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
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.
Zac Farro and his band Halfnoise clearly celebrate their analog lifestyle with the latest video to "All That Love Is" and the release of their EP "Flowerss" on Vinyl. We chatted with Zac about the importance of staying analog in every medium and are giving away the Flowerss Vinyl!
Isabella Craun is a 13-year old photographer, who was part of the Diana Project held by our friends from Brannigan and Follen Photo Haus in Cleveland. She came by our Gallery Store to chat about her first impressions on film photography with the Diana F+.
This month Lomography Soho are hosting an evening workshop at The Museum of London as part of their London Nights series. You'll also get the chance to discover the Queer History of Carnaby Street whilst learning all about the classic Diana F+ camera. Places are limited so book your spot today!
Photographer Ben Larsen ordered a bunch of photography-related items on eBay, one of these is an old black and white 35mm film which he developed home and the results were surprising — photographs taken in South Korea about half a decade later.