As a child I spent a lot of time at Blackgang Chine with my best friend's family. This year I returned (10 years later) and took my own mother for a lovely day out on the beautiful Isle of Wight.
Blackgang Chine is described as “a land of imagination” on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. When I was growing up and took holidays with my friend Rosie’s family, we used to visit on a regular basis. I think the last time I went was probably back in 1998 so this year when I was in the South, I promised myself a little visit to reminisce. I also dragged my better half and my mother along.
It is basically a theme park with the most basic of rides (although since I last visited, it has got itself a small roller coaster) and attractions. You don’t really visit this park as a thrill seeker! It has a beautiful maze however and a water boat ride, both of which are pretty cool but nothing is as exciting for me as the real-life snakes and ladders game, with the snakes being huge metal slides). Mainly you visit Blackgang Chine for its mystery, there are fairies and goblins, dinosaurs and dragons, a whole town of cowboys and loads of pirates dotted around the park. Even the rubbish bins come alive to talk to you (as can be seen in photo 2 below).
There are loads to see and do there if you are a big kid like me (lucky for me, mom is as well!) and we had a great and enchanting day out on the island thanks to all the magical creatures and attractions. If you are on the Isle of Wight then go, and take your mum along. Or if you are a mum, take the children!
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.
Every year I get the winter blues. I start imagining the feel of the sunrays, ice cold beer after a long summer day, and the endless hours spent on the beach. I have captured moments, memories, and dreams this year, which is my favorite thing to do. This is a short version and visual diary of my year 2014.
A couple of weeks ago, my family and I celebrated Hari Raya after a month of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Since the first day I laid my hands on the Lubitel 166+, I've always had the thought of taking portraits of my family. So this year, I finally took them. Here they are: Hari Raya Portraits!
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.
He is a graphic designer from Kassel, Germany who has been a Community member for about a decade. His ten-year stay has been remarkably fruitful. Aside from honing his photography skills, it is in this Community of ours where he met his girlfriend, made a lot of friends, and helped organize a huge weekend meet-up for fellow lomographers. Say hello to Daniel Lauterbach, also known as trash-gordon-from-outer-space, our LomoGuru of the Week!
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In the early part of the 19th century, lantern shows were the equivalent of movies. Photographs were hand-printed or transferred on glass plates, which were then projected on to a wall or cloth screen.