Have you heard of the Leica Freedom Train? If you haven't it's a heartwarming story that involves history and the premium Leica brand. Check it out after the jump!
Basically, the Leica Freedom Train was a rescue effort by Ernst Leitz II and his daughter Elsie Kuehn-Leitz to get hundreds of German Jews out of the country when Hitler’s rise to power was starting. Ernst, who was the head of the company from 1920 to 1956, was instrumental in ensuring that the lives of German Jews were preserved through the brilliant but dangerous Leica Freedom Train.
The plan was simple enough – employees, their families, and friends were given the guise of being Leica employees to be sent to sales offices in the United States, but also in France, England, and even Hong Kong. It was an effort that would result in certain death if Ernst was caught, but it was a risk that was worth dying for.
Watch and listen to the whole story in the video below!
If you are a true photography fan you would have heard of Vivian Maier, a mysterious nanny who took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered by chance decades later. "Finding Vivian Maier," the film which documents that discovery and pieces together Vivian's story, opens in UK cinemas this Friday. We are offering one lucky person a pair of tickets to see it at the Curzon Victoria in London on July 24th. Grab your chance to win tickets after the jump.
For the first time in the brief history of the Awesome Albums series, we put the spotlight on not one, not even two, but three impressive albums by a fellow lomographer! If you haven't been to Venice, Italy to see and experience their famed Carnival, we're sure the beautiful photos you'll find after the jump will make you think about what you've been missing!
What's good with photography is that it can make you feel emotions of all sorts. And if that is truly the case, then it's the sudden surge of youthful energy we're feeling right now while looking at Dennis Auburn's photographs. Check out more of his electrifying work and words after the jump.
I’d only heard rumors of the Magic Tree. I had no idea if they were true and, honestly, I’m still half disbelieving of it despite the story I’m about to tell you. If you have faith in what I say, I’m grateful. If you don’t, I bear no ill will towards you. But either way, please shout out in the comments what secrets or sophistries you think I found through its twisting branches.
What exactly is "pushing" film, and when do you do it? If this is the first time you've heard of this technique, you should check out this helpful short clip by Chicago-based street photographer Chuck Jines!
We're ecstatic to read an in-depth review of the Lomography Petzval Lens, from the cool folks over at The Phoblographer. It's exciting to find out that, like us, they are in-love with the Petzval Lens too, so much that they gave it an impressive 4/5 rating! If you're thinking of getting a Petzval Lens, you'll find this featured review very useful. Check out an excerpt and the link to the full article after the jump!
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
The people of a city, to me, speak volumes about its culture and sense of community. And that is why I sought out the people who make Denver that much more interesting after the initial period of settling down. My search lead to a few establishments that have contributed to making Denver what it is today. In the second story on Transient Living, I present to you two of such establishments: The Craftsman & Apprentice, and A Small Print Shop.
Just how many Lego bricks did it take to create a replica of the setting for the latest Wes Anderson film? About a whopping 50,000, apparently. Check out the final Lego model and the story behind this awesome feat after the jump!
The brass-clad optical beauty that is the new Petzval Lens goes beyond being an eye-catching spectacle on one’s camera; it delivers high-quality photos and video, as seen in the samples we've come across since it found its way to photographers and videographers. If you haven’t seen what the new Petzval Lens can do, check out this footage shot by Martin Lachmair of Austrian firm Creative Director.
As the iconic LC-A celebrates its 30th birthday this month, we think it's only timely that we look back to Lomography's roots and shine the spotlight on the camera's birthplace, Saint Petersburg. If you haven't been there yourself, or if you have and simply wanted to be reminded of the beauty of the place, we've compiled a few select lomographs taken using no less than the LC-A by our community members!
It was supposed to document a different unfortunate event in her family's history, but a photographer's intriguing photo series ended up as a means to cope with their loss and a tribute to the family matriarch. Find out the story behind the series called "The Saddest Day" after the jump!
This new Petzval lens is a revival of a lens that was created in the 19th century. The optics has come to life again with the help of a crowdfunding website and all the backers that have supported this project. The production is done by one of Russia’s lens companies – Zenit. We lent out our prototype Petzval lens to DC Watch, one of the largest digital camera online magazines in Japan. Check out their results after the jump.