Ok…So the key word in the title “The Olympics Site” is the word “Site”. It really isn’t much of anything now, although come summer 2012 presumably it will be bustling with energy and people from around the world. At the moment it is very still and slightly eerie. You can see the stadium in the distance but once you get within 20 meters of the site entrance security guards come out and tell you that there are no photographs allowed, staring at you menacingly until you leave. Incidentally I have very few pictures of it….I guess that I will have to survive with only a memory of a wet day and an angry security guard.
From May 21 to 24, Somerset House will be hosting Photo London 2015, bringing together 72 of the most well respected galleries from all over globe. Each gallery will be presented in six areas, showing a mixture of vintage, modern and contemporary photography. There will be an extensive program of talks and events which are supported by the LUMA foundation.
Joel Byron is a long-time fan of Lomography and uses analog methods in his work at his video and film production agency BigPlus. Back in 2010 he painstakingly put together the Lomography Caterpillar Matrix video which had over 60,000 hits! We lent Joel a Petzval lens and asked him to capture some video footage of London. The results were pretty stunning.
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