Mongolia’s largest, fresh water lake. Lake Khövsgöl is 136km long, 262m deep and holds 0.4% of the world’s fresh water. I got there on horseback with Bagi and Ankhar from the nearby town of Xatgal.
Xatgal was an important place of passage during the Soviet era given its proximity to the Russian border. The lake freezes over during the winter and until relatively recently could be used as a shortcut, as many of the roads become impassable. The place began to grow and buildings were begun, then democracy kicked in and everything stopped. Recently the tourist trade turned up and everything started again, although fortunately it’s still not in full swing yet.
Because of the increase in visitors to the lake, reindeer herders are now bringing their herds further and further south away from their homeland in Siberia’s Taiga forest. The impoverished herders look to make money from foreign visitors, but as a result their herds and consequently their way of life suffer. The moss that reindeers graze becomes sparser the further south the herders travel and many die neglected. The number of reindeer herds in this area is rapidly diminishing as herders neglect their traditional way of life and begin to depend on the unstable flow of tourists.
This is undoubtedly the most beautiful place I have ever seen. It would be a disaster if it were to ever change.
Krzystyna Caldarone of Vintage Girl Studios shares with us her love for 1940's and 50's style. From clothing to hair and composition, Vintage Girl Studio is 100% authentic vintage. Working with the Lomo'Instant Wide we got to see a modern twist on vintage photo classics.
When photography is your passion then no other commitments can hold you back from experimenting and creating an incredible piece of art. Tasneem, despite her professional and personal obligations, manages to sneak in photography and captures splendid moments with her camera.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares her images of the Seattle’s Women’s March of 2018 and her thoughts on what goes into photographing huge groups of people.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy continues on her journey of learning how to use pinhole cameras, looking at a couple of new medium format cameras and a couple of helpful phone apps.
For lomographer Ana Batrićević, shooting on film is a welcome break from her mostly digital work. With her grandfather's camera, she documents the world around her in nostalgic hues, a process that serves as a reminder of her childhood. Get to know our newcomer of the week in this interview.
This month we've got a "Choose Your own Instant Camera" workshop and the chance to get truely experimental with our "Camera Subversion Session." There will also be a new exhibition of photographs by Bea Dewhurst.
Russia is the country that mastered resurrection from fallen empires, wars, and doomed anarchy. Like the Firebird, it rises from the ashes. But there is little known to the 21st-century tale of Russia, so here's photographer Frank Herfort to share his images and stories.
This talented Chicago-based artist and a freelance photographer amazed us with her work from the very start. Clarissa Bonet is inspired by the structures of the city, their impact on the body and she enjoys exploring aspects of the urban space in different contexts.
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the latest in photography, you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these Lomographers.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy teams up with @honeygrahams224 to sing the praises of two plastic toy cameras.
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 who could ever forget those velvety Viennetta ice cream on commercials?