Every other year the Steinhuder Meer – a huge lake in Lower Saxony near Hanover – freezes.
When this happens, although everybody is talking about global warming, the people that live there (like me) and a lot of tourists can’t resist to go ice skating. In 1998 and 2009 there was an ice festival because the Steinhuder Meer almost froze completely so that the area you have for skating is about 30 square kilometers large (that’s the size of the lake). Which doesn’t mean that you can actually ice skate on the whole of this area but theoretically. On some areas the ice is always very thin and it is dangerous!
But there is enough ice left to do whatever you want: play ice hockey, play curling , go ice sailing or try to ride your bike on ice. Usually the Steinhuder Meer freezes in early January. This happens almost every year. But it seldom happens that the ice is to thick that we can have an ice festival. The Steinhuder Meer is close to Hanover which you can easily reach by train. From Hanover you can take a suburban train to Wunstorf and then take a bus to Steinhude.
Independent record label Alcopop recently celebrated it's 10 year anniversary by throwing a huge party on a boat. The Lomography UK team went along with a bag of analogue cameras to lend out to the crowd.
The TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards is made up of 11 different categories. Through these 11 different categories — 10 unchanging and one modified every year to reflect contemporary global issues — we’re asking to see the world through your eyes and to share your experience as a human on this beautiful, bizarre and bewildering planet. Celebrate chance encounters, beautiful coincidences and breathtaking simplicity that make everyday life extraordinary through the winning photographs in the Urban Explorers category.
The TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards is made up of 11 different categories. Through these 11 different categories — 10 unchanging and one modified every year to reflect contemporary global issues — we’re asking to see the world through your eyes and to share your experience as a human on this beautiful, bizarre and bewildering planet. Gander at these captivating portraits that earned the top spot in the Human Stories category.
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I like to think, that every location I have been writing about in the past years was a discovery of some sort. This story will be about the discovery somebody else made. Wendy Sloboda is maybe the coolest dino hunter of our time. She has tattoos, dreads and she found a new species of dinosaur, that now carries her name: the Wendiceratops Pinhornensis.
In this article I'll show a dramatic and serious emergency in my city Como, near the border with Switzerland: the arrival of hundreds of refugees and migrants from Africa and Middle East, from their first camp near the railway station to the final accommodation in a better place.
Spanish band Hinds formed in 2011 and in just 2 years have gone from playing for friends in a local restaurant to embarking on a huge world tour. We love their sound & enthusiasm for music so we gave them an LC-A+ & asked them to document their travels. We talked to drummer Amber about these shots.
To be able to freeze a moment within a perfect frame is the greatest gift photography has given mankind. Like most people, Michal Novota (@novotao), takes photographs for posterity and his charming LomoHome serves as an ode to the memories he shared with loved ones.