On the northern coast of Germany there are a few small islands which are called the "Ostfriesische Inseln". One of them is called Norderney and it is just really really beautiful there!
I had just bought my Diana Multi Pinhole Operator before spending a wonderful week at the German coast. When I arrived on Norderney Island I was really pleased by the pretty beach. They have a very clean and inviting golden sand beach which attracts families and lomographers alike. Looking for endless panoramas? You’ll find them up there. Go for long walks on the shore, enjoy wonderful sunrises, be pleased by the silence. And then be sure to have a good cup of coffee at the “Milchbar”, located at the beach with a very pretty view over the sandy beach. Or how about some excellent food at a place called “Weisse Duene” (white dune). Don’t forget to try out one of the soups (yummy!). You can easily get there by bike. Of course this wonderful place is also located at the beach.
And then take a look at the houses “inside” the island. They are so pretty! When the sun goes down you might wanna spend some time at the “surf cafe”, a nice and trendy place with good wine and nice food.
There is nothing more refreshing than escaping one's everyday life for to unpack a camping tent and spend a wonderful weekend with friends for a few days during summer. Some of the coolest festivals are calling and there's a special one in Germany that is a must-see in July: Melt! festival. Win two tickets for this spectacular event to be held from July 17 to 19. Show us your most beautiful festival moments.
To celebrate his birthday last year, gatokinetik-o embarked on a solo backpacking trip to the Peruvian northern coast and the Amazon region. With him in his return home are beautiful memories, embodied by photographs doused in various shades of red.
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!
There are small pleasures and big pleasures. A small one, like eating a chocolate after lunch, the first day of summer after a cold spring or finally meeting that girl you see every day on your morning commute can be more satisfying than anything else. As for me, shooting live music shows with the Petzval Lens is one of those small pleasures.
Like a cluster of cherry blossoms, the temples in Kyoto can stop visitors in their tracks. These people assume the pose of a statue, a camera dangling from their neck and hands. On a first visit especially, the impulse to photograph every angle is constant. The Kinkaku-ji Temple and the torii-lined Fushimi Inari-Taisha are always packed; one would think the tourists would hurry along. But really, many are busy taking snatches of Kyoto with them.
There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
A few months ago, Lomography made available a whole range of pinhole cameras made out of premium wood. Interested in knowing how good they are, I brought the medium format one on my last trip to Germany.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
According to our latest LomoAmigos Berlin Sessions, there is one camera this summer which you always carry with you - our beloved Lomo'Instant! The camera is accompanying the crew of the Berlin-based video magazine on their acoustics sessions all over the city and on the hippest festivals in Germany. Learn more about Berlin Sessions and their Lomo'Instant festival tour in this exclusive interview!
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!