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  • November Workshops and Events at Lomography Chicago!

    2014-10-24 #news
    November Workshops and Events at Lomography Chicago!

    Check out what we've got going on in the month of November!

  • Strange Beauty Show and Lomography Chicago Present: Lima to Chicago: A Lomo Film Swap with peru

    2014-09-19 #news
    Strange Beauty Show and Lomography Chicago Present: Lima to Chicago: A Lomo Film Swap with peru

    We've been working all summer on a film swap with Lomography Peru and we want you to join us on Thursday September 25, from 7 to 10 pm at Strange Beauty Show for our gallery opening! It's going to be a great time and we hope to see you there!

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  • October Workshops at Lomography Chicago

    2014-09-15 #news
    October Workshops at Lomography Chicago

    Summer may be over but we're not slowing down! We've got some fun and educational workshops planned for the month of October as well as our monthly Last Saturday Photowalk - with a fall twist!

  • September Workshops and Events at Lomography Chciago

    2014-08-19 #news
    September Workshops and Events at Lomography Chciago

    September is going to be packed full of great events and workshops here at Lomography Chicago. Put on your party hats, because we've got a few gallery openings and parties going on this month too!

  • August Workshops at Lomography Chicago

    2014-07-25 #news
    August Workshops at Lomography Chicago

    We've got a great month of workshops and events planned for the month of August. The perfect way to end this beautiful summer in Chicago! So grab your cameras (or borrow from us) and let's take some pictures!

  • July Workshops at Lomography Chicago!

    2014-06-29 #news
    July Workshops at Lomography Chicago!

    We're bringing out a few of our favorite cameras this month for some special summertime workshops! Cool off in the air conditioned store while learning all about the Lomokino and Lubitel before heading out in the summer sun to capture this beautiful city!

  • June Workshops at Lomography Chicago

    2014-05-13 #news
    June Workshops at Lomography Chicago

    We did it, Chicago! We got through the hardest winter ever! Let's celebrate by getting outside, taking pictures, and learning new techniques. The month of June is going to be an exciting month of workshops

  • May Workshops at Lomography Chicago!

    2014-04-20 #news
    May Workshops at Lomography Chicago!

    The weather is finally warning up here in Chicago so let's take advantage of these beautiful days by taking pictures with some of our favorite Lomography cameras! We've got some really cool workshops lined up this month so grab a friend and come hang with us!

  • April Brings Exciting Changes and Great Workshops for Chicago!

    2014-03-21 #news
    April Brings Exciting Changes and Great Workshops for Chicago!

    It's springtime in Chicago! That means more outdoor activities, and more shooting. We're ready to hop out of the winter hibernation and into sunnier seasons. We're also all looking forward to a great party to introduce the new Embassy store to our community. We've also got a bunch of brand-new items and more exciting news to share.

  • March into Spring with Lomography Chicago!

    2014-03-01 #news
    March into Spring with Lomography Chicago!

    It's spring! ... OK it may not feel like spring in Chicago, but it can if you believe! We're pretending the flowers are blooming, and going back to our regular hours (11am -7pm everyday). That's not all! We've got our usual slew of fun workshops planned out for all of you, and our second annual St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt! Can you believe it's been a year since the last one? Since this is round two, we expect everyone to bring their A-game!

  • St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt is back!

    2014-02-19 #news
    St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt is back!

    Back by popular demand – our most exciting scavenger hunt of the year! Are you tired of the regular bar hopping scene on St. Patrick’s Day? Why not drink with a purpose and a chance to win some prizes!

  • February Is The Time For Analogue Love in Chicago!

    2014-01-23 #news
    February Is The Time For Analogue Love in Chicago!

    February is the time to share love, and take pictures! We've got some great workshops coming up just for our Chicago community. This month we've decided to focus on some essential analogue photography techniques. We want everyone to fall in love with the magic of film photography, just like we have!

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  • January at Lomography Chicago

    2014-01-09 #news
    January at Lomography Chicago

    January has come with a vengeance and Chicago is taking it like a champ. We may be in a polar vortex but that doesn't stop us from shooting and having fun in the process. Join us this cold month for a FREE photo walk and more!

  • Recap: Movember Charity Event with Lomography Chicago

    2013-12-19 #news
    Recap: Movember Charity Event with Lomography Chicago

    Last month we teamed up with the Chicago Beardsmen Association. Together with all of our furry friends we were able to raise over $100 to combat prostate cancer. Check out the photos after the jump!

