A fortune teller in India read my hand recently and told me that I am loving nature. I thought this is quite rhetorical, because I don't know anyone, who doesn't love nature?!? And I am not very fond of going out into the nature, but there are a few places that just impress you to the bone. One of those places are the Aran Islands west of the grand mother island Ireland. It is one of the remains of Gaelic culture and the Celts.
A fortune teller in India read my hand recently and told me that I am loving nature. I thought this is quite rhetorical, because I don’t know anyone, who doesn’t love nature?!? And I am not very fond of going out into the nature, but there are a few places that just impress you to the bone. One of those places are the Aran Islands west of the grand mother island Ireland. It is one of the remains of Gaelic culture and the Celts.
There are no cars allowed as far as I know, but maybe some agricultural vehicles. So you basically get around with bikes, which you can rent easily at the port, which naturally is your hub from Galway, Rosaveel or Doolin from the mainland. The island is at the same time freshly green and rough. There are stones everywhere basically the whole island is a grand rock. While you pass the streets you see old Celtic crosses and little square plots, which separate private property from one another, as far as I understood it. In these little fields loads of sheep graze and make their meat delicious. There are ugly horses, which were probably exiled from the main land because of there impossible teeth and looks. Most impressive are surely the cliffs of the island. They go straight to the sea 90 degrees bottom down. This as scary as amazing and makes you feel chosen. I would say Aran Islands have the best in store for what Ireland stands for.
Of course, Italy makes a great destination for taking photos. But what if there was a place where you could find stunning motifs, impressive colors, and the ideal mixture of nature and arts all at once? What if I told you that there is a place like that: a garden full of art in the middle of nowhere?
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When someone asks me why I love Burkina Faso so much and what's so special about it, I answer without any hesitation: the people. There's something in this country that connects the people together very strongly. Here, foreign visitors are warmly welcomed. And honestly, I think that the portraits I'm most proud of and that I really love are those shot in Burkina Faso. "Why," you ask?
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This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
Fueled by wanderlust, a sense of wonder, and curiosity, lomographers have been through all corners of the world to explore and capture on film everything it has to offer. Lomographers have arguably seen it all—and by all we mean not just the beautiful vistas, but also those places that only the brave ones venture into. Here are but a few of them.
It was a cold and cloudy winter day in 2012 when I came up with the idea of compiling photographs of people's faces. I decided that the most personal way to do it is through instant shots. They are one of a kind and you immediately have something in your hands.
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
"Photography is a reflection of heart." These are the words of Martin Liu, a documentary, wedding and portrait photographer from Hong Kong. He believes that the photographer must understand the stories, experiences and values of his or her subjects to capture the different faces of love. To capture priceless moments for a smitten pair, he brings the Minitar-1 Lens to Mongolia for a one-of-a-kind shoot. Hear the story behind this shoot, and the rest of Martin Liu's journeys in this exclusive interview.
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.
Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.