Mazagan was one of the most significant places in Morocco; what was once a bustling port area is now part of El Jadida city. It was proclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 2004. This amazing place is an ideal location if you’re in the mood to take lots of pictures – just take a look at all the photos I ended up taking during my trip!
Mazagan or Mazagão in Portuguese, was founded in 1513 due to its importance to navigation and trade during that time. This is due to the fact that it became one of the early settlements of the Portuguese explorers in West Africa who were en route to India.
The remaining Portuguese fortification from the Mazagan influence is now part of El Jadida City, which is located in the southwest of Casablanca, near the seaside. It’s also known as “Cité Portugaise” and has been a Portuguese “territory” ’til 1769, when the minister of the monarchy, Marquês de Pombal decided to evacuate the city. Its inhabitants then moved to Brazil, where they founded a new settlement called, Nova Mazagão.
In 2004 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, based on its status as an “outstanding example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures”.
It’s a nice place to visit when you are in Morocco and while you are in Mazagan, make sure that you do not miss out on the Cistern of Mazagan
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.
Among the many public events of last year's winter in my hometown Como (that I documented with my albums and with my articles), I think that the most important was the opening ceremony of the jubilee proclaimed by Pope Francis. I photographed everything with my beloved Canon AV-1. Take a look!
In prime areas of New York and San Francisco, the phrase ‘rush hour’ is always on the menu. Drive up to Reno, and the same expression fizzles. Many roads are framed by mountains and shrubbery, a picture of calm in the city. But the night makes up for the day’s stilly mood. Casinos flaunt LED signs and marquees, a treat for urban photographers.
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.
New York City - the ideal place to go to if you're looking for unstoppable energy. There's plenty of exciting things going on, but you need to be lightning-fast if you want to seize the moment. This is what makes the Lomo'Instant Wide the perfect camera to use - it captures all the details in one wide instant snapshot! See it in action with our special video after the jump.
Virginia City is a state-maintained historic site in the western part of the United States. In the 1860s, mining drew in investors and businessmen to the area. They built saloons, inns and a variety of stores in Gothic and Greek Revival styles. Many of these buildings have been preserved in vivid detail. Western fonts welcome tourists, and some modern-day merchants even operate within these photogenic, pilaster-lined shops.
Take part in this competition for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have your Petzval photo displayed during special worldwide exhibitions commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Petzval Lens. Plus, win a New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens and vouchers for the Online Shop!
Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is both a painter and a photographer but sometimes, he swaps his painting tools for light and creates illuminated pieces of art. Abandoned places are his favorite places for shoots because, according to him, "there's so much lived life and stories in abandoned places, they are the lost diaries and photos turned to dust of lives that once bloomed."
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!
This article is dedicated to the British photojournalist and sport photographer Dennis Oulds, and to one of my favorite home games, Subbuteo Table Football. Here are some photos I took during a local tournament in Como. Take a look!
The ice is melting and winter's almost over. Mother Earth is brought to life once again as spring crawls in. Time to head out and take photos! The colors of Lomography XPro 200 35mm is the perfect balance for spring: subtle azure for traces of winter and a mesh of sunny yellow for the promise of summer.
This article is dedicated to Leonard Freed's important reportage of the difficult and dangerous daily work of New York policemen, published in his 1980 book. Here I'll show you photos of public games organized by the various police forces of my hometown Como during last year's Christmas festivities. Take a look!