Sometimes when you want to escape from the city, you can actually find an escape within the city itself. Like the garden next to the Dom Church in the Netherlands.
One of my favourite places in the city where I go to school at, Utrecht, is actually close to the school. Almost every time while walking to school, I pass by it. It’s a garden that is hidden next to the Dom Church. At first I didn’t know it was there then one day, one of my classmates showed me this ‘short cut’ to school and I was sold.
This garden is so quiet, even though most of the time it’s filled with tourists and children, it still feels like you’re miles away from the city. But you’re not, you’re actually right in the middle of it. It’s a place where I often go to eat my lunch, read up on some homework or just sit and watch people walk past the numerous herbs growing there. It feels like being in a totally different world, if only for a moment.
Lomography and The Cult teamed up to invite Lomographers to show us your Hidden Cities - those secret places that you escape you, the worlds within worlds. See the winners and some of our favorites here!
What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
We are looking for "Lomo Correspondents" from different cities in the UK to help spread the word about film photography and get involved in an exciting project for 2016. If you want to get involved read on.
There are many components that transform street photography shots into masterpieces. Besides the people, unexpected details or unique situations, perspective is a powerful tool that can change common buildings into urban wonders. We picked some excellent examples from the German community as inspiration for your next LomoWalk. May you see the city in a new way!
Our Lomographers love their Petzval and, as a result, they have taken it to the most amazing places: gardens full of green, immensely busy cities and breathtaking landscapes. Yet, sometimes, all you need is what you have right at home. Keeping family memories with the Petzval Lens never looked this good, and golfpunkgirl does it well.
Remember when people used to trade card images of famous baseball players? The trend actually came from the French in the 19th century. Read a little about the fascinating novelty item, the 'carte de visite.'
An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy explains how you can find ways to do street photography even if you live in a rural area.
Walk along the sandy shore, take a dip and splash around, and celebrate summer with the Lomo'Instant San Sebastián! Inspired by the Spanish surf town, this nifty newest edition of the Lomo'Instant is perfect to capture your colorful instant summer snaps!
Reality can sometimes be brutal, sinister and strong. The series “Hope” of the photographer Sebastian Palmer, who divides his time between London, UK and São Paulo, Brasil works the hope inside the hard reality for those who come from the countryside to find a better life in São Paulo.
I like to make and use masks with my Lomo'Instant camera, but sometimes they are too dominant. In coming up with more subtle masks, I found several that produced an interesting, distressed look, especially when paired with the camera flash and color gel strips. They're especially good for creating Halloween-themed photos.