While writing the latest installment of with my lighthouse-themed Beacons Beckoning series, I got curious about the lonely sentinels of the sea elsewhere in the world, captured by my fellow lomographers on film.
As I browsed through the photos from the rolls I had gotten back from the lab these past months, I got reminded of the beach trip I had with my family in Bolinao, Pangasinan just before 2013 ended. One of the spots I insisted we visit in town was the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse, one of the beautiful lighthouses in the Philippines that I want to visit. Writing about it rekindled my determination for this travel goal, especially since I might get a second attempt at visiting the Capones Island Lighthouse in Zambales (which I only managed to see and photograph from a distance) around a month from now.
Curiosity eventually drove me to browse through the beautiful film photographs of lighthouses elsewhere in the world taken by my fellow lomographers. Searching and flipping through thousands of lighthouse lomographs made my heart swell with glee and wanderlust; I can hardly wait to fly, sail, and drive to another beautiful beacon beckoning for me, sitting next to a stunning seaside scenery.
Here are a handful of my postcard-worthy favorites:
I recommend playing in the background the aptly-titled song by dream pop duo Memoryhouse below as you flip through the selection above!
This article is dedicated to the multifaceted American photographer George Krause and to his series depicting funeral monuments realized between 1962 and 1963. I was able to know about this series thanks to an important essay on photography written by former Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Director of Photography, John Szarkowski. For this tribute, I loaded my trusty Praktica camera with a roll of Ilford film and took a series of photos in the Monumental Cemetery in my city, Como. Take a look!
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.
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When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
You read the right, folks! The 175 Years of Petzval Legacy Competition is officially extended. Discover the additional prizes awaiting our lucky winners and meet the esteemed Petzval photographers that comprise our jury.