The Natural History Museum in London - well worth a visit!
Last weekend I went to the Natural History Museum with a group of my fellow Lomographers on a Lomowalk – ‘Walk Like a Lomosaurus’. I had never been to the Natural History Museum…and that is a mistake! I loved it! I felt like a little kid running around looking at all the animals. The dinosaurs are definitely the most popular, and as I went on a Saturday the queues were quite long and it was quite crowded. But in your hurry to look at the popular dinosaurs don’t forget the rest of the museum! From monkeys to the extinct dodo – there is a terrific variety! I especially like how they have the monkey skeletons in various swinging positions – making it seem like they are swinging from the ceiling. The building itself is also really cool – the interior is decorated with carved animals – I love the carved monkeys throughout the building! The Natural History Museum is definitely worth a visit!
The Science Museum in London is set to play host to a showcase of some of the earliest known images taken by photography pioneers, selected from the collection of the world's oldest surviving photographic society.
This August, we bring you back to your roots and explore the wonders of nature! First, we cook up a storm with a film soup experiment. Followed by nature photowalks at beautiful scenic parks in Singapore to unearth the tips & tricks of trouble exposure, as well as the unique methods to perfect our macro shots. To cap off the learning month, we'll gather on a cozy Friday night for a new special sharing series by the Lomography Community -- with Sharing Session #1: Nature.
Susanna Brown is the Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She curated the exhibition "Horst: Photographer of Style" as well as recent V&A shows "Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography" and "Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton." We lent her an LC-A+ to test out her own photography skills and asked her a few questions about this fascinating job.
During the 1980s Bob Mazzer worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema. He began photographing his daily commute to and from work on the Underground. What followed was a collection of photographs that capture the cultural and social history of London in the 1980's.
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.
If you visit London in the next few weeks,you might bump into a Paddington Bear sculpture more than once. Don't be alarmed, he's not following you around. There are hundreds of Paddington Bear sculptures dotted around the city in celebration of the launch of a new film. We captured a few using the glorious Petzval lens. Take a look here.