Bobbing around in the sea with my submarine and rubber ring.
There is nothing better on a sunny day than running down to the sea in your swimmers and bobbing around the waves on a rubber ring. After that initial cold water induction, using either the wash method – whereby you scoop up water and rub it on your limbs to help adjust your body to the cool waters. Or the mad dash (adopted mostly by children) where you run hell for leather towards the fishes ignoring all shells or pebbles at your feet.
In calmer seas you can just chill out in your ring soaking up the sun and relaxing. But in choppier waters enjoy the breaking waves and likely hood that you’ll go head over bum and pop your rubber ring.
Now to capture those memories with some underwater housing! I went for the Fisheye Submarine and for my first attempt, got some unexpected results. The water was a little murky and I mainly got snaps of strange light shapes and shaky rubber rings but of course it’s a Lomography rule to embrace the unanticipated.
I recently found a roll of XR Redscale 50-200 film lying around in my drawer and decided to reignite my passion for embracing the weird and unexpected results that film can bring. I shot random doubles around the streets of Soho and was rather delighted with the results.
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.
On my birthday, I climbed the holiest mountain of Bali on a genuine pilgrimage. Walking towards Pura Besakih is also a tale about Balinese Hinduism, which is a singularity in Indonesia. So tighten your sarong around your hips and stick with me on this spiritual passage through the gates of heaven.
Give your smartphone photos that analogue touch with the Fuji Instax Share Smartphone Printer! Shoot with your smartphone, send photos via the free app, and print on Fuji Instax Mini film! Both Silver and Gold version now available in the shop!
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It might be cold and snowy in some of the northern cities, but in other places, it's still quite sunny. Allow us to add a bit of sizzle to your new year with a special photo rumble with the help of our friends at Volcom.
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!
If you've ever spent time in Manhattan, you might know that Louis Mendes can be seen walking around the city holding a Graflex Speed Graphic. Read all about our night with Louis celebrating instant photography and the Lomo'Instant Automat.
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!