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Photokina - First Day Report

We are here!

We are here!

We have already made 2000 new friends…

The Lomography Analogue Lounge has made a new home here at photokina 2008 in Cologne, flooded with natural light from the glass roof above. This light streams down onto the 100,000 images which are all over the walls and floors, a 360 degree Lomography experience! The area is buzzing with visitors from all over the world, wondering across what brings them onto the fields of analogue scenes, their smiles spread one to another, charging the air with a vibe that moves the soul; a glut of momentary reflections. Meanwhile Helen and Stephanie have started the first workshops with 50 people, Katja Kubikova von DJ Team Kompott is heating up the air, and break dancers have occupied the south part of the lounge.

But this is just the start…

“Clearly the most colourful spot at the photokina!” – Joachim Nickel, Berlin

“It’s surprising, a fresh coloured drop of oil in a glass of water. The atmosphere of the Lounge, the images, the people, the music is original and amazing.” – Eloy Bernal, Barcelona

“Analogue comes from and goes to the soul.” – Richard Wilson Jones, Manchester

“This is amazing I have never seeing anything like this in my life.” – George Gran, San Francisco

“The people come to the lounge and are a bit confused at first, but then the dynamics start!” – Katja Kubikova

“I think there is a drift towards analogue, as a reaction to the digital world. It is very important that Lomography has this strong place here at the photokina!” – Seung-Woo Chae, Seoul

“Never heard of Lomography. Modern, different, not expensive. I wouldn’t have thought that Analogue makes such cool pictures!” – Tamara Berbic, Heilbronn

“I love the Golden Rules!Deleting images is shit!” – Dagobert Ernst, Düsseldorf

We will soon send more news from the evening lounge with the Vienna Swing Sisters!

http://www.lomography.com/photokina/

http://photokina.en.koelnmesse.info/photokina_cologne/en/index.php

written by lucasjakobsson

33 comments

  1. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    WOW!!!!! i wish wish wish i could go it looks amazing!!! good work everyone!!!!!!

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  2. grad

    grad

    FANTASTIC!!!

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  3. superlighter

    superlighter

    I can touch the roof! I'm so fokking excited and proud to be a part of all of this!

    *P*H*U*T*U*R*E**I*S**A*N*A*L*O*G*U*E*

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  4. tom_ashor_bhaan

    tom_ashor_bhaan

    shiiit. this makes butterflies in my stomach!

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  5. vtayeh

    vtayeh

    Just Amazing! I REALLLLLLY wish I could be there! Those of you who are taken tons of shots so those of us who can't make it can at least get a glimpse :)

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  6. lazyrabbit

    lazyrabbit

    that is the best thing i have ever seen! i wish i could see it for real!

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  7. swieconek

    Somebody goes thursday? Just to meet someone...?

    swieconek

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  8. drudolph

    drudolph

    It looks beautiful there. Best wishes from the the states LSI.

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  9. graefin

    graefin

    Photokina I'm coming!!!! Tomorrow at 9am at entrance South! Great to be part of the team°!!

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  10. gemma81de

    gemma81de

    Looks awesome! Can't wait to be there on saturday :)

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  11. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    The scale of that wall is blowing my mind!!! Great work! Is there any way to find out if any of those tiny little pictures are yours?

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  12. shhquiet

    shhquiet

    oh WOW.

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  13. graefin

    graefin

    Looks like a photo halfpipe :)

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  14. snoop

    snoop

    just be patient, we will be keeping on posting new pics and more information from the photokina, and we have a little tool where you can start looking for your images. watch out for this one!

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  15. vicuna

    vicuna

    GREAT!!! I wish I could be there!!!... but I can't... :(( But I'm happy to see that the lomo lounge makes such a "buzz" at the photokina!! :))) LOMO ON!!!! :))))

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  16. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    Is there any way of knowing if your shots are up? I wish I could go!

    Stephan... you are there aren't you? See anything of mine??

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  17. makeyuu

    makeyuu

    lomographic all way round

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  18. mandi

    mandi

    as snoop said, we learned from the past and prepared a way for you to find out if and even which of your shots are on the wall.

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  19. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    thats one hell of a lomo wall, ide love to see more shots of it.

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  20. graefin

    graefin

    @myloveletter: I will tell Stephan to look for your images! Meet him there tomorrow

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  21. wilber

    wilber

    I WANT TO GOOOO!!!!!

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  22. dirklancer

    dirklancer

    awesome - I can't wait to search for mine ;)

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  23. kylewis

    kylewis

    That looks INCREDIBLE I wish I could go. Have a great time all those who get there WOW!

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  24. johann_affendy

    johann_affendy

    wish i was there *sigh* anyway congrats on the good work!

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  25. drgonzo900

    drgonzo900

    Hey, does anybody have an extra plane ticket laying around? Photokina looks amazing!! Great work!

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  26. jeepeng

    jeepeng

    jeep:"will work for air ticket"

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  27. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    @GRAEFIN.... THANK YOU!!! Have lots of fun!!!

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  28. maxpinckers

    maxpinckers

    looks incredible!

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  29. 7samurai

    7samurai

    Wooo
    The future is analogue!!!

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  30. coca

    coca

    REALLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lomography rocks!!

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  31. ipdegirl

    ipdegirl

    That is friggin' one HELL of a lomo wall! It looks like so much fun!!

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  32. notcub

    looking for my pics.....

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  33. fejao

    fejao

    :(
    I have no vacations this year
    I wish alot that I could go till there
    the thing is that I can have no free time this week here from the work and weekend I have to go till müchen meeting the all others from erasmus from last year
    :(

    No problem
    for sure next year I might have more free time to do this kind of things

    Im really proud of all the work of you guys

    and never forget

    LOMO "always" ON

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