“Somewhere in La Mancha…” …there’s a village where the little old ladies dance all night long.
In a part of Spain where everything is flat, sits a tiny village on a small hill overlooking miles of golden fields, hidden archaeological ruins and endlessly spinning tumbleweed.
It’s a small place of about fifty or sixty beautiful white houses and very few permanent residents. The population rockets however whenever there’s a party and here there’s always a reason to celebrate. I first visited Villar de Cantos about five years ago. The whole village were having a party and I was invited. The party was to celebrate the introduction of electricity!
The food is Spain is very good, in the Province of Cuenca it’s even better and in Villar de Cantos it’s incredible! In whichever party you find yourself here, there will always be at least one gigantic paella pan on the go and usually another filled with rabbit stew.
Everyone takes part, from the grandparents to the grandchildren. But it’s the more mature ladies that really shine. They know all the dances and once they start…there’s no stopping them…ever.
There’s a certain quietness to Kadin Tiu's work. Her paintings and photos are never obtrusive, but there seems to be a story tucked somewhere underneath. She recently collaborated with Lomography on a series of photos using the Minitar-1 lens, which she talks about in this short interview.
Lumiere London is a brand new light festival celebrating some of the most iconic streets and buildings in various locations around the city. It runs from January 14th - 16th and is free to attend. There will be installations, videos, interactive pieces and projections, all coming to life at night.
A collector of old, anonymous photographs, Thierry Struvay is always on the hunt for those special moments of the past: from spruce family portraits to sexy patent-leather shoes and naked handstands, it's all there.
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
Robin Rimbaud is a UK based artist, record producer, and composer who works under the name "Scanner" in reference to his use of mobile phone signals and police scanners in his early performances. He has worked on soundtracks for films, sound installations, radio, dance and theater. Robin also has a passion for medium format photography, owns a Holga camera and has a unique photographic style. Get to know him in this interview, where he talks about his personal work as well as his experience with the Lomo LC-A 120.
Remember when people used to trade card images of famous baseball players? The trend actually came from the French in the 19th century. Read a little about the fascinating novelty item, the 'carte de visite.'
The Nixon Surf Challenge 2015 Photo Exhibition is travelling from New York and arriving in London on October 8th! Come and join us for the opening night and see a selection of images taken by photographers and surfers at the Nixon Surf Challenge in Hainan. There will also be a raffle to win a Nixon Watch and a Lomo'instant Havana.
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
They started the year not with a thundering bang but with the soft click of shutter buttons fired in rapid succession. Our heartfelt thanks to these lomographers for providing us with stunning images to admire all month long!
Yes, you read that right: Lomography has once again come up with a cool new product! But as much as we want to spill the beans right this moment—where would be the fun in that, right?—we've decided to make things a little more exciting by conducting a couple of rounds of good ol' guessing game. Sounds good? Step right in and see if you can crack our clues!
He calls himself Khalik Allah – a creator, a limitless, timeless, infinite being. He documents life as it comes and goes, as it hurts, as it glows inside the protagonists of his stories. His photography and videography take us deep into the never-ending nights of Harlem, a place where the darkness might seem to reach its peak. Yet, he is capturing light in its purest form, reminding us that it lies in everyone’s eyes, within everyone’s self.