Working professionals often have little or no time for the arts. So what’s the best way to expose people working in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) to the arts? By bringing the arts to them.
Within Singapore’s Raffles Place Central Business District is a spacious lawn. This green rectangular lawn is an open respite for people working in the claustrophobic buildings that surround the green square. And this makes an ideal location to hold public events, road shows and art exhibitions.
Currently, the lawn is one of the public venues chosen for the Elephant Parade exhibition. During lunch time, throngs of working professionals in the area would visit the free exhibition. Trying to take a decent photo of the exhibition would be next to impossible as crowds would gather around the exhibition.
So one Saturday afternoon, I went back to take some photos.
But the elephants are not the only exhibition. There is also a flower/bird exhibition by the Sculpture Society of Singapore.
Yet, art exhibitions are not restricted to the lawn. Drain covers around the lawn are also used as canvasses to showcase the works of talented artists for a public awareness project initiated by the Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB).
After a fully booked 2015, photographer Chloé Vollmer-Lo found time to test the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She brought it to the Natural History Museum and the Paris business district, an endeavor that resulted in quite a few stunning, bokeh-rich images.
Singapore-based photographer Aloysius Lim specializes in two very different things: wedding portraits and concert photography. Despite having gigs left and right, he was able to take a little time off his busy schedule to harness the potential of the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens.
In Carly Zavala’s work, honesty comes in visual cues. It can be as simple as a woman looking straight into the camera, or as meaningful as a man deep in thought. It is loyalty to the facts of a scene. What little light is there she will finesse into a striking image.
In 2009, Neil Krug uploaded a commercial for Pulp Art Book on Youtube. In the comments section someone asked, “Does anyone know what kind of camera he uses or how he gets his pictures to look the way they do?” Krug was on to something. He did something wildly intriguing, one that looked to have a secret formula.
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
In 2015 we had been fortunate enough to talk with photographers, with practices and insights unique from one another, from all over the globe. And not only were we able to see their works; we were also able to dig a little deeper and find out what makes each one of them tick. In this special recap, we present a handpicked selection of insightful quotes from some of our most memorable interviews this year.
It can be said that photography is more than just a click on the camera, it makes the moments, people and emotions live forever. This was confirmed to us by an exceptional Dutch photographer Ferry Verheij, whose photographs represent stories of all those people and places he had a chance to know.
Photographer Daniel Zvereff makes work around the world, following poetic inspirations such as literature, history, or the seductive lure of a place unknown. In this LomoAmigo feature, see through his eyes on the exciting streets of Cartegena, Colombia.
This young artist has drawn our attention with breathtaking photographs which give colour to the life around us. He has managed to show a perfect blend of nature and its harmony with people. His portraits tell stories of young people around him and different places he visited.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares one of her favorite places to photograph in her native Buenos Aires.