They’re both brown, furry, and flightless. But one is sweeter than the other. Get your facts straight and know the difference between a kiwi and a kiwifruit!
A kiwi is a flightless brown bird that is native to the islands of New Zealand. I’m sure many of you who have visited New Zealand have seen this common face of the bird. Unlike any other bird, the kiwi has hair instead of feathers! The word “kiwi” is also used by New Zealanders to refer to themselves. How you doin’ lomo kiwis?! Unfortunately, the kiwi (the bird, not the New Zealander) is on the list of endangered species.
Now… don’t mistake a “kiwi” with a kiwifruit. Yeap, the right way to say it is “kiwifruit”. This green-fleshed (sometimes yellow) fruit is not native New Zealand. It actually originated from China, and used to be (or is still) called chinese gooseberries. In the 1960s, however, kiwifruit farmers in New Zealand wanted to market the fruit overseas. To avoid confusions and to identify the fruit with New Zealand, they named it the kiwifruit.
I’ve been referring to the kiwifruits as kiwis, but a friend (from New Zealand) sent me to the right path and told me that it wasn’t right. So let’s summarize this all and get this right!
A kiwi is a bird (or a New Zealander) and the fruit should ALWAYS be called kiwifruit!
We love a striking photo as much as the next person, but a unique point of view makes us head straight to a feature. Who should the world know more about? Who has rocked our perception of beauty, sexuality and creativity? These questions populate our notepads, and our list of photographers is quite long. For International Women's Day 2016, we whittle the directory down to our current favorites, photographers who resist labels (even the ones we give them) and dare the world to see what they see.
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See the world in a whole new way with our Lomography Fisheye cameras! Selected editions now on sale at 20% off! Fisheye cases at 50% off! Order within the month and get a free Fisheye keychain with every camera, and a free Circle Cutter when you buy a Fisheye case with your camera!
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The bold new film you’ve been waiting for is here! We’ve got a huge selection of creative and experimental films, and lots of other great ones back in stock. Head to our Online Shop or visit a Lomography Gallery Store near you and pick your film up today!
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Do you love to travel and explore new cities? Or do you just enjoy staying in your hometown but you know each and every picturesque spot there is? Share photos that are related to the theme "city trip" and win fantastic prizes from TASCHEN.
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
There is an assortment of applications you can use to scan your film, but I will tell you why you should be using SilverFast over all of the others. Its power is unrivaled, and once you get the hang of it, you will not want to go back.
The LC-Wide is definitely one of Lomography's must-have cameras. Its Minigon 1 Ultra-Wide-Angle lens adds a different flavor to your shots, on top of the stunning vignettes, intense colors and breathtaking saturation and contrast LC-A cameras are known for. The Lomography Team is no stranger to the LC-Wide's creative potential, and has proven it capable of the most captivating images. First on the list is danika, from the Lomography Headquarters in Vienna.
September marks the 60th anniversary of James Dean's death. Dean is remembered not only for his roles in American films, but also for his iconic image associated with teenage rebellion. Filmmaker Anton Corbijn honors James Dean in "LIFE," a new film that showcases the special friendship between the young actor and photographer Dennis Stock who made Dean immortal through his pictures. Take part in our new competition and win movie tickets, James Dean posters, an illustrated book and a Diana F+ camera.