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.
It is always a pleasant experience collaborating with our old friends and LomoAmigos. This time, Emily Soto shot another wonderful series with her Petzval Art Lens. We can't wait to share it with everyone, so here they are!
Lomographers love reflections. Peruse the website and you are bound to find water puddles mirroring trees and glass windows duplicating people's motions. What beautiful sights to record indeed! But how else can we approach this doppelgänger effect? Seven ace photographers give us wonderful ideas.
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
The Rolling Stones in circus masks, a bare-faced David Bowie and Johnny Rotten in a bulldog clipped-jacket. Such details Anton Corbijn has ingrained in rock history. These images plus 300 more of Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Siouxsie Sioux, REM, U2, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode have a collective premiere at Fotomuseum Den Haag.
Before smartphones and digital cameras, Diego Uchitel used a Polaroid to test his lighting. For many of his subjects, these dress rehearsal shots turned out as marvelous as the published pictures. David Bowie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen and many other celebrities exposed their delicate side for Uchitel's magical lens even after the main show.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!