The ‘Mole Antonelliana’ is the most famous building in Torino. With its 167,5 meters high, it’s also the highest masonry work in this north Italian town and in Europe. The construction began in 1863, and it was supposed to be a 47 meters high synagogue. The architect – Alessandro Antonelli – decided to change a lot of things during the construction that were putting the deadline off and were increasing the cost. The Hebrew community didn’t like it at all and stopped everything in 1869.
In exchange of a new place to build a new synagogue in 1873, the city recovered the building site to finish (with the same architect) the ‘Mole’. After 30 years of quasi inactivity, a short installation of the Risorgimento Museum and the construction of an additional skeleton made with reinforced cement, the National Museum of Cinema took place in the ‘Mole’. If you visit Torino you have to visit this museum. There’s a great collection that recount the history of cinema. This place is also an incredible panoramic viewpoint on Torino, … if you’re not too sensitive.
To enjoy the view you’ll have to take a panoramic elevator that brings you through the ‘Mole’ which is empty in its centre. A 70 meters high ascent with nothing around the elevator but its steel wire ropes… After this almost 1 minute, nerve-racking journey you can admire the 360° view on the city. There’s no point in staying for hours up there, even if the view is beautiful. You’ll have to go down one day or another… with the same elevator.
When visiting Sevilla, there is a place that I think you shouldn't miss. It is not often mentioned in tourist guides, but I found it to be a highlight of the city: The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo.
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!
If you loved the Petzval Lens, we have Joseph Petzval to thank for. The mathematician/inventor/physicist was born in Hungary, but spent most of his life in Vienna. As a tribute, we visited some of the most significant places in his life, armed with our cameras and the New Lomography Petzval Art Lens. Watch the video below!
The expansive 6x12 format allows you to capture a vast space that makes for jaw-dropping photos; whether landscape, portrait or anything else you feel like shooting. Wait there’s more; the Belair X 6-12 can also shoot in both square 6x6 and regular 6x9 formats. So whatever shape you’re in, the Belair X 6-12 is ready to match you!
Here's the third and final part of my Lomography Day Trip features about Ubud. To be honest, there are a lot of places there that are worth visiting, but I just picked some of them to help you make the best of your trip. So prepare your notes or travel books and take note of the must-see places that I'll mention below. Maybe one day you'll visit Ubud.
Have you all watched "Eat, Pray, Love"? I was inspired by Julia Roberts, who rode a bicycle in that movie, so I decided to rent one and try it myself! This happened two years ago but I still remember my biking route. To all of you who haven't been to Ubud, I think you should visit the place and try to go around in a bicycle!
Shake well and apply to fabric. Blot out excess using a paper towel. Create your design using Inkofilm or anything that casts a shadow. Expose to sunlight or bright UV light for 10-20 minutes or until color reaches full saturation. Machine wash using Inkowash to remove unexposed dye. Double your exposure time in overcast weather. Enjoy the "wow" result!
As an analogue photographer, you have probably already heard someone speak about the "sunny 16" rule when it comes to determining the correct shutter speed and aperture combination. But what's this about? Read on and I will tell you.
Have you been eying up the beautiful Lomo’Instant Sanremo Edition? Well, now’s the time to place your order! We are starting to ship the current batch of pre-orders right now (the delivery date will depend on your location) and are now taking pre-orders for the next batch which we estimate will be ready to ship by December 12th. This next batch of pre-order cameras will be the last stock we have for delivery before the upcoming holidays and will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so place your pre-order now to secure your place in the queue and avoid disappointment!
When it comes to Marilyn Monroe and "The Seven Year Itch," the first image that comes to mind is the actress' famous skirt scene. Well, here's another way to look at the iconic actress in this classic comedy film!
Photography can take you places you’ve never visited and lets you meet people you won’t even thought have existed. This is exactly what happened to British photographer Cedric Arnold while on assignment in Bangkok as he covered the country's tattoo culture.
With its pro-grade features, the Fuji Instax 55i might be a little different from other instant cameras when it comes to operating it. Fret not, though, here's a quick tutorial to help you get started!