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.
Sometimes, experiments and curiosity yield the best results. This is what photographer Cody Thomas discovered when he tried out black and white film photography with his Holga camera. See more of his black and white photos after the jump.
The great American photographer David Burnett is famous for his unusual photos of sports competitions. He uses a tilt-shift lens to create miniature fakes, or a simple Holga camera to shoot in black and white. To write this tribute, I used my Holga to take some pictures of amateur sport activities around my city. Take a look after the jump.
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"!
Some weeks ago, I made a tribute to the great photographer Robert Frank and his 1958 black and white series taken in New York from a bus window. He is the master of the ordinary moments, capturing the essence of daily life in a series of free and random sequence of photos where nothing important happens! And as I've written there I wanted to take a similar experiment with color film, which would change the perception of the environment where people live. Read more after the jump!
C.S Muncy is a New York City-based freelance photojournalist and a fellow LomoAmigo who tested and reviewed the LomoChrome Turquoise film. The rolls of film were put to good use; the resulting shots were simply stunning.
Thick smoke, soft breeze, rippled water. For Veronika Gilková, these elements deserve a touch of visual magic. In this interview, she talks about culling nature-based images with intuition and quiet wonder.
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