A city core with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings... It originated from a small fishing village and is now a city with modern facilities and many nice and friendly people Ho Chi Minh.
The largest city in Vietnam where the streets are always busy with interesting people and buildings. Stroll along the streets for endless photo opportunities, shopping and delicious local food. It originated from a small fishing village and is now a city with modern facilities and many nice and friendly people.
Ho Chi Minh City was formerly known as Saigon and is located in the southern part of Vietnam. Being the largest city in Vietnam, it has a total population of over seven million. It is my third trip there on business and I can still recall the first time I stepped out of the airport … I was amazed by the number of motorcycles roaming their busy streets. Traffic seems chaotic but the riders and drivers were very careful and pretty courteous. Taking a walk around the city, you can find both modern and retro lifestyles and buildings melted into one. One moment you will find street hawkers with their customers happily enjoying their meals sitting by the roadside on little wooden stools and the next you’ll find some elegant looking cafe and restaurants.
People are generally very friendly and nice but if you speak English only, you will probably have to check out the more modern shops and restaurants because you might end up looking like an alien when ordering food or bargaining with the locals who speak only Vietnamese. Tons of shops offer very beautiful artwork and handicrafts. Don’t forget to check out their local food especially the beef noodles (I think they call it ‘pho’).
It is always a pleasant experience collaborating with our old friends and LomoAmigos. This time, Emily Soto shot another wonderful series with her Petzval Art Lens. We can't wait to share it with everyone, so here they are!
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!
Lomographers love reflections. Peruse the website and you are bound to find water puddles mirroring trees and glass windows duplicating people's motions. What beautiful sights to record indeed! But how else can we approach this doppelgänger effect? Seven ace photographers give us wonderful ideas.
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
The Rolling Stones in circus masks, a bare-faced David Bowie and Johnny Rotten in a bulldog clipped-jacket. Such details Anton Corbijn has ingrained in rock history. These images plus 300 more of Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Siouxsie Sioux, REM, U2, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode have a collective premiere at Fotomuseum Den Haag.
Before smartphones and digital cameras, Diego Uchitel used a Polaroid to test his lighting. For many of his subjects, these dress rehearsal shots turned out as marvelous as the published pictures. David Bowie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen and many other celebrities exposed their delicate side for Uchitel's magical lens even after the main show.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.