Art saves. When you're feeling down and blue, remember that there's always the camera to aid you through the darker days.
We all have them -- the dark days. The reality is no one else but ourselves can save us from our battles, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't seek help. It's the first step. Art therapy usually works for people in struggle, channeling lonesomeness and feelings of nothingness into works of art. Photographer Ryan Pfluger relies on photography as a part of bettering his life, considers it his own therapy. For him, photography is “a way for me to meet people that were outside of the safe mental bubble I had created for myself.”
Nothing wrong with spending that Christmas bonus from your day job for a new gear or photography equipment -- but if you're cashing out thousands to have them all to yourself, perhaps it's time to sit down and reflect on your impulsive cravings before indulging on them.
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.
February dawns on us, bringing love with it. The days remain cold outside, but slightly warmer within as it's the month of love. If the year kicked off harder than expected, or if your Mondays haven't been turning out too eventful as you wished, always remember you're not alone.
The great thing about being a photographer is that there's always a way to emulate styles and elements. if you're just as resourceful as the guys from the Cooperative of Photography, you'll find this video tipster helpful, applicable to all sorts of photography.
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?
Most artists prefer to show than tell, especially with their feelings. If you're among the subtle souls, you might want to try the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200, a 35mm art film for you your creative expression.
When photography is your passion then no other commitments can hold you back from experimenting and creating an incredible piece of art. Tasneem, despite her professional and personal obligations, manages to sneak in photography and captures splendid moments with her camera.
For the beginner, encountering film photography can be intimidating, as it often requires much thought than in digital photography. But when you do get to learn the ropes, it becomes part of the habit, and there's definitely a payoff in shooting analogue.
This Texas-born photographer just recently moved to Athens. His inspiring work amazed us from the very first moment because you can feel that Arguello shares a real passion for photography. He is always on the road and enjoys exploring the unknown.
Lomographer Reza Ahmadi has always been interested in documenting the world through visual arts. As an alternate to drawing and painting, he picked up photography as a hobby which gradually grew into a passion that follows him from one city to another. Get to know our featured Community newcomer from Indonesia.