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!
In case you missed the news, the LomoChrome Purple film that you know and love is now available in 16mm format, in limited quantities only. If you have a 16mm camera or know someone else who does, make sure to share the news! This beautiful film delivers a nostalgic, dream-like effect in purple tones. To illustrate, check out the movie by Julian Hand after the jump ...
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!
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.
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
Check out these handpicked selection of La Sardina snapshots taken by our community members, and while you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photos be featured on the Online Shop!
We’re proud to be back on Kickstarter to present: the Lomo'Instant Automat! Meet the world's most advanced automatic Instant Camera. Focus on being in the moment and let this baby capture everything and anything every time! Back us on Kickstarter now!
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?
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!