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.
In 1963, a couture-clad model in a bubble capsule floated through the streets of Paris. Melvin Sokolsky, the mastermind who dreamed it all, photographed her as strangers looked on. Stunts and gravity-defying acrobatics have this effect on people. The sense of danger or impossibility is the attraction; one cannot help but look.
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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?
Mulholland Drive is what sunny dreams and nightmares would look like in the hands of a Surrealist. In this edition of Friday Movie Flashback, we unravel the psychological pyrotechnics of Cannes-winning director David Lynch.
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!
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!
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In a previous feature, Wilson Lee of Teeny Life Photography shared portraits he shot with the Petzval Bokeh Control 58mm Art Lens. Proving that he is as talented in travel photography as he is in portraiture, he provides a scenic tour of Kansai with photos taken using the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, and talks about the experience.
Beyond fashion, lightweight suits allowed women to move around the shore while proudly bannering the body they were once required to hide. These snapshots celebrate not just skin—they are about being comfortable in one’s skin.