Katong is a residential area in the east of Singapore near the seafront. Formerly located by the sea, land was reclaimed all the way to East Coast Park to provide more land for housing and recreational purposes due to shortage of land in the late 1960s.
The distinctive charm of Katong can be traced back to its Peranakan roots. A quiet residential area formerly dominated by wealthy Straits Chinese families or the Peranakans, many of the older Peranakan homes in Katong, once seaside villas, still stand tall and picturesque. Katong is the place to go for colourful Nonya kebayas (traditional dress of female Peranakans), exquisite beaded slippers and handbags, and of course home-made Peranakan cuisine like ayam buah keluak.
The Eurasians also retain a good amount of history in this region. The Eurasian Heritage Centre, located at the Eurasian Association’s community house, offers fascinating insight into the Eurasian culture, from music, local celebrities and even language.
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!
The collective work of both father and son Richard and Pablo Bartholomew is separated by a time of 25 years, but the two oeuvres, when joined together, look so alike and similar as they approach Indian society with also familiar themes and quest for identity.
Happy 25th anniversary, Lomography! What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a quick chat with our most iconic members! This time, we visit Lawrence Chiam aka Lawypop for a trip down memory lane.
The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration underwent during the twilight of the 19th century when the Antarctic continent became a focus of international efforts of scientific and geographic exploration. One of the pioneers was Ernest Shackleton, and his photographer was Frank Hurley.
Eliza Stegienka was always fascinated with the human nature and capturing all those natural, spontaneous moments in between. Her compelling portraits will leave you speechless and allow you to experience the world through her lens.
Chinese photographer, sculptor, and performer Liu Bolin is nicknamed as "the invisible man" through his stunning reaches of contemporary Chinese photography by making a chameleon out of himself. Digital falsification, unallowed.
The '90s was a memorable, incredible decade. Apart from the founding of Lomography and the community, there were other fads and pop culture icons that made noise, forever etching in the minds of many. And before Harry Potter as the Boy Who Lived, we had Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Anya Anti is a New York based fine art photographer who creates dreamy, surreal photographs using vintage lenses and Lomography's very own Petzval lenses. Here, she shares a bit about her process and compares both the Petzval 85 and the Petzval 58 lenses.
Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn became prominent to the cinematic art house in his film "Pusher", then to critical success with "Drive". Refn's been known for his brutal and gritty style. There's no romance, even in camera movement, but has always been fashionable.
What makes Game of Thrones one of the most popular shows (if not the most) to date is its beautiful writing. However, let's give credit to the aesthetics, too. The show's pretty consistent and thematic on showing the colors of "ice and fire", a subtle hint of its visual storytelling.