An old Family Favorite. A ship building area and protector of the town from storm.
The Cobb in Lyme Regis is famous. It is in Persuasion, a Jane Austin novel as well as The French Lieutenant’s Woman. I have neither seen nor read these but its in there. Wikipedia says so.
The Cobb is a big harbor wall that helped make Lyme Regis a busy shipbuilding and trade port from the 13th century onwards. Although there is not much ship building now it still provides shelter for lots of fishing boats.
My Gran lives about 10 miles from here so my family and I are always popping down to see her and we always squeeze in a visit to Lyme Regis. It is really cool to walk out on the Cobb when the wind is blowing and the waves are slamming against the side, if the sun is shining it is a real bonus. After the Cobb we like to walk to the pub and have a few pints of West Country cider and then have a chuckle at the Morris dancers.
It's during December when the family as a unit becomes the highlight of the winter celebrations. In the spirit of the holidays, we look back into old family albums and archives of family gatherings during the season.
From the 19th century to today, the concept of 'family' has changed over time -- from families born into ones, to the ones we have chosen for ourselves. Photographers then and now have found the basic unit of society an interesting, continuous study.
Josef Adamu is the art director and founder of Sunday School and we love the idea of bringing creative people together to make inspiring work. He succeeded in building a family amongst the people he works with, and that's what makes Sunday School so precious.
Lomography NYC had the opportunity to collaborate recently with The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York City. Students of the Expanding the Walls residency helped from start to finish on the building of a LomoWall, which was then debuted at an Uptown Fridays party!
American photographer Richard W. Bown is a known fine art photographer focusing on landscape imagery. In his 45-year career, he's ready to unveil a 40-year old black and white collection of images documenting the last family farms at the countryside.
To celebrate the 25 year anniversary of Lomography we are building an 8.5 meter long Lomowall on Ganton st, just off of Carnaby St in the centre of London. This is one of a series of hundreds of LomoWalls dotted across the globe. Join us for the launch party on November 9th from 6pm.
One of the photographers from the renowned team of Roy Stryker was once an assistant messenger before getting fully into photography. The 21-year-old John Vachon once visited Chicago, with a handful of observant, distant, yet quite humoristic street photography.
It's our 25th anniversary this month so Lomography Gallery Soho are hosting a series of special events and workshops and will be building a huge Lomowall on Ganton St just round the corner from the shop! Join us!
The Japanese master of cinema Akira Kurosawa continues to be a universal favorite among artists of all ages and expertise. Kurosawa's exceptional visual storytelling is something even photographers should learn from.