Having lived just half a mile from MVUF for almost 3 years, I decided it was time to pay it a visit and I was not disappointed.
“Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, a registered charity, was established in 1980 to provide services to inner city communities. From the farm’s humble beginnings operating from two old caravans, it has grown into a 24-acre site. It’s not only a working farm with a wide variety of animals, but also a major centre for community and environmental work.”
This is a lovely little place not far outside of Leeds city centre located on Meanwood Road, and as I have lived just off this road for 3 years I decided it was time for a visit. I am glad that we went in spring as they had a lot of baby animals. At only £1 to get in and then 50p for a bag of feeds so you can hand feed the animals it is a real bargain, and I would recommend taking families, small children or even your partner there. They have ducks, chickens, cows, rabbits, guinea pigs (my fave), rabbits, donkeys, goats, pigs, sheep, and even worms!
They also have a lovely cafe and shop where they sell plants they have grown and eggs from their chickens (which are just gorgeous and again an excellent price). What I love most about the farm is that for all the charity work and community projects they are involved in, they do so much for the local Leeds community and yet still keep their prices low so that nobody is excluded from participating.
My favourite part though was definitely feeding the animals as they were so lovely, even if the rams did get a bit greedy and freaked me out!
Have you all watched "Eat, Pray, Love"? I was inspired by Julia Roberts, who rode a bicycle in that movie, so I decided to rent one and try it myself! This happened two years ago but I still remember my biking route. To all of you who haven't been to Ubud, I think you should visit the place and try to go around in a bicycle!
A weekend without a lomowalk seems bad, at least for me. One Saturday morning, I decided to join my friends in their lomowalk. It was all cloudy at first but it didn't stop me from going out and walking. I brought my new Nikon FM2 and some expired rolls, just to test my camera. Was it just me being sleepy, or was my Nikon FM2 acting up? My photos turned out grainy, pale, and, in my opinion, looking so 1990s?
Ernest Cole’s photographic career may have been short-lived but it prolific. Almost 50 years after they were taken, Cole’s photographs still speak volumes and prove to be more than relevant in these modern times.
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.
People seek extraordinary experiences while traveling, but not everyone gets to have an adventure of a lifetime. When lomographer Stephane Heinz (popularly known as vicuna in the Lomography community) saw the opportunity, he took the chance to travel and live miles away from his hometown in France. He and his wife, Kathi, came back home with a luggage full of valuable experiences and life lessons. Vicuna tells us about his four-year adventure in French Polynesia in this travel special.
I want to share with you my experience with some slides when I was in Russia. I'm very sorry for them because I messed them up. They're just ruined and they'll never be the same! But hey, I have thousands of them, so I guess it's not a big deal after all.
It's been a boiling, scorching, baking hot summer here in the Philippines since March, and believe it or not, I haven't been to the beach yet. I'm going to do something about that, but not without making another playlist for the trip! This time, I decided to make a mix inspired by the summer vacations of my younger days.
It’s normal during summer to be out there at the beach, sunbathing and getting yourself a nice tan, but in Malaysia, it could get pretty hot this time of the year. With the rising temperature, my friends and I decided to escape the heat of the city for a while and took an approximately three-hour drive to Cameron Highlands.
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.
Hodachrome, the Lomographic community's undisputed king of multiple exposures, held a photography exhibit in Malaysia late last year. As expected, "Dream or Reality" was very successful. Months after the said exhibit, hodachrome shares his experiences during his visit to the Southeast Asian country, and meeting some of his friends from the Lomo community in the flesh for the first time.
This is a homage to another important street and social photographer who captured the essence of the life in Paris. As a multi-faceted and versatile artist, he was involved in street photography, urban details, and experiments in pictorialism. In this article, I pay tribute to this great artist and one of his most important books: "Graffiti." Read more after the jump!