Sir Ernest Shackleton CVO OBE was an Anglo Irish explorer and one of the key figures in exploring the Antarctic regions. I'm amazed to say that at the age of about ten, he moved to Sydenham, and this is where the Blue Plaque can be found.
Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) was born in Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland. A merchant Navy Officer, he joined the Discovery Expedition with Robert Falcon Scott from 1901-1904 from which he had to return due to ill health. He felt that he failed his duty due to this and was so determined to amend this record by returning to Antarctica in 1907, when he lead the Nimrod Expedition. 1909 was the year for success and he and his companions created a new record with the furthest march South from the South Pole. This achievement gave him his knighthood.
The large but unassuming house in Sydenham can be found on Westwood Hill next to the grand church of St. Bartholomew. Shackleton moved here at the age of ten. His education from 13 onwards was at the Dulwich College which now has an exhibition room devoted to his achievements. If you are standing in front of the house and you walk down a few paces, you can look down the road leading from the main one this is also of interest as it was the subject of a painting by Camille Pissarro in 1871. In this you will see the church but also St.Davids nestled beside it, Shackleton’s home!
He is a graphic designer from Kassel, Germany who has been a Community member for about a decade. His ten-year stay has been remarkably fruitful. Aside from honing his photography skills, it is in this Community of ours where he met his girlfriend, made a lot of friends, and helped organize a huge weekend meet-up for fellow lomographers. Say hello to Daniel Lauterbach, also known as trash-gordon-from-outer-space, our LomoGuru of the Week!
Writing about Bangkok, a place where I first left my vagabond heart, I found it only fitting to focus on its own heart, the Chao Praya River, and the adventures it can offer to anyone looking to explore the city's curiosities by water.
We have moved towards an age built on convenience. Even fashion has followed this social pattern. There is now an option to dress without premeditated effort. Roomy shirts, versatile jeans, and soft shoes conform to our ever-busy schedules. On the other hand, a vintage sensibility is about polish. The lesson from men of yore? Tailored fit makes all the difference.
I’d only heard rumors of the Magic Tree. I had no idea if they were true and, honestly, I’m still half disbelieving of it despite the story I’m about to tell you. If you have faith in what I say, I’m grateful. If you don’t, I bear no ill will towards you. But either way, please shout out in the comments what secrets or sophistries you think I found through its twisting branches.
It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!
Looper is a Scottish Indie/Electronic band fronted by former Belle and Sebastian bassist Stuart David. Lomography has teamed up with Looper and Mute, a UK-based record label, to bring you this special rumble where you can win a LomoKino, a Looper bundle which includes a 5-CD Box Set signed by the band, live cassette and badge. On top of this Looper will be selecting their favourite photos to be featured in their latest music video which is aptly called “I’m a Photograph”! You’d be mad not to enter! Read on for details.
There are about 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, one of the most popular ones being Mount Papandayan, located 2,665 meters above sea level in Garut, West Java. My boyfriend and I usually go hiking together so we decided to spend our long weekend holiday (three days/two nights) at Mount Papandayan.
Young Helen Mirren playing a corset-clad model. Juliette Binoche and Julie Delpy in early training with Jean-Luc Godard. Lena Olin and Helena Bonham Carter in literary adaptations. Before crossover projects, these actresses had to pay their dues—in bit parts and breakout roles.
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!