In the center of Birmingham’s Jewelery Quarter sits a roundabout at the junction of Vyse Street and Warstone Lane, and in the middle of that roundabout stands the Chamberlain Clock.
A monument to times past, it was erected in 1903 when the Jewelery Quarter was in its heyday to honor Joseph Chamberlain, one of the most important politicians of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is now a local landmark and the iconic symbol of the Jewelery Quarter.
The clock is a great place to watch the world go by. The roundabout in which it sits is so tight any large lorry trying to navigate round it causes long traffic jams. People dash about to the banks, newsagents, pub and supermarket surrounding it. Motorists cause havoc by abandoning their cars here there and everywhere while they nip in to the chippy, not giving a second thought to the historic monument just meters away.
I walk past the clock every day, and always see something of note, but most importantly it lets me know if I’m late for work!
One of the things that make a trip to a far-flung place truly memorable is getting the chance to interact with the locals and share fun moments with them. Five years ago, disdis was able to do exactly that on a trip to Zinguinchor, Senegal, and it goes without saying that it was most certainly one for the books.
Sometimes, it takes being at the right place at the right time to be able to capture something exciting. Here, kamiraze recalls one such incident that happened one seemingly ordinary evening a few years ago.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
In celebration of the newly-launched Lomo’Instant Montenegro, we're calling out all ardent globe-trotters to give us an instant visual tour around the picturesque places that inspired the designs of our Lomo'Instant editions. Be quick to your feet because our competition winners will get a chance to take home our "secret camera sensation"!
Ladies and gentlemen, it's no secret that without you, our website would never be possible. With that in mind, we're calling on all Lomographers (that's you) for a helping hand by giving us your expert opinions. In return, we're passing out Piggy Points to spend in our Online Shop. Kiwis, Aussies and Scandinavians, whether you're residents, dreamers or just big fans of these great places — everybody can contribute and everybody can win!
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
Of course, Italy makes a great destination for taking photos. But what if there was a place where you could find stunning motifs, impressive colors, and the ideal mixture of nature and arts all at once? What if I told you that there is a place like that: a garden full of art in the middle of nowhere?
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
A UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay ranks as one of the world's most spectacular natural sights. Local lore states that it was created in ancient Vietnam by a great dragon that rained fire and giant emeralds to invading troops. Here, antiox shares an anecdote from his trip there last year.
There is a weekend in New York where the city streets look like an alternate universe, full of fantastic characters and people who seem to have walked out of a comic book or a movie. This weekend is the NY Comic Con weekend and people from everywhere come to one of the biggest comic convention to be part of one of the biggest Cosplay competitions.
A recent trip to Bekasi City in his home country Indonesia had introduced priyotrilaksono not only to its sights and its locals, but was also treated to a firsthand demonstration of a local martial art form.