Taj Mahal is a tomb that was built out of love of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Taj Mahal is located next to Yamuna River in Agra, India. The tomb is made of white marble and decorated by jewelry. It took 22 years to finish the construction. There was a rumor that the key architecture, Ustad Isa, was executed after the tomb was finished as the Emperor didn’t want him to build any other place that was more beautiful than the Taj Mahal.
Its beauty and the power of the Emperor’s love has been widely talked about all over the world. That is the reason why millions of tourists (local and international) keep visiting the place.
Though time has passed hundreds and hundreds years, I believe that every visitor would still feel the great love of Emperor Shah Jahan.
This monument of great love shall stay in our hearts forever. And I believe that it is waiting for everyone to visit.
Horst P. Horst was a fashion photographer who became famous for his striking use of composition and lighting. His photographs depict sheer and timeless beauty. The Victoria and Albert Museum is celebrating Horst's work with a retrospective exhibition of photographs from his prolific career. Lomography has teamed up with the V&A to give YOU the chance to win amazing prizes including tickets to see the exhibition, a book of his photographs and a Diana F+ Colette. Read on to find out more.
Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.
The Academy Award for Best Picture is certainly one of the top prestigious awards that a filmmaker can ever get in his or her entire career. Ever since it was first given in 1929, a total of 86 films have been given this award – a really huge honor, considering that this number is but a small part of the total 512 nominations.
Santiago Felipe is a Brooklyn-based music visual artist who found purpose in helping artists gain recognition through his photography. His love of music has driven him to be an active member of the NYC music community. Check out his beautiful photographs of famous musicians taken with the Petzval lens.
Young Scotland-based filmmaker <b><a href="http://morgspennyproductions.co.uk">Morgan Spence</a></b> loves filmmaking just as much as he loves Lego, which he extensively uses in his work. That being said, Spence turned out to be just the right artist that Lego artist <b>Warren Elsmore</b> tapped to create a promotional video for his book, <b><a href="http://warrenelsmore.com/brickwonders-1">"Brick Flicks"</a></b>.
For a short time, Blaine Vernicek, otherwise known as clownshoes in our Community, needed to be away from his beloved muse, Miss Katie, and stay in another state because of his new job. But thanks to his Lomo Smena Symbol, he was able to bring with him photographs of his sweetheart that somehow helped him forget the unnerving distance between them. Read on to find out more about this heartwarming story in this installment of My First Lomo Affair!
Martin Smith is a London based film photography fan who was one of the first people to receive the Lomo'instant from the Kickstarter Campaign. Since then he's been avidly shooting around town. Martin chatted to us about his love for instant photography and showed us some of his excellent shots. Read on for the full interview.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
During the last two weeks of February I was finally able to shoot with the LC-A+. It was only then that I was able to find out for myself just why many lomographers love to shoot with this awesome little camera.