Canada Day, celebrated on July 1st, marks the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, which united three British colonies into one country. The start of the summer season is a great time to celebrate national pride.
There were many festivities around Calgary that included congregating at Prince’s Island Park, concerts, fireworks, etc. When contemplating which activities to partake in, I decided that I would celebrate Canada Day by capturing the signs of Summer around Calgary. I visited Elliston Park (17th Ave. & 68th St. SE), Riley Park (505 10 Street Northwest), and Central Park (12th Ave. & 4th St. SW). I hadn’t initially intended to focus primarily on the flowers, but how could I resist.
These are very different from my photos from last year’s Canada Day, where I went a little overboard on the obvious “maple leaf theme” and flag shots – LOL:
I have always felt very fortunate to have been born and raised in this wonderful Country. I remember when I was growing up, Canada was always referred to as a “mosaic” (is this term still being used to describe Canada?). Anyway, in honor of the Canadian Mosaic, I have created a mosaic from these images:
It is always a pleasant experience collaborating with our old friends and LomoAmigos. This time, Emily Soto shot another wonderful series with her Petzval Art Lens. We can't wait to share it with everyone, so here they are!
Lomographers love reflections. Peruse the website and you are bound to find water puddles mirroring trees and glass windows duplicating people's motions. What beautiful sights to record indeed! But how else can we approach this doppelgänger effect? Seven ace photographers give us wonderful ideas.
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
The Rolling Stones in circus masks, a bare-faced David Bowie and Johnny Rotten in a bulldog clipped-jacket. Such details Anton Corbijn has ingrained in rock history. These images plus 300 more of Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Siouxsie Sioux, REM, U2, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode have a collective premiere at Fotomuseum Den Haag.
Before smartphones and digital cameras, Diego Uchitel used a Polaroid to test his lighting. For many of his subjects, these dress rehearsal shots turned out as marvelous as the published pictures. David Bowie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen and many other celebrities exposed their delicate side for Uchitel's magical lens even after the main show.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.