The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, England. The angel is standing 66 feet (20 m) tall, with wings measuring 178 feet (54 m) across. You can find it standing on a hill, to the south of Low Fell overlooking the A1 road and the A167 road into Tyneside and the East Coast Main Line rail route.
There is usually an ice cream van parked on the road outside! The Work began on the project in 1994 and was finished on 16 February 1998. I think it’s a great a landmark for the North East of England and is one of the official “Icons of England”
It’s a huge statue and standing under it you really get a sense of its size. I love the rusted metal that it is made from – weather resistant steel. You can wedge yourself into the feet of the sculpt but you always slide off ! It really is well worth a visit and you can see it from miles away – it makes for great lomo images!
So Spring has officially sprung! Say hello to brighter and longer days. The dark (and freezing) ones are finally behind and in order to celebrate that a new motto takes place in our lives: The more color the better! Colorsplashing totally changes our mood and the endless possibilities of compositions have never been so fun! Click through to dive into this vibrant and surreal pool after the jump.
In spite of the bitter cold, some Camargue Gypsies celebrated a wedding in the town square of Arles, France. Lomographer neja, a visitor from the UK, managed to capture their enigma and unconventional spirit in one unplanned snapshot.
An adrenaline-packed football game might be the last place where one would expect to hear a grim news flash. However, it's exactly this situation that happened to the viewers of the game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins during that fateful Monday night in December 1980.
The Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the world's best cinematographic masterpieces. It is an annual event that is highly anticipated by fans and connoisseurs of both mainstream and independent cinema. This year's festival has officially opened and film buffs everywhere are excited, at the same time curious, about which film will win the Palme d'Or. We are in no position to predict the winner, but we do have our favorites, from the ones in competition and otherwise. In no definitive order, here is a list of 10 films that we'd like to see.
Natalie Wells is one of the original UK Lomography community members who can always be seen at our events, workshops and parties. She recently took the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens for a test drive around London.
Get the perfect self-portraits or group photos with your friends with this instant camera! This camera allows you to be picture ready with its mirror next to the lens and gives you an idea where is best to smile!
Is that the silhouette of her fairy godmother, her guardian angel, or someone she wants to be in the future? We may never know the answer but one thing is for sure: this double exposure by robertofiuza deserves to be our POTD!
Performing on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury Festival last year was one mean feat for Lancashire, England-based electronic musical duo Aquilo. With three EPs and a full-length album on the way, the band has caught considerable attention and received positive reviews. Here's a quick chat with Aquilo's Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham, who had the chance to shoot with the La Sardina recently.