Hang gliding, surf and nudism.... what else? It’s one of my favorite beaches in Basque Country because it’s what its name says: It’s wild.
La Salvaje or Barinatxe beach is a 750 m long beach located between the villages of Getxo and Sopelana and 17km northeast of Bilbao. It borders with the Cantabrian Sea which allows the beach to have spectacular cliffs around it. The green cliffs meet the blue sea there. From the cliffs. The ideal tourist destination for surf lovers or other sports such as climbing or hang gliding.
The location is ideal to enjoy a refreshing swim at its beaches, fly the skies on a light hang glider, or ride the waves on a surf board, and these activities are a common entertainment for the visitors.
The west side of the beach is nudist though you can wear your swimsuit. Here nudist and non nudist live together in harmony. There is golden sand for everyone. It’s funny to see people playing soccer/football in the morning. The way to differentiate the teams is that one doesn’t wear any clothes. No time for voyeurs. Here you don’t feel embarrassed when you meet someone nude. Once a year, a nude race is organised to welcome the summer. The news always shows this event in national TV. Of course, I’ve tried not to show anything for respect.
Anyway, the waves are wonderful though it’s quite dangerous and it’s usual to see the red flag. Then you can only take a bath on the shore. The rest of the beach is just for surfers.
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but whoever said that must have never shot with a Konica C35. This 46-year-old beauty can definitely hang with the big boys. Come see why this camera is one of my favorites, and why it should be one of yours, too.
Dominik regards the Diana F+ as a system camera because of its versatility and wide range of accessories. Find out what else he likes about this dreamy medium format snapper in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
Give anyone a blob of Play-Doh and you can be sure that he or she, whether a kid or an adult, would be able to transform it into something else - say, an animal figure or a type of food. In Eleanor Macnair's case, however, she makes one of the most excellent renderings of Play-Doh we've seen so far by using them to remake photographs!
Recently, I used my trusty Fuji Silvi. It may not be my all-time favorite camera, but I just wanted to use it because I kind of missed shooting with it. So I decided to look through my film stash to see what I could use with the Fuji Silvi. After much consideration, I ended up picking the old Agfa CT Precisa ISO 100 to get that classic blue tone. Silvia Precisa!
August 24, 2014 was a great day because of the We The Fest 2014! Maybe it's too early to call it the biggest summer music festival in Jakarta because this has just been its first edition. Nevertheless, my girl and I enjoyed every moment of it!
For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.
Thirty-five degrees. Summer. Lisbon. Seven hills. Worst combination ever! What better to do than to escape the horrible heat of a tropical summer day in Lisbon with its too many hills to a fabulous beach that is just one bridge away? It's enough to just cross the stunning 25th of April Bridge to arrive in an exotic paradise, with great waves and even better people.
"Grandpa's Photos" is exactly what it says on the title - vintage photographs taken by an Australian man named Stephen Clarke who frequently went on trips around the world. But make no mistake in concluding that it's simply a showcase; Clarke's grandson, Dave Tomkins, has also taken it upon himself to honor his late grandfather as a talented photographer. In this interview, Tomkins introduces him to us and shares the idea behind his personal project.
Stephan has more than 20 cameras in his collection but the Lubitel 166+ remains his favorite because of its versatility as a medium format camera. Read on why Stephan Kaps, aka mephisto19, regards the Lubitel 166+ as the perfect camera for his multiple exposure projects, portraiture, and other personal photography experiments in this installment of Weapon of Choice!