Greatest thing about flea market is that it can saves a lot of money. I found this underwater camera for only 2 bucks.
One day I went to a photo lab to buy some films and I saw this Vivitar UW500 camera for the first time. UW stand for Underwater as it equipped with an underwater casing but I don’t know what 500 really mean. It was a brand new camera still wrapped in the box and cost about 40 dollars. One week later I went to a flea market and found exactly the same camera but without underwater casing ( I don’t really care since I’m not really into any water activities ) cost only about 2 dollars. The condition is perfect despite some normal scratches on the body so I bought it right away without further thinking.
I loaded it with a slide film Kodak Elitechrome EBX 100. I took all the shots in overcast days and the result was awesome as expected from a Vivitar camera. The vibrant and intense colours really amazed me. Corner vignettes also appeared in some pictures and it also cool. I’m really satisfied with the first roll of this camera and can’t hardly wait to load another roll. I’ve never thought that an underwater camera can be so powerful off water.
Wherever I go I am drawn to cemeteries, as the culture of death always tells a lot about the people, who live it. In the Philippines I stumbled about a variation of outstanding customs and rituals that left me partly in awe. This is a tale of life and death in the Philippines.
物の哀れ - Mono no Aware is translated as "a sensitivity to ephemera," the feeling that nothing is permanent and things can only be used for a short time. Check out the mixed-media work by Gabriella and Marlize as interpenetration to this feeling.
The great thing about being a photographer is that there's always a way to emulate styles and elements. if you're just as resourceful as the guys from the Cooperative of Photography, you'll find this video tipster helpful, applicable to all sorts of photography.
They say it's a small world, but our critter friends beg to differ. From an ant's point of view, the world is vast and overwhelming. Lomography's Fisheye No. 2 mimics this unique angle for a fresher photographic perspective.
We talked to Matt Barr, owner of MBD Tees, about his creative process and why photography is a medium that everyone can incorporate into their lives. Check out the t-shirt he created - perfect for any passionate Lomographer.
Khalifa Al Obaidly is passionate about photography and started taking pictures already as a child, when his father gave him his first camera. He now works for Qatar Museums as Director of Artist in resident programs and is one of our newest additions to the judging panel for the TEN AND ONE AWARDS 2017. Get to know him through this short interview!
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.
The Eden Project is an educational charity based in Cornwall, UK. They have several biome structures that create a unique ecosystem full of tropical plants and insects. We sent them a Lomo'Instant Automat to document these unique environments.