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.
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.
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.
Children, ever curious and with an innate sense of wonder, ask a lot of questions. Often they're easy enough to answer, but sometimes there are those that leave the adults stumped and mulling over them. The history of the instant camera as we know it began with one such question.
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.
Get the perfect self-portraits or group photos with your friends with this instant camera! This camera allows you to be picture ready with its mirror next to the lens and gives you an idea where is best to smile!
Mix two of your friends’ faces in one shot, combine different scenes in a picture, or pair unlikely objects in one photo! Anything and everything is possible with the Lomo’Instant Splitzer – the latest addition to the creative Lomo’Instant family.
Sometime between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago, a boy in northern Afghanistan was born with a gene mutation that hindered his eyes from producing melanin and thus from turning brown. He had blue eyes. If you see someone with blue eyes today, he is a descendant of this unlucky fellow. I am one of those weird folks and apart from feeling like a mutant and being Angelina Jolie’s secret sister, I am sensitive to light like an ISO 6,400 film.
When Marty and Doctor Brown visited the 21st of October 2015, things were flying and people were glued to technology. In 1989, the predictions of Back to the Future II might have looked far-fetched and funny. Today, of course, is a different story. Some of these predictions have come true!
The bold new film you’ve been waiting for is here! We’ve got a huge selection of creative and experimental films, and lots of other great ones back in stock. Head to our Online Shop or visit a Lomography Gallery Store near you and pick your film up today!
It might not look like it, but the Diana Baby 110 is definitely more than it lets on. For example, did you know that you can alternate using 12mm and 24mm lenses with it? Find out how in this tutorial!