Picturesque houses along the canals, Church of Our Savior, Freetown Christiania and the Danish film school all share this beautiful part of Copenhagen located on an artificial island not far from the city centre.
Christianshavn, founded in the 17th century, is the Dutch-inspired harbor district of Copenhagen, located on an artificial island not far from the city centre. The area is criss-crossed with lovely canals where the picturesque houses are reflected in the water next to old sailing ships. You can easily spend a whole day here, walking along the canals taking photos and every now and then sit down at a cozy pub for a cooling beer or beverage of your choice.
Christianshavns largest church, Church of Our Savior, serves as a great landmark with its elegant twisted spire. Not far from the church you find the legendary Freetown Christiania. In 1971 a group of alternative Danes squatted this abandoned military area and it has ever since been subject to controversy. Pusher Street is the main street where you are semi-allowed to buy, sell and smoke marijuana, but there is so much more to the neighborhood than the soft drugs. Christiana is autonomous and all residents have a say in the development of the community. Today nearly 1000 residents inhabit Christiania and you’ll not find two houses that look the same. The alternative lifestyle sets a great example of how you can build a community where values of peace, love and understanding is king. You’ll find great paintings and art on display at the galleries and the area is always lively and full of activity.
This time we went up North and discovered that our Petzval lens has made it all the way to Scandinavia, Denmark. Enter with us the world of Swirly Danish Portraitism and meet Dann Nørgaard, a photographer from Copenhagen who captures the depth of every glance.
As one of our most seasoned community members, herbert-4's collection of photos spans over decades of experience in film photography. Many of his albums contain images that we could only dream of capturing, from a time and generation that not many of us had the chance to be part of. Not surprisingly, each photo is entitled to its own story, and herbert-4 shares the story behind this one after the jump.
In New York City, winter has been harsh and long, the nights long and cold, and shooting outside is not fun anymore. So when the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition hit the shelves this week and the new Splitzer arrived at the Lomography Gallery Store New York, we decided to do a round of light painting portraits instead of sunny ones.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
There is nothing better than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier-Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time. And you showed us what it's like to be on time.
What exactly do I feel while waiting for my Lomo'Instant photos to be developed? I have to say I get a mix of "Surprise me, dear Lomo!" but also some "Did I capture it as I wanted?" kind of thought. No matter the school of thought, with the Splitzer you can add so many cool effects to your photos you'll definitely embrace it!
You might remember experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats for the CenturyCamera, his ambitious project which involved installation of 100 ultra-long-exposure cameras in and around Berlin, Germany "to continuously document 100 years of municipal growth and decay for scrutiny and judgment by future generations" between 2014 and 2114. But today, Keats goes a step further and begins yet another groundbreaking and unprecedented project with the Millennium Camera.
Kamal, a die-hard film photography fan, is a young, Singapore-based photographer. He is now working on a project, traveling around and shooting portraits for his friends. In this feature, he talks about how he works perfectly with the Lomography Petzval Art Lens and his passion for photography.
The Lomo'Instant Splitzer allows you to do crazy stuff with your Lomo'Instant photos. Ever imagined pairing your bestfriend's face with your pet dog's body? Oh, the possibilities! It only takes a few steps to do it, and we're happy to show you how.