When our LomoAmigo Brian Bruno asked if he could do a Lomo Workshop in Philadelphia, our whole NY team screamed "Roadtrip!" We were more than happy that he offered to meet up with the Philly Community and analog lovers of his home town, show them our cameras, the city and how to do an instant collage - in literally an instant!
We did not want to miss any of that! So we loaded the car with cameras and left the island: The Lomography NYC Team on a Road Trip to Philly!
We met with Brian Bruno at the beautiful 30th street station and slowly grew a bigger and bigger group of people with cameras around their necks, antsy to go outside and shoot.
Brian took us on a walk from the station, along the river towards the Philadelphia Museum of Art and which could probably have been a 15 minute walk turned out to be an odyssey of at least an hour. Too many things to shoot. Too many features to try on the Lomo'Instant Square Glass and too many wonderful people to get to know.
We passed a Skate Park, where we stopped for a second and were asked to take photos by some of the bikers and skaters, who were happy to be captured on film for a change. When we arrived at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it got really interesting. Brian told us a little bit about his work with the Lomo'Instant Square Glass and his recent project of creating wonderful collages with it, which you can have a look at in this article.
And then we were allowed to witness how this magic happens. And Brian for sure left us stunned: Magic within seconds!
Nine shots, nine seconds. At least that's how it felt like. Brian shot a super quick collage of Team Member Mitchell and didn't even need time to look at them. He was so quick, all nine photos developed at the same time in front of our eyes and together created a wonderful instant collage - literally in an instant.
After we all ran up the Rocky-Stairs, found beautiful trees in bloom on our way back and had a quick look at the Rocky Statue, all our rolls were filled with a wonderful sunny day in Philadelphia.
Thanks to everyone who joined and a special thank you to Brian for hosting this event and bringing the Philly-Community together.