I have recently been scouring the area where I live for lovely places to drive to on a weekend. Last weekend I spent an hour in the little village of Spofforth, North Yorkshire.
Spofforht is a small village 3 miles outside of Knaresborough. There is not a lot to do there but it does have the ruins of a 13th century fortified manor house which was partially carved into the rocks. Although not a great deal of the building remains, it feels nice to be right inside it with it’s tall turrets and beautiful layout. It was also good as there was nobody there when we went and it was a perfect little suntrap to sit down and have a picnic.
There is also an undercroft cut into the rocks and no, I don’t know what this meant either but apparently it is a basement-come-storeroom! This is one of the only ones of its kind anywhere, cut into the rocky outcrop. It is a lovely, peaceful place to go and take photos, I will be going back with an SLR to do some portraits I think.
The village is a nice place for a sedentary walk around in the spring sun and also has a picturesque little viaduct beside the ruins.
Portefoin is a floral shop and art gallery, which recently opened in le Marais area in Paris. It's a place that offers a unique experience where flowers and works of art create a mutual dialogue. The Lomography team met with the Portefoin founders for a photo shoot.
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Pripyat is a modern day Atlantis. The inhabitants of the Soviet town had to run from the nuclear disaster and therefore it has been preserved more or less in the state of 1986. I made my way up to the North of Ukraine thirty years after the catastrophe. This is the second part of this adventure.
London based photographer Lilly Creightmore has been following the psych revival movement over the years and recently documented the Liverpool Psych Fest using a selection of film cameras. We talked to her about her love for film photography and her documentary called TRIP.
Mondays are always the same -- the energy-draining weekday that everyone dreads. It's the day you're expected to be the most productive, to be the best version of yourself. To make Mondays a little more bearable, some words of the wise have been captured in Lomographs.
Lomography has been friends with Portugal. the Man for a long time. Most recently we saw them popping by to chat at Lomography NYC about testing the Lomo'Instant Square. These guys are chock full of good vibes and love of photography, check out their thoughts on our latest instant hit!
March is Women's History Month and we want to take a closer look at the wonderful women behind cameras. Lauren Lepore loves capturing true NYC moments to last in her photos beyond the existence of people and places. We talked to her about her thoughts on "controversial" work and the depiction of women in photography.
Last week, the TEN AND ONE winners flew in from all over the world to enjoy a week of workshops and exchange about their love for photography. I had the pleasure of spending a day with them and the Lomography staff, going on one of the famous LomoWalks.
Have you ever imagined what it feels like to shoot with a 100-year-old camera? In the past four months, I have been shooting hundreds of photos with a Contessa Nettel Tessco. I don't know when was the last time its previous owner shot pictures with it. Perhaps 20 to 30 years ago?
A while back I had the unique chance to hang a little with Muhammad Yunus in Uganda. The professor from Bangladesh is no other than a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for the implementation for micro credits and a shining icon of social business. Now he and his supporters are trying to make the world a better place, in real.
Irene was born and raised in Larnaca, Cyprus. She studied Audio and Video Production in Cyprus and Photography in Italy. She returned to Cyprus and worked as a photojournalist for many years, until 2011, when she decided to open up a little photography shop and introduce Lomography to the locals. She's been the Lomography Authorized Dealer ever since. She is known for her love for analog and people call her "Khal-lomo" (a reference to Game of Thrones' Khaleesi = Queen)!