Last weekend’s KLue Urbanscapes 2009, the city’s all-day creative arts festival held at KLPac (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center). Although I’ve heard many things about KLPac from friends, but this was my first time to KLPac.
The place blows my mind away. Situated at Sentul, which is in the middle of busy KL city, but once you are inside you will loose all notions that you are still in the busy hectic cosmopolitan city known as Kuala Lumpur. On the way in, you are greeted with beautiful greenery landscapes, clear lake and an old A’ Famosa colonial-esque building. KLPac with its huge spaces of greenery is perfect for events such as this.
KLue Urbanscapes 2009 on the other hand was a kaleidoscope of sights, scenes and sounds. It is as if all of the city’s creative communities gathered at KLPac and do their thing. Also it seems as if everybody in KL who has Digital-SLR or Analog cameras are there at KLPac, Urbanscapes. All kind of camera was present. Everybody all trigger happy, including myself.
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!
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.