Megurin Bus is not only for local residents right now, though many tourists use this for being convenient and cheap.
The Megurin Bus is a community bus that runs through Shitamachi: Ueno, and Asakusa in Tokyo. The route, which is divided into the north, south, east, and west sections of Ueno takes you through some of the oldest and most historic areas in Tokyo. Along the way you’ll find narrow alleys jammed with tiny old shops and homes in this nostalgic part of the city. The exterior and the interior of the tiny Megurin Bus has an antique design which adds to the feeling of being in old Tokyo.
The bus is mainly used by the local residents, but lately the amount of tourists using the bus has been steadily increasing. This is due, in part, not only for its convenience, but also to the one day all you can ride 100 yen bus pass. We used the Megurin Bus to take us around Ueno, Yanaka, Nezu, and Asakusa in Shitamachi on our one day trip within Tokyo.
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.
With exceptional craftsmanship and features, the New Russar+ is indeed a fine piece of photographic gear. It's then only but right to photograph only the best images with this lens. That being said, here are a few tips to help you not only find the appropriate subjects, but also properly frame and capture them.
As a core member of Yamanaka Yuko, a local hiking group based in Hong Kong, AM Renault is deeply in love with nature. He is also part of the creative photography group Six Dimen Boy and is good at intertwining photography with art and design elements -- making photos not only useful for documenting what we see, but also as a means to tickle the imagination. The young and talented AM tried out the New Russar+ lens while traveling in Japan with his father. He talks about his experience and shares the sights from his journey in this Lomography Magazine exclusive.
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!
2015 is one eventful year for Lomography and the entire community. Not only did we get to move into a brand new website, welcome fresh and exciting products, and be part of each other's analog adventures, we also had the chance to meet these amazing and talented newbies. Let's all give a loud round of applause for our most popular newcomers of 2015!
His name is Thai for camera. Call it fate or coincidence—this young talent has stayed true to his name, and with enthusiasm for various genres. Only right to pair a versatile lens with an all-around photographer!
Speak of South Korea and, chances are, the bustling capital city Seoul and the charming island of Jeju would be the first destinations to come to mind—and for very good reasons. But while these top tourist draws are definitely worth the visit, the rest of the country is dotted with many more gems often unheard of to outsiders. Here are a few of them.
Taoi Konishi is a music photographer. Previously, he used the Petzval Lens to shoot at the Glastonbury Festival; this time, he took the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens at Akihabara, Tokyo - an otaku cultural center and a major shopping district for video games, anime, and manga.
This article is dedicated to a great American photographer who spent many years of her career documenting the lives of the most vulnerable people, touching on themes like loneliness, homosexuality, drug addiction, and civil right struggles: Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away in May this year.
In the hands of those capable wielding it, art can be a powerful weapon. With it, for one, creation of fantastical realms far removed from the one we live in is entirely possible. Through collage making, Eugenia Loli builds such worlds that invite the audience not only to marvel at them but also, and most importantly, to see through the hodgepodge of images to find meaning and formulate interpretations.
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
The LomoChrome Turquoise's wild color shifts, paired with other effects in-camera and through various accessories, allow for even more out-of-the-box uses. Here are just a handful of the many imaginative ways our community members have come up with for this emulsion.