Railways have always been an integral part of community building. It provides a cheap and efficient means of transport and connects faraway communes to one another. It is such a pity then that slowly, carriage after carriage, they are vanishing. Just like our analog cameras, there’s just something different about the whole experience. From the weathered tracks, the interesting passengers, to being hypnotized by the scenery as you pass by, riding a train is a unique experience in itself, something that everyone should experience.
For Photos of the Week, we’re paying homage to trains and the sights and sounds of the railroad. This small gallery is from the Photos page. After looking, go out and shoot away, and ride your local railroad before it closes down!
It's been over a month since I left Vienna after spending a fantastic week with all the 2016 TEN AND ONE winners. Looking back at the photos I captured brings a smile to my face as I remember the fun memories of the experience I had with my fellow Lomographers.
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First of all, I really appreciate being able to join the TEN AND ONE Residency Week in Vienna along with super cool Lomographers! We could never have any forgettable memories. The members are 11 people from 10 countries. I thought it'd be difficult to communicate with each other because of our different cultures, languages, personalities, etc. But we didn't have any worries. We respected each other, above all we are Lomographers!
Ted Fox Joyce travelled to Nigeria to embark on a photographic project where he asked students at a school in Lagos to recreate images of kings and monarchs, inspired by the photographer George Osodi. He took along the Lomo'Instant Wide to document this inspiring project.
Celine Meunier has the gift of capturing soft moments in all simplicity, "images taken spontaneously but not stolen". Her photos remind us that beauty is everywhere, and we just have to seize it. During one of her travels to the South of France, she has tried our Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.
Seb Mueller is the bassist of rock band SWMRS. He's a total film enthusiast, experimenting with lots of different emulsions and formats, such as 110 and Redscale. He shared an analog tour diary from US run with label-mates All Time Low. Check it out!
The time we spend with our beloved ones is truly precious, and moments we capture along the way always remind us of it. There are some particularly special days when we just want to take photos until there is no film left.
Jimmy Cheng is a master of the camera with a long running career as a wedding and portrait photographer. He runs a gear testing youtube channel and is a stalwart supporter of Lomography. It is a pleasure to announce that he is our latest TEN AND ONE Awards Judges.
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 explores her first experience with a top-rated camera, the Contax G2.