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 They’ve been replaced by large company stores that offer books with that bland “new book smell.”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.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. Here's how I revived my Instamatic cameras.
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!
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
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.
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.
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.
The young photographer friends set out to America’s West to reconnect with nature. It all began as an individual documentation of the world around them and organically formed into a collaborative project over the course of their trip. The result is a self-published art book that explores the relationship between nature and their bodies.
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. Here, Healy shares one of her favorite places to photograph in her native Buenos Aires and environs.