Have you heard of the Leica Freedom Train? If you haven’t it’s a heartwarming story that involves history and the premium Leica brand. Check it out after the jump!
Basically, the Leica Freedom Train was a rescue effort by Ernst Leitz II and his daughter Elsie Kuehn-Leitz to get hundreds of German Jews out of the country when Hitler’s rise to power was starting. Ernst, who was the head of the company from 1920 to 1956, was instrumental in ensuring that the lives of German Jews were preserved through the brilliant but dangerous Leica Freedom Train.
The plan was simple enough – employees, their families, and friends were given the guise of being Leica employees to be sent to sales offices in the United States, but also in France, England, and even Hong Kong. It was an effort that would result in certain death if Ernst was caught, but it was a risk that was worth dying for.
Watch and listen to the whole story in the video below!
Have you heard of The Knocks? If you haven't (and like to dance) you should definitely listen to these new LomoAmigos, whose first headline tour just sold out! The New York-based electronic duo crossed the country on a tour bus and had a Lomo'Instant Wide in tow. They brought back some amazing photos—see them here and learn more about the guys behind the beats. Plus, get a chance to win a camera signed by The Knocks and a copy of their debut album "55"!
If you haven't heard about our new Kickstarter campaign then you've seriously missed out on some exciting news - The Daguerreotype Achromat by Chevalier Art Lens is the stunning new addition to our Art Lens family! And how do you celebrate such a big launch? With a competition of course!
If you haven't already heard, we've launched a new curated category of over 250 exciting products. And we want your help to find even more! Share you suggestions for the Bazaar and you might get a special thank you gift from us!
What's in a photograph? Aside from the subject, background, the setting, there's memory. And peering into what made that specific moment worthy of a frame is a story all in itself. Take a look at what captures Andi Elloway's trained eye in this quick interview. More of her story after the cut.
Here's a handy tool for all you photography and history lovers out there -- this online catalog contains a collection of biographical data of photographers, studios, manufacturers and others involved in photography.
This beautiful camera features such ability to let users choose and switch between 35mm or 120 formats! Shoot more, save more! Get 15% discount on Lomography Films when you purchase film with the Lubitel camera!
Every month, we make it a point to organize some workshops, parties and activities, so that we can hang out with you! Start marking your calendars because we've got some exciting events coming up - find all the details after the jump.
Camille Rouzaud is one of a kind photographer who loves capturing lives of young people and transferring them into her stories. She believes that freedom is the most powerful tool for creativity and explains that living authentically means being brave enough to take risks.
You won't believe what we have in store for you with the launch of our newest mystery product. What a crazy idea, they thought. It can't be done, they said. But at Lomography, we know that there's a first time for everything. So we've decided to travel back in time and have a quick look at some of the unbelievable ‘firsts’ of photographic history. Could these milestones have anything to do with our mystery product?
You may have heard of Kurt Moser's Kickstarter campaign (which ended successfully) to create a huge camera obscura out of an old military truck with the rare APO NIKKOR 1780mm. Here's the result following the campaign's success.
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the latest in photography, you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these Lomographers.
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the the latest news about photography but you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these lomographers.