Rich shades let the mountains look different every moment. Our navigation system says we're in the middle of nowhere and the unfamiliar quietness won't let us doubt that it is right.
Actually Oman is quite easy to travel by car. Wide Highways are criss-crossing the whole Sultanate. But take a turn left twice and you´ll find yourself on rocky tarmacs surrounded by rugged mountains. Merely the power lines and groups of goats are indicating that there must be human life in these valleys – so we could experience one of these extremely rare cases of total silence!
Looking for a far off Wadi (temporarily dried out riverbed) we must have gone astray – who cares – just follow your nose. There was a lot to discover although there was not much at first sight.
Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.
An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy shares her experiences photographing in Cuba in early 2013.
Dora Kontha makes the familiar worthy of a tribute. She frames icy weather or glinting water so that it looks boundless, more than a spread of pretty blue. Analog photography, her medium of choice, makes these everyday sights as intimate as memory itself.
Heads up, Metro Manila-based Lomographers! A film photography workshop to be conducted by Meerly, former general manager of Lomography Singapore, featuring the Diana F+ will be held this month at Common Room in Quezon City, Philippines.