Versailles is an artificial city created by King Louis XIV and an amazing place to go to and take pictures.
The castle of Versailles was the residence of the kings of France starting with its builder, Louis XIV, known as le Roi Soleil (the Sun King). During his reign he persisted to modernize the kingdom of France and Navarre. He supported Molière and his modern theater. Molière often organized ballet-comedies in Versailles’s gardens.
My favorite part of Versailles is l’ Orangerie du Chateau de Versailles. It was built in 1688, it’s located under the “Parterre du Midi” and is 155 meters long.
I went there in September 2010 when Murakami exhibited some of his works at the Palace of Versailles filling 15 rooms with his sculptures. I loved the sculpture outside the most, it’s called the Oval Buddha :
The exhibition in France was not well received by the French public who didn’t appreciate the contrast between contemporary art and French art from the seventeenth and eighteenth century surrounding Versailles. I actually loved the contrast of the ’’old’’ and the ’’new’’ and was amazed when I looked at the golden reflection of the Oval Buddha to see the Castle of Versailles.
The great American photographer David Burnett is famous for his unusual photos of sports competitions. He uses a tilt-shift lens to create miniature fakes, or a simple Holga camera to shoot in black and white. To write this tribute, I used my Holga to take some pictures of amateur sport activities around my city. Take a look after the jump.
Pixelstick is exactly the must-get tool to create mind-blowing light paintings with different colours and patterns: 1.8 meter long, 200 full colour and high fidelity LEDs! Grab your camera with long exposure mode and a tripod, and you can create dozens of dreamy pictures just by moving your Pixelstick in the dark. Take a peep at our friends from Lomography Hong Kong’s shots with the Pixelstick!
This article is a tribute to an important street photographer, Edouard Boubat. His pictures are characterized by great poetic touch, strong social sensitivity, and utmost respect for people and places. Inspired by a book which contains Boubat's photos taken in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, I pay homage by showcasing some of my photos taken within the same geographic area.
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In more ways than one, Lomography is an art form as much as it is an effective tool to communicate. This is proven in the politically-driven exhibition “Selfies from Oranienplatz," of which the opening event will be taking place on the 16th of October as part of the European Month of Photography in Berlin. Read further to learn more about the project and event.
Les Bleus may have been booted out of the World Cup by Germany, but for me France is always a winner. The number of places to go around Paris, especially, can never be exhausted: the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Cœur, the Seine, the Arc de Triomphe, and this time, I fell in love with the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise.
In this new series, we talk to film fanatics from all around the UK about their passion for film photography and the best places to shoot in their home town. Today we go to Ipswich to meet designer Steve King.
I love the different styles of cameras that Lomography has, but I also like to create my own cardboard cameras that use pinholes to be able to take pictures using traditional film. This time I created the Pinhole F, a camera inspired by the Diana F+ and shoots 12 pinhole photos using 120 film.
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.