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.
Conrad Bauer is a Berlin-based actor, pro skateboarder and photographer. He already captured the streets of Barcelona for a previous showcase feature and now took the Lomo'Instant with him escaping the city for a summer weekend at a nearby lake.
For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.
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Water is synonymous to life, but everyone knows this does not apply to the vastness and depths of the Dead Sea. English photographer and wanderlust Maya Beano recollects the time she braved and swam on one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.
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Sip from a cup at a nearby cafe, try the sweet pastries and walk through the romantic streets of Paris with Morgane's photographs of her beautiful city. And as you enjoy the view, hear what this local has to say about her accomplice in taking such lovely photos.
"Photography is a reflection of heart." These are the words of Martin Liu, a documentary, wedding and portrait photographer from Hong Kong. He believes that the photographer must understand the stories, experiences and values of his or her subjects to capture the different faces of love. To capture priceless moments for a smitten pair, he brings the Minitar-1 Lens to Mongolia for a one-of-a-kind shoot. Hear the story behind this shoot, and the rest of Martin Liu's journeys in this exclusive interview.
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This young photographer surely knows how to live life to the fullest. From hidden beaches to the world of fashion, he got us captivated by his amazing work and life style. His journeys are more than just capturing moments.
Nowadays it is unusual to spot the millennial adolescent basking in the aqua and terra of Mother Earth. Italian photographer Francis Flower veers away from the landscape of urban youth as he focuses his camera on young adults taking leisure on terrains and bodies of water.
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