Even as a “local” to London, you would think I would stay clear of the touristy places. Actually it’s completely the opposite. You can find pigeons pretty much everywhere in London but tourist areas are a gold mine. It’s actually quite disgusting. But there is one thing I love to take pictures of and watch.
Lets go back in time…one moment…oh here we go, to a time when you (and don’t pretend you didn’t) found chasing and running into pigeons extremely amusing. I’m 26 and I still think it’s hilarious.
I was walking through Covent Garden Market and someone had dropped a pastry on the floor (pigeon gold dust, makes a change to cigarette butts) and they were manically pecking away when these to kids came running into them. It was brilliant and I managed to catch the moment of glory!
So when you have a chance, you can either wander around to watch the pigeons or just walk around and stuff your face at the many stalls and cafes. Why not do both? You’re probably on holiday!
Last week at Lomography NYC, we were lucky to have Emily Murphy of the garden design blog Pass the Pistil visit us for a special workshop. She talked abut how gardening is a different kind of analogue, and not that different from photography. Learn more here!
Stop asking questions and start making statements. We have teamed up with the historic W Washington DC in conjunction with FotoDC to create a wall during the week of FotoWeekDC - one of the biggest photography festivals in the US. Take inspiration and use your imagination to bring the W values of fashion, music and design to life for a Lomowall that will be created in the Living Room (lobby) of W Washington DC.
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.
Children, ever curious and with an innate sense of wonder, ask a lot of questions. Often they're easy enough to answer, but sometimes there are those that leave the adults stumped and mulling over them. The history of the instant camera as we know it began with one such question.
The Cooperative of Photography, together with renowned photographer Roger Ballen, just posed a very intriguing question for all shutterbugs and professionals out there. Start the day with a bit of introspection.
Fashion photographer Emily Soto is known for her dreamy, elegant portraiture so we thought she'd be a perfect candidate to test the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens. She answers a few questions on the experience in this interview.
It's time to stock your larders for the photographic winter! Add 5 of your favorite B/W, Color Negative, or Red Scale Lomography film to your cart and pay the price for 4 when you use LOMOFILM54 on check out! This special deal available for just one week!
There are many components that transform street photography shots into masterpieces. Besides the people, unexpected details or unique situations, perspective is a powerful tool that can change common buildings into urban wonders. We picked some excellent examples from the German community as inspiration for your next LomoWalk. May you see the city in a new way!
This World Pinhole Photography Day is your chance to shift from the usual 35mm pinhole cameras to the unconventional medium format, stereoscopic or instant do-it-yourself' pinhole cameras. You can even turn the LomoKino into a pinhole video camera. Challenge yourself and take a pick from this list of Tipsters.