Itâ€™s the 5th time Lomography has been invited to participate in the worldâ€™s largest photo-imaging event, so we are going all out in celebration of the unique creative use of film coming from one million+ Lomographers worldwide! The LomoWall forms the focal-piece of our â€œFuture is Analogueâ€ exploration and bursts with over 100,000 amazing film images.
The fantastic LomoWall takes centre-stage in the immtense Lomography Lounge â€“ which will play host to a huge array of analogue talks, events and parties over the next 5 days!
Day One kicked off with the unveiling of the magnificent LomoWall, which as you can see looks a bit like a Wizard of Oz, techni-coloured, LomoBrick Road! Two-thousand Photokina visitors streamed through the Lomography Lounge taking in the luminous LomoWall. There were analogue workshops and speeches galore to the tune of the Dj Team Kompottâ€™s set, plus a special performance showcasing the sweet harmonies of the Vienna Swing Sisters.
For more up-to-the-minute info about Lomography at Photokina 2008, stay tuned to the blog where we will be constantly uploading videos and posting reports on the â€˜goings onâ€™.
â€œItâ€™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.â€ â€“ Eloy Bernal, Barcelona
â€œAnalogue comes from and goes to the soul.â€ â€“ Richard Wilson Jones, Manchester
â€œI 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!â€ â€“ Seung-Woo Chae, Seoul
â€œNever heard of Lomography. Modern, different, not expensive. I wouldnâ€™t have thought that Analogue makes such cool pictures!â€ â€“ Tamara Berbic, Heilbronn
* Whatâ€™s on the Lomography Programme?â€¦
Brace yourself for tons of events including talks on the Lubitel+, Diana+ and the other Lomographic cameras. Look forward to guest-hosted workshops and LomoWall building sessions plus much more besides. For complete details on whatâ€™s happening over the next few days, please check out our Photokina programme here
* Find your Images on the great Photokina Lomowall!
Of course you want to know if your image made it onto the great Photokina LomoWall! So Mandi, Lomography Archive Maestro, devised a cunning way of shooting every panel and compiling them into an interactive LomoWall where you can zoom in and search for your analogue masterpieces! You can also feast your eyes in depth on the wonder that is the Photokina LomoWall!
[via lomography.com ]