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!
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.
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.
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 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.
Do you love music? Lomography USA and Columbia Records have teamed up to find talented analog photographers to shoot concerts on film and have the work featured here in the Magazine. Check out this list of cities in which we are searching for a Lomographer, some shows as early as next week!
I like to think, that every location I have been writing about in the past years was a discovery of some sort. This story will be about the discovery somebody else made. Wendy Sloboda is maybe the coolest dino hunter of our time. She has tattoos, dreads and she found a new species of dinosaur, that now carries her name: the Wendiceratops Pinhornensis.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
August has arrived and with it brings sunshine, rain and a brand new batch of Lomography workshops and events. This month you can enjoy the classic Diana F+ workshop and a full day of exciting events on World Photography Day. Read on for full details.
The art of design intertwined with social networks and textile articles, we mix it all up, include photography and there it is -- magic happens. At least that is what Rita Cordeiro ends up giving us: beautiful images through her Instagram, either in a personal approach or for some specific brand.