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"!
There are about 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, one of the most popular ones being Mount Papandayan, located 2,665 meters above sea level in Garut, West Java. My boyfriend and I usually go hiking together so we decided to spend our long weekend holiday (three days/two nights) at Mount Papandayan.
Young Helen Mirren playing a corset-clad model. Juliette Binoche and Julie Delpy in early training with Jean-Luc Godard. Lena Olin and Helena Bonham Carter in literary adaptations. Before crossover projects, these actresses had to pay their dues—in bit parts and breakout roles.
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
LomoAmigo and German music photographer Philipp "Gladsome" Fröhlich recently had the opportunity to take the New Petzval 85mm Art Lens to splash! Festival, capturing scenes from one of Europe's biggest reggae and hip hop music events.