Firenze wouldn't be so magical without the river Arno and the world famous "Ponte Vecchio". This river has something magic!
The main river going through Firenze is the river Arno. I love cities with a river, because it gave them a very special character and most of the times beautiful views from on side and another of the city. It’s the case for Firenze with 2 different part of the city and 2 different moods on the south and north side of river Arno. And crossing the river is like going from one universe to another, like crossing a border and the bridges are very important symbolic places.
Firenze has one fascinating bridge, the “Ponte Vecchio”, that means “old bridge” because it’s almost 650 years old!!! It was built 1345 and like often in the middle ages, it’s not only a bridge, but also a commercial place, that was specialized in gold and jewelry trade, because on a bridge, there was a tax exemption for the merchants. This tradition survived until today, and you have on the bridge a lot of jewelry boutiques, really built on the bridge with the houses of the merchants too. It’s a very fascinating feeling to cross this bridge that is much more than a bridge. And when you look at the Ponte Vecchio from the other bridges, you can admire the architectural masterpiece how this massive construction over the river is really something special. And to really enjoy the place go there very early in the morning or when the weather is bad, because most of the time it’s so tourist-crowded that you can’t even walk normally on the bridge. I had the chance to see it with rainy weather, giving the place a very mysterious atmosphere….
When someone asks me why I love Burkina Faso so much and what's so special about it, I answer without any hesitation: the people. There's something in this country that connects the people together very strongly. Here, foreign visitors are warmly welcomed. And honestly, I think that the portraits I'm most proud of and that I really love are those shot in Burkina Faso. "Why," you ask?
As part of the Valentine's Day Deal, you can grab this wonderful fluorescent pink plastic camera at a discounted price! Take seductive, soft-focused shots and pulsating vignettes on 120 film this season!
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.
2015 has been another amazing year for Lomography and we wouldn’t have done it without your continuous love and support. Allow us to return the favor, our dear lomographer, by making your Christmas wish come true!
There are no smoke and mirrors here! The Lomo LC-Wide is capable of producing enchanting photographs on its own! So we decided to have a look through the Lomography Online Community to find some spectacular snaps. Here are some photographs taken with the LC-Wide that captured a little something magical.
This article is dedicated to the Hungarian-American photographer Cornell Capa, brother of the famous Magnum reporter Robert, and to his great humanitarian and social contributions in educating and changing the world. Capa's photos depict genuine human feelings, hope, and solidarity, and avoid commercial cynicism or disinterested formalism. I write this tribute facing a delicate argument: mental disability.
Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.
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.
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.
Sonja started her analog adventures during her teenage years. She took her first film photographs when she was 13 and has been in love with the magic of the process since. Her idea of a perfect day involves developing film rolls while listening to jazz and having a cup of tea in between. In this interview, she recalls about her experience with her first Lomography camera, a Holga 120 CFN.