Yogyakarta- a stunning part of Indonesia, home to the largest Buddhist temple in the world and the still active volcano Merapi. With my brand new Holga and roll of black and white film, I sought to capture the spirituality and wonder of this beautiful destination.
My first experience in Yogyakarta was climbing up to the active volcano Merapi. My father and I woke up at 4am to be led in complete darkness through the luscious forest hills by our very experienced guide. We watched the sun set upon Merapi whilst it was smoking from its top quite clearly. As we descended from our trip, I wondered how the guide knew the way so well, as I could actually see how complex and deep the forest was.
Equally stunning was our visit to Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world. The many levels and complexity of the temple were a delight to get lost in, and upon reaching the top the views of the surrounding landscape were remarkable. The history behind the temple itself is also fascinating, through the mysteries of how it was built and it’s story of abandonment and rediscovery.
Derrick Ong's portraits give off a feeling of nostalgia and old-world charm. The Singapore-based photographer specializes in pre-nuptial and wedding shoots, and loves to capture moments in vibrant hues as well as in black and white. In this exclusive interview, he tells us about his experience shooting with the New Petzval Lens.
This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!
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An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy shares her experiences photographing in Cuba in early 2013.
Dora Kontha makes the familiar worthy of a tribute. She frames icy weather or glinting water so that it looks boundless, more than a spread of pretty blue. Analog photography, her medium of choice, makes these everyday sights as intimate as memory itself.
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)
Heads up, Metro Manila-based Lomographers! A film photography workshop to be conducted by Meerly, former general manager of Lomography Singapore, featuring the Diana F+ will be held this month at Common Room in Quezon City, Philippines.