This building pushes the limits of what a library should be like – designed by the renown architect, Rem Koolhaus.
Standing at the heart of downtown Seattle, the library’s exterior and interior feel very cogent and biological while having strong geometry and rigidity. The building feels very organic with strong distinguishing characteristics: the colors, textures, and shapes making up the architecture of the building make interesting photographic subjects. The outside is very angular and geometrical, while the inside is feels very soft.
Different sections of the library are separated by purpose. The top floor is meant for silent reading, and the furniture and spatial layout reflects that purpose. The spiral reading stack floors are uniquely designed to function logically and efficiently. The sections in the library are clearly separated but not distant. The transitions between spaces (red hallways) have a life of their own and invite passage through. It pushes the limitations of what a library could look like and feel like. All the floors and sections are interconnected with each other through the common indoor space.
There is no way to go but up for creative people. Rest is for the lazy, or so we believe. We like to push our limits and boundaries, yearning to be 'better'. "Better" is a myth, even you, photographer, needs rest.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares her images of the Seattle’s Women’s March of 2018 and her thoughts on what goes into photographing huge groups of people.
What makes the Nikon F3 a favorite among photographers aside from the fact that it was designed by the same man who brought us the DeLorean and the BMW M1? We find out in this installment of Lomopedia.
A new year means a new set of goals and resolutions. Have you been listing your objectives for 2018? It's time to wake up from the holiday lethargy and be the go-getter you're meant to be. Allow this Monday Moodboard of ours to give you the right push!
Aurélien Valette has been at the head of communication and events production for the French photography festival Les Rencontres d'Arles for 12 years now. He honored us by accepting to be one of the judges of our TEN AND ONE AWARDS. Today, he tells us about what he likes about photography and tells us a bit more about what inspires him.
Last month Lomography UK celebrated 25 years of Lomography by building a great big Lomowall on Ganton St, Soho. We launched this on the same week as the Carnaby St Street party and it grabbed a lot of people's attention.
Greta Gerwig's directoral debut in Lady Bird is something to not be missed. By showing us what how even the most confident of people can be torn down to their barest bones by coming to terms with the question "who am I?" A question asked by the story as well as the camera.
This past year Lomography UK sent out some of our cameras and lenses to be tested out by our most prolific community members and instant photography fanatics. Here is a snapshot of what they experienced and a selection of their best images.