Back in the 1970’s, big blue buses with pastel hearts painted all over them ruled the roads of Metro Manila, Philippines. The Love Bus was a favorite of retro Manileños because of its systematic route, subsidized fare, and super sweet design. Caution to the reckless: “The Love Bus will not stop for you; you have to run after them.”
Love Bus, 1970s (Manila, Philippines) — Air-conditioned buses that will only stop to load/unload passengers at designated stops. The route was from Makati to Escolta via Mabini Street and then another one that ends in Cubao (near Cubao Shoe Expo). Before you enter, you have to prepare your fare (8 Pesos) and give it to the driver. There are no conductors, just the driver. The bus was air-conditioned and clean. The Love Bus will not stop for you; you have to run after them. When the Marcoses were thrown out, the Love Bus disappeared from the roads.
One of the biggest attractions in the "Be An Explorer" campaign is the 80-meter long LomoWall outdoors! It is designed and constructed by the team from Lomography’s headquarters. Each photo was installed one by one. Watch the behind the scenes of this massive LomoWall!
Water is synonymous to life, but everyone knows this does not apply to the vastness and depths of the Dead Sea. English photographer and wanderlust Maya Beano recollects the time she braved and swam on one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
Etienne Despois' first foray into film photography was made possible by a vintage Canon FTb camera he received from his father. Meet our featured community newcomer from Paris, France in this short interview.
The "Be An Explorer" campaign was launched last week. Apart from the 80-metre long LomoWall outdoors, there is also a Lomo'Instant Wide and Petzval Photo Booth, allowing you to experience the instant photo and the classic bokeh effect of the lens. Let us see what happened!