The best thing in Copenaghen is the mix between old and new.
Houses of the eighteenth century with roofs, cobbled paving squares, canals and spires with gold domes but at the same time there are new architectural lines, new technologies and the well known and exclusive Danish design. In Copenaghen the road are very large, the bicycle paths are respected religiously, and you can visit the city in a very easy way by foot or by bike…I always prefer to walk a lot to discover all corners of the city. The most famous tourist place is Tivoli with its gardens, fun fair and bars. But if I remember well there is a Scootiepye location about that and also about the Nyhavn chanel. My favourite district is Christianshavn and the Islands Brygge. If you go to Christiania – by the way don’t forget to check the wonderful shots of Charlotte Ostervang, an oasis of “freedom” in the heart of the city (a visit there is always surprising), go a little bit further in the direction of the sea and you will find beautiful places in Christianshavn area. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, don’t miss this area. The best museum is Louisiana in the neighborhood of the rich seaside city Humlebaek. From Copenhagen it’s 36 minutes by train, after that you have to walk for ten minutes.
In Copenaghen the best gallery, I think, is Overgaden. There are interesting events of photography and contemporary art. After the gallery go to Lagkagehuset, the best bakery in the city. The Opera House is also a place to go, a modern theatre in which you can find from classic to contemporary music events. Don’t miss The Dansk Design Center just in front of Tivoli. The best place to buy some design objects of young Danish designers is the Designer Zoo, after shopping stop for a rest and a coffee to Granola in Vaerndemsvej 4 . If you have to celebrate something special go to have a dinner to Noma. They only use Scandinavian products. The food was exciting and the bill was depressing (it’s a expensive but worth it, my company paid for me ☺))). It’s an heavenly experience. I like this city!
2015 was a super exciting year for the world of creative photography. We introduced new products, paid homage to analogue photography and collaborated with like-minded folks. If you missed any of the festivities, don't worry - we promise that there will be more fantastic things to come next year! In the meantime, here's a look back into all the happy Lomography memories!
This article is dedicated to the Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka, and his book, "Gypsies," a classic in documentary photography. "Gypsies" contains a series of images Koudelka took between 1962 and 1971 in the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, and Spain. Here, he was able to masterfully depict the simplicity of the gypsy lifestyle, never presenting their situation as a social problem but instead showing their lives as a mix of joyfulness and wonder, sorrow and mystery.
Louis is a passionate and enthralling photographer. For his new adventures and projects, he used the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens in Paris. He shares with us the portraits he took and driving us to the Old Times.
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Do you miss watching short movies filmed with the LomoKino? Fret not for we got nothing but the best analogue movies in this stunning showcase. So, grab your popcorn bowl and refill your soda cups. The movie marathon is about to start!
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Lomographers! Don't miss the last few days of voting to nominate Lomography for a Lucie Technical Award! Last year, the Lomo'Instant was recognized as the Best Instant Film Camera. With all new new products this year, the possibilities for us are endless!
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
A wonder how a camera, something that goes between the photographer and a subject, becomes not a barrier but a way to connect. Joe Aguirre takes us through the why's in a moving new film by Jonas Normann.