A typical tourist attraction but large enough to be discovered without meeting too many of them. Enter it at the "Kehrwiederspitze" (leave U3 underground line at "Baumwall") and then explore the old and the new part of this city within the city. Built in the 1880s the old ware- and storehouses were once used to store spices, coffee and other goods because it was too expensive to store those in the city centre. You had to pay taxes for that and the Speicherstadt was built to avoid high taxation. It was also built to get flammable goods out of the centre. Merchants could store their goods in the warehouses and they were either shipped further or sold directly to merchants in the city.
A typical tourist attraction but large enough to be discovered without meeting too many of them. Enter it at the “Kehrwiederspitze” (leave U3 underground line at “Baumwall”) and then explore the old and the new part of this city within the city. Built in the 1880s the old ware- and storehouses were once used to store spices, coffee and other goods because it was too expensive to store those in the city centre. You had to pay taxes for that and the Speicherstadt was built to avoid high taxation. It was also built to get flammable goods out of the centre. Merchants could store their goods in the warehouses and they were either shipped further or sold directly to merchants in the city.
The area where the Speicherstadt is now situated has once been a huge part of the old, Middle-Age town centre. The houses were pulled down although mostly poor people, workmen, harbour workers lived there with their families in very small quarters. They where moved to other parts of the city. It was the largest building site so far seen in Hamburg – and still is today. The “Hafen City” is built as a new part of the city. It is Europe’s largest building site. When you’ve walked through the old Speicherstadt you hardly pass a place where there is no building site. Futuristic and modern architecture will soon meet the old brick stone architecture of the 19th century there.
Marcus Selmer was the first daguerreotype photographer of Bergen, Norway. He was up-to-date with new technologies and even shifted to wet plate collodion process, a more practical alternative to daguerreotypes. In the 1850s, he also made a series of portraits highlighting folk costumes, from floor-grazing bunad dresses to men’s mink coats. The prints were sold to tourists as a remembrance of traditional Norwegian culture.
Did you enjoy shooting with Cine200 Tungsten Film when it launched? Or were you one of the unlucky many who missed out on this ultra-limited edition emulsion? Well, we’re thrilled to say we have an exciting follow-up to Cine200 which will launch in just a few days! And as the other film sold out so fast, we wanted to give you the opportunity to sign-up to our list to get the news as soon as it happens.
New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!
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.
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
Matthieu Soudet is a child of photography. He started shooting in his native Normandy when he was only nine years old. Since then, he has dedicated his life to capturing magical moments and puts his boundless creativity to good use through beautiful pictures and portraits. He tested the New Petzval Art Lens tells us about his experience in this exclusive interview.
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Lomography UK was lucky enough to test an LC-A 120 prototype in store and it was glorious! We used colour and black and white film to capture the camera at its finest. It was everything you would expect from the LC-A but in full frame 38mm f/4.5 120 film. It's LOVE.
August 24, 2014 was a great day because of the We The Fest 2014! Maybe it's too early to call it the biggest summer music festival in Jakarta because this has just been its first edition. Nevertheless, my girl and I enjoyed every moment of it!
I’m lucky enough and old enough to have grown up in an era where film was the only form of photography available. I’ve always had a passion for film but it was a certain series of images that inspired me and changed my idea of photography forever. Find out what that was after the jump.
This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
Over the past month, we've been holding quite a few events in Lomography stores around the globe to celebrate the coming of the New Petzval Lens. That's right folks, the Petzval is now available in stores and our online shop, and it was more than enough reason to celebrate!