Like most kids, I consider my own mother not only the closest, most important person in my life but also my personal hero.
When I was younger I was the stereotypical only child and “mama’s girl” who was spoiled and always wanted to have her mother beside her. For a while, every first day back to school and trips to anywhere without mom had me crying. I’ve long outgrown that phase, of course, and it was only recently that I’ve come to the realization that most of the time my mother and I are more like best friends than mother and daughter. I think we’re more like equals although of course my respect for her has always been there, if that makes any sense.
My mother has always been cool with anything; as you can see, this photo shoot with her is evidence enough. She has her moments, but all in all she’s pretty awesome. She was never imposing, letting me pursue the things I want and only putting her foot down when absolutely needed. She would always impart sound advice in a lighthearted, often hilarious way not only to me but also to her and my friends – like to never cry over a guy who dumped you and instead focus your energy in making yourself beautiful so he’d drool over you the next time you meet – and at the same time is my go-to person whenever I encounter an old Filipino word or phrase or custom I didn’t understand (I actually only learned from her that Filipinos in the old days commonly used the term portamoneda when referring to wallets). Anyway, best of all, I can talk to her about anything at all – from current affairs to even pop music.
On a serious note, my mother is the toughest person I know, especially considering that she singlehandedly raised me (before you guys assume the dramatic, I would just like to state for the record that I’ve had a very happy childhood and have never viewed the fact that I’ve never met my biological father as a lack). I can say so much about my mother, but the bottom line is that I hope to have a disposition like hers when I’m her age. I’m just grateful that she’s my mom. Because given our personalities, I truly believe that we wouldn’t even be in the same circle of friends had we lived in the same period of time!
All portraits in this feature were all taken with the Lomo LC-A+ loaded with an expired roll of Kodak Ultramax 400.
In summer last year, my sister and her lover exchanged "I do's" after five colorful years of happiness and making future plans. It was the perfect occasion to grab some of my cameras and eternalize one of the most beautiful days not only of her life, but also mine.
I bought the LomoKino years ago, and since then I've been having great times with it. I will continue documenting my daily life with the LomoKino, which is Lomography in motion! You can see the movements and facial expressions of people - it’s priceless! Documenting life in moving pictures, the Lomokino can be used as a camera that not only shoots moving pictures but also works like the multi-frame wonder camera, Supersampler!
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
I love the different styles of cameras that Lomography has, but I also like to create my own cardboard cameras that use pinholes to be able to take pictures using traditional film. This time I created the Pinhole F, a camera inspired by the Diana F+ and shoots 12 pinhole photos using 120 film.
Enjoy a truly analogue moviemaking experience with Lomography's 35mm movie camera and an accompanying accessory to watch your films with. View your masterpieces in the most analogue way possible with the LomoKinoscope. Get it now 20% off the regular price!
It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.
The New Petzval Lens is not only known for its elegant brass exterior, but most importantly for the swirly bokeh effect it can bring to photographs. It makes a great portrait lens and performs exceptionally when taking photos of subjects against textured or lit backgrounds, day or night. And it does all these, in wet or dry weather; in any season – winter, spring, summer, or fall.
Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!
This article is dedicated to arguably one of the most famous street photographers in the world, Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). On this occasion, I felt obliged to write a tribute to this great artist whom I consider the "Mozart of Photography." His photos are inimitable, and to try to reproduce his innate sense of composition, harmony, and choice of the right moment is but an illusion. So I chose an unusual way to pay tribute, the only way possible for me. Take a look!
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!
I participated in the Kickstarter campaign and purchased my very own new Petzval lens. I can't wait to use with with my digital camera to experience its wonderful bokeh effect. I also wanted to try its effects when using a film camera but the lens has an EF mount. I didn't have a Canon camera. See what I did with it after the jump.