An amazing Botanical Garden with beautiful glass sculptures.
One of the Jewel locations of St louis is the St. Louis Botanical Garden. I love the placement of glass artist Dale Chihuly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Chihuly and mosaic artist Nicki Saint Phalle http://www.nikidesaintphalle.org/press/20080107_missouri_botanical_garden . Both of the artists works are a lomographers dream. I have on many occasions wondered around finding great views and angles with the great light plays of the glass. The St. Louis Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark. It also has the distinction of being the oldest botanical garden in the United States at one hundred and fifty years old.
The grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden feature gardens, modern and traditional, and living collections of major groups of ornamental and practical plants. The greenhouses hold a world of conservatories display plants native to lands from the edge of the earth away from St. Louis Missouri. The St. Louis Botanical Garden is also known as “Shaw’s Garden” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Shaw_(botanist) ) Henry Shaw a botanist bought what is now the gardens after he retired at forty years old from family hardware business. He built his home here and began his intense interests in botany one of the largest landowners in St. Louis in 1840. “Shaw’s Garden." Henry Shaw’s was given to the city of St. Louis in 1859. Lomographers when you are in St. Louis make it to Shaw’s garden you will not be disappointed.
We have some amazing work by artist Jessica Barthel. Stop by the shop for a glass of wine and take a look at some lovely photographs. We are so excited to be showcasing some of Jessica’s beautiful artwork!
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Abandoned Scotland is an amazing group based in... you guessed it, Scotland! They stealthily get into little-known locations to photograph amazing but forgotten and empty spaces. We spoke with Alistair, the head of the group, and provided him with a Sprocket Rocket to see how the panoramic wonder would capture some of Scotland's urban landscapes.
Sonia pushed the Petzval lens test one step further by shooting with expired black and white film. The results are amazing, and the grain gave life to these beautiful Petzval portraits! Learn more about this photographer and her love for films, and catch a glimpse of her photos, taken in romantic Paris.
Neonlights had already made a name for herself in the Community with her fascinating film experiments and tipsters. With an amazing talent like hers, she certainly deserves to be hailed as our Newcomer of the Week!
Portraits have always looked especially good in medium format. Coupled with the Diana F+ and the Diana Premium Glass Lens, the shots look just absolutely gorgeous. Have a look at our gallery to see what we mean!