Oahu Cemetery is a way to journey back to old Hawaii. It houses many faiths and different ethnicities that make Hawaii a melting pot of cultures.
As someone who studied Anthropology, I have a fascination for many aspects of the burial and the care of our ancestors. One of those aspects is the cemetery. I am not someone who wears all black or is fascinated with horror movies. It is in reverence to those who came before us and how we choose to remember them that piques my interest.
Oahu Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery on the island. It was founded in 1844 in the Nu’uanu Valley. It was established at the height of the whaling industry. It started as a way for foreigners to be interned on who may have not been allowed in the Catholic, Lutheran or other missionary who had set up churches on the island. It is written that the first burial cost $2.50.
The markers range from the simplest to more extravagant statues and mausoleums.
The cemetery lies on 18 acres just a few miles from downtown Honolulu and made in Victorian style with a duck pond and a small waterfall at the back. Plots are no longer available for public sale. There is an adjacent cemetery that is more modern. There is also a Japanese cemetery and tea house next to it.
I have never tried cross processing while taking grave pictures. Normally I work in black & white for the typical effect.
These photos were taken with a Canon AE-1/ Rollei Crossbird and a Lubitel 166+ / Fuji Across 100
New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!
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!
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.
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.
Soon, a school more than a century old in Switzerland will be closing its doors and transformed to house offices. Taking on the important task of documenting its hallowed halls is srcardoso, who made use of film as a way of honoring it.
Aaaaaand we're back to regular programming! Apologies that it took us long to reveal December's winners, we had too much eggnog and partied way past our bedtime. So without further delay, here's The Best of the LomoKino - December.
It is the marvel of Java, the cultural center of Indonesia: Yogyakarta, or, as we assimilated locals call it, Jogja! Jogja is full of historic sites and exudes a very adventurous yet welcoming spirit. It is a true multireligious melting pot that has seen kings and sultans come and go, and religions introduced and either went or stayed. Time has been gentle on Jogja. It's one of my most favorite cities in Asia.
One of the things that make a trip to a far-flung place truly memorable is getting the chance to interact with the locals and share fun moments with them. Five years ago, disdis was able to do exactly that on a trip to Zinguinchor, Senegal, and it goes without saying that it was most certainly one for the books.
Faith Holgate, Lois McDonald, Anna Donigan and Sophie Galpin make up PINS, a Manchester-based band that has released two albums and crafted a unique, raw and confident sound. The band is signed to Bella Union, run by ex Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde and have been documenting their rock'n'roll life with the La Sardina camera.
It is Film Photography Day, and we are counting the ways the activity fuels the imagination. One photographer likens it to the soulful sound of an LP. Another chases its risk or does it with a leap of faith. But the consensus is clear: Film photography keeps people on their toes for the best possible shot.