It's the New Year! Now that we're done partying hard and shooing away all the negative vibes from last year, it's time to go back to basics and start off from scratch. Does that sound like a good idea? Here's to new beginnings!
New Year’s Resolutions are a bit passe and cliche by now, so we’ll just stick with the basics – a new year signifying a new beginning. Whether you religiously stuck to your resolutions last year, or relapsed back in to your old ways just a couple of hours in, we’re positive that 2013 is going to be one helluva year! For this rumble, we want to see photos of new beginnings – your newborn baby, your last pack of cigarettes, or maybe even the new lover you just met last night! Winners get Piggies to go towards a new Lomographic beginning!
Prizes: 1st place gets 20 Piggies while 2 runners up get 10 Piggies apiece.
Film/Camera Type: Any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated.
Upload Limit: 10 photos
Minimum Photo Dimensions: Submissions must be at least 768px.
Meta data must be completed (camera, film, location & 3 tags).
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Happy New Year Everyone. We're confident that our January 2015 workshops will help you dust off those January blues and get you smiling again. You'll be able to learn how to expose an image onto fabric or canvas with our LUMI paint workshop, learn the basics of our super Diana F+ camera and take to the streets with the Lomo'instant. There is also a great exhibition of analogue prints from photographer Arat “Huge” Komsawadichai. Find out more and book your spot by clicking here.
The new year is still young, but it seems as if it'll be over quickly. My organizer is already filled with entries until June. 2015 will probably be worse than 2014 when it comes to having time off so I could take some analogue shots. Anyway, there are some photography-related things that I really want to get done. It is probably best to set some goals if I only have very limited time.
Leonard Knight passed away last year but he left an incredible legacy, an embodiment of love, that is Salvation Mountain. From 1984, he painted and remodeled a little hill in the California desert that's colorful as a cupcake and truly meaningful. And if anything ever would have been meant to be shot with Lomo cameras, it would be this psychedelic, holy hill.
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
The double exposure technique is a creative and extraordinary way of adding an unconventional twist to your images. Not surprisingly, the most extraordinary double exposure images were sent as entries to this competition. The grand winner gets to bring home the photo book "Double Exposures" by Nickolas Muray.