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.
In spite of being a trained photographer, Ines quit her job and continued with photography only as a hobby. She still finds time to create beautiful, expressive portraits, which she recently did this in her hometown, Brunswick, and transformed the city into a quintessential dream setting with a unique swirly bokeh effect. Her weapon of choice? The New Petzval Art Lens, of course!
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!
Lomography is proud to announce that it will again accompany the Nixon Surf Team to be part of this year's Nixon Surf Challenge. In line with this, we've prepared a rumble for all traveling and adventure-seeking lomographers.
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!
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!
What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.
There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.