East of Brighton is the scenic seaside town of Eastbourne. With its historic pier, Victorian town and alongside the famous Beachy Head Cliff it remains an interesting part of Sussex county.
Primarily a tourist town, Eastbourne has several hotels, theatres, arcades, and shops for visitors as well as the pleasure pier. Built in 1870 it is 300 metres long and interestingly hosts a camera obscura which was restored in 2003. A possible must-see for Lomographic and photographic fans. The pier also has the usual arcades, shops, food, and even a nightclub.
The main town has a population of close to 100,000. A few interesting shops and a shopping centre are located near the sea front. On the day we visited there was a quite nice Italian food market running near the pier. We also had some great coffee whilst on the beach (even though it was quite breezy).
It is also worth noting that the recent remake of the film (based on the novel) Brighton Rock was filmed in Eastbourne due to its original, Victorian style and look still surviving today.
I went with my girlfriend, Ida, and my parents and generally was an interesting town to visit with my LC-A and Eximus Wide & Slim cameras. About 45 minutes from Brighton although also accessible from bus or train.
East London is the perfect place to spot some interesting and colourful graffiti. Lomography Gallery Store Soho recently ran an LC-A+ workshop where we documented some of the best urban street art in the city!
This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!
William Helburn was one of the greatest ad photographers never quite known. His name remained anonymous behind famous ads for Coca-Cola, Buick, Revlon and Max Factor. He brought out the plush side of Kodachrome and surprised the American public with sexy humor. The credit is long overdue, but a recent book pays tribute to Helburn's vibrant career.
There is something special about Lapland, the northern part of the Scandinavian region, and there is one special Lomography film which suits its scenic attractions perfectly. On a previous trip to Lapland, LomoAmigo Obi Blanche tested his first roll of LomoChrome Purple film.
Chicago, fondly nicknamed as 'Windy City'. With a population of 2.7 million, it is ranked the third busiest city after New York City and Los Angeles. Chicago is a city with an interesting cultural blend of visual arts, improvisational comedy, film, theater and music, particularly jazz and house blues.
Kamila K Stanley is always on the cusp of an adventure. In the early part of 2015, she started inviting fellow photographers to join a collective named after a verse from "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." And ever the curious observer, she spent some part of the year in Turkey. With a camera and reserve of 35mm films, of course.
Exhibits, workshops, lomowalks and tons of Halloween fun! It's time to head for the Lomography Gallery Store or Lomography Embassy Stores in your area. October is packed with events that no one should miss.
Kevin Meredith, more popularly known as LomoKev, is a photographer based in Brighton, England who gained notoriety for his use of the Lomo LC-A and his lomographic style of creating images. Aside from a plethora of personal and commercial projects, he has also conducted workshops on photography, written and published photography-related books, and participated in a few exhibits. With his evident passion for photography, it comes as no surprise that he was selected to test a prototype of the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
As a photographer, Issa Ng is known for his expertise in portraiture and fashion photography. Having worked with different international brands as an Art Director, he has developed a great sense for aesthetics and details, which are reflected in his work. For the past three years thePetzval lens has been part of his workflow, and it has helped him create those show-stopping fashion portraits.