My university is one of the oldest public universities in the United States, and is certainly one of the prettiest. Click here to learn more about the historic school we call "Carolina"!
UNC-Chapel Hill first opened as a private university in 1795, and while this technically does not make it the first university to ever enroll students in the United States, it was chartered by the state of North Carolina as a public university in 1789, which makes it one of the first public universities in the whole country. The current university has a student body of about 30,000 and a very large campus. My favorite places to shoot on campus are The Pit/libraries, Coker Arboretum, Kenan Football Stadium, The Old Chapel Hill Cemetary, and Polk Place. Other campus landmarks include The Old Well, McCorkle Place, The Bell Tower, and the Dean Smith Center.
As far as photography is concerned, the 729-acre campus is a great place. If you like candid/street photography, you can catch all sorts of different people doing all sorts of different things on the quads or in The Pit. Architecturally, the university is also very diverse, and you can find buildings in all sorts of styles. The odd arrangement of the buildings on campus also create a lot of different lighting situations throughout the day, which gives plenty of reason to visit a spot more than once. Our campus is also very naturalistic and has an arboretum and lots of small gardens and plenty of open green areas. You’ll run into at least one other photographer on any given day.
If you’re ever touring the Southeast or are in the area for some reason, definitely take a chance to come visit! You won’t regret it, and you’ll get some good photos out of it.
Photographer Will Steacy's series "Deadline" provides a sobering look at the continuous decline of the newspaper industry in the United States, through the newsroom of one of the country's publications.
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.
We here at Lomography care about the environment as much as we do analogue lifestyle. Hence, Lomography joins other brands aiming to raise awareness on the plight of the honeybee. Learn more about this after the cut.
Elizabeth Nahum-Albright, or Lizzy, as her peers would call her, is a fine art photographer based out of Brooklyn. Born to design-oriented and artistic parents, she got into photography at a young age and continues to explore the possibilities within her chosen craft. Lizzy loves 19th century photographic processes, but she isn't a stranger to modern methods either – much like our New Petzval Lens. Read on to learn more about Lizzy and catch a glimpse of some of her Petzval photos.
Imagine an alien space mission from a planet of the Sirius Star System to an abandoned industrial zone of Como, a city situated in the North of Italy. The alien photographer named sirio174, used a powerful futuristic camera, called Lomo Lubitel 166U loaded with a Kodak Portra film roll. Yes, no digital, because the future is...analogue! During his journey, he learned the most common language of our planet -- English -- and he wrote this article for us. Read more after the jump!
My city of Como hosts a series of nice events this season. One of these is Creativity Day, where the upper schools show their project at the main square of the pedestrian area. This year, my students have assembled a Lomography Konstruktor at the main square of the city! Take a look after the jump!
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Another quirky-looking analogue snapper from the 1990s, the all-automatic, all-white Olympus Ecru is certainly one of the most interesting and compact cameras you can add to your collection. Find out more about it in this installment of Lomopedia!
Happy New Year Everyone. We're confident that our January 2015 workshops will help you dust off those January blues and get you smiling again. You'll be able to learn how to expose an image onto fabric or canvas with our LUMI paint workshop, learn the basics of our super Diana F+ camera and take to the streets with the Lomo'instant. There is also a great exhibition of analogue prints from photographer Arat “Huge” Komsawadichai. Find out more and book your spot by clicking here.
In more ways than one, Lomography is an art form as much as it is an effective tool to communicate. This is proven in the politically-driven exhibition “Selfies from Oranienplatz," of which the opening event will be taking place on the 16th of October as part of the European Month of Photography in Berlin. Read further to learn more about the project and event.
While waiting for the new Lomography gem, the wonderful Russar+ lens, I took some photos at a fun fair with my wonderful Mir 20/3.5 super wide angle lens from the big panoramic wheel. Here I'll tell you some tips about the use of this kind of lens. Read more after the jump!
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
Weeks have passed and yet Germans are still celebrating the victory of their heroic football team. Shortly before the World Cup started, we took notice of an interesting photography project on Kickstarter. Berlin-based sports photographer Ryu Voelkel called for help to create a football photography book like no other. The campaign was successfully funded. Ryu made his way to Brazil and came back with amazing shots including some very special Kodak Aerochrome photographs. Meet Ryu and learn more about him and his special moments at the WC 2014.