Back inJune 2010, I worked at a school in Nairobi. Here are some photos of the children and a couple of the places that you must visit if you are in Nairobi!
A friend and I worked at this Primary School for a couple of weeks in June teaching English, Maths and Sciences. The children were absolutely amazing and our favorite time were the breaks in the morning and lunch when the kids would completely mob you in the playground demanding attention. We had so much fun playing grandmother’s footsteps, duck duck goose, stuck in the mud, three legged race and other playground games. The school was run by a nun called Sister Josephine who was so generous, not just to the children but also to us. It is part of Kenyan culture to be really welcoming to visitors, so the school was always giving us cartons of juice and whole cakes to take home with us! And the children have even learned a song called ‘Visitors You are Welcome Here’. One thing I will never forget is teaching Sister Josephine how to text!
This is a great way to get really close to some exotic animals and learn all about the local wildlife. You get to stand on a viewing platform which is raised to about the level of the giraffe’s heads and you are given bits of food with which to feed them. If you are brave enough you can put a bit of food in your mouth to entice the giraffe to kiss you! I love my photo of my friend not quite enjoying her kiss from a giraffe named Daisy. The centre also has lectures going on which you can drop in to learn about different aspects of Kenyan wildlife and the giraffe centre. Oh, and I thought that the gift shop at the centre was one of the best for buying presents as they also have a market for local artisans outside.
The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is only open for one hour a day at feeding time, so make sure you plan ahead. This was one of my favourite places in Nairobi and the baby elephants were just so cute and because the orphanage does amazing work. The David Sheldrick Trust rescues baby elephants whose family have died or who have been found hurt and alone. Each elephant has a keeper who acts as a mother to it, feeding it, cleaning it, even sleeping in the stable with it. At 11am the keepers bring out the baby elephants for feeding and to show the public. You can watch them being fed by giant milk bottles, squirting water out of their trunks and playing with footballs. You are separated by a rope from the elephants, but if they come over to the sides you are allowed to hug them and stroke them. Definitely do not miss out on this!
Here's the third and final part of my Lomography Day Trip features about Ubud. To be honest, there are a lot of places there that are worth visiting, but I just picked some of them to help you make the best of your trip. So prepare your notes or travel books and take note of the must-see places that I'll mention below. Maybe one day you'll visit Ubud.
Aside from the fact that Ubud is a must-visit tourist spot in Bali, it is also the perfect place to relax and get inspired. There, you’ll see and feel something different. Staying there for a month in 2012 made me discover good places to visit. If ever you'll be in Bali for a holiday, don't forget to visit Ubud. Now, I shall take you on a quick visit to this town!
We are proud to announce that the Lomography shop now stocks Lumi products, which allow you to print your favorite analogue photos and all manner of other fantastic things on fabric using the power of light! In this article, we want to tell you a bit more about Lumi and the way this special printing process works.
The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.
We’re so excited that the first Lomo’Instant cameras are now shipping to our Kickstarter backers around the globe. If you are one of the lucky folks who backed the Lomo'Instant on Kickstarter, we have some special competitions for you to enjoy over the next couple of weeks when you receive your camera!
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share with you the work of Oliver and Isa, a very talented couple that dabbles in illustration, among many other things.
Going away for the weekend is always fun, especially if, like me, you live abroad and go back to visit your home city! For my walk through Milan, I decided to bring with me the Lomo’Instant because well, I just love it! Here are my thoughts after this special weekend!
If you visit London in the next few weeks,you might bump into a Paddington Bear sculpture more than once. Don't be alarmed, he's not following you around. There are hundreds of Paddington Bear sculptures dotted around the city in celebration of the launch of a new film. We captured a few using the glorious Petzval lens. Take a look here.
If you loved the Petzval Lens, we have Joseph Petzval to thank for. The mathematician/inventor/physicist was born in Hungary, but spent most of his life in Vienna. As a tribute, we visited some of the most significant places in his life, armed with our cameras and the New Lomography Petzval Art Lens. Watch the video below!
This article is a tribute to the street and humanist photographer Sabine Weiss. Considered a living legend in street photography, she likes to photograph daily lives of people, trying to capture the emotions she recognizes around her. Weiss like to photograph people of all ages but she especially loves to take photos of children, masterfully immortalizing their spontaneous gestures and emotions. For this article, I was inspired by one of her rare sports photos of some children practicing judo. Do you want to know more about this great artist? Well, read on!
Are you in need of a holiday? Then we have something spectacular for you from the Shift School of Photography and Lomography. With your photos you can win a four-day trip to Paris for a long weekend full of photography including a giant Lomography package! We want to see your best work displaying your travel destinations so we know that you can turn a weekend getaway into an artistic and educational trip!
Canadian-born Ian Taylor is a full-time photographer specializing in kids and development work. It all started when his five siblings started having children at the same time he was into photography. This passion then spiraled into something amazing, and now Ian works primarily with kids, shooting them when they are in their purest form. Based in Asia, Ian has agreed to share this amazing series of photos he shot with his Petzval Art Lens in Cambodia and Thailand. He also shared with us some of his insights and views on photography.