Have you made travel plans for next year yet? Not a day that goes by that we aren't wanderlusting after some far-flung destination, and most of the time it's because of the irresistible Lomographs that pop up here day after day. We love to travel, and of course we absolutely adore getting trigger-happy with our cameras. For trigger-happy travelers like us, nothing could be better than a rumble between Lomography and Matchbox The Concept Hostel - a trendy boutique hostel in the heart of Singapore! Stay with us after the jump and hop aboard the travel-bug bandwagon!
Can’t quite afford that five-star resort, but not in the mood to set up camp in the woods? Flashpacking may be exactly what you’re looking for! We’ve teamed up with the uber-trendy Matchbox The Concept Hostel where you can win the chance to sleep in a pod-style bed and bask in the modern, eclectic style that oozes throughout the entire hostel. But that’s not all, our Belair X 6-12 City Slicker and tickets for Singapore’s Night Safari are also up for grabs!
We appreciate quirky designs in the form of analogue cameras, so we thought it’d be fun to collaborate on this exciting ‘Colours Of The World’ themed-rumble! We want to see your colour-drenched shots from all around the globe. From the icy shores of Alaska to the beaches of Bali to the dry grassy-lands of Timbuktu and back again to Singapore, submit your pics that capture all the colours and wonders that encompass this lovely planet!
Here are a few to get your wanderlust on the right path:
Are you in need of a holiday? Then we have something spectacular for you from the Shift School of Photography and Lomography. With your photos you can win a four-day trip to Paris for a long weekend full of photography including a giant Lomography package! We want to see your best work displaying your travel destinations so we know that you can turn a weekend getaway into an artistic and educational trip!
There is nothing better than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier-Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time. And you showed us what it's like to be on time.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
Photography has been described as a time-stopping device, something that “freezes” an action. This moment on-pause is the most salient; all conversation about the picture will tend to pin down the beauty of that second. Celeste Ortiz’s photos make us think of something else. A sense of continuation.
Lomography UK has teamed up with cultural historian Petra Mason and publisher Rizzoli to give away two of Mason's vintage photography books, “Beefcake: 100% Rare, All Natural” and “Bettie Page: Queen of Curves” with photography by Bunny Yeager. You could also win our very special “LomoLife Book.”
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