Come to think of it, the street is a living museum that teaches us many things about our past, present and future.
6 February 2011
Went to the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ yearly open house event dubbed Pasinaya where the public was treated to a watch-all-you-can, donate—only-when-you-can promo to promote the performances, facilities and services that the CCP provides the art enthusiasts and patrons.
There was a variety of performances like dances, songs, music playing and poetry plus sneak previews of the year’s offerings by various in-house groups and others. The many galleries inside the building were filled with paintings and other multi-media expresssions of both veteran and budding visual artists. All corners and spaces inside and outside the center were indeed in fiesta mood.
I was particularly interested in lomographing the museum that featured life-size dioramas depicting the rich ethnic culture in the Philippines. The tour around the museum was like a crash course on Philippine cultural anthropology. On regular museum hours, photography is not allowed. Good thing because of the Pasinaya that prohibition was suspended (at least for that day).
I took several pictures inside and doubled my shots with street scenes. The results made me think how the street is literally and figuratively a living museum that teaches us many things we often fail to see.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
The people of a city, to me, speak volumes about its culture and sense of community. And that is why I sought out the people who make Denver that much more interesting after the initial period of settling down. My search lead to a few establishments that have contributed to making Denver what it is today. In the second story on Transient Living, I present to you two of such establishments: The Craftsman & Apprentice, and A Small Print Shop.
A movie's parting shot is a crucial element in the sense that it could either make or break the lasting impression that it would have on its audience. It could either wrap things up quite nicely and leave viewers satisfied, or it could do otherwise. For many, it's often the first thing that comes to mind long after the final credits have rolled out.
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. With its 3.5 million residents, it is also the second largest city in the European Union. Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to culture as there are so many people from many different countries living and working together. Of course, Berlin is also home of Lomography Germany!
On Wednesday in Paris, a tragedy took place. Cartoonists and freedom of speech advocates were killed by extremists claiming that they "avenged Prophet Muhammad." Let us, lomographers, take a minute to think about freedom of speech and how we live it.
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.
"Is it acceptable to photograph the homeless?" is one of the most hotly-debated topics when it comes to street photography. There are two opposing sides to this: those who believe it is, and those who don't. For those who do, capturing such photographs is mere documentation of the world around us. For those who don't, doing so is a form of exploitation.
For Crow, his LC-Wide, which he fondly calls Elsie, is the perfect camera for his "Don't think, just shoot" attitude. He takes it wherever he goes and even uses the camera to teach his daughter about photography. In this interview, he shares more about his love for the LC-Wide plus some of the photographs taken by his young apprentice.
Aaaaaand we're back to regular programming! Apologies that it took us long to reveal December's winners, we had too much eggnog and partied way past our bedtime. So without further delay, here's The Best of the LomoKino - December.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
How can so many good things be revealed in one interview? In this fifteen-minute video, Trent Parke gives his eloquent take on why film photography matters. His stories about drying films on clotheslines and "walking the streets everyday capturing light" also remind us that Film Photography Day is just eight days away!
One of the best things about film photography, especially with cameras like the Holga and Lomography cameras, is getting creative with it! TCC Photo is hosting a competition to stoke the creativity out of film photographers everywhere and urge participants to think out of the box!