The river ride of the Pasig River Ferry Service is one awesome trip. It was very comfortable, relaxing and quiet. You can hardly hear any noise from the city. It enables you to see the city from another point of view. But the treat here are not the squatter areas with people waving to you or the small wooden boats which your huge steel ferry passes by with, it’s not the Malacanang Palace and the manicured golf courses by the river either, its not even the charm of the old factories and deserted oil depos in different stages of decay, but the real charisma of the whole ride are the bridges you pass under. Two modes of old transportation intersecting. From Escolta station to Guadalupe, I passed by 6 bridges. Notably are the Nagtahan bridge, Lambingan bridge and the Huge Quezon bridge.
Architecture and engineering is well pictured in each and every bridge. No bridge is the same. And I was lucky enough to take lomos of them on a sunny day. They should have included trivia on public address speakers about the areas the ferry passes but I’m thinking that this isn’t a tourist ride and it was largely commissioned for public commuting so it’s a stretch really. Oh how about a high tech push buttoned info screen with earphones? Nah. Scratch it. And one more thing, don’t take out your cam when you pass by the president’s house in Malacanang Palace. They hate lomo. Snapping shots in the area is forbidden. It’s kinda silly. By then it makes you think if they haven’t found out about Google Earth yet.
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share with you, Brittany Schall. Brittany likes to ponder on the social, psychological, and cultural aspects of the effect of appearance on one's identity through her realistic drawings of hair. Join us on a journey through self and ponder on how you identify with your hair.
Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.
Lomography's on a mission to conquer the world of instant photography, and we need your help to reach this goal. Find out how you can contribute (and be rewarded with a super cool close-up lens, too!) after the cut!
How about letting bricks and stones fly in front of you? Pick your favorite pattern, the prettiest wall you can find or the most complicated lines you've ever seen on a building, grab the Oktomat and start shooting!
After reading a lot of DIY tipsters in the magazine, I saw that the usual decoration of the Kontruktor wasn't unique enough for me. Read on to see how you can decorate your Konstruktor with the prints from the first shoot with your camera (or any other).
The Smartphone Film Scanner offers Lomographers and analog lovers a quick, easy and portable way to scan 35mm films. Simply turn on the Smartphone Film Scanner back-light, insert your film, take a photo of it using your Smartphone and use your phone's camera or the specially-developed App (iPhone and Android versions available) to edit and share.
There's a lot that you can do with a Lomo LC-A+/Lomo LC-Wide and a Krab, besides the obvious (which is take it in the water with you). Get creative by trying various angles and perspectives; you'll be surprised how a slight tilt can make a dramatic difference to your photos. Take a look at the gallery below for some inspiration!
Lomographers, fans of electronic music and art, this is the competition for you!
We are very happy to launch this competition with Alfa MiTo Club To Club, one of the most important festivals of music, art and culture electronics in Europe, which will take place in Turin, Italy, from 5th to 9th November 2014. Find out how to win two tickets, lots of music and Lomography cameras!
Stenoflex lets you reproduce the single steps of black and white photography, from taking photos to printing. It is a simple box pierced with a tiny pinhole to allow light to enter. Put a sheet of photosensitive paper (included) inside the darkroom and expose it to your subject.
If you love to craft or design things yourself, you can draw a lot of inspiration from these two creative women. You may have already stumbled upon Sophie and Catharina on the web, be it at hello handmade, workisnotajob, superwork, supercraft or their youngest project, lemon books.