A lonely church in a town marred by a history of violence. Who says reverence needed to be exclusive to dull colors?
Abra isn’t the usual tourist town that some of its neighboring cities are. It is land locked between mountainous areas. It has seen its share of violence in recent history due to the presence of rebel groups and the regular occurrences of violence spurred by rivalry in politics. But this by no means is an indicator of the state of affairs in Abra as now it is generally peaceful and safe. My grandparents were from here where our ancestral home was built by my grandfather with his bare hands. He was regarded to be one of the best in town. I still have one of his wooden stools inside my bedroom as a reminder of where we came from.
I arrived on a rainy afternoon at the town center 410km from the place I call home. I haven’t seen Abra for over 17 years, strange that the LCA race would lead me back there. I couldn’t recognize the town center anymore my memory being limited to just a few areas now the town was buzzing with activity, the old scent of it was being overwhelmed by the downpour. My uncle knew why I had come and we sped off to San Lorenzo Ruiz Shrine near the edge of town to visit this cemetery church. I brought out the Krab underwater case to protect the camera from the weather and started shooting the old church. The century old weather beaten church contrasted well with the dull sky. Sadly it wasn’t open during the time and I had to make do shooting around it. This led me to the cemetery nearby, that unlike my earlier location was quite creepy due to the overgrown grass and some badly kept graves the bad weather wasn’t doing it any favors either. What caught my attention though was this set of hot pink Virgin Mary and angel statues that stood underneath their similarly colored shed.
This week's list features works of art previously believed to be either fakes or works of lesser known artists, but were eventually proven to be paintings by some of the most celebrated artists in history. Have a look!
The Lomography Embassy Store of Prague is the place to be for Lomographers from all over the world! If you live in Prague, or even if you are just traveling around and need to buy some new Lomographic accessories, come and stop by to say hi!
Self-taught photographer Zoë Noble who also runs überlin, a platform for Berlin’s creative professionals,grabbed the opportunity to test the New Petzval Lens last month. The city was full of colorful and shiny Christmas lights, and Zoë couldn't resist the urge to capture the visual spectacle with the Petzval Lens. She speaks of her experience in this exclusive interview.
Who do you think deserves the crown for the best 35mm SLR camera? Canon and Nikon will always be in a two-horse race to the top spot in the consumer to prosumer SLR/DSLR market, having developed reputations as two of the biggest go-to brands. Representing the Canon corner, I can safely say the Canon EOS-1N is by far the best SLR I have ever used.
These images, said to be the first color photographs of Bali, Indonesia, were taken by National Geographic photographer Franklin Price Knott during a journey through Japan, China, the Philippines, Bali, and India back in 1927 at the age of 73.
Chris Pollard is a fashion photographer who, despite his exposure to the fast-paced world of runways and fashion, still has a passion for film photography. He expressed a keen interest in testing the New Petzval Lens, and we were more than glad to let him try it for himself. He shares photos ad answers a few questions in this exclusive feature.
Justine Jugnet is a French photographer based in Lyon who loves fashion photography. She recently took the Petzval lens to shoot with in Paris. Get to know more about her and her wonderful way of shooting the world around her in this exclusive interview.
I don't care if this film has been reviewed a zillion times, that it has already been discontinued, or that there might be a Japanese version of it. The Agfa CT Precisa that I know gives me the blues. Oh, yes - not a Chelsea FC fan, but this film is all about the color blue. Say hello to the blues!
Film Photography Day celebrations organized by Lomography Gallery Stores worldwide in April proved to be a huge success, thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun. Find out how film aficionados commemorated the much-anticipated day in our Gallery Stores in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Paris, and New York City through this photo gallery!
July 1906 saw a landmark event in the history of the National Geographic Society when its magazine published a special issue containing just one article with over 70 wildlife photographs - the first of its kind to appear on the magazine - taken by politician and wildlife photographer George Shiras, III.
Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.
This article is dedicated to Serge Moulinier, a largely unknown French photographer who won one of the most important prizes in France with a book on Greek architecture. Strangely, little information can be found on the Internet about this great photographer whose work had also been published in an important essay written by the famous John Szarkowski, former Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.