Constructed in 1957, Carola Crane is an emblem of the town of Bilbao (Spain). It is the 30 tons and 60 meters high (in vibrant red) make up of this industrial component that make it a delight for Lomographers.
Carola Crane was built in Bilbao in 1957 and is now the subject of photographers and a popular meeting place, but at that time it was the most powerful crane in the state. It was made in the workshops of Erandio (very close to Bilbao). It is currently situated next to the Maritime Museum, near the river and the Euskalduna Conference Center.
Legend says that this crane was given a woman’s name because a beautiful lady came everyday to bring lunch to the men who worked there, crossing the Nervión River in a boat. It was such a delight to see this beautiful girl that workers stopped production, climbed the crane, and watched her. This woman was named Carola and “Carola” ended up being the name of this elegant red crane.
In this video you can see the legend of the Carola Crane.
One of the biggest attractions in the "Be An Explorer" campaign is the 80-meter long LomoWall outdoors! It is designed and constructed by the team from Lomography’s headquarters. Each photo was installed one by one. Watch the behind the scenes of this massive LomoWall!
Despite its massive weight and chunky built, lomographer Ozan Mutlu Dursun still chooses to practice portraiture with a Kiev 60. In this quick chat, he details the pros and cons of shooting with this iconic camera and how its quirks fit in the dreamy and evocative portraits he make.
Anna Bogutskaya is festival producer for Underwire, the UK’s only film festival celebrating female filmmaking talent. The festival, now in its 7th year aims to change the face of the film industry and champion new, female talent. We talked to Anna about this event and lent her an LC-A+.
Solène Ballesta is a Parisian photographer who started photography at 15 years old. This talented photographer was awarded in 2014 by the special mention of the young fashion photography Picto Awards. In her shots, Solène drives us to an enchanted world. For this series, she used the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens and she's telling us the story of a woman who is waiting for someone or something in her small theater and who decides to venture to the morning mist. “It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.” said Oscar Wilde.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
Lomography and musician Pieta Brown are teaming up for a competition inspired by her song "In The Light". Pieta will incorporate submissions in the official video for the song "In The Light (with Calexico)" from her recent album of collaborations, Postcards (March 2017, LUSTRE RECORDS).
Grab the latest instax films and share your creativity in an instant! Make it classic and formal with the Fuji Instax Mini Monochrome or Fuji Instax Mini Black Frame, or light and bright with the Fuji Instax Mini Sky Blue available in the shop now!