Endless steppe, warm gers, toothless grannies and the gorgeous smell of burning sheep dung.
The Mongolian province of Bulgan is located to the north west of Ulaanbaatar and south east of Lake Khövsgöl. It’s dominated by hundreds of miles of unspoilt grassy steppe and rocky mountain regions. Following the people of Bulgan’s proud tradition of being the first at everything, this province is also home to Mongolia’s first cosmonaut, Jugderdemidiyn Gurragchaa.
The best way to experience the Bulgan Province (or any part of Mongolia for that matter) is by spending time with its people. The strong nomadic culture of Mongolia means that people will readily accept you into their home, (although paying a little towards food is usually expected).
On entering any ger (nomadic tent) and seating yourself on the western side you’ll usually be greeted with suutei tsai (tea made from yak butter) and maybe tarag (yoghurt), urum (clotted cream) or aaruul (dried curd).
I ended up sitting next to an eighty-year-old man and his ten-year-old grandson (or son, I didn’t ask). They’d come over on their motorbike while we were sat on a small hill. We’d accompanied Mrs Byambatogtoh on camels so she could use her mobile in the only place on the steppe with a bit of coverage (she spent most of the call shouting “hello?” in Mongolian and getting cut off). The sun was going down and the old bloke had approached us to ask about my iPod with the Mongolian music on it, (word get’s around very fast here, even when your nearest neighbor is about five miles away). He seemed disappointed when I said it was back in the ger, but I assured him he could come round any time and have a listen. All this said through hand gestures and drawings in the sand.
However much time you get to spend there, it will never be enough.
I recently had the opportunity to take the world’s most creative instant camera — the Lomo'Instant — for a stroll on an unusually warm and sunny November day. My goal was to acquaint myself with the endlessly cool features and infinite possibilities the camera possesses while creating some beautiful photographs in the meantime. Read on to see the results!
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At the geographic center of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, right at the heart of Moncton city lies the Art Shack, an art supply store and studio. Originally established in Sackville NB, the Art Shack art supply store and studio is run by local artists. It provides a myriad of art materials and framing, and focus an approach of education through art to the surrounding communities. Some of the most iconic Lomography analogue cameras are available at the store.
On a cold day in August, I took my LC-A+, Nikon FM, and Canon EOS 500, along with rolls of Lomography Earl Grey 100 and Kodak Vision 250D on a trip to Villa Epecuén in the Province of Buenos Aires, approximately 550 kilometers (341 miles) away from home.
So Spring has officially sprung! Say hello to brighter and longer days. The dark (and freezing) ones are finally behind and in order to celebrate that a new motto takes place in our lives: The more color the better! Colorsplashing totally changes our mood and the endless possibilities of compositions have never been so fun! Click through to dive into this vibrant and surreal pool after the jump.
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Know the best way to create the perfect opportunity for totally rad Lomo'Instant pics? Throw a party! That's what we did anyway. We gathered some of our best friends, including but not limited to, the gorgeous Lomo'Instant and rallied through a Friday night like champs. Get a look at some of our Lomo'Instants from the party!
Aside from being an immensely talented lomographer, what makes him a perfect LomoGuru is his burning desire to share his knowledge. The city where he lives is full of people who are interested in analog photography, but the lack of easy access to film and equipment poses a challenge for them to pursue their passion. To keep them motivated, Hugo organizes workshops and tours on different film photography techniques and DIY tricks. Let's give a loud round of applause to Hugo Pereira, better known in the community as zulupt, our LomoGuru from Marinha Grande, Portugal!
Water plays a very important role in everybody's life, especially in the summer. Whether in the swimming pool, at the lake, in a warm summer rain or even in a bottle! Together with the team of soulbottles we want to see your most beautiful photos related to the theme 'water.' The winners will receive stylish bottles from soulbottles and great prizes from Lomography!