Ready for a traditional celebration? Here's a photo gallery for Divino's Party (Festa do Divino) in São Luís do Paraitinga (Brazil).
From Wikipedia: “Divino’s Party is a cult to the Holy Spirit, in its several manifestations, it is one of the oldest e most widespread practices of popular catholicism”.
This means two things: a sea of culture and lots of shots the way Lomography likes: explosive colors and lots of contrast. It is a must-see! This party happens in several places and different states, but I use to go to São Luís de Paraitinga (in the state of São Paulo) because the city is already a prepared setting to receive the festival.
Stay tuned because it happens in May during a whole week. It is on its last day that the congadas (typical dances) happens for real and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy it. It is so much happening at the same time that I suggest that you drink chamomile tea before you take the camera out of you backpack because the mind goes a million miles.
Here’s another tip: have an early lunch or take some snacks because it is a bad idea to eat in “conventional” times, since there are a lot of tourists in the region and the restaurants cannot deal with such demand at once.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
Some days, things seem to align for your street shot. The subjects form photo-ready queues that mimic architectural details around. Other times, an arrangement is made. Stretch this way, pose here, move a little forward for a group picture in strategic shapes and patterns.
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Film Photography Day celebrations organized by Lomography Gallery Stores worldwide in April proved to be a huge success, thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun. Find out how film aficionados commemorated the much-anticipated day in our Gallery Stores in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Paris, and New York City through this photo gallery!
Film Photography Day 2015 is nearly here and we’ve got loads of raucous parties planned around the world at our Lomography Gallery and Embassy Stores! Everything you can imagine and in the most analogue way possible — live unplugged music, vinyl DJs, in-store raffles, analogue flea markets, scavenger hunts, workshops, panels of photographers, instant photo-booths, competitions and loads more!
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