Not far from Nice, perched at an altitude of 1175 metres, visit the sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces.
Situated at an altitude of 1175 metres, in the back-country of Nice, just up from the village of Utelle, the chapel was founded in about 880 and rebuilt in 1806. The surrounding slopes are littered with small marine fossils known “stars” in the region, in connection with the legend of the place.
Our Lady of Graces is said to have lit up the mountain overlooking the Bay of Angels (Nice) thus saving Spanish sailors from a storm. Today only an hour’s drive from the Riviera (via N202), Utelle celebrates the Virgin Mary on Assumption Day (15th August), her birthday (8 September) and the Immaculate Conception (8 December).
You can rest at the hôtel, eat at the restaurant, and buy honey, cakes made in monasteries, wine and other local specialties at the catholic shop.
This article is a tribute to a great Italian poet, painter and photographer, Mario Giacomelli (1925-2000). His images are characterized by a strong graphic contrast and are related to suffering and decay in our world. In this article I pay tribute to his photographic series taken at the Sanctuary of Lourdes in France. Read more after the jump!
People seek extraordinary experiences while traveling, but not everyone gets to have an adventure of a lifetime. When lomographer Stephane Heinz (popularly known as vicuna in the Lomography community) saw the opportunity, he took the chance to travel and live miles away from his hometown in France. He and his wife, Kathi, came back home with a luggage full of valuable experiences and life lessons. Vicuna tells us about his four-year adventure in French Polynesia in this travel special.
Our LomoGuru spotlight turns to this lovely lady from Madrid, Spain popular for her exquisite portraiture. Meet the passionate and extraordinary Marta Huguet Cuadrado, or marta1901 in the Community, our LomoGuru of the Week!
Lomography France recently collaborated with Nixon and gave some top surfers a bundle of our cameras and lenses to document the Nixon Surf Challenge event in Russia. These stunning surfing shots will be on exhibit at the Lomography Gallery Soho and you're invited to the opening night. Come to the store on July 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for drinks, live music and a chance to win a limited edition Nixon Watch.
The day has finally come! We are very excited to tell you that you can now order the Lomography New Petzval Lens for immediate delivery from the Online Shop or purchase it in your hands at Gallery Stores. To put full focus on our favorite portrait lens, soon we will be hosting special launch parties in our Gallery stores all over the globe! So do not miss an opportunity to become part of the sensational New Petzval Lens family today.
It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!
Our Newcomer of the Week found an awe-inspiring similarity between the art of analogue photography and Arabic calligraphy, two of the things he is completely interested in. Hear it from our passionate newbie from Bulgaria, shinikov!
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Every year in the beginning of September, a small Italian town situated a few miles from my city of Como hosts an ancient fair dedicated to the Virgin Mary: the Fair of Our Lady of Rogoredo. This series of images fresh from my darkroom was taken using a roll of HP5+ film loaded inside my wonderful Horizon Perfekt.
There's a certain air of sadness in Nishe's portraits. More often than not, the faces of her subjects are either partially or completely hidden. Sad, yes, but undeniably beautiful. Melancholia, as well as loss of innocence and the pains of growing up, are recurring themes in the photographer's body of work and she presents all these quite gracefully.