Growing up in the 80s, life was so much simpler. There was no internet, no mobile phones and no network games. As a kid, my choices for entertainment were pretty limited. A trip to the movie was an indulgence and most of the time I just hung out with my neighbourhood friends. One of my favourite hangout places is the playground.
In fact, we would often explore different playgrounds around the neighbourhood. Each playground has its own characteristics and unique design. Some are shaped like a dragon, others look like birds and there are even fruit-shaped playgrounds. The concrete designs are simple and functional. Running barefoot on the sand pit playground makes me feel like I am at the beach. On the playground, we would invent our own games and play according to our own rules. Life is just so carefree. Looking back, I can still remember the countless hours of fun spent at the playground.
Such concrete structured playgrounds are not built anymore. In fact, most of them have been torn down to make way for new safety oriented playgrounds made from plastic and steel. This is sad as these old playgrounds are part and parcel of our history and leave so much memory for many people (myself included). Today, there are not many left and I hope they can be conserved and become icons in their respective estates.
The competition Lomography x The Staves ended on March 23, 2015, and there had been so many participants for the theme, "brothers and sisters." It's now time to celebrate the winners picked by Lomography and The Staves!
Warm tones, subtle grains, beautiful moments of everyday life – the photos by Esben Bøg Jensen, a young and talented photographer from Denmark, let us escape into our memories and dream about a never-ending spring. We talked to the photographer himself and couldn’t help feeling a pleasant wave of joy overcoming us. Read on and get inspired to search for the moments that make us feel alive.
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Anything can happen in an instant, right? This is also true with instant snapshots taken with the Lomo LC-A+ camera and LC-A Instant Back+ accessory. Here's a quick look at the bizarre, unpredictable world of LC-A+ Instants!
On the occasion of the German DVD release of Wim Wenders' latest documentary "Das Salz der Erde" on April 9, we're giving away DVD and Blu-ray copies of it. Learn more about the award-winning documentary film and take part in our new competition. Show us your best black and white photographs!
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
In celebration of the mindblowing solar eclipse we had the other day, we ran a competition and asked you to tag your analogue photos centered around our great big yellow friend! Check out the winners now!