A monolith that once was the tallest structure in the Western United States, the Space Needle is now one of the most recognizable landmarks in the country.
The 1962 World’s Fair saw the rise of the Space Needle, an observation tower in the middle of Seattle Center, minutes from Downtown. It is 605 feet tall (about 184 meters) and has 25 lightning rods to prevent damage during thunderstorms.
There’s an observation room at the very top of the tower, as well as a restaurant that rotates to give you a full view of Puget Sound. Beware of long lines, though; tourists are given time slots as to when they can go up the tower when they buy tickets.
Interestingly the Needle is one of a few pieces of architecture called Googie, a very futurist and Space Age-influenced style emphasizing soft lines and a very pop sensibility that was popular in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Googie or not, the Space Needle is a really neat thing to see, apart from the television screen whenever it’s in the background for Frasier, Grey’s Anatomy, or Sleepless in Seattle. Touristy or not, the Space Needle is a sight to see.
Photographer Will Steacy's series "Deadline" provides a sobering look at the continuous decline of the newspaper industry in the United States, through the newsroom of one of the country's publications.
The book is slated for release beginning next month, but we don't have to wait that long to have a glimpse of the marvelous photochrom images of the United States of America between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Have a look at some of the photos featured in "An American Odyssey" after the jump!
From October 16 to 19, the Signal Festival took place in Prague once again. This festival is a huge outdoor exhibition of light installations in public spaces within the city of Prague, which lures thousands of people to the streets.
Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, was once the great capital of India back when the British ruled our country. This is my hometown, and not the place I study in. I enjoy photographing various urban scenes around it and this is a curated gallery of sorts introducing the old city for you wonderful people.
Small and flat with well-marked paths, the Netherlands is a bicyclist’s dream. A few weeks’ riding will take you all around the country and through picturesque villages. Kinderdijk is only 2 hours' cycling from Rotterdam and is a perfect opportunity look for creative ways to show the commonly recognizable scenery in an unusual way.
Justin Quinnell’s expertise when it comes to pinhole wizardry is unquestionable. This photographer and lecturer from Bristol, United Kingdom, has crafted the most unusual of pinhole projects, from installing cameras onto ships cruising around the Caribbean to taking photos of his kids being born from inside his mouth. One other project that he is known for is being able to make a pinhole camera from a soda can. Watch the video below and learn how!
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.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens 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!
William Eggleston is one of the most important contemporary master and pioneer of color photography. In this article I write a tribute to his particular democratic way of looking around. For him "Nothing was more important or less important", and everything is worthy of being photographed. Again, he is fond of the dear old film; he said that "I don't think much about the digital world, because I am in the analog world!". Read more after the jump!
"Take your camera wherever you go" is one of Lomography's golden rules that she religiously follows. Her lomographs shows her dedication to documenting even the most mundane moments of her life through beautiful photographs. Meet our newcomer of the week from United Kingdom, Breech!