If you feel like escaping from the busy Dartmouth shops and river, then I recommend a ride along the coast to Paignton on what is described as "one of the finest heritage steam railway journeys in Europe".
The Dartmouth Railway actually runs from Kingswear, which is just a short ferry ride across the River Dart from Dartmouth itself. Then you can board the spectacular steam train which will take you all the way to Paignton. It is not only the train that is worthy of a few pictures, the platform is like a step back in time and you really feel transported back into history.
The way that all the original signage and advertising has been kept intact is amazing and well worthy of a look around. The train carriages themselves are like something from an old film and each one has a name. Some of them even have the original booths for you to go in with the glass sliding doors to separate you from the rest of the train.
The journey takes you through gorgeous woodland and then along a stunning coastal path where you can see the sea, cliff tops, beach huts and vast sandy beaches. It feels like being abroad, especially as we were fortunate enough to go on a particularly sunny day.
Joe Brook is one of the most popular photographers in the West Coast skate scene, shooting for magazines like Trasher, Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and different outlets such as PDN and Kodak. Having previous experience with an old Petzval lens mounted on a 4x5 camera, it was but natural for him to try the new one. Brook talks about finding himself, his work, and shooting with the Lomograhy Petzval Lens in this exclusive interview.
When a truly fascinating photograph hits you, it’s powerful enough to transport you to the story that is being told in that image. Such is what happens when one sees Suji Park's work for the first time. It’s as if you can actually hear and feel the details of each snapshot — the warmth of a late afternoon sun, the complex silence of nature or a dry and nostalgic solitude.
For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.
Two days from now, Lempertz will hold a sale of 195 photographic prints. The lineup is as varied as the history of photography itself. An 1856 print by an anonymous photographer is in the same group as a top-valued Joseph Szabo shot. A deceptively simple shot of a flower vase is joined by the complex textures of Lucien Hervé. Take a look at the fascinating mix.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Chloé Vollmer-Lo's photos speak for themselves. Every image, whether it's a portrait or a seemingly simple snapshot of a street alley, tells a story. The Paris-based photographer tested the New Petval Lens 85 recently, and the results, as expected, speak volumes. She talks about her experience as a freelance photographer - and with the New Petval Lens 85 - in this exclusive interview.