Here's a short story about my two best friends from childhood. Hope you enjoy!
I’d like you to meet Camu and Peich. My two best friends since we were tiny:
We met a looong time ago, and although for years we only saw each other during the summer, because I lived in Caracas and they in Madrid, we have always been best friends. Our friendship has gone through a thousand things: sand castles, postal letters, songs, concerts, laughing. The first drunkenness (and last), the first guy you like and first one you don’t, the first kiss. Phone calls, long phone calls. Laughs, lots of laughs and of course as it should be, many tears, some silly and some not so. And more laughs. And clothes and shopping. And coffee and dinners and bars and boyfriends. And airports and travels and sandy beaches and even a jungle. And pictures, lots of pictures! (the first analog, many with disposable cameras developed in one hour in the supermarket). And hugs, millions of hugs and kisses. And support, help and advice. For those reasons and a few other things that have no name and can not be described, these two ladies are my FRIENDS.
I’d like to propose a toast to us and to friendship!
With the 68th Cannes Film Festival kicking off today we thought we'd hold our very own film screening right here featuring, in no particular order, some of the best, well-crafted LomoKino videos by our fellow lomographers in the community. From documentary-like shorts to horror, comedy, romance, action, the surreal, and everything in between, we've got you covered. Bring out the popcorn!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos 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!
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
Mark your calendars and gather all your analog-loving friends: April 12 is Film Photography Day! In line with this glorious occasion, here's a special competition you shouldn't miss (Hint: We're giving away two LC-A 120 cameras plus loads of other awesome stuff)!
The people of a city, to me, speak volumes about its culture and sense of community. And that is why I sought out the people who make Denver that much more interesting after the initial period of settling down. My search lead to a few establishments that have contributed to making Denver what it is today. In the second story on Transient Living, I present to you two of such establishments: The Craftsman & Apprentice, and A Small Print Shop.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
A self-portrait is a piece of a long narrative. It is a parcel of where you have been and what is precious to you. It is a silent version of a hello or an impactful sentence about the kind of photographer you are. Make your next statement count with a little help from your Lomography friends.
For three months last year, I traveled to 11 cities of eight Southeast Asian countries. My first destination from my hometown of Seoul was Vietnam. After 10 days in Hanoi, I joined a group tour to Sapa, an area known for its hill tribes. This is a photo story of my two days and one night in this remote but vibrant place.
Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.