One of my favorite Las Vegas bookstores that a few of my friends and I ventured to in search of that one elusive find.
For this month’s topic, I chose to take a trip to one of the last few used book stores in Las Vegas. The word “used” being greatly emphasized because there aren’t many of these stores left. They’ve been replaced by large company stores that offer books with that bland “new book smell.” It’s a pity that this is what we have at our disposal in terms of books. Of course there is the library but nothing feels better than owning your own copy. The atmosphere of Dead Poet’s Books (great name) is very quaint and intimate.
My favorite quality of the store itself was the smell. Immediately upon entering, you are bombarded with the smell of old books, one that I find to be particularly enthralling. With every great used book store comes the bins of free books. Of course, not every book was a great find, but for any avid reader there is always the possibility of finding a worthwhile novel. With books ranging from Tender Is the Night to The Sea Wolf, the store offers a wide selection of literary masterpieces, most of which are antiquated, all of which still retain that old book smell. The store offers a very tranquil relief to the world outside. It was almost as if time had ceased and allowed me to search through the piles of books to find one I really desired to purchase. Upon entering, you are sent into a calming world of dim lit lighting and coffee shop-esque conversation on the couches provided. The store never disappoints in leaving you wanting more. (P.S This is a perfect store for a rainy day.)
Vicuna is one of my best friends and wherever the wind takes him I will catch a paraglide to meet him. I did so, when he chased turtles in Polynesia and now, when he is digesting cheese in Switzerland. My prerogative was to hit a mountain on my birthday and so we did.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
Solène Ballesta is a Parisian photographer who started photography at 15 years old. This talented photographer was awarded in 2014 by the special mention of the young fashion photography Picto Awards. In her shots, Solène drives us to an enchanted world. For this series, she used the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens and she's telling us the story of a woman who is waiting for someone or something in her small theater and who decides to venture to the morning mist. “It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.” said Oscar Wilde.
"When I moved to New York to pursue film school, a mentor encouraged me to start shooting again. I discovered 35mm and enjoyed wandering the streets in search of landscapes to shoot," recalls a New York City- based photographer and screenwriter Kaitlyn Mikayla.
Among the many public events of last year's winter in my hometown Como (that I documented with my albums and with my articles), I think that the most important was the opening ceremony of the jubilee proclaimed by Pope Francis. I photographed everything with my beloved Canon AV-1. Take a look!
This year marks Alison Scarpulla's 10th year in film photography. The 26-year-old photographer, who is based in Ohio, took a trip with her friends throughout the south west and coastal west of America. This journey is soon to be released as a book, and Alison kindly shared with us a preview.
This beautiful camera features such ability to let users choose and switch between 35mm or 120 formats! Shoot more, save more! Get 15% discount on Lomography Films when you purchase film with the Lubitel camera!
People love competitions and Lomographers are no different. But more than a search for standout photographs, the TEN AND ONE Annual Competition celebrated the community's shared love for photography and its power to create enduring stories. This list by no means set a conclusive standard on what makes an image good or not. But nonetheless, we're proud to introduce the photographs that took the top spot in the Trial and Error category.
People love competitions and Lomographers are no different. But more than a search for standout photographs, the TEN AND ONE Annual Competition celebrated the community's shared love for photography and its power to create enduring stories. This list by no means set a conclusive standard on what makes an image good or not. But nonetheless, we're proud to introduce the photographs that took the top spot in the Monochrome category.
The TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards is made up of 11 different categories. Through these 11 different categories — 10 unchanging and one modified every year to reflect contemporary global issues — we’re asking to see the world through your eyes and to share your experience as a human on this beautiful, bizarre and bewildering planet. Venture bravely into the unknown with these wanderlust-inducing photographs that topped the Breaking Boundaries challenge.
Do you long for the dreamy soft focus that only the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens can give your photos? Grab it in the lens mount of your choice! Brass versions are now available for purchase in the shop!
After my previous article dedicated to the comparison between pocket cameras, I'll write here about the ergonomics of some popular rangefinder cameras that I use, from the basic Soviet models to the finest Japanese cameras.
We love London in the summer and what better way to spend it than joining one of our workshops. This month we will be running a Diana F+ X-pro workshop, our very first Simple Use Film Camera walk, and a new exhibition from photographer Adam Popli. Book your spot today!