Photokina - First Day Report


We are here!

We are here!

We have already made 2000 new friends…

The Lomography Analogue Lounge has made a new home here at photokina 2008 in Cologne, flooded with natural light from the glass roof above. This light streams down onto the 100,000 images which are all over the walls and floors, a 360 degree Lomography experience! The area is buzzing with visitors from all over the world, wondering across what brings them onto the fields of analogue scenes, their smiles spread one to another, charging the air with a vibe that moves the soul; a glut of momentary reflections. Meanwhile Helen and Stephanie have started the first workshops with 50 people, Katja Kubikova von DJ Team Kompott is heating up the air, and break dancers have occupied the south part of the lounge.

But this is just the start…

“Clearly the most colourful spot at the photokina!” – Joachim Nickel, Berlin

“It’s surprising, a fresh coloured drop of oil in a glass of water. The atmosphere of the Lounge, the images, the people, the music is original and amazing.” – Eloy Bernal, Barcelona

“Analogue comes from and goes to the soul.” – Richard Wilson Jones, Manchester

“This is amazing I have never seeing anything like this in my life.” – George Gran, San Francisco

“The people come to the lounge and are a bit confused at first, but then the dynamics start!” – Katja Kubikova

“I think there is a drift towards analogue, as a reaction to the digital world. It is very important that Lomography has this strong place here at the photokina!” – Seung-Woo Chae, Seoul

“Never heard of Lomography. Modern, different, not expensive. I wouldn’t have thought that Analogue makes such cool pictures!” – Tamara Berbic, Heilbronn

“I love the Golden Rules!Deleting images is shit!” – Dagobert Ernst, Düsseldorf

We will soon send more news from the evening lounge with the Vienna Swing Sisters!

written by lucasjakobsson on 2008-09-23 #news #lomowall #photokina #analouge #lomography #exhibition


  1. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    WOW!!!!! i wish wish wish i could go it looks amazing!!! good work everyone!!!!!!

  2. grad
    grad ·


  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I can touch the roof! I'm so fokking excited and proud to be a part of all of this!


  4. tom_ashor_bhaan
    tom_ashor_bhaan ·

    shiiit. this makes butterflies in my stomach!

  5. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    Just Amazing! I REALLLLLLY wish I could be there! Those of you who are taken tons of shots so those of us who can't make it can at least get a glimpse :)

  6. lazyrabbit
    lazyrabbit ·

    that is the best thing i have ever seen! i wish i could see it for real!

  7. swieconek
    swieconek ·

    Somebody goes thursday? Just to meet someone...?


  8. drudolph
    drudolph ·

    It looks beautiful there. Best wishes from the the states LSI.

  9. graefin
    graefin ·

    Photokina I'm coming!!!! Tomorrow at 9am at entrance South! Great to be part of the team°!!

  10. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    Looks awesome! Can't wait to be there on saturday :)

  11. kino-eye
    kino-eye ·

    The scale of that wall is blowing my mind!!! Great work! Is there any way to find out if any of those tiny little pictures are yours?

  12. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·

    oh WOW.

  13. graefin
    graefin ·

    Looks like a photo halfpipe :)

  14. snoop
    snoop ·

    just be patient, we will be keeping on posting new pics and more information from the photokina, and we have a little tool where you can start looking for your images. watch out for this one!

  15. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    GREAT!!! I wish I could be there!!!... but I can't... :(( But I'm happy to see that the lomo lounge makes such a "buzz" at the photokina!! :))) LOMO ON!!!! :))))

  16. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    Is there any way of knowing if your shots are up? I wish I could go!

    Stephan... you are there aren't you? See anything of mine??

  17. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    lomographic all way round

  18. mandi
    mandi ·

    as snoop said, we learned from the past and prepared a way for you to find out if and even which of your shots are on the wall.

  19. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    thats one hell of a lomo wall, ide love to see more shots of it.

  20. graefin
    graefin ·

    @myloveletter: I will tell Stephan to look for your images! Meet him there tomorrow

  21. wilber
    wilber ·

    I WANT TO GOOOO!!!!!

  22. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    awesome - I can't wait to search for mine ;)

  23. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    That looks INCREDIBLE I wish I could go. Have a great time all those who get there WOW!

  24. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    wish i was there *sigh* anyway congrats on the good work!

  25. drgonzo900
    drgonzo900 ·

    Hey, does anybody have an extra plane ticket laying around? Photokina looks amazing!! Great work!

  26. jeepeng
    jeepeng ·

    jeep:"will work for air ticket"

  27. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    @GRAEFIN.... THANK YOU!!! Have lots of fun!!!

  28. 7samurai
    7samurai ·

    The future is analogue!!!

  29. coca
    coca ·

    REALLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lomography rocks!!

  30. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    That is friggin' one HELL of a lomo wall! It looks like so much fun!!

  31. notcub
    notcub ·

    looking for my pics.....

  32. fejao
    fejao ·

    I have no vacations this year
    I wish alot that I could go till there
    the thing is that I can have no free time this week here from the work and weekend I have to go till müchen meeting the all others from erasmus from last year

    No problem
    for sure next year I might have more free time to do this kind of things

    Im really proud of all the work of you guys

    and never forget

    LOMO "always" ON

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