After almost 3 years of Lomography I found myself surrounded with 10 cameras. But all of ’em are quite plastic..you know what I mean.
So I started to look for one that’s very solid. I turn my eyes to an old friend, the LC-A which I never owned before, because I always borrowed it from a friend. I love its contrast, the vivid colors, and the vignettes. But one day, my friend flew off to London and so did the LC-A.
My other choice popped up for me in September 2008. I decided to buy myself a birthday present, a solid, sleek, and surprising one. Surely the LC-A is not a surprise anymore and I quite get along with the Fed5’s contrast already.
Then I found the Fuji Natura on the Internet. It caught my eyes in an instant. The low contrast with pale colors are what I’m looking for.
I wasted no time by picking up my phone and call my friend in Tokyo asking her to buy it for me! 2 weeks later I’ve got my gem in my arms… and the rest is what they call history.
At the end of March this year, my friends and I went to Bromo in East Java. We went from Jakarta to Yogyakarta for one day before heading to Mt. Bromo. We decided to take photos of everything there with our analog cameras.
My family and I were in Udaipur (India) for a wedding ceremony and decided to travel around the area. We went to Jaisalmer, one of the most gorgeous cities I have ever seen (located on the border with Pakistan) and decided to stop by the remote Thar Desert, which is where these pictures were taken.
Located in the Zhejiang province, Hangzhou is known as one of the most beautiful cities in China. I went there following my aunt’s advice. She studied calligraphy in Hangzhou Arts University (杭州美术大学) and told me, "When I sat by the lake, I just understood Chinese painters. They painted what they see, not less."
I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum's Friday Late, an event that takes place every last Friday evening of the month. For March 2014, the London borough of Tottenham was invited to curate an evening of creativity. There were a number of events that went on ranging from music and art to fashion and film. Accompanied by my LC-A+ and Fisheye No. 2, here are my highlights of that evening in photographs.
My 2015 resolution is to do 12 photography projects, one for every month. In July, I tried freelensing or unscrewing the lens from my SLR and holding it in front of the camera body. By tilting the lens slightly I was able to change the focus. For this experiment, I used my Konstruktor and Olympus OM-1.
This month, after waiting for three years, my city Como hosted the Tour of Lombardy, an important event in the male elite road cycling tour. With my Fed 3 loaded with black and white film and equipped with ultra sharp Industar 50/3.5 lens, I documented the parade of cyclists who went to the starting line after they registered. Take a look after the jump!
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. In February, I wanted to take one of those long exposure night shots of traffic. You know the type: nighttime cityscape, with bright red and white stripes where traffic passes. I love those shots, but I had never gotten around taking one.