Summer is here, kids! And what better thing to do than go swimming, take photographs or maybe both? In this article we've compiled a small selection of photos around the theme of swimming. And some recommendations on what gear to use to make those awesome under water shots.
As usual we also suggest a soundtrack: this time it’s the wonderful The Swimming Song by Loudon Wainwright III. Open the link in an additional tab, turn up the volume, click show all photos and then scroll through.
While compiling this gallery – usually we download tons of photos for different search terms and narrow them down in many iterations – we saw that stouf is responsible for a good third of this gallery. So I’ve decided to ask him about water photography, his favorite camera and why he likes swimming:
Rule N°11: when underwater, leave only bubbles and take only pictures. Favourite cam? Nikonos V. Why do I like swimming? Except the breathing part, it is complete freedom.
We are sure there are plenty photos we forgot to add. So please post the links to your favorite swimming photos in the comments! And let us know where to go swimming in your area and – hint, hint – maybe write a LomoLocation on that.
Put Me on the Guest List! There are a lot of events on Lomography, especially these days. To make sure there's always a free spot and so that we plan accordingly, we've added a small new feature: the guest list.
A Selection of Great Photos from Cannes/France Right now the Cannes Film Festival is taking place – and Lomography is there! We took this chance to make a gallery of great (geotagged) photographs that were taken in and around Cannes.
Lomography Gets Its Own API! We've been working on a Lomography API (application programming interface if you are not into acronyms) over the last weeks as a lot of people have asked us for one and we've already thought about creating one for a longer time. Well, it's here now, so read all the details in this article!
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Show Us Your Flower Beard! Yes, it’s a thing! Flower Beards are the new hip way to wear on a summer day! So get creative, get a bearded guy, take some flowers and have a big shoot!
Soviet-era Russia's 'Bone Music' Think vinyl records are cool? Well, yeah, but you might find yourself singing a different tune once you've seen where Russians pressed their bootleg records during the '50s. Pictures after the cut!
Sprocket Rocket: First Love Never Dies The Lomography Sprocket Rocket - my first analogue camera ever - and I have had some troubled times behind us. We have been involved in a stormy love-hate relationship for several years. But in the end, we luckily managed to get over ourselves and overcome our problems. Now he's my old time favorite. Old love never rusts, that is.
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