Paris is known as the city of love. It is one of the favorite honeymoon spots of newlyweds, with its cafés, rich culture and lovely surroundings. It is more often than not associated with the Eiffel Tower, and probably nine of out of ten photographs would show the time-honored landmark.
Adbigmilk’s photo, however, gives us a different view of Paris. It depicts the French capital from a different perspective; not from that of a tourist, which most of us are generally accustomed to, but one who actually lives in the city. The photo is a simple, honest depiction of one of the facets of everyday Parisian life.
Here is the story behind the photo, as told by adbigmilk himself:
“The subject is just something I saw while wandering on the streets of Paris. I think I just saw the wave on the wall and waited for someone get into my frame.
For once, I saw that when you find a background you just need to wait until someone adds a little life to your picture. I don’t like it much now, really. It’s just a trick."
Photo Stories is a series dedicated to sharing the tales behind your photos — from your point of view.
Les Bleus may have been booted out of the World Cup by Germany, but for me France is always a winner. The number of places to go around Paris, especially, can never be exhausted: the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Cœur, the Seine, the Arc de Triomphe, and this time, I fell in love with the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise.
As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
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On the occasion of the German DVD release of Wim Wenders' latest documentary, "Das Salz der Erde (The Salt of the Earth)," on April 9, we asked you to send us your best black and white photographs. You have done your best and so making the decision was quite difficult. Read on to find out who will be celebrating with DVDs and piggies!
Pssst, have you heard the latest? We're unveiling a brand new product very soon, and while we can't give you any strong clues right now, we hope that you can still try to guess what it is. In honor of this mystery product, we'd like to reiterate why Lomography's 10 Golden Rules is perfectly applicable to street photography.
It’s time to add an analogue touch to all those photos taken with your smartphone! We’ve restocked the Shop with Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1, a portable and easy-to-use printer that allows you to magically transform your mobile photos, as well as scanned analogue photos, into super-cool instant snapshots. It works great with Android and iOS tablets and phones - simply transfer the images to the device by using the free Instax Share app and start printing!