This is a brief article about the recent Lomowalk in Nijmegen.
Nijmegen. I’ve seen the name of that town on the motorway signs many times while speeding up towards Germany at the start of a new journey to the south of Europe or on my way back, flashing past Arnhem. Never had an opportunity to stop there, until now.
Being in Nijmegen gives you a very cozy feeling – it is large enough to accommodate various districts on either sides of the river Waal. However, it is also compact enough to cover most of the historic center by foot. What strikes one the most is a large number of references to Roman times. Many squares and streets bear names of one or another Roman emperor. In my nativity (and taking the relative proximity of neighboring Germany into account) I first thought that all those names were referring to the German emperors but apparently the city is so old that it even witnessed Roman time. Here on the river Waal was the border – the border between the Empire and the rest. One witnesses history here, Noviomagus.
All in all, the Lomowalk in Nijmegen was very successful – a large group of enthusiastic participants (thanks to Manja for organizing this), creative ideas of how and where the Lomo posters should be placed on or next to various historic monuments (no damage done ;-)) and a number of tips exchanges! Still, live and learn – one of my photo films turned too overexposed. Next time it’ll be better. ;-)
This is my experience with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120), my first medium format film. It's an adventure that started when I got a Lubitel 2, to finally shoot with it. In this article, you'll find detailed information about color schemes, the advantages of shooting in medium format, and the differences between standard redscale films. Here are the results of a day of shooting outside, which I recently got back from the lab.
Electro-pop princess FEMME is a London-based singer who has recently finished her American tour. We gave her a Fisheye 2 and asked her to document some of her adventures in analogue. Read on for the full article.
Justine Jugnet is a French photographer based in Lyon who loves fashion photography. She recently took the Petzval lens to shoot with in Paris. Get to know more about her and her wonderful way of shooting the world around her in this exclusive interview.
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Steffen Böttcher's blog is already home to some very beautiful portraits taken with the New Petzval Lens. But the Petzval does so much more than just taking beautiful portraits; Böttcher recently took the lens with him on a mobile home adventure across the South of France. Find out more about the German photographer and his road trip in this exclusive interview.
Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.
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!
This article is a tribute to a great Italian poet, painter and photographer, Mario Giacomelli (1925-2000). His images are characterized by a strong graphic contrast and are related to suffering and decay in our world. In this article I pay tribute to his photographic series taken at the Sanctuary of Lourdes in France. Read more after the jump!
While Matthieu Vautrin dreams of reliving the California days of old, we remain enchanted by his experimental instant shots of the present. The outcomes are photos imbued either with deadpan humor, or an enigmatic ghostly luster. In this brief interview, Matthieu tells us about the good times he's been having with the Lomo'Instant!