Manila’s famous bargain market never fails to be a great photographic location – especially in monochromes.
For a long time, I had not shot in black and white. I tried to save the very few monochrome films I have. But on the day I visited Divisoria to do some personal shopping, I decided to bring along my LCA+ fed with an Ilford.
Divisoria or Divi for short is probably the most famous and usually the most crowded public market in the Philippines. It’s credited for being the hub of cheap products from in and out of the country. Here, negotiating for a bargain and haggling down the prices are the common rules of trade.
Went there on a weekday armed with my lomocam. So as not to call much attention to my photography, I tried to shoot inconspicuously. Most of these shots are shots from the hip while I was looking away from the subjects to divert any suspicion. Sometimes I get the feeling this is what spies in movies are doing. LOL
They say black-and-white is the soulmate of street photography, as it transcends the essence of the photographs in to works of art. Mexico-based photographer Moisés Rodríguez's geometrical urban collection is proof of his monochromatic mastery.
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the legendary Petzval Lens, Lomography teamed up with Fashion Walk to curate a visually breathtaking Lomographic exhibition. 13 portrait photographs taken by photographers and artists around the world is exhibited.
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We had a huge response to the Lomography x Life competition and the Black and White theme showed off what great photographers you all are. It was a tough decision to make but we've finally chosen the winners. Will it be you?
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.
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Stephen Dowling is no stranger to the LC-A 120 camera; he has brought it on trips to Brighton, Malta and most recently, on a holiday in Istanbul. In this feature, Stephen talks about his experience shooting with this medium format camera around the markets and mosques of one of Turkey's most colourful and vibrant cities.
Where black and white brings an air of elegance, mystery, and rawness, color suggests life and all things happy and vibrant. Here are a few scenes and moments from everyday life that will always be perfectly captured in full color.
This article is dedicated to the Hungarian-American photographer Cornell Capa, brother of the famous Magnum reporter Robert, and to his great humanitarian and social contributions in educating and changing the world. Capa's photos depict genuine human feelings, hope, and solidarity, and avoid commercial cynicism or disinterested formalism. I write this tribute facing a delicate argument: mental disability.
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