My sister, her husband and me went to Straddy Island for the weekend and camped next to the beach. The first morning we grabbed the binoculars and they took me for a short walk to Point Lookout, where my sister said we might see a turtle if we were lucky.
Point Lookout is a rocky outcrop on a footpath along the coastline. We looked hard but all we saw were rocks and tricks of the light. On our way back however my brother-in-law pointed out a large big down near the water. As it came closer we realised it was a sea eagle, it landed on a tall tree stump a few meters in front of us and started to rip the fish it had caught to pieces. We all fought for the binoculars. Whilst peering at the eagle we caught a glimpse of something jumping out of the water. A ray flapped up and then another. Then another splash, this time it was a dolphin…and then another…and another. It was as if the wildlife was vying for our attention or someone was out there using cattle prods on them. Then came the grand finale. We all gasped as we lifted our gaze towards the horizon to see a huge humpback whale come crashing down in a giant splash. We stood there in silence as the eagle went on with its lunch, feeling as if we’d just walked into a nature documentary
We went back everyday but didn’t repeat the experience, seems they only got paid for show a week…
Don’t you love it when the whole world shifts into new perspectives? Perhaps it’s the moment you realize the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, or that secondly when it’s like someone has flicked a switch and life suddenly appears completely fresh again. Well ladies and gentlemen, we are nearly ready to unveil a new Lomographic surprise which will have this magical impact on your photographic life!
Musician and record producer Dustin Tebbutt left sunny Australia and relocated to Sweden for two years. This experience had a significant influence on his musical style, resulting a delicious blend folk and indie-pop. Armed with the Fisheye no. 2, our newest LomAmigo went on a city trip and captured his moments on film. Check out his gallery along with his interview.
Issa Ng is a Hong Kong-based fashion and commercial photographer. Leveraging on many years working as an art director and stylist for several international brands in the advertising industry, he was able to develop a strong sense of style and talent for conceptual execution, composition and intense imagery. He now specializes in portraits, and is continuously on the lookout for new and exciting projects. He talks about his experience shooting with the Lomography Petzval 58 Bokeh Control lens in this interview.
In the 80s, Rick Smolan sent 100 photographers on a "mission impossible" project throughout Australia. He had them tell the story of a day— in pictures. Their snapshots comprise the now classic "A Day in the Life" series.
Halloween is just a little over week away, and if you're on the lookout for a kickin' old-school costume for that party you're throwing (or attending, or if you simply want to dress up to mark the occasion!), you might want to consider these worn by merry Halloween revelers from the '70s.
This year, Chad aims to maintain an active LomoHome and to keep on sharing his work with others. Drawing inspiration from his fellow film photography enthusiasts and his surroundings, he explores the urban Australia with the LC-A 120 in tow