  • Holiday Photo Walk with the La Sardina!

    2013-11-27 #news
    Holiday Photo Walk with the La Sardina!

    Isn't winter the dreamiest? We love how Wicker Park looks like a winter wonderland this time of year! Come out and march through the snow as we photograph this beautiful season!

  • Workshop: Fantastic Plastic

    2013-11-27 #news
    Workshop: Fantastic Plastic

    They're wacky, fun, and totally made of plastic! Have you ever wanted to see how to get that Lo-Fi looks without having to use some crappy filter? Come on down and we'll show you the real deal!

  • Monthly Events: Winter Bliss in December

    2013-11-27 #news
    Monthly Events: Winter Bliss in December

    The holidays are here! Time to bust out a camera to photograph everything from catching snowflakes on your tongue, to ice skating, to being accidentally left at home for the holidays TWICE (we're looking at you, McAllister family). Instead of being bored at home, come out to our cozy gallery store for some great winter activities!

  • Recap: Bus Trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

    2013-11-07 #news
    Recap: Bus Trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

    What an incredible day we had at the pumpkin patch. The weather was beautiful and so was our group of new and experienced Lomographers. Take a look through our photos to get a full feel of this great day.

  • Recap: One-Year Anniversary Party!

    2013-11-01 #news
    Recap: One-Year Anniversary Party!

    We finally turned one-year-old! It's hard to believe so much time has passed since we opened our doors to all of you. To give thanks back to the community, we hosted our biggest party of the year filled with drinks, dancing, and our own DJ!

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  • Recap: One-Year Anniversary Party!

    2013-10-31 #news
    Recap: One-Year Anniversary Party!

    We finally turned one-year-old! It's hard to believe so much time has passed since we opened our doors to all of you. To give thanks back to the community, we hosted our biggest party of the year filled with drinks, dancing, and our own DJ!

  • Monthly Events: Fall into November with Lomography Chicago

    2013-10-25 #news
    Monthly Events: Fall into November with Lomography Chicago

    November is a time to sit down and think about all the wonderful things to be grateful for. We're thankful to have been open for so long, and that we can continue to provide workshops, parties, and analogue fun to our dedicated community. Did you know that Lomography turns 21 this month? Read on for full details on the party, and all of our other events this month!

  • Lomography Turns 21!

    2013-10-23 #news
    Lomography Turns 21!

    Lomography is turning 21 and we are finally of legal drinking age! Come get crunk, and celebrate 21 years of analogue joy!

  • Workshop: Long Nights and Long Exposures!

    2013-10-18 #news
    Workshop: Long Nights and Long Exposures!

    It's dark and scary this season! With the sun setting earlier and earlier, we figured it was time to shed a little light on this spooky night. Come join us as we paint with lights at our beautiful gallery store!

  • Chillfest with WPB Chamber of Commerce & Chicago Summer Festivals Gallery Opening (FREE)

    2013-10-18 #news
    Chillfest with WPB Chamber of Commerce & Chicago Summer Festivals Gallery Opening (FREE)

    We're teaming up with The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Acoustic Underground, and GigityTV to bring you a whole new kind of music event! This FREE event kicks off at 2pm. Read on for more details!

  • Workshop: Take off with the Sprocket Rocket!

    2013-10-18 #news
    Workshop: Take off with the Sprocket Rocket!

    The Sprocket Rocket is a totally panoramic, out of this world experience! It's one of the few cameras on this planet that exposes all the way up to the sprocket holes, and takes stellar photos that are sure to blow your mind!

  • Movember Beard and Mustache Charity Competition at Lomography Chicago!

    2013-10-15 #news
    Movember Beard and Mustache Charity Competition at Lomography Chicago!

    We are so excited to host this incredible contest all for a good cause! This will be one fuzzy night you won't forget and all proceeds go to The Prostate Cancer Foundation. We're handing out prizes for the most impressive facial hair and even doing a month long contest! Check out all the details below to be involved in this furry night!

  • Bus Trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

    2013-09-30 #news
    Bus Trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

    We're getting outta the city once again! This time around Lomography Chicago is excited to take all of you to the famous Goebbert's Farm Pumpkin Patch. We've been planning this mini-vacation for months now, and we can't wait to leave work behind and enjoy a day outside with our favorite people; you!

