The Canary Islands have an undisputed mistress of the Christian faith which is the Virgen de la Candelaria
The Canary Islands have an undisputed mistress of the Christian faith which is the Virgen de la Candelaria, which is venerated in the seven islands, and his figure is sheltered in the Basilica of the town that bears his name, on Tenerife island which first appeared before the Spanish conquest, by the year 1400. His appearance came against the ancient inhabitants of the islands, the Guanches, and is in honor of this ancient people in the plaza of the Basilica, a representation of the principal Menceyes (kings) of the island flank the entrance from the sea. These Menceyes are huge bronze figures by the canary sculptor José Abad, and represent the nine Menceyes who led each of the nine menceyatos that existed on the island at the time of the Marian apparition. These nine Menceyes were in turn brothers, sons all of the great mencey Tinerfe the Great, and the figures protect and venerate the Virgin and its square. In fact, one of the offerings is called the Zanata Stone, a stone containing Berbers inscriptions, which explain where the Guanches came from, but today has not yet been able to demonstrate categorically that the stone is legitimate.
So if you ever come to Tenerife, remember to pass by this huge and airy place, to visit the “Morenita,” and enjoy the sea views from the statues of the Menceyes.
It is Film Photography Day, and we are counting the ways the activity fuels the imagination. One photographer likens it to the soulful sound of an LP. Another chases its risk or does it with a leap of faith. But the consensus is clear: Film photography keeps people on their toes for the best possible shot!
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Alternative folk act Bear's Den is set to embark on a UK tour to promote the album "Islands," which was released in October 2014. But before going on tour, the British trio, composed of Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar), Kevin Jones (vocals, drums) and Joey Haynes (vocals, banjo), captured some of their summer memories on film with the Sprocket Rocket.
Have an intimate look at the beautiful and fascinating illustrated letters penned by some of the art world's most influential personalities through the book, "More Than Words: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art," which is now available on paperback.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
My dad and I have been riding our bicycles for as long as I can remember. We had no camera back then, so I only have the pictures from our recent rides. Each ride to the island of Khortitsa today is like a reunion with my childhood and my father's care.
The Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the world's best cinematographic masterpieces. It is an annual event that is highly anticipated by fans and connoisseurs of both mainstream and independent cinema. This year's festival has officially opened and film buffs everywhere are excited, at the same time curious, about which film will win the Palme d'Or. We are in no position to predict the winner, but we do have our favorites, from the ones in competition and otherwise. In no definitive order, here is a list of 10 films that we'd like to see.
As a photographer, Issa Ng is known for his expertise in portraiture and fashion photography. Having worked with different international brands as an Art Director, he has developed a great sense for aesthetics and details, which are reflected in his work. For the past three years thePetzval lens has been part of his workflow, and it has helped him create those show-stopping fashion portraits.
With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
Brazil is an awesome country for traveling. There's so much to explore, each place very different from one another. It will definitely take a stretch of trips just to get to know this this South American pearl. I finished my copa tour last year in Marajó, the island of bulls—it just might be an eternal highlight for me.