The Roman Mosaic is one of the coolest museums in Constanta. It’s not too big so you won’t get bored and you’ll have more time to focus on the details. Whenever I visit the Roman Mosaic, I always take my time to look at all the different artifacts. It is a unique and inspiring experience as I have the opportunity to see one of the most ancient art forms and discover how time has influenced it.
The Roman Mosaic was discovered by chance in 1959: some workers who were digging a foundation for a bloc of flats stumbled upon this amazing piece of art. The following years, it was covered up by a protective building which had a very good ventilating system. However, the passing of time and lack of funds have put their mark on this one-of-a-kind Mosaic dating since the III-IV century.
Back then it played a central part in the commerce of the Tomis City: it was the central market placed on three terraces which made the passage between the port and the city; here was the place where all the merchants and carriers got together to negotiate and set the prices for all the products which were going to be sold.
It originally had a 2000sqm surface. Now, only 700sqm is in good condition. The Roman Mosaic from Constanta was very colorful and has floral and geometrical motifs. Although it is in quite bad condition due to the degradation of the protective building, there is still hope for the Roman Mosaic!
A new project called Labyrinthum has started raising funds for the reconstruction and consolidation of the Mosaic: the “Antic Roman Bread” project and “Labyrinthum Wine” project. You can find more info here http://labyrinthum.wordpress.com/ (it’s in Romanian, but you can translate it with Google).
Since Western explorers discovered the Fear East, Japan has been one of the world's major exporters of culture. In this comprehensive lecture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Photography Curator Sandra Philipps discusses Japan's early foray into photography and artistic innovations.
My 2015 resolution is to do 12 photography projects, one for every month. In July, I tried freelensing or unscrewing the lens from my SLR and holding it in front of the camera body. By tilting the lens slightly I was able to change the focus. For this experiment, I used my Konstruktor and Olympus OM-1.
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
You won't believe what we have in store for you with the launch of our newest mystery product. What a crazy idea, they thought. It can't be done, they said. But at Lomography, we know that there's a first time for everything. So we've decided to travel back in time and have a quick look at some of the unbelievable ‘firsts’ of photographic history. Could these milestones have anything to do with our mystery product?
After a fully booked 2015, photographer Chloé Vollmer-Lo found time to test the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She brought it to the Natural History Museum and the Paris business district, an endeavor that resulted in quite a few stunning, bokeh-rich images.
Photographer AM Renault is a core member of Yamanaka Yuko and Six Dimen Boy. He is deeply in love with nature, a thing he always intertwines with photography and design. This time, Lomography is honored to have AM Renault shoot with the New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens. What's more, one of his photos has been chosen as the cover of the product package.
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
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Oh dear. Have you fallen for one of our cheeky tricks again? Happy April Fool's Day, folks, you have been pranked in planetary proportions! There's no need to let the gravity of the situation weigh you down. We've got some exciting news—and it's definitely real this time!
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential photography books ever, "Ballet" by the photographer, art director, and graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch. Brodovitch took a series of photos of classical dance in a very unconventional way, using very slow exposure times, trying to catch the true essence of Russian ballets. For this article, I took a series of photos at the Swing Crash Festival in my city, Como, held in June 2015.
In every aspiring photographers' dream - Turn the hobby into career, leaving the part time job, putting all of the efforts into one's photography project. Kevin Biberbach did it. Biberbach is a student from Aachen, who has completed a 365-day photography project called "EVRY DAY" with his passion and insist. The project is widely getting attention throughout the internet, which includes a variety of portraits content such as wedding, family and couples. Biberbach shared to Lomography exclusively about his work, passion to photography, and also his experience with the Petzval 85 Art Lens.