The old city of Saint Louis, Senegal, also called Ndar in Wolof, is my favorite place in Senegal. Saint Louis City is located in the Northwest of the country, near the mouth of the Senegal River, and about 300 kms north to Dakar.
Saint Louis was the capital of French Western Africa from 1895 to 1902. It is thus the oldest French town in Africa.
You can divide the city of Saint Louis into 3 parts :
the new town
the old town
the fishermen district, named The Langue de Barbarie, which is situated in a long stretch of sand which separates the Senegal river from the Atlantic Ocean.
Saint Louis is famous for its culture. The most important jazz festival in Africa takes place in Saint Louis in May. I loved to wander into the streets of Saint Louis, taking pics with my faithful Holga. Here, time seems to have stopped. The atmosphere is very nostalgic, because of the faded elegance of fine houses decked with carved wood balconies and verandas.
People live in the streets : children play football, Ancients drink tea, goats are wandering… I visited Saint Louis in February, during the dry season. Disdis went there in summer, during the wet season: have a look to his pics, the atmosphere is quite different !
In this article, I'll show you the usual route I take whenever I walk through the streets of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, this time in preparation for making a puppet called Mr. Golden. Sham Shui Po is famous for its stores selling fabrics and other clothing supplies, as well as electronic accessories. It is also full of different places to explore.
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
The Lomography Sprocket Rocket - my first analogue camera ever - and I have had some troubled times behind us. We have been involved in a stormy love-hate relationship for several years. But in the end, we luckily managed to get over ourselves and overcome our problems. Now he's my old time favorite. Old love never rusts, that is.
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!
East and west, old and new coexist harmoniously in the highly-urbanized Southeast Asian city-state, Singapore. Singapore is home to various nationalities not only from around Asia but even from other far-flung countries all over the globe - a true cultural melting pot, with four different major languages and five official religions.
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. With its 3.5 million residents, it is also the second largest city in the European Union. Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to culture as there are so many people from many different countries living and working together. Of course, Berlin is also home of Lomography Germany!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.