This is not a location about a place, but a location about the people.
One of my favorites visits in Namibia was to meet Himba are an ethnic group of about 20,000 to 50,000 people living in northern Namibiain the Kunene region (formerly Kaokoland). They are a nomadic, pastoral people. The Himba breed cattle and goats. The responsibility of milking the cows lies with the women. Women take care of the children, and one woman will take care of another woman’s children. Women tend to perform more labor-intensive work than men do, such as carrying water to the village and building homes. Men handle the political tasks and legal trials.
The women are famous for covering themselves with a mixture of butter fat, ochre, and herbs to protect themselves from the sun. The mixture gives their skins a reddish tinge. The mixture symbolizes earth’s rich red color and the blood that symbolizes life, and is consistent with the Himba ideal of beauty.
Just after Eupa falls, we went south towards the coast and we stopped in a Village. We carried some food with us. They live too far from a city or a supermarket so, in order to help them you carry gifts with you. Then they show you how they live and let you take pictures of them. As many people go, shoot and go I decided to be different. Normally, lots of photographers go there take pictures of them, show them the pictures and then… ahhh… you cannot keep it. It’s mine and I will publish it in a lot of magazines. I just wanted to give them the opportunity of not only seeing themselves but keeping the pictures with tem. I took 3 packs of instant film with me and my Diana instant back. Shoot and shoot and people wanted more. It was funny to see them play with the photographs. Himba kids are awesome.
Moment Hung is a copywriter from Hong Kong who loves attending gigs and meeting new people. In this interview, our newcomer of the week expands more about his passion for live music and of course photography!
It can be said that photography is more than just a click on the camera, it makes the moments, people and emotions live forever. This was confirmed to us by an exceptional Dutch photographer Ferry Verheij, whose photographs represent stories of all those people and places he had a chance to know.
Rozette Rago is a photographer based in Los Angeles, California. She takes incredible images of people and places, but in this interview we focus a bit on her music photography, which she does so well.
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
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."
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.
Early sunsets, the air is finally cooler and the leaves will change colors soon -- fall is upon us! Lomography Gallery Store NYC, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, kicks off the month of October with a series of exciting workshop and events. Come join us!
Jack Lowe has been traveling round the UK with the aim to shoot every RNLI post using Wet Plate Collodion photography. The Lifeboat Station Project photography is a five-year photographic mission that makes use of a painstaking process. It is a fascinating, much talked about project that deserves to be documented, not just through words but through images as well.
Do you miss watching short movies filmed with the LomoKino? Fret not for we got nothing but the best analogue movies in this stunning showcase. So, grab your popcorn bowl and refill your soda cups. The movie marathon is about to start!
Camille Rouzaud is one of a kind photographer who loves capturing lives of young people and transferring them into her stories. She believes that freedom is the most powerful tool for creativity and explains that living authentically means being brave enough to take risks.
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This article is dedicated to the Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka, and his book, "Gypsies," a classic in documentary photography. "Gypsies" contains a series of images Koudelka took between 1962 and 1971 in the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, and Spain. Here, he was able to masterfully depict the simplicity of the gypsy lifestyle, never presenting their situation as a social problem but instead showing their lives as a mix of joyfulness and wonder, sorrow and mystery.
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