To explore the different facets of Paris a visit to one of the multi-ethnic neighbourhoods like Belleville should be a must. A district of Paris full of diverse cultures and other surprises in its side alleys.
Prior to my short trip to Paris I thought I could ask some Parisian Lomographers if they would share some insider tips with me. I was particularly interested in the non-typical-tourists-sightseeing-places. One of the kind lomographers was adbigmilk who recommended Belleville to me.
Leaving the Metrostation you can already see a little Chinatown with lots of Chinese restaurants. Every few steps you hear people speaking different languages and come across different cultures. What really impressed us was the Rue Dénoyez, a little side alley with little stores, galleries and walls covered with artistic graffiti. We were able to watch some people designing plant pots which should decorate the street afterwards.
Unfortunately we couldn’t stay that long in Belleville because our TO-VISIT list was still long and our time short. But it was definitely worth the visit and I can only recommend it. So if you’re visiting Paris and you’re still hungry for other interesting motives after you’ve seen the nostalgic and historic sides of Paris. My tip: Visit Belleville and spend at least a few hours there!
I have been constantly returning to the Sahara, and my last visit was the fifth in a row. Every visit was full of excitement and surprises. I feel like this place has become my second home. This year, I decided to travel there for a fortnight.
A self-portrait may take root in confidence, extreme shyness or alternate bouts of each. Leanne Surfleet goes through this kind of fluctuation when the camera is all eyes. The attraction—as far as we’re concerned—is the mix of uncertainty and a kind of quiet poise. And here and there, a flash of skin that is more a mystery than full-on revelation. Even Surfleet’s portraits of other people have the same hushed invite, as if to say questions are encouraged. There we took our cue.
It can be said that photography is more than just a click on the camera, it makes the moments, people and emotions live forever. This was confirmed to us by an exceptional Dutch photographer Ferry Verheij, whose photographs represent stories of all those people and places he had a chance to know.
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!
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