The Old Market Hall is situated right at the port in the centre of Helsinki. Finnish food and some souvenirs attract a lot of foreign visitors.
The red and yellow-bricked building was opened first in 1889. You can find it next to the market square at the port (Kauppatori). It is on your right hand side when you look on to the sea.
Vanha Kauppahalli means literally “old market hall” and it’s just one of the market halls in Helsinki. But it is the one with the most chic and flair, which attracts especially a lot of tourists. There, you can find typical Finnish food, such as piirakka, the cinnamon bun “pulla”, fish and even reindeer and elk products, but also a Sushi bar. And of course, you can experience the Finn’s passion for liquorice and salmiak. For example, I encountered cookies with liquorice at the bakery and white chocolate with salmiak at the chocolate sales booth.
If you are into food photography this is the right place for you. I can also recommend the bouillabaisse at the Soup Kitchen. Delicious! And a warning: Don’t try the kebap!
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The touristic appeal of Japan lies not only in its castles and flower storms, but also in the mix of unique practices and Occidental influences. The duality is evident in Tokyo and even in Osaka, which has gained more visitors over the years. A port city, Osaka has retained its 'merchant' status with a battery of retail shops amid an area of cultural interest.
January is finally over! Come and celebrate with some Lomography workshops and events. We've got a new Jupiter 3+ Art Lens exhibition, a Lomo'instant Mini workshop at Borough Market and a Lomo'instant Wide workshop at a new neon cafe in the heart of Soho! Book your space now!
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."
Lomography is thrilled to have been invited to the press event for "Strange and Familiar," an exhibition curated by Martin Parr at the Barbican Centre, London. We took top photographer Lomokev along to snap some of the photographers involved in the show.
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This article compares the viewfinder of some my SLR cameras: in fact, the photographic composition depends a lot on what we see in the viewfinder. After the first article dedicated to the plain glass viewfinder, this is the time to compare different SLR viewfinders and focusing screens.
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We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!
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.
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!
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.
There are many reasons one visits Africa - its foreign wilderness often revered, but many forget that the place is also a home to many. Film photographer Michael Turek takes the journey to the African Safari as he uncovers the real scenes and social landscape of the world's second largest continent.
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