Even an uneventful town like Amersfoort, Netherlands, has it’s spooky little corners. Like the oldest cemetery in Amersfoort, the Rusthof.
Entering the cemetery, the first thing you notice is the frivolous entrance: a beautiful little gated building with small towers to top it off. There are two small apartments next to the gate that are currently abandoned. It would be kind of cool living in such a beautiful old building, but also a bit creepy perhaps.
Once inside, the peace and quiet can be a bit disconcerting at first. Especially in autumn, when the trees are losing their leaves, the weather can be a bit grim, darkness comes earlier. Is that whispering I hear? The graves here are old, some of the stones are cracked and covered in moss. Was that something moving in the corner of my eye? Part of the cemetery looks like a corner of the forest: big trees with natural-looking graves under them. Like this grave marked by a big rock.
It’s the grave of the poet Gerrit Achterberg. Every Dutchman will know his famous lines ‘…maar tussen droom and daad /staan wetten in de weg /en praktische bezwaren.’ (But between dream and action, there are laws, and practical objections.). It’s from Achterberg’s most famous poem, about a man fantasizing about killing his wife. Creepy, when you think about it, because the other thing that Achterberg is famous for, is killing his landlady/lover. Truth can be scarier than fiction.
Maybe it’s time to leave the cemetery and go back to the land of the living.
The touristic appeal of Japan lies not only in its castles and flower storms, but also in the mix of unique practices and Occidental influences. The duality is evident in Tokyo and even in Osaka, which has gained more visitors over the years. A port city, Osaka has retained its 'merchant' status with a battery of retail shops amid an area of cultural interest.
When she was first featured on the Magazine in 2011, Mary Robinson's natural talent for photography was already evident. Her images made an impression on the Lomography Community even back then. Her work has evolved in the span of four years, but its quaint beauty remains.
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
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!
Revealing the contents of your bag is like revealing the deepest corners of your soul, one could argue. Today, it's Lomography's Staff Photographer Rob Detoyato who shares his essential everyday items with us.
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!
Our new LomoAmigo Acey Slade has a pretty cool job. He's a touring bassist for musicians like Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Even though music is his whole life, Acey still considers his photography to be much more important work. In this interview, Acey talks about his favorite cameras and a mysterious disposable camera lying around his band's tour bus—the developed pictures were nothing like his bandmates imagined!
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
Combining the calm of blue and the energy of red, purple is a color that seldom appears in nature. Its rarity evokes a hint of mystery, and the color is even said to spark creativity. So why not get a little help from Lomochrome Purple to get your creative juices flowing?
The holiday season is just around the corner and we understand how hectic it can be! Between all the party-planning and party-hopping, who has time for shopping? Don't worry, we've prepared the Lomography Holiday Gift Guide just for you!
Fueled by wanderlust, a sense of wonder, and curiosity, lomographers have been through all corners of the world to explore and capture on film everything it has to offer. Lomographers have arguably seen it all—and by all we mean not just the beautiful vistas, but also those places that only the brave ones venture into. Here are but a few of them.
New York is an infinitely photographable city in spite—or because—of its innate chaos. And even when the medium is film, praised nowadays for the virtue of slowness, the photographer must keep up with the city’s pace. Ricardo Lozano, 35mm photographer and Lomography community member, managed to do it for the series OK Commuter, now a book by A Love Token Press.
Revealing the contents of your bag is like revealing the deepest corners of your soul, one could argue. In this new series, we ask your favorite photographers and Lomographers to let us in on their secret of their most essential items. Lomography's Retail Marketing Intern Nour Matroud kicks off this new series.