The dream of being in the old, old west is almost a reality. Being near the train lines and the carriages is a curiosity for all children. For me and my friends, it was a constant hobby, and all the stations were our playground.
I live about 3 miles away from the center of my city, Leiria. Where I live, there’s a train station whose railway section was built in the XIX century, a period when development for Portugal’s railway system was in full swing. Naming the small community of Leiria-Gare proved to be just in time for the station to be dubbed as such (as in “train station”).
Like all children, me and my childhood friends had to find a place closer to home where we could play and the train station proved to be ideal. Although it seems to be a dumb and dangerous idea (and it is) there were never a lot of trains. We also had a very large space next to the warehouses where we could play some football matches. But every once in a while (and after looking well on the right side and on the left side), we would cross the railway line. We’d loved to see the cars up close, feel the tapping of stones at our shoes and obviously loved waving at (by far) people inside the trains. Our eyes sparkled with everything we found such as traffic lights, signs, rails… everything! It was our ideal scenario to simulate the classic old west fights between cowboys and indians.
It was and it still is a peaceful entry and exit for some tourists and for me and my gang it was a place of magic and discovery.
There's be a thin line between reality and imagination, consciousness and sleep, even dreams and nightmares. Photographer Arthur Tress blurs that line with his haunting and intimate photos depicting the darker side of children’s dreams.
When I was a kid, one of my greatest joys was to go to the park. I especially loved playgrounds. It didn't matter how may other children there were, as long as I could have my turn to go on the slide and and sit on the swing. These days, enjoying one's childhood has become so different. Technology has stolen the interest of children in more physically demanding yet fun activities.
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
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.
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.
Last Sunday, the local rugby team Rugby Como played the first match of the 2014-1025 season. Rugby is my favorite sport to photograph, and for some years I've been documenting almost every home match of this young team. This time I used a 1959 Zorki 5 camera with a vintage 1958 Industar-50 lens loaded with a timeless film, the Ilford HP5+ developed in a century-old developer, the mythical Rodinal. Take a look after the jump!
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
Where do I begin? Believe me, I know many places in Bandung. From a cozy cafe to where the famous street food and maybe even drinks can be found, to places for lomowalks, it would be my pleasure to show you all around Bandung - the city I love and the city of love!
I want to share with you my experience with some slides when I was in Russia. I'm very sorry for them because I messed them up. They're just ruined and they'll never be the same! But hey, I have thousands of them, so I guess it's not a big deal after all.