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!
I don't know many bands from Russia but one that I've been admiring for years is Motorama from Rostov-on-Don. With catchy tunes and adorable videos, they took my heart by storm and that of fans from all over the world. Because of their Russian origin, Motorama is of course familiar with Lomo products. Reason enough to let them become our latest LomoAmigos! Enjoy the interview with singer Vlad and check out their B&W photos, taken with a La Sardina Splendour.
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.
There are things that artist Valeriie Liin can't leave the house without: her earphones, two notebooks, keys to her home in Taiwan, and a little color palette for painting. It's not always that she can paint, though, so for those times she turns to her cameras.
Lomography warmly invites everyone to join us on a trip to Rockaway Beach on Saturday, July 25. We will be conducting a couple of workshops to make sure you're well equipped onyour summer beach escapades.
Singapore, like Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, is a likely stopover when you fly far. The city is a tiny urbanized hub but it's very favorable if you know some high-spirited locals. I was lucky to hook up with king kimbo (@hakimbo), who showed me around. He took my lame limbs to the Gardens by the Bay, an amazing place which was visually striking. I was hugging some artificial trees there when I found a baby—a very big baby.
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