Today, the world celebrates Midsummer's Eve, a feast dedicated to the sun, especially important in Northern Europe. To celebrate, let us take a look at some awe-inspiring photos of bonfires and the dazzling sun in the Lomographic world!
Midsummer’s Eve is one of the important summer holidays in the world, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. Midsummer’s Day is traditionally celebrated in Europe on June 24, after the summer solstice or the longest day. But festivities begin on the eve of Midsummer’s Day, marked by bonfires, dancing, and some traditional customs and rituals.
The celebration has its roots in ancient, pre-Christian times, and is associated with magic, witchcraft, fairies, and fertility (especially in Sweden). People lit bonfires to try and strengthen the sun, as it appeared to get dimmer and weaker after the longest day. They also served as protection against evil spirits, which were thought to roam freely once the sun begins to turn southwards once more.
Now, it’s time for us to have our analog celebration of Midsummer’s Eve through photos of blazing bonfires and the majestic sun in the Lomographic world!
The skies were busy with magic today — or maybe it was just the solar eclipse that caused all that ruckus? Decked out in space-age goggles and other various sun viewing paraphernalia, groups of people gathered as the moon moved between the sun and the earth this morning across Europe. Only a few lucky folks witnessed the total eclipse, and here at Vienna HQ, the greatest moment of the partial eclipse happened at 10:45 A.M. and lasted only a few minutes. We stopped everything we were doing to join the sky watchers crew and share in this astonishing moment. Check out these brilliant solar-inspired shots to celebrate the occasion!
Its stunning tones, smooth grain, and overall elegant monochrome look have inspired fellow lomographers to pen odes of praise—well, reviews, actually. Find out how the Lomography Lady Grey 400 (35mm) fared right here.
Did you catch the solar eclipse that happened recently? Word on the street is that it even resulted in a total eclipse in some areas of Europe, making it a pretty rare occasion for the folks that got to see it! We're guessing that some of you even had your cameras to catch the whole shebang on film — which is why we're throwing a competition for the best eclipse and sun inspired shots out there. Come on in and check out the details!
This article is dedicated to the multifaceted American photographer George Krause and to his series depicting funeral monuments realized between 1962 and 1963. I was able to know about this series thanks to an important essay on photography written by former Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Director of Photography, John Szarkowski. For this tribute, I loaded my trusty Praktica camera with a roll of Ilford film and took a series of photos in the Monumental Cemetery in my city, Como. Take a look!
Whether it's to express an opinion or commend your latest album, receiving comments from our fellow lomographers inspires us to shoot and share more photographs. It's time to return the kind gesture, so let's say our biggest thanks to the top photo commenters of 2014!
In celebration of the newly-launched Lomo’Instant Montenegro, we're calling out all ardent globe-trotters to give us an instant visual tour around the picturesque places that inspired the designs of our Lomo'Instant editions. Be quick to your feet because our competition winners will get a chance to take home our "secret camera sensation"!
At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
We'd like to thank everyone for continuously capturing precious moments on photographs and sharing them with all of us. Each of your photographs and albums brought happiness and inspiration to everyone in the community. These lomographers take the spotlight for their ceaseless passion for photography and for their generosity in sharing every step of their analogue adventure. Meet our top photo uploaders of 2014.
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.
Do the photographs in our community often leave you tongue-tied? You can still let your fellow lomographer know how much you appreciate their work by clicking the "Like" button. No matter how simple, this gesture can inspire anyone to go on with their analogue adventure. Here are the top photo likers of 2014.
Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.