It's common knowledge that the city of Paris in France is known as the most romantic city in the world. So for this edition of the Locations Log Book, let us take a look at some of the spots in this magical city that our fellow lomographers and their cameras have fallen in love with!
“Most tourists are naturally drawn to the Eiffel Tower, probably the most iconic landmark in town. Going up that tower is a very exciting experience and the view from the top is lovely. But in all honesty, there is a much better spot to admire the city from high up: the towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral!”
“At the stairs of the Sacré-Coeur, there were a lot of tourists and local youth hanging around and enjoying the view on Paris and the nice afternoon sun. You could buy a beer for just one euro and have a relaxed time.”
“The Eiffel Tower, an instantly recognisable and iconic symbol of Paris. Most of us already know the history of this magnificent structure, so here it is from my point of view! From down on the ground and to up high in the tower, I’ll tell you how we skipped the line and I’ll share some of my favourite lomographs from the trip that happened by mistake!”
“On my last visit to Paris, I discovered its hilltop secret — Belleville. I had wanted to go there after seeing Sylvain Chomet’s animated film, The Triplets of Belleville, and walk up the steep hill where I had watched the character, Champion, cycle up.”
“Paris is the eternal city, a postcard of nostalgia and dream. There are so many beautiful spots that feel straight out of a cliché from an old movie. Picking a favorite spot is hard. But I suppose I must pick the one where I literally fell in love.”
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
A freelance music designer with a strong penchant for analog photography, David Elalouf has been sharing his wonderful photographs in the community for 10 years now. His LomoHome not only became an avenue for him to share his work but also a bridge that forged strong friendships with fellow lomographers. Let's welcome our newest LomoGuru from Paris, France, dudizm!
Aside from being an immensely talented lomographer, what makes him a perfect LomoGuru is his burning desire to share his knowledge. The city where he lives is full of people who are interested in analog photography, but the lack of easy access to film and equipment poses a challenge for them to pursue their passion. To keep them motivated, Hugo organizes workshops and tours on different film photography techniques and DIY tricks. Let's give a loud round of applause to Hugo Pereira, better known in the community as zulupt, our LomoGuru from Marinha Grande, Portugal!
Sip from a cup at a nearby cafe, try the sweet pastries and walk through the romantic streets of Paris with Morgane's photographs of her beautiful city. And as you enjoy the view, hear what this local has to say about her accomplice in taking such lovely photos.
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.
This article is dedicated to the Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka, and his book, "Gypsies," a classic in documentary photography. "Gypsies" contains a series of images Koudelka took between 1962 and 1971 in the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, and Spain. Here, he was able to masterfully depict the simplicity of the gypsy lifestyle, never presenting their situation as a social problem but instead showing their lives as a mix of joyfulness and wonder, sorrow and mystery.
Lomographers are the lifeline of this community, their words and photographs bridging gaps and differences and opening entirely new worlds to their fellow lomographers. In this recap, we handpicked 10 of the most memorable articles from this year's archive penned by no less than our community members.
If formal training alone is not enough to make great art, then being in a room full of like-minded people might be another form of encouragement. To see fellow artists labor over the tiniest detail, to feel the depth of their ambition, to be part of this silent energy—these are priceless perks. The following photographs of University of Art and Design from the 1920s let us sit in on some of these busy classes.
Berlin based photographer Stephanie Jung is known for her experimental take on multiple exposures. Her extraordinary shots show cities that depict reality but nonetheless lead into a different, surreal dimension apart from our real world. She tested applies her infinite multiple exposure technique, this time with the help of the Lomo'Instant camera.
Emily Soto is an accomplished fashion photographer based in New York City. Soto is known for her unique style and professional aptitude and she is one of the top names requested by fashion editors. Soto shot a series of photographs with the Petzval Lens. Let’s find out more through this exclusive interview and view her beautiful series!
Auckland-based photographer Richard Wong dabbles in everything from wedding photography to street photography, even Lego photography! In the midst of his busy schedule as photographer, camera reviewer and father, he sat down to speak with us about how he uses the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens in his diverse practice.