Like a cluster of cherry blossoms, the temples in Kyoto can stop visitors in their tracks. These people assume the pose of a statue, a camera dangling from their neck and hands. On a first visit especially, the impulse to photograph every angle is constant. The Kinkaku-ji Temple and the torii-lined Fushimi Inari-Taisha are always packed; one would think the tourists would hurry along. But really, many are busy taking snatches of Kyoto with them.
Have you heard of The Knocks? If you haven't (and like to dance) you should definitely listen to these new LomoAmigos, whose first headline tour just sold out! The New York-based electronic duo crossed the country on a tour bus and had a Lomo'Instant Wide in tow. They brought back some amazing photos—see them here and learn more about the guys behind the beats. Plus, get a chance to win a camera signed by The Knocks and a copy of their debut album "55"!
It's been a while since we last heard from Hello America, the photographic storytelling platform created by Kristen Blanton and her partner, Matt Jozwiak. .Blanton and Jozwiak travel American roads together and document their tales strictly on film. The two have been very busy, and recently went on a road trip from Florida to California. Kristen shares the story behind their recent adventure.
Chicago based five-piece garage band Twin Peaks recently released their third album “Down in Heaven.” They’ve had two sold out UK tours and are currently touring the US. We gave them a Fisheye No. 2 camera and talked to founder Cadien Lake James a.k.a Big Tuna.
Common advice tells us that Tokyo is best experienced at night. The neon lights of Ginza come on, Shibuya Crossing gets crammed, Ropponggi lets loose. Reverse the advice and we’ll get something like a palate cleanser. The Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen and small parks peppered around the city offer relief, from morning until late afternoon. Even ordinary streets appeal to tourists. We suspect those secret ramen spots add to the charm.
Revealing the contents of your bag is like revealing the deepest corners of your soul, one could argue. In this new series, we ask your favorite photographers and Lomographers to let us in on their secret of their most essential items. Lomography's Retail Marketing Intern Nour Matroud kicks off this new series.
On Dead Waves is a collaborative project between James Chapman of Maps and solo singer Polly Scattergood. Their debut album is due out in the spring on Mute Records. We gave them a Lomo'Instant Wide to document their time in the recording studio.
Vincent Chan doesn’t like constraints. He is passionate about natural and quiet environments. He launched Compose The Story, which provides photography and cinematography services, recently as a means for him and his colleagues to document the beauty of their surroundings. He brings the the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens into the country, and shares glimpses of its beauty in pictures.
As many of you would already know, shooting under low light conditions requires more than a steady grip (or a tripod) if you're aiming for outstanding results. You must also have the proper gear, and that, of course, includes film. In this post, we list down five fast films that work their best under such conditions.
With the recent launch of the New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens, we feel like we've had the luck of the cosmos on our side. And now we have even more exciting news that we're dying to share with you! This time, we're really reaching for the stars!