Galata Tower is a well known site in Istanbul for the fact that Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi flew from the tower in the 17th century.
When you are in the Istiklal Street in Beyoglu, you should definitely do all the way down to the “Tunel” section where the 1st stop of the tram is located along with the funicular that leads to Eminonu, a historic part of the city that was once known to be the center. The one and only Lomo Store is also located near by :) Also, right around the corner is the Galata Tower.
Galata Tower is one of the oldest towers on the world and has been built around the 500s. The tower came to the Ottoman rule with the conquest of Istanbul in 1453 and was used as a prison at first and then as a fire patrol tower. The main action that brought fame to the tower came in the 17th century when Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi used hand made wings to fly off and land Uskudar which is located on the Asian side of the city. He was considered as a scientist on his own terms and was a unique character. He was sent to exile by the Sultan due to fact that he was seen as dangerous and tower was used for fire patrol once again.
The current touristic state came in the 1960’s and nowadays it holds a cafe, a restaurant and even a night club where you can enjoy some authentic Turkish belly dancing. Also the top floor balcony is open to public to view all the way from Golden Horn region to the Asian side of the city. And if you are there on a sunny day, you can make great use of this area to shoot photos of almost all of the historic places within sight.
Ayman Şanlıtürk took the New Petzval Art Lens for a spin and his portraits are currently on exhibit in Lomography Embassy Store Istanbul. Here are snippets from Lomogarphy Istanbul's interview with the talented photographer.
The London Analogue Festival celebrates everything analogue, from music art, film and of course photography too! This year’s festival takes place at the OXO Tower in London from September 12 to 14. Lomography will be hosting a special Sprocket Rocket Workshop on Saturday, September 13. It’s completely free to attend but booking in advance is advised. Read on for details.
As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
Two years ago I swore to myself, I'll be coming back soon!" This October my chance finally came and I flew for the second time to New York City to visit my dear colleagues in the Lomography Gallery Store New York. What I didn’t see coming, though, is the opportunity to test a new secret film during my trip.
His love affair with analog photography started with a Zenit 12 which he received as a birthday present. Almost a decade has passed since but he still continues to capture his everyday life and the spirit of Istanbul's streets on film. Get to know our newcomer of the week from Turkey, Can Ortak also known in the community as psychedelica!
Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!
An analogue camera inspired by Tara Mcpherson, A highly recommended gear for Lomography beginners and visual art lovers! With this edition see how Tara Mcpherson’s art joins the world of analogue cameras. Get it now for a special price!
We are thrilled to announce that next week our new community site will be launched! As the final step in the re-launch process, next Monday (2nd February) we will make the move over to the new site. This will mean that on Monday you will not be able to log-in and the site will be read-only for a period.
The book is slated for release beginning next month, but we don't have to wait that long to have a glimpse of the marvelous photochrom images of the United States of America between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Have a look at some of the photos featured in "An American Odyssey" after the jump!
Justin Quinnell’s expertise when it comes to pinhole wizardry is unquestionable. This photographer and lecturer from Bristol, United Kingdom, has crafted the most unusual of pinhole projects, from installing cameras onto ships cruising around the Caribbean to taking photos of his kids being born from inside his mouth. One other project that he is known for is being able to make a pinhole camera from a soda can. Watch the video below and learn how!
He is a graphic designer from Kassel, Germany who has been a Community member for about a decade. His ten-year stay has been remarkably fruitful. Aside from honing his photography skills, it is in this Community of ours where he met his girlfriend, made a lot of friends, and helped organize a huge weekend meet-up for fellow lomographers. Say hello to Daniel Lauterbach, also known as trash-gordon-from-outer-space, our LomoGuru of the Week!
This article is a tribute to the photojournalist Bernard Cahier, the greatest Formula 1 photographer known as the "Cartier-Bresson of Motor Racing" for his great ability in capturing the right moment. Here, I'll feature a series of photos that I took at the Monza Grand Prix with a timeless black and white film! Take a look after the jump!
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!