The Ewa Train Yard is a great place to see old trains and experience a piece of history.
Many people cannot imagine that there used to be a train system that connected over half the island. From downtown Honolulu around the west side of the island to Mokuleia and the Dillingham estates on the Northwest Shore
As the plantation era came to a close, there was lesser need for a railway to move agricultural products, which lead to the close of the rail lines. In 1970, the Hawaiian Railway Society formed and began purchasing trains from the to main lines of the rail companies: Oahu Rail & Land Company ( O R & L Co.) and Waialua Agricultural & Co. (WA Co.) The Hawaiian Railway Society provides charter rides for school children through the week and on Sundays, the Society offers rides at 1 and 3 for a nominal fee. The narrated ride lasts 90 minutes total going from Ewa Train Yard through the city of Kapolei, Kalaeloa region through Ko’olina to Electric Beach. The employees will take your picture on the train for free with your own camera.
My favorite part is the train yard. The Society likes to repair and restore old rail cars. I am attached to the decay and rust of these old vehicles. The Society lets you freely roam through the yard. You do need to watch out for the wasps.
I like to test new cameras here. This was early shots from my Olympus XA with some Kodak 400VC
Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is both a painter and a photographer but sometimes, he swaps his painting tools for light and creates illuminated pieces of art. Abandoned places are his favorite places for shoots because, according to him, "there's so much lived life and stories in abandoned places, they are the lost diaries and photos turned to dust of lives that once bloomed."
To build an entire reality out of pieces and fragments which used to belong to another world is a new mode of art in expressing and creating. Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck fuses random elements of old and new images and techniques to compose a middle earth of the then and now.
"Seeing Through Photographs" is a free six-week course that will discuss the history of photography and its place in the contemporary world. The course will also extend to the use of photographs as technology, communication, documentation and a means for artistic expression.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
The "Be An Explorer" campaign was launched last week. Apart from the 80-metre long LomoWall outdoors, there is also a Lomo'Instant Wide and Petzval Photo Booth, allowing you to experience the instant photo and the classic bokeh effect of the lens. Let us see what happened!
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.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
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Sometimes what we don't see is as compelling as what we can assess in close detail. From a distance we can create illusions, feign cinematic long shots and introduce the scope of unknown places. Come see what's beyond.
This is a tribute to a great English social street photographer, Roger Mayne, who passed away last year. His masterfully documented photographs of the working class life on the streets of London after World War II are poetic and humanitarian.
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