The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is one of the finest sightseeing places in Egypt on level with Giza Pyramids and Luxor's temples
In Luxor’s Valley of Kings near sharp rock stands well preserved Temple of Pharaoh Hatshepsut.For long years this women-pharaoh to give food for thought of novelists and proposed the new riddles for Egyptologists. After death of her father Pharaoh Thutmose I she married her stepbrother Thutmose II. When he died in pretty young age there was only one underage successor – Thutmose III, the son of one from his junior wives. So Hatshepsut ruled Egypt on his behalf and occupied throne for 22 years. Even for this time her death is still a mystery, her mummy doesn’t identify for sure, and the version of her death as a result of conspiracy her brother-in-law and nephew Thutmose III doesn’t confirm. But nevertheless his first step as a pharaoh was complete removal her pictures and statues from temples and monuments and changed them to his images.
Hatshepsut Temple was built by Senemut (an architect and admittedly her lover) near the foot of 300 meters rock as a mortuary temple. Temple complex is situated on 3 terraces. In medium terrace wall frescos tells about well-known Hatshepsut’s travel to the Land of Punt (probably modern Somalia). Here represented Hatshepsut’s (she dressed like a man) greetings to thick Punt’s king, also with goods exchange and its transportation. Hatshepsut’s godlike origin was immortalized in Hall of Birth. The ramp leads to the upper halls. For sad Coptic monks (in some periods Hatshepsut Temple was a monastery) destroyed most wall paintings.
Arguably, Roman Sekatsky has one of the most distinct photographic styles in our community. His extensive and experimental use of vivid colors often gives his snapshots an otherworldly vibe. Read on to find out what makes our latest LomoGuru tick and sample some of his finest work.
A native of Rio Grande do Sul, Marcelo Gross has not only played his guitar for thousands of people, but has also visited most, if not all places in Brazil. The founding member, guitarist and of the rock band Cachorro Grande accepted Lomography Brazil's invitation and took a Diana F + with him during his previous trips. Feast your eyes on the behind the scenes of one of the best known bands in the Brazilian rock scene.
Looking for a chance to share your best Lomo'Instant snaps with the world and win seriously cool prizes? Then we've got good news for you — The Great Lomo'Instant Tag Competition of 2015 is on! And even if you don't have a Lomo'Instant yet, now is the perfect time to get one. Pick one up now so you can join in on the fun!
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We are very happy to launch this competition with Alfa MiTo Club To Club, one of the most important festivals of music, art and culture electronics in Europe, which will take place in Turin, Italy, from 5th to 9th November 2014. Find out how to win two tickets, lots of music and Lomography cameras!
The Zenit MF-1 is an authentic part of the Soviet intelligence arsenal. With a tiny body packed full of fantastic features, this subminiature camera is the choice for espionage missions. With only a handful being produced each year, nows your chance to grab hold of this fine piece of photographic equipment! Grab a piece of Soviet analogue history, this tiny camera was the choice for espionage back in the days! Exclusive shipment from Vienna, Austria
Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.
In more ways than one, Lomography is an art form as much as it is an effective tool to communicate. This is proven in the politically-driven exhibition “Selfies from Oranienplatz," of which the opening event will be taking place on the 16th of October as part of the European Month of Photography in Berlin. Read further to learn more about the project and event.
Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.
Joe Brook is one of the most popular photographers in the West Coast skate scene, shooting for magazines like Trasher, Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and different outlets such as PDN and Kodak. Having previous experience with an old Petzval lens mounted on a 4x5 camera, it was but natural for him to try the new one. Brook talks about finding himself, his work, and shooting with the Lomograhy Petzval Lens in this exclusive interview.
For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.
With the thousands of analogue cameras and gear that repairman Harry Mueller has under his care, his workshop is almost already a museum on its own. Have a glimpse of this fascinating place after the jump!