While in Pittsburgh, I visited one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous buildings, Falling Water. Nearby is another Wright design called Kentuck Knob and its current owner's sculpture garden.
Falling Water is considered to be one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous designs and is ranked as one of the Smithsonian’s Top 25 Places to Visit Before You Die. Built over the Bear Run Creek in the Allegheny Mountains outside of Pittsburgh, it features cantilever concrete terraces which stretch over the waterfall. It was built between 1936 and 1939 for the Kauffman family who owned a very successful department store in New York City. Although the radical design has undergone repairs in recent years it still stands as a beacon for organic architecture and a landmark in engineering.
Located near Falling Water is Kentuck Knob which was also designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is still privately owned but open for tours. The current owner is an English Lord who also has a sculpture garden on the ground which was open as well. The building shares some similar design features as Falling Water but is meant to be a simpler home but embodies the same beautiful organic architecture.
The sculptures stand out in greater contrast to the almost beautifully invisible home.
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.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
It was a cold and cloudy winter day in 2012 when I came up with the idea of compiling photographs of people's faces. I decided that the most personal way to do it is through instant shots. They are one of a kind and you immediately have something in your hands.
Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!
Today’s featured member, Herbert, gives the impression that he is interested in people as much as he loves cameras—and he has many vintage treasures. Even a casual snapshot of his has a story that suggests curiosity about the people he photographs.
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!
Yamato, a 25-year-old photographer based in Japan, is an active Instagram user with over 4,000 followers from all over the world. He also takes highly stylized photographs with the Petzval 85 Lens, giving his images a distinct and slightly moody look.