Take a trip back in time when all public places were adorned with gigantic monuments of Communist heroes and anybody who had a car drove a Trabant.
When the Iron Curtain fell Soviet-style propaganda sculptures were destroyed all over Eastern Europe. In Memento Park you can re-visit this era and take a stroll down memory lane with approx. 40 major works of the time that used to stand in public places.
There are statues of Lenin, Marx and Engels, Béla Kun, Red Army soldiers, etc. Even a replica of Stalin’s boots that were left on the pedestal of the Stalin tribune when revolting masses pulled down the 8 meters high statue during the revolution of 1956. There’s also an old Trabant (the car made of pressed plastic units) on display that you can have a look around in.
The Barack exhibition hall has a photo exhibition called “Stalin’s Boots” that shows the process of the 1956 revolution as well as the political changes during the years1989-1990. Inside the Barack-theatre “The Life of an Agent” documentary is playing non-stop, explaining communist secret service operation and their methods for collecting information via informants.
Busses go directly to the park from Deák square daily and include admission to the park and return ticket in the price.
In the week preceding the elections for the European Parliament, several political rallies were held in Como. As with all other public events in my city I documented one of these rallies, this time using a Russian film camera Zorki 6 loaded with a black and white film roll. Take a look!
When a group of Viennese students stumbled upon the Lomo LC-A a couple of decades back, they were astounded with the images the small enigmatic Russian camera could create. The photos were bathed in saturated hues and cloaked in lovely vignettes – unlike anything they had ever seen.
I have good memories of Tagaytay Highlands. There had been times when some of my friends and I would spend the weekend there, playing all sorts of sports and having our bodies healed in the warm and lapping jacuzzi pool. But those were distant memories. I was able to go back to this place, but only for an afternoon, and tried to remember the good old days.
With a camera loaded with Lomography X Tungsten 64 ISO, we went to Palm Springs in June to capture the desert heat and vibes. It was a battle to make it in the 40° scorching sun, and somehow our film survived although it was left baking in the car. So take in these dreamy snapshots of a place where time stands still and the sun always shines.
We had an amazing time this weekend for Film Photography Day! We celebrated by taking a big yellow school bus to Coney Island then headed back to the shop for a party. Thanks to everyone who came and made this year's festivities memorable!
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Back in 2010, while looking for a small camera to take with her on a short trip to London, Helene chanced upon the wonderful Fisheye One. Despite having zero knowledge of shooting about shooting with fisheyes, she gave in to her instincts and bought the camera. Let's all find out how Helene's First Lomo Affair with the Fisheye One got her deeper into analogue photography!
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.
Those long, frosty, dark nights are finally behind us. It's time to dust of your Diana F+; wipe down your LC-A Wide and get shooting again! Join us for some fabulous workshops and events in Soho and come and visit us in March at the Birmingham NEC as part of The Photography Show 2015. Read on for the full line up.