The Wizarding World Through a Lens


No witchcraft and wizardry can replace a good analogue camera — Colin Creevey can testify to that! When it comes to photography, witches and wizards don’t mind indulging in a little muggle technology. Arthur Weasley, however, still thinks a Lomo Oktomat is some sort of pixie prison.

Credits: immpuls

When I was approximately ten years old I was enchanted by the idea of definitely not being a muggle. I would have been a Ravenclaw, and best friends with Neville I expect (at school I tended to bond with the outcasts, standing up for them if they were bullied — people were wary of me because I wasn’t afraid to KICK THEM VERY HARD).

Credits: niko_fuzzy

When the films came along I found them simultaneously irritating for the things they left out or changed (Harry and Lily are supposed too have green eyes for God’s sake) and brilliant for creating such an immersing world. The props really are something to drool over — I want my own Chudley Cannons poster!

Deathly Hallows Part II was a fantastic end to the film series, if only for the fact that for the past ten years I’ve detested Snape, and all it took was that one scene to love him. I mean I still hate him for being a big horrible butt, but now I understand him a bit. It’s bittersweet.

Of course I’m desperate to go to the theme park for a nice cold butterbeer, but uh, I can’t find my humongous sack of gold at the moment…

Like many jealous Brits, I wish they’d make one in the UK. There’s so many locations to choose from: Perhaps they could build the Ministry of Magic or the chamber of secrets, or even the burrow. Forget the 2012 Olympics, build a Harry Potter theme park instead! I fully intend to picket parliament on this.

Credits: liveitoutphoto

Here are some witchy and hogwarty photos that evoke some magic for me:

Credits: keaveny, herr_zeit, lianne, joenie & bulius

written by ashdinosaur on 2011-08-25 #lifestyle #film #theme-park #magic #lomography #harry-potter #literature #analogue-lifestyle #hogwarts


  1. ali55
    ali55 ·

    Love it!!

  2. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    Great collection of pictures! Nice article, and bravo for kicking some bully-butts! ;-)

  3. tiranapermata
    tiranapermata ·

    nice! i'm a huge Harry Potter fan :D

  4. pipinapeperina
    pipinapeperina ·

    Love love love!

  5. ashdinosaur
    ashdinosaur ·

    Oh dear, I didn't notice I'd used the wrong "to": "(Harry and Lily are supposed too have green eyes for God’s sake)" it should be to, not too. Sorry!

  6. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    I'm definitely bringing a better camera the next time I go to the parks! (: Iloved it the first time. Hogwarts was spot on amazing! hopefuy I can get pictures inside. hmm what bag to bring? no more. I'll just plan accordingly! great article!

  7. houda21
    houda21 ·

    Amazing article! Huge Harry Potter fan and this article was a breath of fresh air! Thank you very much!

  8. callmeeia
    callmeeia ·

    A really lovely article! You've given me some inspiration as to what I'm going to photograph next ;)

  9. lilo
    lilo ·

    The combination of two of my favorite things! Awesome article!

  10. z
    z ·

    ah, i want to go to there.

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