The Beijing LC-A birthday party took place on June 19th at a small café called Wild Strawberry in the old yet funky quarter of Houhai not far away from the Beijing Lomo Shop. Every participant got a cool Lomo tatoo and a Diana+ Instax head shot (for lucky draw that happened later) at the entrance of the café.
The party officially kicked off at 8:00 pm with a video prepared by the Beijing Lomo Shop to warm up the atmosphere together with beer and soft drinks. Then a local rapper and a duet band was invited to give live performance on “the smallest stage” the hostess had ever stood on. They performed their most well-known songs with adapted lyrics specially for lomography. The performance was followed by a lucky draw where the lucky ones had to answer two lomography-related questions to win the prize which was a paper pinhole camera. Then came the fun part of “forming words with human bodies”. Three teams of lomographers were invited to twist their bodies to form simple words and sentences like "LC-A’ or “I heart LOMO”. The best team won. The climax of the party arrived when the big LC-A chocolate cake was presented and shared with specially designed paper plates. A few of the best lomographs shot by local lomographers were printed large and carefully framed to give away at the party. To get one of them home, one just needed to raise their hand and say why they loved it. At the end of the party, the head of the Beijing Lomo Shop nicknamed Xiao Qiang and three fellow lomographers played one of their favorite tune un-plugged.
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!
Water is synonymous to life, but everyone knows this does not apply to the vastness and depths of the Dead Sea. English photographer and wanderlust Maya Beano recollects the time she braved and swam on one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.
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!
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
Etienne Despois' first foray into film photography was made possible by a vintage Canon FTb camera he received from his father. Meet our featured community newcomer from Paris, France in this short interview.
The "Be An Explorer" campaign was launched last week. Apart from the 80-metre long LomoWall outdoors, there is also a Lomo'Instant Wide and Petzval Photo Booth, allowing you to experience the instant photo and the classic bokeh effect of the lens. Let us see what happened!