During 2 hours the centre of Santiago received a rain of flying postcards to celebrate the national day of photography!
National Day of Photography – Chile 2009
People where sitting in the park, walking to their office, waiting for the bus. It was another normal day in Santiago. Suddenly a strange noise filled the air. People look at the sky and from a helicopter thousands of postcards were flying down. It was a photographic attack to normal public. People started to run behind this postcards, cross the streets, stopped the traffic, jump over each other. After that, people started the second part… the postcard exchange. Kids, policemen, workers, cyclist, everyone exchanged their double postcards for some version they didn’t have… it was the flying postcard fever!!!
This initiative was possible thanks to the ministry of culture of Chile who invited this embassy and other important photographers and the photographic community to be part of this project. We had 3 of the 50 models of postcards with pictures of local lomographers: Claudia Pentske, Mariano Perez and Alvaro Cipagauta!
Thanks also to Felipe García for taking the photo of the helicopter.
Time sure flies fast. This month we’re celebrating the Lomo LC-A’s 30th birthday! And what’s a celebration without some festive treats to enjoy? For 3 days we’re taking 30% off selected Lomography Premium Cameras.
In celebration of World Pinhole Photography Day today, we've decided to make a compilation of all the amazing pinhole-related stuff we've seen, written, and read here in the Lomography website through the years. We're sure many of you will be out to take pinhole snaps throughout the day in celebration of the occasion, but in case you're itching for some more inspiring reads on pinhole photography, you might as well read on and check out our compilation!
Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!
As the weather warms up and the sun begins to shine, it's time to take your cameras off the shelf and into action. April is a special month because of Film Photography Day, marking a special date for us film photographers. We need you to help celebrate the wonders of film photography and keep the magic alive. #filmphotographyday2015
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Santiago Felipe is a Brooklyn-based music visual artist who found purpose in helping artists gain recognition through his photography. His love of music has driven him to be an active member of the NYC music community. Check out his beautiful photographs of famous musicians taken with the Petzval lens.
As part of the Film Photography Day celebrations, Lomography UK held a special workshop to make a Lomomatrix movie. We gathered together in a park in Soho to create some fun stop-motion effects using some La Sardina's and an LCA+. You can see the results here.
Martin Smith is a London based film photography fan who was one of the first people to receive the Lomo'instant from the Kickstarter Campaign. Since then he's been avidly shooting around town. Martin chatted to us about his love for instant photography and showed us some of his excellent shots. Read on for the full interview.
A couple of weeks ago, my family and I celebrated Hari Raya after a month of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Since the first day I laid my hands on the Lubitel 166+, I've always had the thought of taking portraits of my family. So this year, I finally took them. Here they are: Hari Raya Portraits!
Did you miss this year's Film Photography Day celebration? Here's a recap of all the events that happened in April, in honor of our love for analogue photography. Of course, remember that you can always make any day a Film Photography Day if you wish; just gather your friends and organize a LomoMatrix in your area! For inspiration, check out what Lomography Gallery Stores and Lomography Embassy Stores from all over the world came up with.