Every year, we await fervently for signs of Spring beginning -- that's when you go looking for cherry blossoms in full bloom!
Last year, my friends and I visited Taichung to see the cherry blossoms and had a great time, despite the long walk and light rain. This year, though, we decided to stay in Taipei and headed to Wulai (烏來) to capture spring colors with our cameras.
We wouldn’t have picked a better day, it was gloriously warm and the sky was a perfect shade of blue. Cherry blossoms, no matter if red, pink, or white, are always the most beautiful against the blue skies.
We were sorry to leave the beautiful cherry blossoms behind in Wulai but were also super excited to find a couple of sakura trees in the alleys of Gonguan (公館), just ten minutes from where we live. I’m so glad I had my camera with me that day to complete my cherry blossom hunt this year.
Do you have cherry blossoms around where you live? Please do share some pictures!
One lomographer bathes the fantastical world of Harry Potter and the dreamy streets of Osaka lined with cherry blossom trees in lush turquoise and amber tones, making these unique scenes look just a little more magical!
Like a cluster of cherry blossoms, the temples in Kyoto can stop visitors in their tracks. These people assume the pose of a statue, a camera dangling from their neck and hands. On a first visit especially, the impulse to photograph every angle is constant. The Kinkaku-ji Temple and the torii-lined Fushimi Inari-Taisha are always packed; one would think the tourists would hurry along. But really, many are busy taking snatches of Kyoto with them.
Every summer I get a burst of analogue excitement when I see the flowers starting to bloom. My favorite summer pastime is to take glorious shots of plants and flowers, and for perfect dreamy shots, I like to use the Diana Close-Up lens. Join me as I take you through a garden of analogue delights.
It's that time of the year once again, when we unleash a bin of goodies for free! With Retail Therapy, the more you shop, the more freebies you get, so start filling up your shopping carts. This offer is ongoing until 28th September in the Lomography Online Shop.
While many of us can only dream of working with musicians and photographing them, Angela Izzo's job entails exactly that. Apparently, this is a fulfillment of her own dream that she had when she was younger. In this interview, Izzo talks about her beginnings which, of course, included going to as many shows and festivals as she possibly can; some of her most memorable on-the-job-experiences with the likes of The Doors, Lykke Li, Jack White, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood; her inspirations and other interests; and her love for film photography and Diana Mini. And to those looking into fulfilling their own dreams of working in the same industry, Izzo also shares helpful advice based on her own experiences.
Are you in need of a holiday? Then we have something spectacular for you from the Shift School of Photography and Lomography. With your photos you can win a four-day trip to Paris for a long weekend full of photography including a giant Lomography package! We want to see your best work displaying your travel destinations so we know that you can turn a weekend getaway into an artistic and educational trip!
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.
You know that place you always picture in your head when you think of your dream holiday destination? That was Machu Picchu for me. Last May I decided to go for it and embarked on a two-and-a-half-week trip around Peru with my boyfriend.
How fitting was it that two celebrated horror classics premiered right at the beginning of Halloween month, albeit six years apart? For today's feature, we'll take a closer look at the influential horror films, George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" and Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
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.