  • Recap: LomoKino Movie Maker

    2013-09-27 #news
    Recap: LomoKino Movie Maker

    Last week we ventured out into the city for our fabulous Lomokino Movie-Maker workshop!

  • Trick or Treat Lomo Style! Plus all-day camera rentals

    2013-09-21 #news
    Trick or Treat Lomo Style! Plus all-day camera rentals

    What better way to celebrate this fun holiday than having a photo shoot with all of your friends in costumes?! That's right, on Halloween this year we're doing camera rentals yet again! If you show up in costume, you'll also get a treat that's more practical than candy (we promise it's not a poison apple).

  • Workshop: I Know What You Did Last Sardina and the Great Lear Adventure!

    2013-09-21 #news
    Workshop: I Know What You Did Last Sardina and the Great Lear Adventure!

    Don't you just love the colors of fall? All the beautiful trees shedding their leafy greens for gorgeous red and yellow toned leaves? Join us for this special La Sardina workshop! Once we're done with our usual camera tutorial, we'll go to Wicker Park in search of the perfect autumn photo-shoot spot!

  • Workshop: Dawn of the Diana Mini!

    2013-09-21 #news
    Workshop: Dawn of the Diana Mini!

    This Diana may be mini, but its images are jam-packed with analogue goodness. This is the only 35mm camera made by Lomography that shoots in square format AND half-frame! This workshop takes place on Sunday, October 13th (EXTRA SPOOKY DATE!) @ 2pm.

  • Night of the Living Belair!

    2013-09-21 #news
    Night of the Living Belair!

    The Belair is dark and full of mystery! Come to the workshop on Sunday, October 6th @ 2PM and we'll unveil this analogue bad boy by showing you how to use this unique Lomography camera.

  • Monthly Events: Wicked-good October

    2013-09-21 #news
    Monthly Events: Wicked-good October

    Parties and workshops and bus trips, oh my! Don't be scared Lomographers, we're here to hold your hand through the dark and scary month of October. Did you know that it's been one year since we opened our doors to the public? We're celebrating this incredible accomplishment by throwing the largest party of the year! We're also renting out a bus for what could possibly be our biggest event ever. Read on for full details!

  • Recap: Misha Ashton Moore Gallery Showing

    2013-09-18 #news
    Recap: Misha Ashton Moore Gallery Showing

    On September 6th, we had the honor of hosting work by one of the most talented Lomographers in the world, Misha Ashton Moore! Her books, "Adventures in Lomography", have become infamous, and her talent with the Lomo LC-A is unbelievable. Check out the photos from the party below!

  • The Diana Photo Marathon ‐ Chicago

    2013-09-13 #news
    The Diana Photo Marathon ‐ Chicago

    The Diana F+ turns 6! In celebration we launch the Diana F+ Photo Marathon Chicago, a homage to our Queen of medium‐format photography and a chance for you to win great prizes! So make sure you have your Diana camera ready and loaded! 6 years of Diana F+, 6 challenges, 6 prizes! And all of them could be yours, if you’re good enough!

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  • Lomography Chicago 1 Year Anniversary Party!

    2013-09-10 #news
    Lomography Chicago 1 Year Anniversary Party!

    It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we popped the champagne and opened the doors to the very first Lomography Gallery Store in the great Midwest! It’s been an amazing year, and therefore it’s time to celebrate.

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off Scavenger Hunt!

    2013-09-05 #news
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off Scavenger Hunt!

    BEULLER. BEULLER. BEULLER. That’s right, it’s time to have some fun on YOUR day off and maybe even win some prizes! Join us for a scavenger hunt inspired by the Chicago staple Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.

  • Student Lock In Party!

    2013-09-03 #news
    Student Lock In Party!

    It’s school time again which means it’s time to make new friends, have some adventures and take pictures! We can help you with all the above at the Student Lock In Party on Friday September 27th from 5pm-9pm. Join us for a night dedicated just to you, the students!

  • Recap: Golden Hour Baw Crawl with the LC-A+!

    2013-09-01 #news
    Recap: Golden Hour Baw Crawl with the LC-A+!

    On August 24th we closed down the store for an exclusive LC-A+ workshop! After learning how to use the camera, we headed to some of the finest bars in Chicago and snapped away. Check out the photos from this special workshop below!

