diana F+ is a reinterpretation, which is in no way inferior to the old Diana. It´s so versatile with all the optional accessories and lenses like no other lomography camera. And because of this, I will show you what makes this camera so special.
James Petrozzello is a New York based photographer currently residing in Brooklyn. He is a full time photographer and has shot portraits of Mick Jagger, Bill Clinton, Wane Gretzky, and Shaquille O’Neal, among others. He took a different approach to shooting with the Petzval Lens and tells us of his unique but interesting series of photographs in this interview.
Only 15 and already so talented. David Uzochukwu is a student and photographer from Brussels, Belgium whose speciality is to capture breathtaking portraits. For a photography meet in Bavaria, Germany he asked us if we could lend him the New Petzval Lens, and of course we said yes! Check out the beautiful photos he and other photographers took during this special event.
Thirty-five degrees. Summer. Lisbon. Seven hills. Worst combination ever! What better to do than to escape the horrible heat of a tropical summer day in Lisbon with its too many hills to a fabulous beach that is just one bridge away? It's enough to just cross the stunning 25th of April Bridge to arrive in an exotic paradise, with great waves and even better people.
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In this article, I'll show you the usual route I take whenever I walk through the streets of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, this time in preparation for making a puppet called Mr. Golden. Sham Shui Po is famous for its stores selling fabrics and other clothing supplies, as well as electronic accessories. It is also full of different places to explore.
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.