A cemetery church near the edge of the city holds a distinct and warm feel instead of the drab creepy that is usually associated with these types of locations.
Built in 1852 this church is also known as the Camposanto The term Campo Santo is Spanish for holy ground. While the name Simbahan a Basiit literally means church that is small. It is reminiscent of those old South American chapels you would see on TV with bells on the facade. We passed by this location but the carriage guy didn’t seem to care to stop so I asked him if we could drop by on the way back from the other places. Good thing, because when we did arrive a service just ended and people were emptying the place. I walked in but was drawn to the tombs at the side. For some reason this particular cemetery wasn’t creepy at all and in fact kind of evoked a sense of festive feeling in me. As with cemetery churches, some headstones are built into the interior and exterior walls.
The church was built and dedicated to Sto. Cristo who as local legend goes, saved the whole town from a devastating plague that was spreading across the region. Outside the sun was shining down on those who were visiting their departed ones but it was neither hot nor chilly. It was perfect tourist weather. Inside the white church were restored Capiz or mother of pearl windows which were known to be light and durable material and was used by most houses in the country for the longest time. As I stepped out of the church I noticed a funeral march approaching. The funeral car was being marshaled by the local watchmen as a couple of kids on board the side of the vehicle smiled at each other. I was looking at the troop as they marched into the grounds of the cemetery there seemed to very few with frowns on their faces. Most were wearing white contrary to local custom. But then again it might have been a wish of the family to keep things light and then I remembered the feeling I had when I walked by the tombs.
My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.
There's something about winter landscapes that warms the heart; it gives off a vibe that is equally calming and captivating. Make sure to seize the moment with the Lomo LC-Wide! Take a look at some of our favorite community shots after the cut.
Not all photographs are meant to be seen in vibrant, saturated colors, and neither are they always suitable for in black and white. Lomography welcomes yet another innovation from KONO! The Reanimated Film. Without diminishing the aesthetic value of images, KONO! Donau 35mm Film casts a distinct blue tone to photos. It is ultra-low ISO film that is best used for long exposure shots. Check out this fine selection of uniquely tinted images.
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:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
Paris is an amazing city full of beautiful, scenic locations. From the jardin des Tuileries to the iconic colonnes de Buren, take a walk through Paris with photos taken using the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens.
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.
Emily Soto is a New York City-based fashion and fine art photographer. With Canon 5D Mark III and Canon EOS cameras, she took photos with the Lomography 58 Bokeh Control Lens, producing a series of beautiful images that are reminiscent of renaissance portraits. She talks about the experience and the concept behind her photos in this exclusive interview.
The Kodak Autographic is the first really old camera I bought. I didn’t really know how it worked and had no idea that this nearly century-old camera would kick off a passion for collecting, fixing, and shooting with vintage cameras.
Lumiere London is a brand new light festival celebrating some of the most iconic streets and buildings in various locations around the city. It runs from January 14th - 16th and is free to attend. There will be installations, videos, interactive pieces and projections, all coming to life at night.
After spending many years desperately missing the classic character of the LC-A, photographer Daniel Schaefer had the opportunity to take the Minitar-1 out for a test around New York City. He came back with these enchanting, vibrant portraits and a rave review of the lens.
Artist Jen Zakrzewski moves through life as though it is a performance, deeply inspired by the idea that art and life can blend together almost seamlessly. Photography is at these crossroads, enabling her to carry with her a record of moments, of places she's been.
Get out of your comfort zone and explore your city in a totally different angle - when you try to think more and experiment, you will find that there is always something fun in your everyday life! Let your creativity roam, visit every corner of your city, and share with us your discoveries!