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Views from a City Scarred by War. Ben Lowy Takes Our Latest Filter to Sarajevo

By Severin - 4 min read

Accompanying our recent release of 3 new filters, we’re excited to present an exclusive series from our friend Ben Lowy.

Accompanying our recent release of 3 new filters, we’re excited to present you an exclusive series our friend Ben Lowy shot. Ben pioneered photo journalism by covering the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan with his iPhone, his images made it to the cover of Time Magazine and he just recently got awarded withthe ICP Infinity Award for Photojournalism.

-> Check our full-length interview with Ben here.

By the time our latest filter, Clara, came out, Ben was a guestinstructor at the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. We’re extremely glad that he found some time to shoot with Clara and produce these amazing images with it.

3 questions answered by Ben Lowy:

Can you describe Sarajevo in a few words?

Sarajevo is a melting pot of people, of a liberal Islam and a western oriented youth culture, and a modern city still scarred by war.

How do you like the Clara filter?

It’s an interesting filter that can help tone down those pesky digital highlights. Though it does tend to make shadows too magenta.

Any tips for what to shoot especially with it?

I think it’s great outside in bright or flat light. Whites look great with it. Too dark or too much shadow and the images can get muddy.

Thanks Ben! Have a look at his websiteto see more and follow Ben on EyeEm, Tumblr and Twitter.

Want to shoot with Clara too? Head straight to the App Store & Google Play to get the free update:

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