The Lloyd’s Building is a very unusual and striking piece of architecture in the City of London.
The Lloyd’s Building is the home of the famous “Lloyd’s of London”. They’re best known for insuring almost anything. One of their most notable claims was against the sinking of the Titanic.
The building was designed by architect Richard Rodgers and completed construction in 1986. The most obvious feature of the design is that it appears to have been built inside out! The exterior of the building is covered by pipes, conduits, lifts, and staircases. The idea was that this design allowed for a more uncluttered space on the interior. To me, the building appears as if it’s straight out of some science fiction movie. In fact, this building has been featured in numerous TV shows and films.
Unfortunately, you can’t go inside the building unless you have business there. The good news is that, once a year, Lloyd’s usually participates in the “Open House London” weekend where visitors will get the rare opportunity to explore the amazing interior of the building. In the meantime, the exterior makes for a truly unique architectural photo shoot.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
I enjoy architecture and the large public sculptures we often find in cities. The following tells of my adventures with the Diana F+ from November 2013 onwards. Serendipity plays a part but some planning helps me create unusual images of oft-photographed places.
Ellie Smith is a London-based fashion and portrait photographer with a real talent for taking simple and beautiful portraits. Recently, she took the Petzval Art Lens to the streets of East London to capture some urban shots. Read on for the full interview and see her striking photographs.
Matt Golowczynski is a London-based Content Marketing Manager. He loves to shoot architecture, live performances and travel locations. He recently tested the New Petzval Lens and shared his experience in this interview.
Singapore, like Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, is a likely stopover when you fly far. The city is a tiny urbanized hub but it's very favorable if you know some high-spirited locals. I was lucky to hook up with king kimbo (@hakimbo), who showed me around. He took my lame limbs to the Gardens by the Bay, an amazing place which was visually striking. I was hugging some artificial trees there when I found a baby—a very big baby.
A building is a story of collective effort. The people who dreamed it up and polished every surface are anonymous to many, but their work announces a unique identity. For tourists, architecture is a marker of place, like souvenirs with flags and national costumes. For the camera-lugging traveler, a strong visual statement is what matters most.
I'd like to tell you about a very unusual place - the Helikon Art Center. This space was built by the hands of a single person, Turkish sculptor and philosopher named Orhan Özçalik, and is now open to artists from all over the world.
Stephen Chin’s expertise covers architectural, commercial, food, wedding and portrait photography. The duly licensed photographer from Singapore has been shooting for a decade yet continuously strives to up the ante through the continuous discovery and mastery of new techniques. He took a step back and experimented with the new Petzval lens recently, and came up with such striking results.
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.