Do you like a cup of tea in a warm and peaceful spot? Do you like pies and cakes? And if I tell you that everything you eat in that place is completely healthy and free of pesticides and GMO (genetically modified organisms)? If you like the occasional art exhibition and if you need to buy something to fill your fridge with something healthy, then Quintal Bioshop is the place for you! Plus... It was there that I saw my first holga image, so it all started there for me!
Quintal Bioshop is located in Rua do Rosário, 177 in Oporto (Portugal), right in the corner with Rua Miguel Bombarda, the street with more art galleries in Oporto, being right in the art center of the city! It’s a store specialized in organically grown food and delicacies with great decoration and playing great music all the time. Also, it’s kind of the unofficial origami center of the city, holding origami gatherings usually once a month! It displays art exhibitions that range from sculpture to painting and, of course photography! Speaking of that…
My first contact with lomo and toy cams happened there! A friend of Monica’s (the shop owner) had put on an exhibition of Holga pictures and I just loved it! I was so amazed by those pictures that I needed to learn more about how to create those dreamy images! Well, an year later and a big collection of antique and toy cameras after I saw my first Holga picture I’m still a costumer of Quintal Bioshop, always eager to go there and see what fabulous dessert we can find to go with a nice cup of tea or coffee! Remember, if you are in Oporto, that’s a place you shouldn’t be missing!
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!
Everybody loves a cup of tea to start the day. Meanwhile, we lomographers love to do little photo sessions to start our day. Both are really fun, but a wise person once said that we should try to combine two of our favorite things sometimes and see how it comes out. So, here we go!
For a small island, I find that there's actually so much to see and do in Penang. If you do decide to visit this quaint state and its eponymous island in Malaysia, I bet you'll want to stay for at least a week, so I decided to do a number of day trip installments. If you're ready, let's get started!
Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
There are small pleasures and big pleasures. A small one, like eating a chocolate after lunch, the first day of summer after a cold spring or finally meeting that girl you see every day on your morning commute can be more satisfying than anything else. As for me, shooting live music shows with the Petzval Lens is one of those small pleasures.
Her choice of soak for her photographic series "Float On" may not be everybody's cup of tea, but it can't be denied that something so unique deserves a spot in the limelight. During a recent chat with Brigette Bloom, the outlandishly experimental film photographer eagerly shared her inspiration for the series, process (a tipster!), and what she thought of people's reactions over her work, among other things. Check out the exclusive interview after the cut!
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You might think that a camera as small and cute as the Diana Mini is a gimmick - just a little something to take on holidays for snaps. And though it's a fine camera for doing just that, there's more to it than just taking snaps! Take advantage of its versatile features and turn your camera into a creative powerhouse!
Previously, I suggested that you walk around Ubud. For he second part of my Lomography Day Trip piece on Ubud, allow me to show you places that are worth visiting. Don't worry, you won't get lost! If you do want to get lost, just rent a bicycle and ride around!
Read on dear friend and I will weave a story for you. There may be more questions than answers raised by this peculiar tale. But if it’s clarity you seek, have no fear, things will become clear in time (they always do, don’t they?). So rub the Sandman’s dust from your sleepy eyes and take a journey with me. If you think you have an answer when we reach the end, please do share it in the comments!
It's probably normal for a lot of people to travel on their own once in a while, but for me, it was a huge undertaking that kind of required me to prepare myself. So, when I finally took the plunge, it felt like I was doing something wild -- at least, travel-wise!
Do you still remember your first steps into the amazing and life-changing journey that is film photography? Today, we'd like for you to take us back to the time where it all began, to the camera that started it all, to the very first film photos that made your analogue-loving heart swell with glee!
Common sense tells us that when the weather gets bitterly cold, it's best to stay inside and drink a cup of something warm. But when you have a primo lens like the Petzval, it's hard not to go on an adventure! Equipped with nerves of steel and a Petzval lens, these Lomographers around the globe bundled up and braved the conditions to capture the top 10 wintry (not so) hot spots.