The Sanja Festival (Sanja-matsuri) is the festival that takes place every per year in Asakusa, Japan. It was held on May 13th to 16th of this year. I took part of the festivities together with my trusty Lomography cameras. Come on and take a look!
Matsuri means a festival or/and holiday in Japanese. In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple, though they can be secular. The Sanja Festival is sponsored by the Asakusa-jinja shrine in Asakusa. This festival attracts a great number of visitors from all over the Japan. A total of 1.5 million people gathered in here during 3 days!
Everyone enjoyed this Matsuri. They were carrying a mikoshi portable shrine in a festival. We can expect to see tons of Mikoshi around this temple during festival.
People who come to Matsuris are always looking forward to find in the vicinity of a matsuri booths selling souvenirs and food such as takoyaki, and games, such as Goldfish scooping, as well as other forms of foods which are often organized in conjunction with matsuri. You will be not sure which food to take!
Check these sites out for more info: Asakusa Jinja HP
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Yesterday I picked up from my trusty photography shop in Como a developed and scanned color film roll containing images of the Sicilian festival held on May 1 at the city's historical center. A few hours ago, I made some scans of these images, which I'm pleased to show you in this article! Read more after the jump!
This autumn, Como hosted a very important sporting event: a 6,000-meter rowing race on the lake. The race was first held in 1893. After 123 years, the Trofeo Villa D'Este has been revived. I documented this event with my trusty Praktica camera and two lenses, a 50mm and 135mm.
Exactly 40 years ago in 1974, American photographer Dennis Stock took a series of photos of a crosswalk in Tokyo. For the anniversary of his reportage in Japan, I dedicated to him this article, with a series of photos of one of the most populated crosswalk in my city, Como. Take a look after the jump!
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When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.
Each year The independent Label Market takes place at the Old Spitalfields Market and brings together some of the most interesting independent record labels. It’s the perfect place to meet label owners, talk about music and buy some exclusive and new releases. I took along the Petzval lens and was surprised at the reaction it received!
Blackfairy and I had the idea to continue taking pictures together even though we live in distant locations. Basically, we decided to compare France and Japan through analogue photography. Our first project was to compare the Chinese New Year festivities in Paris and in Yokohama.
If you want to spend a weekend near the sea but do not want to restrict yourself to the usual routine consisting of the hotel and the beach, I recommend taking a trip to Cesena and Cesenatico, two towns located on the Adriatic coast of central Italy. I did mine by combining sunbathing and cultural excursions.This was documented with my trusty Lomo LC-A. Have a look!
My boyfriend Scott and I took our cameras on a road trip to the beautiful Coronado Beach in San Diego, California at the very end of May to catch beach combers, surfers, and beautiful sunsets on glorious film.
A couple of weeks ago, my family and I celebrated Hari Raya after a month of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Since the first day I laid my hands on the Lubitel 166+, I've always had the thought of taking portraits of my family. So this year, I finally took them. Here they are: Hari Raya Portraits!
Last Saturday my city, Como, hosted a festival dedicated to the hands called the Mani-Fest. With my lovely Minox GT-S camera and an expired 3200 ISO film roll, I documented this event which took place just below the windows of my room. Take a look after the jump!
While I was browsing through my first photo album, I came across a series of photos taken in 1981 during a beach holiday at the French coastal village of St. Gilles Croix de Vie in Vendee. I took these photographs with my first camera that I received for my 11th birthday. Have a look!
Last Sunday, the local rugby team Rugby Como played the first match of the 2014-1025 season. Rugby is my favorite sport to photograph, and for some years I've been documenting almost every home match of this young team. This time I used a 1959 Zorki 5 camera with a vintage 1958 Industar-50 lens loaded with a timeless film, the Ilford HP5+ developed in a century-old developer, the mythical Rodinal. Take a look after the jump!