The Art Biennial of Venice for our little family, is an event that we absolutely must attend, and this year in particular, is my first serious opportunity to go "analog" there. A romantic weekend full of art!
Every two years, the famous Biennale is held in Venice and for my family, it is a much-awaited event. In addition, this year gave me the chance to engage in my first serious Lomographic output. We took the opportunity to spend a quiet weekend there wherein we devoted two days to visit Venice in an unconventional way. We threw away the map and decided to get lost on the streets! We tried our best to see the romantic sites outside tourist routes and ended up with the most strange streets (Calle della pegola/pegola stand), the location of an old 60s movie – with every corner leading to a pleasant surprise.
But the most beautiful day that we had was in Biennale. It is difficult to explain it so at times I end up rambling about it. I let myself be carried away by my emotions and forget that I actually have a camera in hand. One thing that got to me was an activity involving clay of three colors wherein after you exert effort in creating something, you don’t even get to take it home with you. 0_0
Some interesting things that I saw were thousands of Chinese jars, glass staircases inspired by Tintoretto, an ATM connected to the pipes of an organ, a big picture which is composed of about thirty dirty square sheets. In front, there is video showing how the artist went to different places of exploitation in a Latin American country trampling on the earth and soiling the sheets. Then there was a room with a video installation which lasted for 24 hours. It’s still being projected but in a smaller scale: a montage of all the movies where there is a clock.
If you love art, you may experience overwhelming emotion at every corner. If you like to be carried away by your emotions, maybe you can come here with me next time!
The lineup has been announced, the tickets are now on sale. Bonnaroo fever is officially in full swing. It's just around the corner, and will happen from June 12th to the 15th! There’s only one thing left to do, and that’s break out your Teva sandals because they’re the footwear of choice for festival season—no seriously, Teva is the official partner of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this year!
Vodafone Fashion Weekend in London is the must-go-to event for all fashion lovers in September. There are fashion shows on the catwalk, talks with industry professionals, shopping (anything from bags to clothes to necklaces), and, if you so wish, you can even get your hair done at a very low price on the day. It's the complete TLC package in one event.
Driely S is a young fashion, events and documentary photographer who based out of New York. She was given the opportunity to take photos at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which also came as an opportunity for her to try out the New Russar+ Lens.
Venice is a beautiful city full of romantic spots and picturesque corners, and I am not the only one who thinks so. The city suffers from the masses of tourists walking and floating around every day. Look further and enjoy my photos and memories!
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.
There are a lot of talented people who work at Lomography Gallery Soho and Victoria Schofield is no exception to that rule. She is a student who has already built an extensive portfolio of photographs and is serious about music photography. We lent her a Petzval lens to test over the weekend and here are the results.
There is a weekend in New York where the city streets look like an alternate universe, full of fantastic characters and people who seem to have walked out of a comic book or a movie. This weekend is the NY Comic Con weekend and people from everywhere come to one of the biggest comic convention to be part of one of the biggest Cosplay competitions.
The New Petzval Lens is a stunning reinvention of one of the first and greatest lenses of all time. It produces images with extreme sharpness, artful vignetting and absolutely beautiful swirly bokeh backgrounds. Click through to see 30 breathtaking black and white photos after the jump!
The London Analogue Festival celebrates everything analogue, from music art, film and of course photography too! This year’s festival takes place at the OXO Tower in London from September 12 to 14. Lomography will be hosting a special Sprocket Rocket Workshop on Saturday, September 13. It’s completely free to attend but booking in advance is advised. Read on for details.
Brock Scott is an Atlanta-based artist and the lead singer of the band Little Tybee. As part of his efforts to produce a video for a TEDx event in the Panamanian Jungle, he visited Kalu Yala -- a sustainable jungle settlement for entrepreneurs and tropical cowboys. A special opportunity like this certainly calls for a special lens, and Brock brought none other than the new Petzval Lens with him.
Leuven is a typical Belgian university city that is full of students, but feels a bit like a ghost city when all the students go home for the weekend. Nevertheless, this is the perfect time to pay a visit to this beautiful historic city just right next to Brussels. If you like culture, cobblestoned streets, creativity, and Belgian beers, this is your perfect day trip!
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!