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.
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
Since its independence in 1810, Argentina became one of the most powerful economic systems as its remarkably strong middle class makes it stand out among its neighbors, but it was also a crucial period when its culture flourished through art and photography in different movements and eras.
Eleonora Sabet is a one-of-a kind photographer who always knew photography is the right path for her. She started out by taking beautiful self-portraits and ended up experiencing a whole new world throughout her photography.
Introducing the Lomography Simple Use Film Camera. Forget fiddling with film and settings: this is analogue madness at your disposal, loaded and ready to shoot. Pocket-sized, equipped with a flash, and available in three different films! Get the 3 pack bundle and save 5%!
These vintage images are some fascinating, trivial ones that just explore one of the experiments of inventor Alexander Graham Bell in his collaboration with Lawrence Hargrave. To put simply, an experiment on building a kite sturdy enough to carry both man and machine.
UK based photographer John Brewer specialises in historic photographic processes, particularly wetplate collodion and cyanotype. We lent him a Daguerreotype Achromat lens which he attached to a bellows camera to take some wetplate shots with.
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LomoAmigo and music photographer Sophia Ragomo chats with us about her inspirations, working with bands, and her experience with the Lomo'Instant Square. She's always getting Instant photos signed in amazing ways, and the Instant Square is no exception!