They're both brown, furry, and flightless. But one is sweeter than the other. Get your facts straight and know the difference between a kiwi and a kiwifruit!
A kiwi is a flightless brown bird that is native to the islands of New Zealand. I’m sure many of you who have visited New Zealand have seen this common face of the bird. Unlike any other bird, the kiwi has hair instead of feathers! The word “kiwi” is also used by New Zealanders to refer to themselves. How you doin’ lomo kiwis?! Unfortunately, the kiwi (the bird, not the New Zealander) is on the list of endangered species.
Now… don’t mistake a “kiwi” with a kiwifruit. Yeap, the right way to say it is “kiwifruit”. This green-fleshed (sometimes yellow) fruit is not native New Zealand. It actually originated from China, and used to be (or is still) called chinese gooseberries. In the 1960s, however, kiwifruit farmers in New Zealand wanted to market the fruit overseas. To avoid confusions and to identify the fruit with New Zealand, they named it the kiwifruit.
I’ve been referring to the kiwifruits as kiwis, but a friend (from New Zealand) sent me to the right path and told me that it wasn’t right. So let’s summarize this all and get this right!
A kiwi is a bird (or a New Zealander) and the fruit should ALWAYS be called kiwifruit!
James Petrozzello is a New York based photographer currently residing in Brooklyn. He is a full time photographer and has shot portraits of Mick Jagger, Bill Clinton, Wane Gretzky, and Shaquille O’Neal, among others. He took a different approach to shooting with the Petzval Lens and tells us of his unique but interesting series of photographs in this interview.
"The photographer remains the same but it’s the viewer that is the magic part of the whole process," David Lynch says in this video by LA Review of Books. "Every viewer who stands in front of a certain photograph—they’re getting a different thing."
He joined the Community not only for the crazy photographs but also for the creative and informative tipsters. In fact, one of his goals is to try out as many tipsters as he can. Let's get to know our Newcomer of the Week from Leipzig, Germany, elimpacto!
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.
Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!
Joe Brook is one of the most popular photographers in the West Coast skate scene, shooting for magazines like Trasher, Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and different outlets such as PDN and Kodak. Having previous experience with an old Petzval lens mounted on a 4x5 camera, it was but natural for him to try the new one. Brook talks about finding himself, his work, and shooting with the Lomograhy Petzval Lens in this exclusive interview.
Aside from the fact that Ubud is a must-visit tourist spot in Bali, it is also the perfect place to relax and get inspired. There, you’ll see and feel something different. Staying there for a month in 2012 made me discover good places to visit. If ever you'll be in Bali for a holiday, don't forget to visit Ubud. Now, I shall take you on a quick visit to this town!
East and west, old and new coexist harmoniously in the highly-urbanized Southeast Asian city-state, Singapore. Singapore is home to various nationalities not only from around Asia but even from other far-flung countries all over the globe - a true cultural melting pot, with four different major languages and five official religions.
We know it's been a while since the New Petzval Art Lens was released, but we simply can't get enough of seeing your Petzval photos just yet, so keep them coming! In the meantime, check out this gallery post of lovely analogue and digital Petzval shots in monochrome.
This month, a new Lomography Embassy Store can be found in the capital of Colombia. A new Embassy Store doesn't only mean more space for exhibitions, community get-togethers and other projects, but also a big opening party and photo exhibition!
After working at both the the Manchester and the Soho Store, Tom Ambrose knows pretty much everything there is to know about Lomography We put his skills to the test and lent him an LC-A 120 for the weekend.