Although it isn't the most famous city in Belgium and one could claim it is fairly small, I think Leuven is one of the greatest cities this country has to offer. Come during the day time and look at historical buildings, housing projects from the sixties, one of the prisons (we have two of them, both 19th century), have a drink on one of the many squares or BYO in one of the parks.
Although it isn’t the most famous city in Belgium and one could claim it is fairly small, I think Leuven is one of the greatest cities this country has to offer. Come during the day time and look at historical buildings, housing projects from the sixties, one of the prisons (we have two of them, both 19th century), have a drink on one of the many squares or BYO in one of the parks.
At night time the city has many bars, clubs and venues at your service, and the parks are only a fence-jump away. Not to mention all of this within a ten-minute walking range. The city centre is inhabited by almost 30.000 students, who make up almost half of the population. This is not only the reason for the many nightlife opportunities, but is also reflected in the major types of crime committed: the “displacement” of shopping carts and bikes. But if you have an expensive lock on yours feel free to come and visit.
Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.
Geoffrey Berliner is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York. As the head of an organization whose goals are 'to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level' and 'to continue to publicize the impact photography has had and continues to have on culture, history and the arts,' his exposure to photographic materials -from 19th century gems to modern equipment- is so extensive, one cannot even begin to fathom just how much knowledge and experience this man has acquired. His collection of over 2000 vintage Petzval lenses is unparalleled, and the object of envy of both traditional and contemporary photographers. Although such lenses are reputed to require a certain level of skill to be used, Berliner seems to manage them with so much ease, producing splendid results.
The New Petzval Lens 85 continues to captivate the hearts of many photographers from its debut a couple of years back. A perfect balance between form and function, this lens closely mimics the look of the legendary Petzval lens of the 19th century and delivers eye-catching images with its signature tack sharp center and swirly bokeh background. Many photographers from both outside and inside the Lomography community have raved about the New Petzval 85. In this recap, we look back at four community-written reviews.
Jungle, home, haven. The same words may apply to both city and nature. Though different they are linked. The city takes after the colors of flowers and animals; people mold their neighborhoods after the shapes of nature. Other similarities are accidental: the fun bit.
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!
Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso. 1.6 million people live there when 20 years ago there were only 700,000; that is to say, the incredibly quick growth and the stunning density in this city shows today.
Armed with disposable cameras, a number of people affected by homelessness in London trooped out in the streets and captured life from their individual perspectives. That was in July; now, 13 photographs have been selected via public vote and will be featured on the upcoming calendar by Cafe Art, an initiative that "[showcases] artwork created by people affected by homelessness or are socially vulnerable."
Photography duo 'On a hazy morning', also known Joyce and Andres, know exactly how to tell a beautiful story with pictures. Please join them on their next photographic adventure, using the Petzval 85mm lens. A bokeh kind of day.
UK-based Dutch Uncles released their fourth album titled “O Shudder” earlier this year. The band is composed of Pete Broadhead on guitar,
Andy Proudfoot on drums, Robin Richards on bass guitar, and Duncan Wallis on lead vocals and piano. They've been busy on tour and have been playing in various festivals around the UK, and documented these experiences with an LC-A camera.