The Canary Islands have an undisputed mistress of the Christian faith which is the Virgen de la Candelaria
The Canary Islands have an undisputed mistress of the Christian faith which is the Virgen de la Candelaria, which is venerated in the seven islands, and his figure is sheltered in the Basilica of the town that bears his name, on Tenerife island which first appeared before the Spanish conquest, by the year 1400. His appearance came against the ancient inhabitants of the islands, the Guanches, and is in honor of this ancient people in the plaza of the Basilica, a representation of the principal Menceyes (kings) of the island flank the entrance from the sea. These Menceyes are huge bronze figures by the canary sculptor José Abad, and represent the nine Menceyes who led each of the nine menceyatos that existed on the island at the time of the Marian apparition. These nine Menceyes were in turn brothers, sons all of the great mencey Tinerfe the Great, and the figures protect and venerate the Virgin and its square. In fact, one of the offerings is called the Zanata Stone, a stone containing Berbers inscriptions, which explain where the Guanches came from, but today has not yet been able to demonstrate categorically that the stone is legitimate.
So if you ever come to Tenerife, remember to pass by this huge and airy place, to visit the “Morenita,” and enjoy the sea views from the statues of the Menceyes.
Faith Holgate, Lois McDonald, Anna Donigan and Sophie Galpin make up PINS, a Manchester-based band that has released two albums and crafted a unique, raw and confident sound. The band is signed to Bella Union, run by ex Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde and have been documenting their rock'n'roll life with the La Sardina camera.
The name Hodachrome is one of the most popular in the Lomography community. It has become synonymous with the acronym EBS, which stands for exposing both sides of the film. These multiple-exposed photos have an unmistakable style in the vein of ecstatic carnivals and exaggerated dreams. The man behind the vivid shots, Hodaka Yamamoto, talks to us about the habits of a good experimental photographer.
Rémy Perthuisot's photos often feature an ember of light and feathered backgrounds. In our radar this means he is perfectly suited to test the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens, which makes possible experiments with sharpness and soft focus.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
The Lomo LC-Wide creates an irresistible, saturated range of colors which is the perfect pairing for all you portrait connoisseurs out there. And with its brilliant 17mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens, you can get in on the action too! We loved how these proud portraits (and self-portraits) from our Online Community showed off the charming characteristics of the LC-Wide!
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
Brazil is an awesome country for traveling. There's so much to explore, each place very different from one another. It will definitely take a stretch of trips just to get to know this this South American pearl. I finished my copa tour last year in Marajó, the island of bulls—it just might be an eternal highlight for me.
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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.
With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
To build an entire reality out of pieces and fragments which used to belong to another world is a new mode of art in expressing and creating. Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck fuses random elements of old and new images and techniques to compose a middle earth of the then and now.
The touristic appeal of Japan lies not only in its castles and flower storms, but also in the mix of unique practices and Occidental influences. The duality is evident in Tokyo and even in Osaka, which has gained more visitors over the years. A port city, Osaka has retained its 'merchant' status with a battery of retail shops amid an area of cultural interest.
One of the proud achievements of North Korea is the Metro system in the capital of Pyongyang. It might be one of the most unusual MRT's of the world and you probably never would have guessed where the trains are coming from! It is an awkward tale about the twists and turns of the cold war.
Time flies when you're having fun. Here is the last session of our Lomo'Instant Workshop for the Be An Explorer campaign. This time we are delighted to invite AM Renault to share his experience of travelling with Lomo'Instant.