As novelist Pico Iyer puts it, "We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves." Exposing ourselves to unfamiliar sights and scenes can help us discover things about ourselves that would have otherwise remain hidden beneath our day-to-day existence. Traveling is always a welcome break from a monotonous, rhythmic routine. Allow these selected photographs from the Breaking Boundaries category be your first class ticket to amusing locations across the globe.
Breaking Boundaries Highlights
This year, we had plenty of opportunities to travel through the community's inviting photographs. Here are some of the most noteworthy competitions held under the Breaking Boundaries category.
I was fortunate enough to be chosen as one of the winners in the Monochrome category of the ﬁrst ever Lomography TEN AND ONE photography competition. After a Residency Week in Vienna I came to the following conclusions about the essence of photography.
The freedom of the analogue medium comes from the unlimited control and manipulation of light. Photographer Louis Dazy brings back his signature electric lights, neon bokeh and artful multiple exposures as he mixes and matches the lenses of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.
In the digital age, image-making has become easier. But for a photographer to grow, he's obliged to try out unfamiliar and strange things and methods. That's what photographer Neto Macedo likes to do with his photography, but only in the analogue grind.
The beauty of language is the variance of meanings and words that are exclusive to a culture. Some things, feelings, and circumstances hold more weight and nuance. It''s why, through Lomographs, we define those words.
Photographer Pauline Caplet likes to photograph with depth and simplicity, and to achieve this, she channels a timeless aesthetic for portraiture with the help of the Petzval 85 and Petzval 58 Art Lenses.