Christchurch in Dorset has it all: a quaint high-street, market days, ruins, a huge priory, a mill mentioned in the doomsday book and loads of swans! What's more, you can jump on a ferry to Hengitsbury Head.
On sunny days when I’m at a loose end, I have a favourite place to go and unwind. I pack a couple of analogue cameras and jump on the bus to Christchurch. I get off the bus at the top of the high-street and walk down towards the Priory, on the way passing the square which is often home to a market. After a short walk you reach the Priory; the church and it’s grounds dominate the town. From here, a pathway leads to the ruins of Christchurch Castle and to the river which leads to the quay. There’s also a bowling green and plenty of benches; great for taking the weight off your feet.
Following the river, you reach the mill and Christchurch Quay. There are restaurants, playgrounds and crazy golf, and thousands of swans, and people enjoying the tranquility.
From the quayside, I hop on the ferry to Hengitsbury Head. It’s a pleasant journey through the harbour, which takes about 20 minutes. Hengitsbury Head is covered in beach huts and BBQs. I like to walk up the hill (there’s a land train for the lazy) to the top, the views down, and over the harbour are worth the walk. There are plenty of paths and lakes to be found along the way. The last ferry back is at 5 o’clock and then it’s back on the bus and back to reality.
The sun is shining and we are in the mood for some fun! If you're planning a trip to London this coming month, then why not book yourself for one of our special market workshops? We'll be heading off to Brick Lane, Portobello Rd and the Columbia Flower Market to shoot all the sights on film. If you’re visiting London and staying in a hostel, just present proof of your booking and get to join a workshop for free! Book your space now.
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact, and capable of shooting photos in three different sizes: 6x12, 6x9, and 6x6. Equipped with a high quality interchangeable lens system and and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots in every roll. It can also take three different film formats: 120mm, 35mm, and instant. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera.
With the holidays just around the corner, it's a great time to make sure you have loads of wonderful films for all the fun festivities coming up. Today's Advent deal of the day is here to help you do just that! Head on over to the Online Shop and save 10% on our wide selection of films. Do the right thing and keep your camera happy this year!
On Thursday, May 1st, all the shops in the Carnaby Street area will open its doors late for a big shopping extravaganza organized by Grazia Magazine. Lomography Soho is just off of Carnaby Street and we will be joining the celebrations with a 20% discount on products and a special La Sardina workshop. Find out more after the jump.
This is a homage to another important street and social photographer who captured the essence of the life in Paris. As a multi-faceted and versatile artist, he was involved in street photography, urban details, and experiments in pictorialism. In this article, I pay tribute to this great artist and one of his most important books: "Graffiti." Read more after the jump!
After years of experience covering wars, riding with outlaws, and evading two death sentences, what do you do next? Veteran photographer Yan Morvan went back to his roots and published a book about gangs - back to where it all started. See more of his photos and read on about them after the cut.
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. It has been mentioned in a myriad of pop culture references in books, music, and film, and is also the home of the Lomography headquarters. The history of Vienna stretches back to a far 500 BC, which is why it’s no surprise that the city is steeped in rich, unique, and fascinating culture and history that has inspired artists of all generations.
In 1958 the great photographer Robert Frank took a series of images of New York's street life with a Leica camera from a bus window, as in these series of photos that I took in my city Como with my trusty Lomo LC-A loaded with a Kodak Tri-X film. This is a tribute to a great camera and to a great photographer! Read more after the jump!
For the second year running, on April 12th 2014 we are celebrating Film Photography Day! And as avid analogue lovers, we have prepared a bunch of great events, top prizes and a lot of surprises! Read more about what will happen on Film Photography Day 2014 near you after the jump!
Have you ever looked at a photograph and wondered what lies beyond it? Take a look at this series of illustrations by artist Lauren King, who extends what can be seen on vintage photographs by adding graphite sketches, after the jump!
Horst P. Horst was a fashion photographer who became famous for his striking use of composition and lighting. His photographs depict sheer and timeless beauty. The Victoria and Albert Museum is celebrating Horst's work with a retrospective exhibition of photographs from his prolific career. Lomography has teamed up with the V&A to give YOU the chance to win amazing prizes including tickets to see the exhibition, a book of his photographs and a Diana F+ Colette. Read on to find out more.
With the holidays just right around the corner, it's time to treat yourself to something nice! By this time, you're probably finished with all of your holiday shopping. Why not grab something warm to drink and head on over to the Online Shop? You can save a bundle with today's Advent deal of the day!