Someone asked me once which was my favorite monument in Lisbon. It is probably the city's aqueduct. I like that it distributes an essential element for life and its beautiful construction makes me burn film after film.
The Aqueducto das Águas Livres was built in the XVIII century by the king at that time to bring water from the countryside around Lisbon into the city. The main course of the aqueduct covered 18km so you can find parts of this beautiful construction in several locations of the city.
I think this is my favorite monument in Lisbon. I like both the construction and the purpose of it. Water distribution is a major issue in any society and often the constructions related to it are very beautiful.
The part of the aqueduct that crosses the Alcântara valley is the most impressive. It connects two hills and the cars pass through its magnificent arches. The place around this part of the aqueduct is not very pedestrian friendly, but I think it’s worth the risk!
It is possible to visit inside, it makes part of Lisbon Water Museum, Museu da Água, but I never did it – I got there after 6pm and I was more interested in shooting outside.
There are also other parts of the museum that are open to the public, mainly the reservoirs like the “Mãe d’Água das Amoreiras” and “Patriarcal do Príncipe Real”. You can learn more about it here.
In summer last year, my sister and her lover exchanged "I do's" after five colorful years of happiness and making future plans. It was the perfect occasion to grab some of my cameras and eternalize one of the most beautiful days not only of her life, but also mine.
Here’s a random and rather mysterious tale for you folks. Just the other day, I was at a local bar with a few friends. It was much like any other evening; we were sipping a couple of cocktails, recounting our adventures, falling over ourselves with laughter and half-drunkenly meditating on the meaning of life (a scientist once told me it’s 42 by the way). But then something truly strange happened. Read on to hear my story and please make a comment with your guess at the end!
In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.
INmusic Festival is my favorite music festival in the world. But as it turned out, lots of other people have discovered it, too. They said 75,000 people attended the festival this year, which was like the number of attendees for the two previous years combined.
The people of a city, to me, speak volumes about its culture and sense of community. And that is why I sought out the people who make Denver that much more interesting after the initial period of settling down. My search lead to a few establishments that have contributed to making Denver what it is today. In the second story on Transient Living, I present to you two of such establishments: The Craftsman & Apprentice, and A Small Print Shop.
Some time ago, my parents-in-law gave me an old Polaroid camera that they used during my wife's childhood. After some investigation, I found out that Polaroid had stopped making instant film. But the factory in Enschedé, the Netherlands had been taken over by The Impossible Project, so I bought a package of fresh film and gave it a try!
In celebration of the mindblowing solar eclipse we had the other day, we ran a competition and asked you to tag your analogue photos centered around our great big yellow friend! Check out the winners now!
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
Simeon Smith is a musician who recorded the sounds of our film cameras in action and made these samples available as a free download. We couldn't resist interviewing him about this project and taking a look at some of his photos. Meet the man behind the cams here.