The Chinese Culture Centre in Malta organized a cultural morning full of traditional activities to celebrate the Year of the Snake.
The China Cultural Centre in Malta was the first of its kind in Europe. Opened in 2003 and located round the corner from the office of Malta’s Prime Minister, the center is well known for organizing very interesting activities to promote Chinese Culture. Malta is home to many Chinese nationals many of whom are here to learn English, attend university or because of business links. Malta and China have a long positive history of business partnerships. One of their traditions is a small event in Valletta, Malta’s capital city where Chinese performers and musicians perform for the general public as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. This year, they presented musicians, acrobats, dancers and a magician. All in traditional Chinese style. I love the bright colors, the music, and acrobats spinning in mid-air.
We are lucky to have nice weather at the moment, no rain but sunshine, making this event a very enjoyable and relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning.
Unfortunately, I arrived late; the place was already full although I managed to sneak up in a corner under the stage. But, this meant it was not possible to move around, so all my shots were taken from the same corner.
C/O Berlin is a foundation, thus independent from state grants and capitalist interests. It is focused on fostering contemporary and young-blooded photography. In 14 years, the team has grown from three founders to a group of 53 people that guarantees independent exhibitions. After many years of residing in the "Postfuhramt" in Berlin Mitte, this extraordinary cultural institution has found a new place to stay for the next 16 years: the Amerika Haus.
The wait is over! Unveil the all new LOMO' INSTANT with us this November with a photo hunt and a demo day! We've also prepared a stellar lineup of workshops just for you. Join us for a month full of activities to nourish your photographic minds!
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.
The time has come to launch our amazing new Lomography Art Lens - the Petzval lens. What better way to celebrate than by throwing a party on August 21 at the Lomography Gallery Store Soho? There will be live music from London-based folk singer Denai Moore, lots of bubbly and the chance to meet the lens face-to-face! Read on for full details.
Our friends over in Korea recently had the opportunity to experiment with the ever-impressive LC-A 120. With Autumn in full bloom, the results were breathtakingly beautiful! We couldn't think of a better way to usher in the new season than with a fantastic gallery full of warm autumn colors.
Feldküche is a group that organizes dinner parties with a difference by cooking wonderful meals for groups throughout the Austrian countryside. This summer, we gave them a New Petzval lens to use in capturing their wonderful gatherings of people, food, drink and nature. We then got the opportunity to chat with Martin Fetz who runs the organization about what they do and their experiences shooting with the Petzval.
Born in Germany and raised in the mountains, but now residing in New York, Jessica Barthel is an awesome and talented photographer. We were thrilled to lend her a shooting prototype of the new Lomo'Instant to play with and were more than thrilled to see the results. Head past the jump to catch Jessica's instant which are full of excitement and adventure!
New York City has long been synonymous to skyscrapers, throngs of people both locals and tourists, neon lights, entertainment, and all things loud and hip. It is, after all, a metropolis, a melting pot of cultures - the city that never sleeps. However, back in the 1960s, Duane Michals was able to capture these photographs of a New York that many people has rarely seen.
I went to Shinjuku Park in order to celebrate spring and enjoy the Japanese tradition of "hanami," which means the "contemplation of cherry blossoms." I tried to capture the beauty of cherry trees with my Lubitel 166B loaded with an expired roll of Agfa Portrait 160 film. I obtained a sepia effect on my photos, and I felt as if I just traveled through old Japan.
Blackfairy and I had the idea to continue taking pictures together even though we live in distant locations. Basically, we decided to compare France and Japan through analogue photography. Our first project was to compare the Chinese New Year festivities in Paris and in Yokohama.