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  • Ibirapuera Park and Niemeyer

    written by -alia- on 2013-10-01 #places
    Ibirapuera Park and Niemeyer

    Lost in the urban jungle called São Paulo, Ibirapuera Park has the power of transporting us to a dimension where nature blends with Niemeyer’s architecture. A green place full of contagious magic to which culture gives a unique ambience.

  • Picture This: Freedom

    written by -alia- on 2013-08-01
    Picture This: Freedom

    Man belongs to nature. Nature makes part of our nature. Inspirational nature gives me the true feeling of freedom. Freedom is naturally a man’s need. So, nature has a strong relation with freedom.

  • Just Another LomoArch: Xaviru

    written by -alia- on 2013-05-01
    Just Another LomoArch: Xaviru

    He is a lomographer in a parallel world filled with imagination, a lomoarch playing with tangible but distant realities. His gallery, with rich variety of styles, reveals a great power of versatility and an adaptation to different scenarios outward in each frame. I’m glad to present our next exclusive LomoArch: xaviru!

  • Just Another LomoArch: Zingaboom

    written by -alia- on 2013-01-25
    Just Another LomoArch: Zingaboom

    She is a lomographer that plays with several cameras, a lomoarch stunned with abstract details. She has been a lomographer for a long time and she sees the world through lens since childhood. I’m especially pleased to introduce our very first female LomoArch: zingaboom!

  • Just Another LomoArch: Gionnired

    written by -alia- on 2012-11-30
    Just Another LomoArch: Gionnired

    He is a lomographer rendering the real world, a lomoarch wandering the streets with the curious eyes that so well characterize architects. He makes part of the fresh generations of architects and that’s visible in its way of expression. I’m happy to announce our next polished LomoArch: gionnired!

  • Capturing Autumn and its Natural Colors

    written by -alia- on 2012-11-23 #gear #tutorials
    Capturing Autumn and its Natural Colors

    What do you like to see when you're surfing the web through autumn photos? Is it all about natural colors or do we need some special bright?

  • Capturing Autumn’s Natural Colours

    written by -alia- on 2012-11-07 #gear #tutorials
    Capturing Autumn’s Natural Colours

    What do you like to see when you’re browsing through Autumn photos? Is it all about the natural colours or do we need some special glow?

  • Autumn Leaves All Around Warming the City

    written by -alia- on 2012-10-30
    Autumn Leaves All Around Warming the City

    Autumn is here and with it, brought cold winds and warm colors. Leaves are falling and the red, orange, and yellow are taking over. Soon, everything will be brown and sad.

  • Functionality VS Aesthetics

    written by -alia- on 2012-10-15
    Functionality VS Aesthetics

    Analogue and consequently lomography, is becoming more and more a fancy theme to “carry around”. For those who thought this movement had its days counted, now you can be sure that it’s here to stay and to embellish a new era. But, aren’t the aesthetics overlapping functionality?

  • Just Another LomoArch: Microbio

    written by -alia- on 2012-09-10
    Just Another LomoArch: Microbio

    He is a lomographer who loves to experiment and achieve the unusual, a LomoArch bursting with understandable ideals. He has a restless and overwhelmed mind and he is fortunate to work as an architectural photographer. With true delight, I present to you our next exceptional LomoArch: microbio!

  • Just Another LomoArch: Srmarcus

    written by -alia- on 2012-06-26
    Just Another LomoArch: Srmarcus

    He is a lomographer full of sensibility and exquisite perception, a lomoarch with a good eye for authentic compositions and mad doubles. He appraises what surrounds him, he sure knows what he’s talking about and what he’s doing. Here you go, the next super creative LomoArch: srmarcus!

  • Coloured Walls From Sampa

    written by -alia- on 2012-06-15 #places
    Coloured Walls From Sampa

    São Paulo aka Sampa has one of the world's most famous creative, underground, and alternative flavours. Coloured façades, graffiti, and diverse ways of street art are all around. Please, be my guest and lose yourself inside this real-life cartoon full of colours.

  • Just Another LomoArch: Borbapereira

    written by -alia- on 2012-05-09
    Just Another LomoArch: Borbapereira

    He is a lomographer lost between films and developments, a lomoarch whose lomopath is delimited by b&w nostalgic albums. He lives in an inspiring city surrounded by the ideal environment to stimulate creativity and he captures this essence in each frame. Here comes our next beloved LomoArch: borbapereira!

  • Viana do Castelo in Black and White

    written by -alia- on 2012-05-08 #places
    Viana do Castelo in Black and White

    The Atlantic Sea plays a very important role in Portugal’s history and culture. In Minho, the pleasant weather and aged villages result in the perfect combination. The moment I return to my country, this is the city that I want to live in: Viana do Castelo.

  • Just Another LomoArch: Rotte

    written by -alia- on 2012-04-09
    Just Another LomoArch: Rotte

    He is a lomographer finishing architecture studies and the passion, typical from this stage, is obvious in his work. He lives in an amazing country with the craziest architecture. I’m thrilled of bringing you our next LomoArch: rotte!

  • Just Another LomoArch: Qrro

    written by -alia- on 2012-02-29
    Just Another LomoArch: Qrro

    He is a lomographer that fell with body and soul in this lomoworld, a Latin boy spreading sympathy throughout the community. He has a passion that follows him everywhere and helps him with a memory problem. I’m pleased to introduce you our next LomoArch: qrro!

  • Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 120: Colors to Give Your Photos Energy

    written by -alia- on 2012-02-10 #gear
    Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 120: Colors to Give Your Photos Energy

    My favourite film is Lomography X-Pro. My favourite camera is the Diana F+. If I can have them both in a unique experience what more can I ask?

  • Just Another LomoArch: Artichekt

    written by -alia- on 2012-01-17
    Just Another LomoArch: Artichekt

    He is a lomographer who doesn’t need any introduction, a lomoarch that you’ll be pleased to read about. He does magic with analogue cameras and he’s able to involve real buildings with charmed atmospheres. Without further ado, I have the honour to present you our first LomoArch: artichekt!

  • My Analogue Childhood

    written by -alia- on 2011-10-04
    My Analogue Childhood

    Sometimes, I let myself go between adhesive corners, sticky paper and the unique old photo albums smell. This time I’ll let you dive with me into this special pond of analogue memories and kind of…secret.

  • Ruins of Brederode

    written by -alia- on 2011-08-07 #places
    Ruins of Brederode

    A ride from Amsterdam to the fortress of Brederode passing through fascinating landscapes in the countryside. The ruins are a place lost in time and space, filled with history and memories. It’s an enchanted place to visit and lose some city stress.

  • Keukenhof, the flower’s kitchen

    written by -alia- on 2011-08-03 #places
    Keukenhof, the flower’s kitchen

    Near a small town called Lisse in the Netherlands, lays one of the most beautiful gardens and simultaneously the largest bulb flower park in the world, the Keukenhof! If you’re interested in making an urban getaway and visiting it, be patient and organized since it is only open for 3 months a year.

  • Amsterdam, the Water City

    written by -alia- on 2011-07-12 #places
    Amsterdam, the Water City

    What’s the essence of a country? What’s the feeling that you get from a land? What defines city flavour? What remains in your memory when you leave a certain place? What’s Tipish Nederlandese about Amsterdam? If there's one thing that best characterizes it, it has to be without a doubt, the canals. The canal system running through the city resembling blood veins and giving it life.

  • Diana+ 35mm Back

    written by -alia- on 2011-06-22 #gear
    Diana+ 35mm Back

    Even though we, Diana’s Lovers, find its square format irresistible, sometimes it’s reasonable to have more than 12 or 16 frames and get the cute sprockets. With the Diana 35mm Back, you can get the fantasy that characterizes this camera in different formats and save some capital at the same time.

  • Oktomat, the fancy red box

    written by -alia- on 2011-05-22 #gear
    Oktomat, the fancy red box

    Oktomat, the red box with 8 lens that shines among every camera’s collection. The fun and surprise factor is always granted but be wary, good light is essential for the use of this small and light camera.

  • Tulips Land

    written by -alia- on 2011-05-03 #places
    Tulips Land

    Together with the windmills, tulips fields are the most famous landscape in the Netherlands. In 1593, the first tulip was placed in Dutch soil and since then the country has been in multi-coloured bloom.

  • Fuji Provia 100F

    written by -alia- on 2011-03-28 #gear
    Fuji Provia 100F

    Provia is one of the most versatile colour reversal films. I know that many people would write about how cool this film is to cross-process but I decided to not do it. At the last second I resisted to the temptation and I developed it in E6 because even if I like the surprise factor I didn’t want to distort the colours of the selected theme.

  • Kodak 400TX

    written by -alia- on 2011-02-24 #gear
    Kodak 400TX

    The renowned Kodak 400TX is a high-speed panchromatic film released in 1954 for 35mm and 120mm format. Perfect for scenarios that require good DOF and fast shutter speeds. It is idyllic for push processing and for extending the distance range for flash pictures.

  • Praia das Pedrinhas - The Love Spot

    written by -alia- on 2011-02-15 #places
    Praia das Pedrinhas - The Love Spot

    There’s a place in your imagination where you feel completely free. A place where the love is in the sounds, the colours and the textures. There you forget everything, only love is in your thoughts. I found that place but don't tell anyone: it's a secret.

  • Lindoso, History and Nature

    written by -alia- on 2011-02-15 #places
    Lindoso, History and Nature

    Located in the interior north of Portugal, Lindoso is a small and rural village near the Spanish border about 4km. It’s a place stuck back in time filled with history and amazing landscapes that makes it a part of the National Park Peneda-Gerês.

  • Moledo - Yellow Sand, Blue Water & Red Sky

    written by -alia- on 2011-02-15 #places
    Moledo - Yellow Sand, Blue Water & Red Sky

    Moledo Beach is a small beach in Portugal famous for its simplicity and natural beauty. Like most of the beaches in the north of the country, it’s a place that changes completely during summertime, it suddenly turns from a quiet place to a trendy place.

  • NDSM: Creative Amsterdam

    written by -alia- on 2011-01-09 #places
    NDSM: Creative Amsterdam

    NDSM is a former shipyard in north Amsterdam and is the center for alternative culture these days. This vast area of 84,000 m2 makes up the NDSM Hall, workshops and artistic studios along with two big dimension cranes and two huge ship slipways.

  • Artis Zoo, Amsterdam

    written by -alia- on 2010-11-20 #places
    Artis Zoo, Amsterdam

    For those who like animals, the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam is an amazing place to spend a beautiful day in! You really feel like you're in an oasis of peace at the heart of the city. At Artis Zoo, one can easily relax and only hear the animals living there, which are up to 700 species!

  • Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam

    written by -alia- on 2010-10-24 #places
    Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam

    If the sun is shining in Amsterdam go and enjoy the Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical garden in the world. Breathe the fragrances and lose yourself with the stunning surrounding.