The best part of urban adventuring is Portland is that you can do it by bike!
There are so many “hotspots” in Portland that it is hard to narrow the list down for places to take an LC-A+. One of the best things about Portland is that the neighborhoods are really the lifelines of the city – meaning that anything fun to do really is done in one or all of the tens of neighborhoods encircling the main city center. For urban adventures in Portland I thought I would take you through a typical day in the afternoon of a Portlander, Portland Style….
The first thing to do is get on your two-wheeled vehicle, aka a bike. The more retro the better. I like to hang out in Mississippi neighborhood in the morning because it is home to my favorite coffee shop the Fresh Pot. The Fresh Pot serves locally made Stumptown Coffee…..mmmmmm….the nectar of the gods. After sipping on an Americano I like to stroll down the avenue looking at shops and what not.
Then I head downtown to Powell’s City of Books (http://www.powells.com/) the largest independent bookstore in the world! You can spend a whole day or month at this place but eventually your stomach will start to make noise. Get on your bike and head up to the Alberta Arts District and reminisce about your school kid days by visiting the Grill Cheese Grill (GCG). The GCG is an old school bus converted to an amazing grill cheese euphoria – where you can have ‘fancy’ grill cheese or a classic American and white bread! Then I suggest an afternoon nap because a night of music and delirium is to follow…..
It is the marvel of Java, the cultural center of Indonesia: Yogyakarta, or, as we assimilated locals call it, Jogja! Jogja is full of historic sites and exudes a very adventurous yet welcoming spirit. It is a true multireligious melting pot that has seen kings and sultans come and go, and religions introduced and either went or stayed. Time has been gentle on Jogja. It's one of my most favorite cities in Asia.
New York is an infinitely photographable city in spite—or because—of its innate chaos. And even when the medium is film, praised nowadays for the virtue of slowness, the photographer must keep up with the city’s pace. Ricardo Lozano, 35mm photographer and Lomography community member, managed to do it for the series OK Commuter, now a book by A Love Token Press.
This World Pinhole Photography Day is your chance to shift from the usual 35mm pinhole cameras to the unconventional medium format, stereoscopic or instant do-it-yourself' pinhole cameras. You can even turn the LomoKino into a pinhole video camera. Challenge yourself and take a pick from this list of Tipsters.
Bernhard Rauscher's passion for light painting photography is as vibrant as his creations. His light paintings are either craftily executed renditions of things you see in everyday life, or fanciful abstract figures. He uses do-it-yourself devices made from water bottles and tinsel as light painting tools. Part of his collection of magical devices is the Pixelstick, which he talks about in this exclusive interview.
There are many components that transform street photography shots into masterpieces. Besides the people, unexpected details or unique situations, perspective is a powerful tool that can change common buildings into urban wonders. We picked some excellent examples from the German community as inspiration for your next LomoWalk. May you see the city in a new way!
In the first part of my Lomo'Instant Wide Review I already showed pictures you can take with the standard 90mm lens, the wide angle lens, the close-up lens, the splitzer and the remote control. But with all the other extras this camera can do so much more!
This year and for the third time, Lomography is glad to team up with Nixon for the new edition of the Nixon Surf Challenge, an international competition that gathers the best surfers from all over the world. Join the adventure and discover the official movie of the challenge!
It goes without saying that street photography is one of the most exciting and fulfilling practices a photographer can do. But for some, especially the beginners, the prospect of hitting the streets can be a little daunting. Here, we dish out a few tips to help shake off anxiety.
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.