The Lomo LC-A+ Goes To Hong Kong


The Lomo LC-A+ is always the best companion for traveling and wandering around. Hong Kong lies on the southern coast of China and is well known as a metropolitan city and where the Eastern and Western cultures meet and mix. Let the LC-A+ take you around and feel the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s busiest cities!

Credits: adbigmilk, meerly, bujidubabi, diwen, gocchin & eva_eva

Hong Kong was once a British colony after the First Opium War in the 1800s and was transferred back to the People’s Republic of China on July 1, 1997. It is the first Special Administrative Region of China and is ruled under the principle, “one country, two systems.” This makes Hong Kong a very interesting place with mixed culture, where the East meets West. You can always find some local stores located just next to Western architecture. Contrast is key. And most importantly, the headquarters of Lomography Asia is located here!

With its mass population but limited flat land, Hong Kong is dubbed as the world’s most vertical city. It is densely packed with high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. Get into the busiest places in the city, such as Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, or climb up the peak for an overview – you will be amazed by the city’s extensive skyline and landscape.

Okay. That is enough for history and geography lessons. Let’s just go and take a walk in the city and explore with the classic Lomo LC-A+! It is always the quickest way to know about a place.

City Overview

Get to the peak by the Peak Tram or just take a hike from Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to have an overview of the city. The city is filled with geometric shapes with all the incredible high-rise buildings and architecture. Try to do double exposure or Splitzer tricks with all those regular shapes with your LC-A! You will be surprised by what you can get.

Credits: gocchin & saviorjosh

Extensive Transport Network

The city is equipped with an extensive transport network which includes all means of transportation. I would suggest that you take the tram if you’re in Hong Kong Island, take the ferry across the harbor if you want to go from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon, and get onto the metro (which is called MTR in Hong Kong) if you’re lost because it can take you to almost everywhere in Hong Kong!

Credits: gocchin & stephanie

Cha Chaan Teng

Getting tired after taking walks at the peak and would like to get some local food? You should visit the local restaurants which we call the Cha Chaan Teng in Cantonese. There’s always one nearby. And you should definitely try the renowned pineapple bun, egg tart, and milk tea.

Credits: ohoska & lzyrich

Public Housing Estate

The public housing estate is the major component of housing in Hong Kong provided by the government. It is where you can find traces of the old Hong Kong, the most local elements, and you can always get interesting shots there! It is one of the collective memories of all the Hong Kong people. One of the most traditional and easy-to-access public housing estates you may find is Nam Shan Estate at Shek Kip Mei.

Credits: gocchin

Hong Kong Lomography Gallery Store

The Lomography Gallery Store is located at G/F, No.2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Stock up on film, meet up with other Lomographers in Hong Kong, or even get a new gadget for your next adventure! Sheung Wan is at the northwest part of the Hong Kong Island. It was where the British first entered and occupied Hong Kong. Go discover some interesting spots where the East meets West after paying a visit to the Gallery Store.

Credits: saviorjosh & lomographygallerystorehk

Local Food Stalls

You can always get the most traditional Hong Kong snacks from the local food stalls at cheap prices. There usually are various food choices. The fish ball, siumai, and egg puffs are the most popular snacks among the locals!

Credits: ohoska & mkb

City Night View

Hong Kong provides a vibrant nightlife to all its citizens and visitors! The city never gets tired even at night. Try to do long exposure shots and capture the city’s night view! That is one of the photos that you must take in Hong Kong.

Credits: guitarleo & gocchin

The Lomo LC-A+ is a classic 35mm Lomography camera. Its features include Minitar-1 glass lens, metal body, auto exposure, and zone focusing. It is a defining camera in the history of Lomography. With the Lomo LC-A+ in your hand, you’ll see the world in a whole new way. Buy now or know more about it here+.

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  1. andrus_n
    andrus_n ·

    I do miss it also - though its not even that far nowadays

  2. ikondave
    ikondave ·

    I love HK. Hope to get back there for five weeks in 2016.

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