Technically, it’s the center of the LRT train line but in all honesty, it is the jump off to the center of Manila. When you want to go to Sta. Cruz, Recto, Divisoria, Quiapo and Escolta, you only have to go to Carriedo and everything’s and anything’s a stones throw away. When you board down the train you only need to have keen eyes and nice pair of shoes as you’ll be treated to a montage of interesting places to go: Chinatown ( for tasty dumplings), Hidalgo (camera center of Manila! Woot!), Raon ( for lights and sound madness).
The Pasig Ferry Line, Quiapo Church, Jones Bridge and a lot of small weird bits that make Manila absorbing. Jeepneys and pedicab (pedaled bicycles) are the choice of transport but walking is recommended. Savor the street food if your tummy is brave for battered squid, light a candle at the first church you enter and make a wish, buy stuff, all kinds of cheap fun stuff, and suck up the life that this city breathes with much love.
Shanghai in the 1920s and '30s was a city that intrigued British, American, French and Chinese cosmopolitans with its bustling streets and dens of sumptuous iniquity. This summer, Dances of Vice brings strains of jazz mingled with Hollywood-inspired music and Chinese folk melodies on the night of the Downtown Association in New York City.
The Lomo LC-A+ is always the best companion for traveling and wandering around. Hong Kong lies on the southern coast of China and is well known as a metropolitan city and where the Eastern and Western cultures meet and mix. Let the LC-A+ take you around and feel the hustle and bustle of one of the world's busiest cities!
Graciela Iturbide's photography is part poetry, part documentary. She is a living legend in her home country Mexico, and her work has been exhibited all over the world. On May 1st, photographers will have the chance to learn from this master of composition.
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.
As the weather warms up and the sun begins to shine, it's time to take your cameras off the shelf and into action. April is a special month because of Film Photography Day, marking a special date for us film photographers. We need you to help celebrate the wonders of film photography and keep the magic alive. #filmphotographyday2015
Mel Brackstone introduced herself as an "old woman with a love of the surreal." Her energy is palpable; with the soft delicacy in her photos, she comes across as an old soul that sees through young eyes. She is self taught and lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, She discovered the Petzval Lens in 2014.
Since Alive was founded in 2010 with one mission: to uphold film photography despite the steadily increasing popularity of digital imaging. It aims to provide guidance and information to analogue photography enthusiasts through its website, which has become a platform for showcasing the creativity and techniques of its followers. Since live has also ventured into developing products to bolster the practice of analogue photography and its Bento Film Case has proven to be very useful. Lomography talks to Since Alive’s Wind Hui and designer Stephanie Ho, co-collaborators for Since Alive’s Bento Film Case.