In Lapidarium in Berlin, there are a lot of huge monuments and statues of key figures of German history. These are all very old and huge.
The Lapidarium (at the pumping station in Kreuzberg on Hallesches banks), was built in 1873 and consists of two huge rooms. There is a slight musty smell and the air is slightly damp and cold. This place is used for storage and exhibition of huge ancient monuments. These were formerly in the Berlin Victory Boulevard and at the zoo. There are now partly only replicas of the originals. In Lapidarium, you’ll meet a five-foot Johann W. von Goethe, or an oversized Otto von Bismarck.
Unfortunately, the rooms are not open to the public, but per request (or luck), it is possible to then take a quick look inside and take pictures. It’s unbelievably fun, but it’s forbidden to climb between the figures and sit on the arm of Charlemagne. Since it is relatively dark, it is wise to choose a light-sensitive film or flash.
Children, ever curious and with an innate sense of wonder, ask a lot of questions. Often they're easy enough to answer, but sometimes there are those that leave the adults stumped and mulling over them. The history of the instant camera as we know it began with one such question.
Like a cluster of cherry blossoms, the temples in Kyoto can stop visitors in their tracks. These people assume the pose of a statue, a camera dangling from their neck and hands. On a first visit especially, the impulse to photograph every angle is constant. The Kinkaku-ji Temple and the torii-lined Fushimi Inari-Taisha are always packed; one would think the tourists would hurry along. But really, many are busy taking snatches of Kyoto with them.
Old habits surely die hard. We welcomed another year and yet these lomographers are still obsessed with clicking the "like button" in every stunning snapshot they see. Congratulations and thank you for keeping us inspired with all your likes!
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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."
A collector of old, anonymous photographs, Thierry Struvay is always on the hunt for those special moments of the past: from spruce family portraits to sexy patent-leather shoes and naked handstands, it's all there.
We've got some very exciting news for you! The Lomo’Instant Wide “Share The News” Rumble was a huge success, and we reached our goal of 1,000 shares. What does this mean? It means all Lomo'Instant Wide pre-orders will now come with a free Lomography Light Painter, of course!
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?
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.