The oldest suburb of Göteborg, once a really poor and run down neighborhood, is now one of the most beautiful and fashionable places in the city.
Walking into Haga you instantly feel the special atmosphere of this the oldest suburb of Göteborg (nowadays part of the city centre). Until the 1970’s the area was connected with poor living standards, withering houses and underground clubs, but is now a very expensive and fashionable place to live in.
About one fifth of the old houses have been saved and restored, the rest were demolished and rebuilt staying true to the old 19th century architecture and material, making Haga a very popular tourist attraction. The main cobblestone street and its surroundings are lined with small boutiques selling anything from antiques, second hand clothing and books to fashion wear and new age stuff. There are also many wonderful little cafés where you can sit down in a cozy environment and watch people walking by while sipping on a latte.
Rising up above Haga is Skansen Kronan from 1687, originally built to defend the city from the Danes. In 1854 it served as a prison for around 200 people, several of them sentenced to life. 20 years later its purpose changed again, this time to an emergency accommodation for the quickly growing population of the city. Today it’s a popular place to hold weddings and parties. The hill top gives a nice panorama over the city and it’s a perfect place for picnics or just a relaxing time in the grass.
Lumiere London is a brand new light festival celebrating some of the most iconic streets and buildings in various locations around the city. It runs from January 14th - 16th and is free to attend. There will be installations, videos, interactive pieces and projections, all coming to life at night.
After 176 years of being in the business, the Bourne & Shepherd Studio, one of the oldest photography studios in the world, has recently closed down. Good news is the early photographs of Samuel Bourne and Charles Shepherd has been archived to the public.
Stephen Dowling is no stranger to the LC-A 120 camera; he has brought it on trips to Brighton, Malta and most recently, on a holiday in Istanbul. In this feature, Stephen talks about his experience shooting with this medium format camera around the markets and mosques of one of Turkey's most colourful and vibrant cities.
Have you been waiting for the perfect holiday deal? Our Advent specials are winding down, so today we are offering 10% off a huge range of products, from cameras to film to accessories and more! Time is running out, so don't delay!
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Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is both a painter and a photographer but sometimes, he swaps his painting tools for light and creates illuminated pieces of art. Abandoned places are his favorite places for shoots because, according to him, "there's so much lived life and stories in abandoned places, they are the lost diaries and photos turned to dust of lives that once bloomed."
The beauty of instant cameras is that they let your spontaneous side truly run wild, and the Lomo'Instant Wide gives you just the opportunity to experiment with all sorts of shooting methods on the fly!
The LC-Wide is definitely one of Lomography's must-have cameras. Its Minigon 1 Ultra-Wide-Angle lens adds a different flavor to your shots, on top of the stunning vignettes, intense colors and breathtaking saturation and contrast LC-A cameras are known for. The Lomography Team is no stranger to the LC-Wide's creative potential, and has proven it capable of the most captivating images. First on the list is danika, from the Lomography Headquarters in Vienna.
Spring is here and we have a super line up of workshops and events for March. We will also be at The Photography Show in Birmingham to showcase our range of Art Lenses and Instant cameras and run Lomo’instant Wide workshops at the venue. There will also be a new exhibition in store from the very talented Andrej Russkovskij.
Easy to feel that life today runs on lightning speed. But fret not. For every technology marathon, there's an analog experience to keep things mellow. Case in point: film cameras as the sage and patient cousin of digital devices. Sam Byford of The Verge break down the why's for us in an entertaining new podcast.
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!