Finally! The Spinner 360° is the newest star on Lomography. In Berlin we had a big party with chilled drinks and a Breakdancing performing the perfect "spin".
Before we even launched the Spinner 360° officially in Berlin we had the first phone call: “Do you already have this brand new camera?” Sure we do! The whole Gallery Store was already in a spinning mood. We installed a new picture in our Lightbox behind the counter, put posters and pictures on the wall and into our shop window.
Instead of the classic drum roll we started the party with a breakdancing crew! They were turning, jumping, spinning – just as the Spinner 360° which is definitely one of the craziest cameras on earth. At 7:30 we finally revealed what was hiding under the white cloth: our mystery product, the Spinner 360°. All eyes were on this little black camera. You could hear people making “aaaah” and “ooooh”. Everybody wanted to touch and try it.
Our DJ played the perfect music to spin around in the Store. Chilled beer, Wodka and Orangejuice was available for everyone. After the launch the first expert talks were held: How many pictures can I take? How does the camera work? Where is the trigger? The Spinner’s technical details impressed us all. And at the end of the party we all knew: we are not crazy (“spinnen” in German) but we are SPINNING.
Wanna pull the Spinner cord? Have a look at the most freewheeling 360° panoramic camera. The Lomography Gallery Store Berlin is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 10 to 8.
Lomography Gallery Store Berlin
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."
Russell Darling is one of our Lomography UK regulars. He is a big part of our community of film fanatics and regularly joins our workshops and events. In this interview, we asked him about his experience shooting with the Lomo LC-A 120, as well as his work as visual effects practitioner for films such as "Star Wars," "Twilight," and "Godzilla."
This month's LomoAmigo from Turkey is Ah! Kosmos AKA Başak Günak. She took the La Sardina with her when she went to perform in Punkurika Festival in Budapest, along with her Lomo LC-A. We had a nice chat with Başak about her La Sardina adventures, before her Ah! Kosmos "über" performance with Övünç Dan ve Gizem Aksu at the Lomography Embassy Store Istanbul.
The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on June 6. It is a place full of history and is also the only football stadium with a blue track course. Some say it is the most beautiful stadium in the world, and I totally agree with them. But then agai,n I might be biased because it is the home court of my favorite team, Hertha BSC Berlin—my blue-white bloodline.
Berliner rapper Prinz Pi made it to the top of the charts with his latest album “Kompass ohne Norden” and went on the most successful tour of his career so far, where he performed in front of over 37,000 fans. With an LC-A+ at his disposal, Prinz Pi's manager, Wassif, captured the concerts for us on film- both on and backstage.
Nils, our amazing new staff member from Lomography France. Aside from photography, he likes pizza, surfing, and fireworks. He recently took the Lomo'Instant for a spin in Paris. In the narrow streets, he had some funny encounters and had a great time with multiple exposures. He now shares with us his first impressions!
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. With its 3.5 million residents, it is also the second largest city in the European Union. Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to culture as there are so many people from many different countries living and working together. Of course, Berlin is also home of Lomography Germany!
Photographer Florian Reischauer is no stranger to the Lomography community. In 2013, our LomoAmigo took a Lubitel 166+ out for a spin and told us about his famous blog, "Pieces of Berlin". A few years earlier, he took time to take part in the
5 Questions on Analogue Photographyseries. Now, we’re here to give you the latest scoop on Florian Reischauer and his next appearance in NYC to present his new book which was based off of his blog, "Pieces of Berlin 2009-2013".
Last month, Lomography Gallery Store Soho held an exhibition of photographs taken at the Nixon Surf Challenge in Russia. Free drinks and live music from Swim Mountain overflowed at the opening party. Using the Petzval lens and a star-shaped aperture plate to give a beautifully soft, dreamy effect, the folks at the Soho Gallery Store created a video of the event. Watch this video after the jump.