Little India is a very interesting place to go to for street photography. It is even better if you shoot there during a festive day! You get to shoot people who are attending the festivities, people from the parade troupe and many more. So in this article, I will be showing you guys the photos which I shot during Thaipusam this year. It was very crowded with a lot of Indians as they are celebrating this festival day of the year.
Thaipusam (a combination of the words: Thai and Pusam, these refer to a star that is at its highest point during the festival) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community during the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). Countries such as Mauritius, Singapore, and Malaysia, with smaller communities will also celebrate this special day like countries with major Tamil communities.
It was a very fun and interesting day as there was a procession wherein devotees performed various acts for the celebration. According to tradition, devotees will go through a fasting for approximately forty eight days and on the day of the celebration, they will carry Kavadi, because by doing so, their loved ones will be free from illnesses etc. Kavadi can be in the form of piercing needles through the cheeks, tongue or skin. The bigger form of Kavadi will be a bigger structure like those in the photos above.
You can even shoot more by shooting portraits of the people who are standing or sitting around. Just put on a smile and ask them politely for a photo, I am sure most of them will say “YES” hahaha! Try doing that because I did that for the above photos. Do drop by Little India during the next Thaipusam or even on normal days, there are other interesting things to shoot!
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.
On Thursday, the streets of Manhattan will once again be filled with much revelry as the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade takes place. With only a day left, let us look back at the history of this American tradition through these photographs taken during its early years.
It was a cold and cloudy winter day in 2012 when I came up with the idea of compiling photographs of people's faces. I decided that the most personal way to do it is through instant shots. They are one of a kind and you immediately have something in your hands.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential photography books ever, "Ballet" by the photographer, art director, and graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch. Brodovitch took a series of photos of classical dance in a very unconventional way, using very slow exposure times, trying to catch the true essence of Russian ballets. For this article, I took a series of photos at the Swing Crash Festival in my city, Como, held in June 2015.
This year's Cannes Film Festival is upon us and we are so excited! We are certain you're on pins and needles, waiting for the revelation of this year's winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or. So to appease your frenzy, we put together this little gallery of the very best film posters of all time.
With the holidays just around the corner, it's a great time to make sure you have loads of wonderful films for all the fun festivities coming up. Today's Advent deal of the day is here to help you do just that! Head on over to the Online Shop and save 10% on our wide selection of films. Do the right thing and keep your camera happy this year!
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!
Beat the June gloom with some new photographic adventures. With a slew of city-wide street festivals and better weather, we've come up with some fun events this month to keep you inspired. Now, go out and shoot!
The NYC Jazz Age Lawn Party on the notorious greens of Governor's Island is one event you'd want to attend this August. Steeped in age, glamour, and a little bit of mischief, the Jazz Age Lawn Party is a weekend to attend and remember. What better way to go than with Lomo? We're giving away tickets and they could be yours for the taking.
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Leslie Lindell is a Californian photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She shoots photos of regular people doing regular things, capturing life and lifestyle. A cookbook which contains photographs that she took won the 2014 IACP Cookbook of the Year award. That same year, Lindell attended the 51st Shoshone Bannock Powwow Festival at the Fort Hall Reservation just outside of Pocatello, Idaho and shot some colorful pictures with the Petzval Lens.