There is only one thing that has stayed the same for me during the holidays over the years. A Christmas album.
It’s 1997 and for Christmas I received my first cd player (a bit behind most households as we were a low income family) and my first ever cd – Hanson’s Snowed in Christmas Album. That following year I listened to that album many times, even making up dance routines to some of the classic Christmas tunes. But since then, I listen to it only at Christmas time.
From one year to the next I spent Christmas in a different house, with a different family and even in different countries. Depending on the year you could find me in Queensland, Australia swimming in the pool with my nieces, while my Dad drinks with my stepsister and my stepmother was busy in the Kitchen, or at home on the Central coast of New South Wales Australia having a quiet one with Mum, and Nan opening presents in bed in the morning with messy hair and scrap-booking in the afternoon, to having my first ever white Christmas – spending it with a friends family in Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia, Canada. No matter what the place, who the people I’m spending it with or if the weather outside is snowing or blistering hot one thing is tradition for me, listening to Hanson’s Snowed In album sometime during the holiday season.
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.
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.
Named for the Italian city situated in the Lombardy region, overflowing with art and culture, say hello to the colorful aesthetics of the new Lomo'Instant Milano, the latest member of the Lomo'Instant family!
2015 was a super exciting year for the world of creative photography. We introduced new products, paid homage to analogue photography and collaborated with like-minded folks. If you missed any of the festivities, don't worry - we promise that there will be more fantastic things to come next year! In the meantime, here's a look back into all the happy Lomography memories!
One Christmas, David Townsend was given the Konstruktor by his wife. It sparked an idea in his head, taking inspiration from Jack Lowe's Lifeboat Station project and his love for photography. He built and beautifully customised the Konstruktor and has just embarked on his own long term analogue project, because a camera is for life, not just for Christmas. Learn more about his project in this interview.
It is the marvel of Java, the cultural center of Indonesia: Yogyakarta, or, as we assimilated locals call it, Jogja! Jogja is full of historic sites and exudes a very adventurous yet welcoming spirit. It is a true multireligious melting pot that has seen kings and sultans come and go, and religions introduced and either went or stayed. Time has been gentle on Jogja. It's one of my most favorite cities in Asia.
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett sings about the frustrations, disappointments and the mundane aspects of life in her own animated and sometimes Dylan-esque style. Her debut album "Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit" was released this year and has been getting positive reviews. We tweeted about her new album and she responded to say that she loved Lomography. It was the perfect opportunity for a shoot and an interview.
His name is Thai for camera. Call it fate or coincidence—this young talent has stayed true to his name, and with enthusiasm for various genres. Only right to pair a versatile lens with an all-around photographer!
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!
Hiking in New Zealand has its own proper noun. Great Walks, they call it. The term stands for nine routes that can send people panting and oohing over nature. In 2001, another upper-case name sealed the country’s reputation for pristine land. "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" became an accidental advertisement for the green wonders of New Zealand.
Our advent specials have just begun! To keep things festive, we're offering 10% off film purchases today! So head over to our Online Shop or a Lomography Gallery Store to stock your cameras full of film for the holidays!
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