The ancient quarries which furnished Egypt with this stone, and yes. it still can be seen in the modern city of Aswan today. This is where the Unfinished Obelisk is to be found.
Upon my arrival in Aswan after a one night train journey all the way from Cairo city, the first thing we visited was the Unfinished Obelisk. Now, does anyone here understand what I am talking about? I hope you do.
It is much of the red granite used for ancient temple, or simply a pillar in an informal way I guess. The ancient quarries which furnished Egypt with this stone, and yes. it still can be seen in the modern city of Aswan today. This is where the Unfinished Obelisk is to be found. It was supposed to be a 42 meters high and would have weighed around 1,150tons, just one stone. Yes, one piece. And not just as easy as that, but one piece that would need to be detached from a big granite.
This one we are looking at is one of the uncompleted project way back long long time ago. And I could really say that thank god they have one failure project like this, or modern people like us wouldn’t have ant idea how exactly the obelisk was made of.
As you can see it had cracked in several places and was never detached from the main rock yet. The notches seen in the photos were made in the granite to extract the blocks. So, how do you think about the engineering in ancient time in Egypt? Under hot sun with no heavy duty construction vehicles, and they still did such an unbelievable buildings. Amazing!
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
Yes, you read that right: Lomography has once again come up with a cool new product! But as much as we want to spill the beans right this moment—where would be the fun in that, right?—we've decided to make things a little more exciting by conducting a couple of rounds of good ol' guessing game. Sounds good? Step right in and see if you can crack our clues!
In today's fast-paced world where many things can be had in an instant, Matt Slater embraces the slower, almost meditative, and arguably more fulfilling practice of making photographs through traditional darkroom processes.
Not all photographs are meant to be seen in vibrant, saturated colors, and neither are they always suitable for in black and white. Lomography welcomes yet another innovation from KONO! The Reanimated Film. Without diminishing the aesthetic value of images, KONO! Donau 35mm Film casts a distinct blue tone to photos. It is ultra-low ISO film that is best used for long exposure shots. Check out this fine selection of uniquely tinted images.
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
Stephen Dowling is no stranger to the LC-A 120 camera; he has brought it on trips to Brighton, Malta and most recently, on a holiday in Istanbul. In this feature, Stephen talks about his experience shooting with this medium format camera around the markets and mosques of one of Turkey's most colourful and vibrant cities.
You can never take too many photos this time of year, which is why we've got this extra special deal to help make sure you have enough film to capture it all! Stock up today with a huge array of Lomography films that suit your style this holiday season.
It is possible to fear solitude. But of its many forms, I only fear the kind that goes unnoticed, the one you cannot share with other people. Photography, with its end goal of being seen, helps ease this kind of solitude.
It might be cold and snowy in some of the northern cities, but in other places, it's still quite sunny. Allow us to add a bit of sizzle to your new year with a special photo rumble with the help of our friends at Volcom.
In the work of Binh Danh, art is space for the unnamed to be seen. When war is the theme every detail counts. How does one person tackle this massive issue, where death and the value of lives intersect? A one-man job becomes a job about other men. And so for his series "Immortality: The Remnants of the Vietnam and American War" he made chlorophyll prints to express the indelible mark of war on various lands. Soldiers and laymen whose faces and records have been archived are given another chance to be remembered.
Experimentation is the bloodline of Lomography. The nucleus of the operation is an open mind. This has made digital strides possible, but even then, the movement is still beholden to film photography. The reasons range from philosophical to practical. The scope also includes three fields that make analog photography challenging—and yes, quite the daring opposite of digital ease.
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!