Do you like going to the movies? Do you like going to the theatre? How much would you pay to see a movie, in a fancy, historical movie theatre? If your answer was more than $1.99, then you overshot the price by a long shot! The Byrd Theatre in Carytown has movies nearly every night of the week for the mere fee of $2.00 – You can’t beat that!!
The theatre itself was built in 1928 by William Byrd II, one of the founders of Richmond, and it has been in operation ever since. The entire building is running in practically it’s original form – even the seats – and let me tell you, the seats could use some help! Everyone I know says that when they go to The Byrd their legs or butt fall asleep – it happens to me too.
In 2007 The Byrd Theatre Foundation purchased the building and have been trying to raise money to fix up the theatre and keep it running in tip-top condition. One of their fundraisers happens every Saturday night – the mighty Wurlitzer is played by resident organ player Bob Gulledge. It’s truly a magical experience. They open the doors to the balcony (which is closed every other night of the week) and ask for donations as you go up the stairs to repair the seats in the theatre. I’d never been to The Byrd a Saturday, but this particular day I was! I felt like a little kid getting to sit in the cool seats. The theatre looks so grandiose from the balcony, and thanks to the nice ladies collecting money on the stairs I learned that the giant chandelier in the center of the house (that I was now closer to than ever before) measures 18 feet across, weighs 2.5 tons, and has over 5,000 Czechoslovakian crystals! Inside are 500 red, blue, green, and amber lights!
Perhaps you’ve already had chance to try light painting, multiple exposures and long exposures with your Lomo’Instant, but what can you experiment with next? Well, that’s exactly the thought I had which led to giving this Tipster a go. I wanted to shoot Lomo’Instant photos which felt a bit “messier” than what I’m usually used to and to use a technique which would open up new possibilities with the kinds of images I could create with my favorite instant camera. Well, here I go!
Can you ever have enough film for your treasured cameras? Are you going to take a ton of awesome analogue photos this holiday season? If the answer is yes (and we know it is), then now is your last chance to save on our super selection of analogue films!
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
What are your weekends like? Do you usually go on a date? Or perhaps you hang out with your family? Is playing video games on top of your weekend activities? I used to do those things. But it all changed since I met film photography. Find out more after the jump!
For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.
You probably don't feel like leaving your comfy sofa to go out and fight the cold and the crowds for a great deal, do you? We don't blame you! Instead, grab a plate of leftover turkey with all the fixin's and check out these gorgeous black and white photos from the classic LC-Wide camera. When you're done, scoot on over to the Online Shop to save a sweet 30% on it and other choice analogue deals!
Here’s a random and rather mysterious tale for you folks. Just the other day, I was at a local bar with a few friends. It was much like any other evening; we were sipping a couple of cocktails, recounting our adventures, falling over ourselves with laughter and half-drunkenly meditating on the meaning of life (a scientist once told me it’s 42 by the way). But then something truly strange happened. Read on to hear my story and please make a comment with your guess at the end!
Last year I took part in Photographia, a project that encouraged the use of cameras from the volt of Museu da Imagem em Movimento (M|i|mo). The gear collection used to belong to a well-known Portuguese TV channel (RTP) and some professional photographers. The cameras hadn’t been used since they were donated to the museum—until the launch of Photographia.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Think you can’t paint? Well, we think you can….with light! Enhance your photographs with stunning light effects in just a few easy clicks of the Lomography Light Painter. Brand new to the Lomography repertoire, this wonderful gadget is equipped with eight different light variations that allow for ultimate light painting experimentation.
Lomography Gallery Store Soho are thrilled to announce the launch of the Emily Soto Petzval Portraits: Bloom Exhibition. Join us on August 20th from 6-9pm for the opening night of this beautiful exhibition.