The Rheinpark in Duisburg is a quite new created park near the Rhein. Its opening was in May this year with a big party and a lot of good music. It’s positioned between the two quarters Hochfeld and Wanheimerort. And it's not finished yet. The size will just be doubled.
What you can find there is really a lot. I especially like just hanging around near the water, looking behind the transport ships named “Lady” or “King Rhein”. The most obvious things you can find there (because it’s the Ruhrgebiet) are old industrial warehouses and factories or in other words what’s left of them. So if you don’t like sitting in the sand near the water and bathing in the sun you can skate on a very big skate park which is built between some old left walls of a warehouse. On these walls you ca find really amazing graffiti so it’s also a pleasure to have a look at them.
There is the possibility to climb at these walls or to dance on one of the breakdance podests. By reason of the near water and the very open landscape there is always a gust of wind and a lot of hang-glider fans are using it to fly a kite on the big lawns. Also the big draw bridge which is crossing the park is always a thankful motif. At the weekends there are sometimes open air concerts or music events where you meet a lot of people.
But even if there is no official music event it is not unusual that you have musical entertainment there. African or Jamaican drummers meet there for sessions and dancing and it’s really interesting to watch them singing and dancing in there foreign language. And if you are able to clap your hands you are very welcomed to join their multicultural group and make music with them.
The river, the sand, the kites, the lawns, the different cultural music and the old industrial remains create a wonderful atmosphere in the park and I always succumb to its charm. This is doubtless one of the reasons why the pictures I took there always shape up to be one of my bests.
It has been said that time flies and that life passes by before we know it. This time-lapse video painstakingly created by the Lomography Hong Kong team illustrates these two sentiments in a few fleeting yet entertaining moments.
On Thursday, May 1st, all the shops in the Carnaby Street area will open its doors late for a big shopping extravaganza organized by Grazia Magazine. Lomography Soho is just off of Carnaby Street and we will be joining the celebrations with a 20% discount on products and a special La Sardina workshop. Find out more after the jump.
Every summer Carnaby Street and its surrounding areas have a big shopping party with late openings, deals, offers, gifts, DJs and street music. This year they made a video documenting the night and we are in it! Check it out, it'll make you want to come to the next one.
Petzval lens are designed for a Canon or Nikon SLR mounts and a selection of brass or black for each camera brand is available in our stores. And start shooting with images full of sharpness, crispness and bokeh effects!
If you love to craft or design things yourself, you can draw a lot of inspiration from these two creative women. You may have already stumbled upon Sophie and Catharina on the web, be it at hello handmade, workisnotajob, superwork, supercraft or their youngest project, lemon books.
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.
When I was a kid, one of my greatest joys was to go to the park. I especially loved playgrounds. It didn't matter how may other children there were, as long as I could have my turn to go on the slide and and sit on the swing. These days, enjoying one's childhood has become so different. Technology has stolen the interest of children in more physically demanding yet fun activities.
Warm tones, subtle grains, beautiful moments of everyday life – the photos by Esben Bøg Jensen, a young and talented photographer from Denmark, let us escape into our memories and dream about a never-ending spring. We talked to the photographer himself and couldn’t help feeling a pleasant wave of joy overcoming us. Read on and get inspired to search for the moments that make us feel alive.
Anything can happen in an instant, right? This is also true with instant snapshots taken with the Lomo LC-A+ camera and LC-A Instant Back+ accessory. Here's a quick look at the bizarre, unpredictable world of LC-A+ Instants!
An analogue camera inspired by Tara Mcpherson, A highly recommended gear for Lomography beginners and visual art lovers! With this edition see how Tara Mcpherson’s art joins the world of analogue cameras. Get it now for a special price!
On the occasion of the German DVD release of Wim Wenders' latest documentary "Das Salz der Erde" on April 9, we're giving away DVD and Blu-ray copies of it. Learn more about the award-winning documentary film and take part in our new competition. Show us your best black and white photographs!
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.