I have a very soft spot for English Abbeys, and an even bigger soft spot for the English coast, so an Abbey on the cliffs by the sea, has to be one of my favourite tourist spots. Add to that a connection to one of the most famous undead, and you have a must see destination.
“Right over the town is the ruin of Whitby Abbey… It is a most noble ruin, of immense size, and full of beautiful and romantic bits; there is a legend that a white lady is seen in one of the windows.”
— ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker (1897).
Whitby Abbey is the remnants of a Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the east cliff of Whitby in North Yorkshire, England dating from 657 AD. Dismantled as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries during Henry VIII’s reign, all that’s left behind now is the ruins of a once great building that create a distinctively eerie atmosphere around the town of Whitby.
The Abbey itself stands over Whitby and is easily visible from miles around, from both land and sea, and it’s said that Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, was very taken with the atmosphere of Whitby whilst he stayed in the town in 1890.
Walking around the Abbey it’s easy to see where Bram Stoker found his inspiration for the book and the character, with the looming ruins and the romantic views around it. It’s also easy to forget that Dracula and the entire story are fictional, as the surroundings draw you into the atmosphere and almost transport you back in time.
Common advice tells us that Tokyo is best experienced at night. The neon lights of Ginza come on, Shibuya Crossing gets crammed, Ropponggi lets loose. Reverse the advice and we’ll get something like a palate cleanser. The Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen and small parks peppered around the city offer relief, from morning until late afternoon. Even ordinary streets appeal to tourists. We suspect those secret ramen spots add to the charm.
The LC-Wide is definitely one of Lomography's must-have cameras. Its Minigon 1 Ultra-Wide-Angle lens adds a different flavor to your shots, on top of the stunning vignettes, intense colors and breathtaking saturation and contrast LC-A cameras are known for. The Lomography Team is no stranger to the LC-Wide's creative potential, and has proven it capable of the most captivating images. First on the list is danika, from the Lomography Headquarters in Vienna.
The Pfaueninsel ("Peacock Island"), also known as "Pearl in the Havel sea," is a world cultural heritage and popular destination for Berliners. Loose peacocks, water buffalos and the magical character of the island were also a reason for me to go and spend one Sunday afternoon there, with my LC-A+ and the LomoChrome Purple film.
We have moved towards an age built on convenience. Even fashion has followed this social pattern. There is now an option to dress without premeditated effort. Roomy shirts, versatile jeans, and soft shoes conform to our ever-busy schedules. On the other hand, a vintage sensibility is about polish. The lesson from men of yore? Tailored fit makes all the difference.
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Creating a movie, no matter how short it is, requires an extra effort. For it to be coherent, one must stay focused throughout the entire process - from planning the story, shooting the scenes, to editing the clips. We'd like to commend these lomographers for taking an extra step to keep the spirit of analog movie making alive!
New York is an infinitely photographable city in spite—or because—of its innate chaos. And even when the medium is film, praised nowadays for the virtue of slowness, the photographer must keep up with the city’s pace. Ricardo Lozano, 35mm photographer and Lomography community member, managed to do it for the series OK Commuter, now a book by A Love Token Press.
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
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A lot of lomographers have experienced using and even writing about the greatness of the Lomography Earl Grey black and white 35mm ISO 100 film. However, no one has written about using an expired Earl Grey film yet. How does it fare when it is used expired? Read on to find out more.
Geoffrey Berliner is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York. As the head of an organization whose goals are 'to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level' and 'to continue to publicize the impact photography has had and continues to have on culture, history and the arts,' his exposure to photographic materials -from 19th century gems to modern equipment- is so extensive, one cannot even begin to fathom just how much knowledge and experience this man has acquired. His collection of over 2000 vintage Petzval lenses is unparalleled, and the object of envy of both traditional and contemporary photographers. Although such lenses are reputed to require a certain level of skill to be used, Berliner seems to manage them with so much ease, producing splendid results.
Ever since the Pixelstick came out, I've been dying to try it out. This past week, I finally got my chance! With one goal in mind — getting some super cool light-painting shots — I grabbed some friends for an amazing session with my Lomo'Instant and the Pixelstick. Take a moment and have a look at these priceless pics!