You always wanted to contact a Lomographer in Portugal? Meet someone while on vacation in Buenos Aires? Wondered if there are other people from your hometown active on this site? With our new Homes feature these questions might be answered…
Now you can browse users by countries or cities – right now these lists are a bit empty (well, actually quite empty) because to protect your privacy you need to activate what others can see about you. To do so simply visit the settings page, use the checkboxes to make your country and city public in your home (and maybe your age and sex while you are at it).
Why should you be doing this?
Well, first to let others know where you are from. Second to win some piggies. At the beginning of next week we will pick 20 lucky users (10 from each category – country and city) at random to be given 10 piggies! Please note that our caches might need some time (at most some minutes) to update.
Have fun and let us know what you think about this feature – and also post the link to your country and city in the comments once you are featured!
In celebration of the mindblowing solar eclipse we had the other day, we ran a competition and asked you to tag your analogue photos centered around our great big yellow friend! Check out the winners now!
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
Simeon Smith is a musician who recorded the sounds of our film cameras in action and made these samples available as a free download. We couldn't resist interviewing him about this project and taking a look at some of his photos. Meet the man behind the cams here.
Stephen Shore introduced to the 70s art world an unadorned image of American life. He captured littered restaurant tables as other photographers would immaculate vistas. For the opening of “American Surfaces”, he even taped unframed snapshots on gallery walls. In these videos, Shore talks about objects that have “no pretention to art” and the things he learned from Andy Warhol.
In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.