  • LomoKino Movie Maker

    2013-09-01 #news
    LomoKino Movie Maker

    Lights, camera, ANALOGUE! It's time for all you Lomographers to come out and learn how to shoot your own movies with our sleek and compact LomoKino. Visit the store on September 22nd @ 2pm and we'll give you the Hollywood, all-access pass to creating the film of your dreams!

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  • Borrow a Plastic Camera for Riot Fest!

    2013-09-01 #news
    Borrow a Plastic Camera for Riot Fest!

    Need a cool way to photograph the bands at Riot Fest? Stop by the Lomography Gallery Store Chicago from September 9th - 15th, anytime between 11 AM - 7 PM to borrow any of our plastic cameras! Read on for full details.

  • Photo Walk! 10 Golden Rules

    2013-09-01 #news
    Photo Walk! 10 Golden Rules

    We're talking a hike! Don't worry, we're dragging all of you along with us. On Sunday, September 15th the store is celebrating it's birthday by going on a photo walk that embodies the whole spirit of Lomography. We'll be going over the 10 Golden Rules that drive us analog-lovers to photograph the world each and every day, and shooting pictures of our gorgeous neighborhood.

  • Workshop: Fantastic Plastic

    2013-09-01 #news
    Workshop: Fantastic Plastic

    Plastic, plastic, FANTASTIC! One of our coolest workshops is here once again, and this time we're taking it to the streets. Join us on Sunday, September 8th @ 2pm and we will show you how to shoot plastic cameras the Lomo way, then head out to the busy city for some analog fun!

  • Monthly Events: Super September Edition!

    2013-08-29 #news
    Monthly Events: Super September Edition!

    Don't waste your first month of fall singing that "Wake Me Up When September Ends" song by Green Day! Come out to one of the fun-filled events here at Lomography Chicago. We've got a gallery showing, workshops, and a very special scavenger hunt (our third one to date)! Want to know more? Read on!

  • Misha Ashton-Moore Gallery Opening

    2013-08-20 #news
    Misha Ashton-Moore Gallery Opening

    Misha Aston-Moore is a world famous Lomographer, and one of our favorite people. We are so pleased to host her work at the Lomography Gallery Store in Chicago. Don't miss your chance to see her color dripping mind blowing photographs.

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  • Borrow a Camera for North Coast Fest!

    2013-08-12 #news
    Borrow a Camera for North Coast Fest!

    Our camera-renting service has been so popular we've decided to do it all over again! Stop by the store anytime from August 31st - September 1st, and borrow any of our quirky plastic cameras!

  • Golden Hour Bar Crawl with the LC-A+

    2013-08-12 #news
    Golden Hour Bar Crawl with the LC-A+

    Ah, the golden hour. It's that perfect time of day every photographer dreams of when the sun begins to set, and the gorgeous final lights of day spread over the city. It's also the best time go get drunk. Come out on August 24th, 2013 at 6pm and get the best of both worlds! Curious about this event? Read on for more details!

  • World Photography Day! Film Swap and FREE Multiple Exposure Workshop

    2013-07-31 #news
    World Photography Day! Film Swap and FREE Multiple Exposure Workshop

    It's World Photography Day! Time to grab your favorite analog camera and head down to the store for a day of workshops and film! We're hosting two very special events on this occasion. First, we will be doing a FREE multiple exposure workshop. You read that correctly, FREE WORKSHOP! Additionally, we will be starting our first ever Chicago film swap. Stop in on August 18th, at 2pm to join us for this awesome day of analog photography!

  • La Sardina Dress Party and Exhibition!

    2013-07-30 #news
    La Sardina Dress Party and Exhibition!

    We're teaming up with the wonderfully talented Nicole Capoccitti, owner of Manic Pop, for a fabulous party! She'll be debuting dresses from her successful online business, along with some fantastic art! Everyone who comes to this FREE party on August 10th, between 6pm and 9pm, wearing a dress will be entered in a raffle to win a DIY Sardina in honor of this fantastically skilled DIY lady of fashion. Plus, be the first to see a new addition to the Lomography family!

  • Workshop: Dynamic Diana F+!

    2013-07-26 #news
    Workshop: Dynamic Diana F+!

    Dirty Diana, Dangerous Diana, Dynamic Diana. Whatever you wanna call her, this analog camera is intense! She can shoot in 3 different film formats, and has a special setting for pinhole photography. Have you ever been curious on how to handle this manual plastic camera? Come by on Sunday, August 4th at 2pm and we'll show you how!