Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte are always fashionable and have many interesting subjects to offer. The best way to explore these neighborhoods is on foot.
In Berlin, I like to go for a walk through Prenzlauer Berg and then through Kastanienallee (Chestnut avenue), specifically in the direction of Mitte. Start at the U-Bahn station on Eberswalder Street. There, at Konnopke, you can eat the best curry for strength on your walk and away you go.
One can find the finest of subjects: grungy houses, concealed courtyards and offbeat types with the typical Prenzlberg look. You can easily spend more than an hour in a street cafe sitting and watching, in between firing off Lomo Hip-Shots. Also of interest are the states of the location during various times of the day. In the morning, on a weekday, the area is usually something resembling a fashionable Dance of Death (Danse Macabre), unlike in the evening – after the post office has closed. And that is really not surprising since the “creative minds” come out of bed at ten, and “work” only until the evening at eight o’clock. In short: It ’s almost non-Prenzlbergian, like being on another planet. It is slightly crazy but otherwise beautiful and with so much charm to keep you coming back.
Along the route there are many cafes, restaurants, and shops selling things that you don’t find on every corner. The observant wanderer will certainly be able to discover one or another shop with Lomographic equipment.
It helps for regular travelers to be mindful archivists. They tend to be the best storytellers, supplying every turn with accurate names and vivid descriptions. The Lomo'Instant offers a wildly fun and efficient way to transfer these memories to paper, plus the nostalgic colors and ready-to-write-on frames are a major bonus. Read up on these great tips for capturing your travels in truly Lomo'Instant fashion!
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!
What’s not to love about the Lomo LC-Wide? If you are a fan of wide angle lenses or Lomography, you probably have one in your collection. The LC-Wide is a powerful camera with many fun features to get creative when shooting. Best of all, all these are already built into the camera.
The young artist and Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson published on his agency's website an awesome photo series, one of the images in it a great symbol of freedom, joy of living outdoors, purity, innocence, candor, and girlhood: the bare sole of a female lifted up, taken at the Central Park in New York. Like many other great Magnum photographers, Anderson explored this interesting body part through photographs. For this tribute, I chose a series of bare foot images I took along the promenade of the lake Como. Take a look!
Fueled by wanderlust, a sense of wonder, and curiosity, lomographers have been through all corners of the world to explore and capture on film everything it has to offer. Lomographers have arguably seen it all—and by all we mean not just the beautiful vistas, but also those places that only the brave ones venture into. Here are but a few of them.
Have you ventured into light painting before? It's so fun and there are so many ways for you to explore it, we promise you'll never get bored. The folks here at HQ had a blast playing around with the Lomo'Instant and the result was a bunch of adorable, colorful photos!
As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
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.
Aside from the Magazine and your own LomoHome, the shoutbox is another effective platform in the community to voice out your thoughts. And keeping this space brimming with activity are these lomographers who are always armed with interesting things to say!
East London is the perfect place to spot some interesting and colourful graffiti. Lomography Gallery Store Soho recently ran an LC-A+ workshop where we documented some of the best urban street art in the city!