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.
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.
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.
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. With its 3.5 million residents, it is also the second largest city in the European Union. Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to culture as there are so many people from many different countries living and working together. Of course, Berlin is also home of Lomography Germany!
In every aspiring photographers' dream - Turn the hobby into career, leaving the part time job, putting all of the efforts into one's photography project. Kevin Biberbach did it. Biberbach is a student from Aachen, who has completed a 365-day photography project called "EVRY DAY" with his passion and insist. The project is widely getting attention throughout the internet, which includes a variety of portraits content such as wedding, family and couples. Biberbach shared to Lomography exclusively about his work, passion to photography, and also his experience with the Petzval 85 Art Lens.
What makes travel a great experience is the newness of things. The environment, people and culture tend to be different from customs back home. Coming from the Philippines, I found a lot of novel things in the United Kingdom, especially in the city of London.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. Let's get to know more about Japanese local culture and food through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
What exactly do I feel while waiting for my Lomo'Instant photos to be developed? I have to say I get a mix of "Surprise me, dear Lomo!" but also some "Did I capture it as I wanted?" kind of thought. No matter the school of thought, with the Splitzer you can add so many cool effects to your photos you'll definitely embrace it!
Did you catch the solar eclipse that happened recently? Word on the street is that it even resulted in a total eclipse in some areas of Europe, making it a pretty rare occasion for the folks that got to see it! We're guessing that some of you even had your cameras to catch the whole shebang on film — which is why we're throwing a competition for the best eclipse and sun inspired shots out there. Come on in and check out the details!