Lomography x Agnes Obel: The Riverside Rumble


Agnes Obel is one of Europe’s biggest female musicians. Her album Philharmonics has gone platinum in France and Belgium, and triple platinum in Denmark! Now we have teamed up with her to bring you a competition inspired by her beautiful single Riverside.

The last year has been a whirlwind for Agnes Obel. Since releasing her disarmingly beautiful debut record Philharmonics last year, the Danish songstress has turned heads worldwide. Stripped down and centered around her evocative voice, Philharmonics flows with a blend of melancholy and optimism, embedded with further character by Obel’s love of combining sweet melodies with carefully considered lyrics. Often compared to artists like PJ Harvey, Joanna Newsom and even Roy Orbison, Agnes has earned praise from a wide range of critics worldwide. The album has become something of a phenomenon, having been at #1 for seven weeks in Denmark, top 10 in both France and the Netherlands, and has gone platinum in France, Belgium and triple platinum in Denmark.

This is the beautiful Super-8 video to Agnes’s single Riverside, watch it and get inspired! We want you to submit whichever of your shots best fits with the mood of this amazing song. Then once you’ve submitted your shots online, come and see Agnes Obel live at Lomography Gallery Store Soho!

The Prizes

First prize:
Signed Agnes Obel vinyl, canvas print (vinyl size, set on wooden frame), selection of Play It Again Sam label releases
Twilight Blue Diana Mini and Flash Package
Lomography Lady Grey B+W 400 film

5 runners up:
Signed Agnes Obel vinyl
10 piggy points

The Rules

Film/Camera Type: Any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated. Please submit shots inspired by or relevant to the song Riverside by Agnes Obel.
Upload Limit: 10 photos.
Minimum Photo Dimensions: Submissions must be at least 768px in either width or height.
Meta data must be completed (camera, film, location & 3 tags)

written by littlemisslove on 2011-10-19 #news #competition #riverside #uk #philharmonics #agnes-obel


  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·


  2. palkina
    palkina ·

    I saw Agnes first time by chance in Berlin. at the presentation of the album in Dussmann. It was a lovely evening. very nice!!

  3. viltsu
    viltsu ·

    Lovely song! Cool theme..... awesome!

  4. mylatehope
    mylatehope ·

    Great song!

  5. boobert
    boobert ·

    @born2b1ush, @icuresick ... alam na kung san album kukuha ng entry! haha...

  6. welland
    welland ·

    Nice song great work with the super 8

  7. francescabin
    francescabin ·

    love the song

  8. syzygy
    syzygy ·

    she has an amazing voice :)

  9. analogeyes
    analogeyes ·

    oooooh great music, b/w and rivers?! awesome!

  10. cecilialisbon
    cecilialisbon ·

    I have discovered her when her record went out, and I still don't get tired in listening to her songs, she's so talented and soft :) I am gonna enter this for sure!

  11. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    beautiful song!

  12. marieta
    marieta ·

    I like it!!

  13. inkkl
    inkkl ·

    just love....this song.... great.. thank you..!!!

  14. nadinem
    nadinem ·

    I loooooooooveeee agnes!!! <3

  15. freyfrey
    freyfrey ·

    This song is so beautiful!

  16. golfpunkgirl
    golfpunkgirl ·

    Come and see Agnes perform live in store! Details here --> www.lomography.com/magazine/events/2011/10/24/an-intimate-p…

  17. golfpunkgirl
    golfpunkgirl ·

    Come and see Agnes perform live in store! Details here --> www.lomography.com/magazine/events/2011/10/24/an-intimate-p…

  18. geka
    geka ·

    Great song, lovely video!

  19. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    Yes!!! Saw that famous Agnes/owl photo and am super excited about this competition. I love her music!!

  20. freckleface
    freckleface ·

    Agreed, love her too! Hope I win so I can have one of her records :)

  21. zeester
    zeester ·


  22. juanblythe
    juanblythe ·

    beautiful soothing voice..

  23. ianaggie
    ianaggie ·

    great song. Neat idea for a rumble too

  24. roberthenry
    roberthenry ·

    Great song and a lot of great photos :)

  25. nadinadu
    nadinadu ·

    I LOVE AGNES :) and especially the video to the song! love it :)

  26. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    this song is growing on me...

  27. nyx
    nyx ·

    I love Agnes Obel's songs! So awesome that Lomography has teamed up with her! :)

  28. mczoum
    mczoum ·

    Oh I am late ! Lovely song and singer and very popular in Paris ! I have submitted 2 pics just to be part of this great competition but I wish I knew about it earlier.. good luck everyone !

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