The Harbour/Port of Hamburg – a photo opportunity not to be missed!
Hamburg is home to a very busy port on the river Elbe that has been a defining part of the city for hundreds of years. Today it is still very active – massive cruise ships and gigantic cargo ships intermingle with smaller masted ships. It is particularly nice to walk around St. Pauli Landungsbrücken and if you feel so inclined, you can go on boat tours from there.
It is definitely worthwhile to visit Hamburg in the first week of May because this is when the Harbour Birthday (Hafengeburtstag) takes place. The Harbour Birthday is quite a big event with activities such as Tugboat ‘Ballets’ (Schlepperballett) and fireworks. The harbour is full of boats of all sizes and many people from all over travel to Hamburg just for the Hafengeburtstag.
The vibrancy of the Harbour, particularly during the Hafengeburtstag, makes it a great location to take photos, particularly with the variety of boats and the “carnivalesque” feeling on shore with its many food stalls.
After spending many years desperately missing the classic character of the LC-A, photographer Daniel Schaefer had the opportunity to take the Minitar-1 out for a test around New York City. He came back with these enchanting, vibrant portraits and a rave review of the lens.
The invention of the railway was a hallmark event of the 19th century, boosting the economy and creating opportunities that were deemed impossible back then. Here are some photos to take you back in time.
Our LomoAmigo Takeshi Suga had the exciting opportunity to shoot Daughter, an indie folk band from England, when they came to Japan as part of their tour. Takeshi used the Daguerreotype Achromart 2.9/64 Art Lens, and the photos turned out to be dreamy and magical.
Get to know our latest LomoGuru from Slovakia, Radoslav Režný. From the saturated palette to the way he composes his photos and captures the emotions of his subjects, it's hard not to be lured into his LomoHome.
The touristic appeal of Japan lies not only in its castles and flower storms, but also in the mix of unique practices and Occidental influences. The duality is evident in Tokyo and even in Osaka, which has gained more visitors over the years. A port city, Osaka has retained its 'merchant' status with a battery of retail shops amid an area of cultural interest.
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
2015 was a super exciting year for the world of creative photography. We introduced new products, paid homage to analogue photography and collaborated with like-minded folks. If you missed any of the festivities, don't worry - we promise that there will be more fantastic things to come next year! In the meantime, here's a look back into all the happy Lomography memories!
Life doesn’t have to be complicated to be interesting or to be beautiful. Lomography has teamed up with singer-songwriter Inch Chua for an exciting photo rumble that will challenge not only your creativity but also your point of view.
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!