Touring Paris in my dreams looking beyond the tour Eiffel, Louver, Montmartre, Notre dame.
Paris – the city of love – Eiffel tower, Louvre, Sacre Coeur and on and on are a must see. In the sheer expanse of this city there is much more to discover, however. since i wouldn’t consider myself the typical tourist that is after a photography of each major attraction that i can hang next to the post card of the Eiffel tower i bought 5 years ago in little Italy. So what makes Paris a special place for me?
It is what makes lomography special to me. It allows or sometimes even seduces me to look at the world in a different way, as if i was some instrument with slightly blurred, infra-red vision. It makes me want to make love with the people and objects i am seeing, dance with the street musician, fly over the roofs of paris, becoming michelangelo’s slave. As lomography, so is Paris an orgasmic unification of the old and the modern – graffiti on 400 year old walls, glasses pyramids in the midst of the louvre. It is in this unification that the charm of Paris is born – once it takes hold of you – you are hopelessly lost. It calls your name in your sleep and softly embraces your dreams.
Les Bleus may have been booted out of the World Cup by Germany, but for me France is always a winner. The number of places to go around Paris, especially, can never be exhausted: the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Cœur, the Seine, the Arc de Triomphe, and this time, I fell in love with the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise.
This month, after waiting for three years, my city Como hosted the Tour of Lombardy, an important event in the male elite road cycling tour. With my Fed 3 loaded with black and white film and equipped with ultra sharp Industar 50/3.5 lens, I documented the parade of cyclists who went to the starting line after they registered. Take a look after the jump!
I began 2015 with my first foray into the exciting world of analogue photography. With La Sardina in hand, I flew to Hanoi, Vietnam tentative, insecure, yet excited beyond words. How did I fare for my very first roll of film?
Since the dawn of time humans have strived for impossible situations: Icarus's wings, a magic carpet and green tomato ketchup (it does not taste the same). Multiple exposures are an excellent way for us to create visions beyond our wildest dreams.
Looking for a dependable camera for street photography? For Agathe, or theblues in the community, the Konica C35 Automatic rangefinder is the perfect companion for her daily photowalk in Paris. Find out why in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!
Have you ever looked at a photograph and wondered what lies beyond it? Take a look at this series of illustrations by artist Lauren King, who extends what can be seen on vintage photographs by adding graphite sketches, after the jump!