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.
What I got is the Lomo'Instant Black Edition. Its texture and finish is quite simple, and could work as creative space for someone who's into DIY and decorations. In terms of form, it is very handy and acceptable in size. I also love the camera strap that makes it easy to carry.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Shake well and apply to fabric. Blot out excess using a paper towel. Create your design using Inkofilm or anything that casts a shadow. Expose to sunlight or bright UV light for 10-20 minutes or until color reaches full saturation. Machine wash using Inkowash to remove unexposed dye. Double your exposure time in overcast weather. Enjoy the "wow" result!
OK it may not feel like spring in Chicago, but it can if you believe! We're pretending the flowers are blooming, and going back to our regular hours (11am -7pm everyday). That's not all! We've got our usual slew of fun workshops planned out for all of you, and our second annual St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt! Can you believe it's been a year since the last one? Since this is round two, we expect everyone to bring their A-game!
Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.
Do you know the folk rock trio, The Staves? You will undoubtedly love them with this new competition! On the occasion of the upcoming release of their new album "If I Was" on March 23, we offer you tickets to their concert, vinyl records, and Lomography cameras!