Cruise the Mestizo river while learning about local culture and history. I can’t wait to come back and see the whole project when its completed.
The Last stop in Vigan was the newly put up River Cruise. Barely two months of operation the cruise is a project of the local government and as of this time takes guests around the river absolutely free of charge.
It was a Sunday morning when I dropped by the ferry station. The usual Sunday crowd hadn’t arrived yet and so I had to wait it out. I explained I was in a race and they told me they could make a special arrangement for me.
I begged off but one of the boatmen sped off on his bike and plucked out random villagers to ride with me just to fill up the logbook, talk about special treatment. After forty minutes of waiting, cavalry arrived and we boarded the motorized boat. We zoomed off to what would be a pleasant 40minute ride tracing the Mestizo River. The project was just only half done because they still had to clear the banks to make way for a route that would spill over into the mouth of the South China Sea.
They were playing folk music along the trip which I would later find out is part of a prerecorded audio program made to sync with the places of interest along the river. I learned a great deal about the city through the program. And I learned about the lives of then people there who were eager to tell me about themselves and their experiences along the river.
The government put up some statues along the riverbanks which were meant to be visual guides to the proud history of the City. From its founding in 1572, to its surviving cultural products, the trip was quite an impressive experience. We passed by fish pens and kids jumping off trees and into the river. There were quite a lot of things to see including a local lawin (Bhraminy Kite) that was fishing for its lunch by diving for fresh water fish. After the cruise I couldn’t stop thanking the staff and villagers. They even saw me off when I caught a ride outside the station.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."
written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-06-19 in #gear#news
Cuban culture inspired the new edition of Lomo’Instant. Like Havana’s color blocks, the new camera has an aquamarine shell. It also comes with Fisheye, Portrait and Close-Up lenses—all to celebrate the spectrum of delights in this summer locale.
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.
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. It has been mentioned in a myriad of pop culture references in books, music, and film, and is also the home of the Lomography headquarters. The history of Vienna stretches back to a far 500 BC, which is why it’s no surprise that the city is steeped in rich, unique, and fascinating culture and history that has inspired artists of all generations.
Don’t you love it when the whole world shifts into new perspectives? Perhaps it’s the moment you realize the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, or that secondly when it’s like someone has flicked a switch and life suddenly appears completely fresh again. Well ladies and gentlemen, we are nearly ready to unveil a new Lomographic surprise which will have this magical impact on your photographic life!
I bought my Petzval Lens in September, and of course, I couldn’t wait to test it. To see what I could make out of the depth of field and swirling effect, I took the lens out of the packaging and brought it out to cemeteries in my area.