The Millennium Dome – Am I the only one who still calls it that? I remember its awkward beginnings as the venue for the ‘Millennium Experience’ (No. I didn’t go.) which then proved rather hard to sell. But its rebranding as the O2 Arena seems to have worked – basically every sort of major event happens at the O2 Arena. Concerts (Taylor Swift, Kylie, and Durran Durran all coming up), boxing, Disney on Ice, comedians, exhibitions… yes, everything. It is a pretty cool venue and has found its place among the most recognizable buildings in London’s skyline.
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.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos 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!