Balat is an old Jewish district in Istanbul where kids are friendly and people hang their washed clothes on the streets.
Whenever we pass through the Golden Horn area, through Balat, I can’t stop getting the feeling that its a great spot for taking photos… This is probably because I love taking photos of old buildings but even the kids there greet you with a huge smile on their face and are ever ready to pose for the camera!
Balat is actually a Jewish districts with a Jewish High School and a few Synagogues. The Jewish Hospital is still open to accept patients on the other side of the road as well. But my favorite part of Balat is the old wooden houses and the fact that people still hang their washed clothes from on window to the other…
So if you want to get a feel of old Istanbul, just wander around the streets of Balat…
Last weekend the annual Holiday Hangout with Mark Oblow took place at Treehouse on Oahu, Hawaii. Mark and the Treehouse Crew are old friends of Lomography, so we made sure they are fully equipped to capture all their fun on analogue film.
In the 1970's, photographer Mike Mandel once stood on a Hollywood sidewalk, with his camera focusing on passerby cars and the people inside them. The results lead to an interesting series of street photography reflecting the attitudes of people while on-the-go.
The best kind of street photography is the type where an outsider can see and learn so much about an unfamiliar place. Wherever he may go, London-based analogue photographer Claudio Gomboli possesses the gift of seeing and capturing daily street life with truth and beauty in them.
Referred to as the generation of information, film photography caught the attention of today's youth. At least this is the case with Vietnam, where there are lots of vocal and active users of film who are in their teens and early 20s.
Our friends at Wayward are excited to carry the Lomo'Instant Square in all of their three stores now and called up a bunch of their very own West Coast Amigos to celebrate and test the camera. Austin Santiago is the first one and took it straight to SXSW
Photographer Antonio Castello is an old friend of Lomography and has once again taken out our mutual friend, the Diana F+ for a fun night. This time, the iconic medium format camera got to scent the air of the fashion world!
Throwing an awesome party is always a good idea! Invite a couple of friends over and dance until your feet hurt. A reunion with old friends will bring up lots of old memories and encourage you to make new ones.
Lomographer Martynas Katauskas, or more popular as @duffman in the community, impressive work centers mostly on people and their stories. Each of his portraits are not just a combination of good framing or lighting. It's the emotion he channels out of his subjects that truly make his work unforgettable.
From the 1800's to the middle of 1900's, stages and halls were graced by cartwheeling ladies doing the Can-Can in Europe. similar to the chorus line, the performers and their dances centered more on their bodies. Here's to the old days of the cabaret.