Galata Tower is a well known site in Istanbul for the fact that Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi flew from the tower in the 17th century.
When you are in the Istiklal Street in Beyoglu, you should definitely do all the way down to the “Tunel” section where the 1st stop of the tram is located along with the funicular that leads to Eminonu, a historic part of the city that was once known to be the center. The one and only Lomo Store is also located near by :) Also, right around the corner is the Galata Tower.
Galata Tower is one of the oldest towers on the world and has been built around the 500s. The tower came to the Ottoman rule with the conquest of Istanbul in 1453 and was used as a prison at first and then as a fire patrol tower. The main action that brought fame to the tower came in the 17th century when Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi used hand made wings to fly off and land Uskudar which is located on the Asian side of the city. He was considered as a scientist on his own terms and was a unique character. He was sent to exile by the Sultan due to fact that he was seen as dangerous and tower was used for fire patrol once again.
The current touristic state came in the 1960’s and nowadays it holds a cafe, a restaurant and even a night club where you can enjoy some authentic Turkish belly dancing. Also the top floor balcony is open to public to view all the way from Golden Horn region to the Asian side of the city. And if you are there on a sunny day, you can make great use of this area to shoot photos of almost all of the historic places within sight.
The metropolitan area of Wan Chai may as well be known as a notorious red light district where sex and vices go crazy in evenings. Known for its nightlife, the area was a famous spot for US sailors and servicemen of the Vietnam War.
Last week, the TEN AND ONE winners flew in from all over the world to enjoy a week of workshops and exchange about their love for photography. I had the pleasure of spending a day with them and the Lomography staff, going on one of the famous LomoWalks.
What separates Ed van der Elsken from the objective photographer is that he partakes in the scenes he framed. Known for his works in the 1970's and its subcultures, Elsken was the photographer of the bohemians, the ruffians, the artists, the culturally marginalized.
NYC based photographer Christopher Logan is well known for his unique way of capturing the fashion scene from around the globe on film. Teen Vogue once said his photos are "the coolest way to view Fashion Week". So we handed him our Neptune Art Lens System and let him do his thing. See for yourself.
Lomographer Yoshitaka Goto is known in the community for his jaw-dropping multiple exposure photographs shot with the Lomo LC-A+ and splitzer. In this brief interview, our TEN AND ONE Awards judge from Japan speaks his mind about his passion for shooting experimental images.
What makes the Nikon F3 a favorite among photographers aside from the fact that it was designed by the same man who brought us the DeLorean and the BMW M1? We find out in this installment of Lomopedia.
In the twilight days of 2017, documentarist Kevin McElvaney flew to Thailand for work. Having acquired a fresh roll of the LomoChrome Purple, he decided to load it up and took a stroll in the magnificent city of Bangkok.