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Lomography at FOAM Amsterdam

Lomography is visiting the Photography Museum Amsterdam

The FOAM (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam), a photography museum in Amsterdam, was hosting/orgenazing a Lomographic event on March 5th. I heard about the event from one of the guys working in the lab where I develop my films. The FOAM launched a website, “Lomography Amsterdam”http://lomography-amsterdam.ning.com/, where people could upload their lomographs before the event. At the event, a selection from those photos were projected in one of the spaces in the museum. The site is still up and active.

At 20:00, opening time, there was a little queue in from of the museum. Entrance was 5 Euro, and you got a little shot of vodka to get you warmed up for the evening…

Inside, in one space Alex Graham’s film “The Lomo Camera: shoot from the hip” was screened in a loop (I did not get to watch it, as the room was completely full during the evening). In other rooms there were: a little Lomo-shop, a tips and tricks corner, testing the Diana with the instant back and the ring flash (very nice!) and a slideshow of selected lomographs, projected on the ceiling while people were laying on cushions, and every once in a while someone would get very excited when hers/his slide would come up (me included…).

Downstairs was the the bar, where DJ Kako Da Ne was playing funky balkan beats and special cocktails were served (I stuck to vodka and beer).

It was very nice to see that the event was drawing so many people, tough it got a bit too crowded for me at a point, and I also got to meet mephisto19!

This event was a good introduction to Lomography, and I am quite sure that it won many new lomo-fans. To my own taste, the balance between social/lomo was leaning a bit too much towards the social. I would have liked to have a bit more Lomoactivity… But yeah, I am this kind of guy…

I hope this is a beginning of a tradition, that many more Lomographic events will take place here in Amsterdam. At the 4th of April I will be attending the first safari in a series of 3, organized by FOAM and Red Bull. I will report here as soon as possible…

written by paramir

4 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    great recap paramir !

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  2. panelomo

    panelomo

    wow - i'm jealous! :) looks fun!

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  3. lawypop

    lawypop

    Amazing event writeup! me too jealous :P

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  4. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    yeah,,,, i was there ,too ;)

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