The Grand Hotel overlooks Scarborough's South Sea and is built around an interesting concept; it is one of Scarborough's most recognizable landmarks and is a brilliant example of Victorian architecture.
The Grand Hotel was designed by architect Cuthbert Brodrick, (who also designed Leeds Town Hall and Corn Exchange) and was built between 1862-1867 and was one of the first and largest purpose built hotels in Europe.
The design was based on the concept of time with four towers to represent the four sessions, twelve floors to represent the twelve seasons, fifty-two chimneys to represent the weeks, and 365 bedrooms for each day of the year.
The hotel was also built in the shape of a ‘V’ in honour of Queen Victoria and is a key example in Victorian Architecture. Although the hotel does not offer the same grandeur as when it was built, it is still a remarkable building on Scarborough’s seafront.
If you are in search of a lesser known European city full of nice examples of art and architecture, I would recommend that you visit Palermo, the capital of the region of Sicily in the South of Italy. This city is rich with wonderful churches, squares, fountains, and other important monuments and buildings! Take a look after the jump!
Cagliari is the capital of the region of Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. With my trusty Lomo LC-A+ RL, I'll show you in this article the most characteristic part of this city known as The Castle, with its narrow streets and a very interesting museum with unique archaeological pieces in the world!
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.
A series of self-portraits taken using a Polaroid camera by acclaimed musician Stevie Nicks is the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in New York and Los Angeles, USA. Details after the jump!
It takes a highly imaginative mind to go out of the box and brilliantly recreate an already famous work into something else entirely. Check out these movies-turned-games by David Dutton and Henry Dutton of CineFix!
It turns out that a lot of hard work went through the making of your favorite Disney animated flick, even more than what you probably know! Learn what rotoscoping is and see a few examples of it after the cut.
Lomography UK is thrilled to announce its partnership with one of the most influential electronic labels around, Warp Records, to give you the chance to win a copy of the brand new Flying Lotus album "You're Dead!" and a La Sardina camera to match. More details after the jump.
I prefer being outdoors whenever I go on a vacation at the seaside. For this reason, I always choose to stay at a campsite instead of a hotel. This year, I stayed at a beautiful one in the south of Italy. Here is a series of photos which I received a few days ago from the excellent LomoLab service, taken with my Sprocket Rocket. Have a look after the jump!
As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
Another quirky-looking analogue snapper from the 1990s, the all-automatic, all-white Olympus Ecru is certainly one of the most interesting and compact cameras you can add to your collection. Find out more about it in this installment of Lomopedia!
Camo is one of the most popular fashion photographers from Colombia. His works have been published in many fashion magazines around the country, and last year he was in charge of shooting Colombia Moda, one of the biggest annual fashion shows in Latin America. But Camo has a very personal series of photos that were shot at his home in Bogotá.