A shining industrial jewel, now just dereliction and decay…
In the nineteenth century, Birmingham’s Jewelery Quarter was one of the largest centers of jewelery production in the UK – it is estimated that by 1850 half of the gold and silverware products on sale in London were produced there. Then with the decline of jewelery manufacturing in the UK throughout the twentieth century, an exodus occurred, leaving behind a myriad of abandoned and decaying side streets that can be explored in (relative) safety.
Rotting doorways, smashed windows, peeling paint and faded signs, all relics of long gone business success, reminding us that economic downturns are nothing new!
Who knows, maybe one day the area will be transformed into the ‘creative hub’ of the city the council would like it to be, but for the lomographer who finds inspiration in dereliction it already offers ample creative opportunity.
We have teamed up with HarperCollins to give you the chance to win a Fisheye 2 Python Edition and the book Abandoned Places by Richard Happer, which documents the ghost towns, derelict buildings and unoccupied spaces from around the world.
Spring is here and we have a super line up of workshops and events for March. We will also be at The Photography Show in Birmingham to showcase our range of Art Lenses and Instant cameras and run Lomo’instant Wide workshops at the venue. There will also be a new exhibition in store from the very talented Andrej Russkovskij.
There is no permanent way to defy the natural process of time and decay; human ability and scientific process could only delay. Photographer Erik Hijweege visits a repository of frozen endangered species to immortalize them in photographs.
We are thrilled to announce that Lomography will be joining The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC for a third year. We will have a stall showcasing our most popular range of instant cameras, Lomography Art Lenses, and accessories. We will hold a series of Lomo'instant Wide workshops, too. The show runs from March 19 to 22, 2016. Find out how to book tickets here.
As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, the world turns into a more colorful place that fuels your photographic inspiration. Which means it's time for another competition with some incredible prizes!
Lomography Gallery Store Soho is based in The Newburgh Quarter, a collection of streets tucked away to the side of Carnaby St, London. In this new series we interview the people who make this area so diverse and unique. Today we meet Robert Bagshaw, Keyholder for Fred Perry.
As the year comes to a close, Lomography Soho looks back and makes a countdown of the Top 5 events that happened in 2015. At the number 3 spot are the amazing workshops we hosted at the Photography Show in Birmingham.
It is with great pride that we introduce you to our newest instant camera — the Lomo’Instant Montenegro Edition! Inspired by the splendid charm of Montenegro — an enchanting Balkan country known for its rugged mountain ranges, medieval villages and magnificent Adriatic coastline — the Lomo’Instant Montenegro Edition is a crown jewel of the Lomo’Instant Family.
Lomography Gallery Store Soho is based in The Newburgh Quarter, a collection of streets tucked away to the side of Carnaby Street. In this new series we interview the people who make this area so diverse and unique. Today we meet Sarah Bonner, manager at Lazy Oaf.
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
A photograph is a sponge of change. It resists to be one thing for all time. When it soaks up some sun and sip in a little moisture, it is already in a state of chemical imbalance. It welcomes decay, and a new beauty sets in.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pride that we bring you the newest member of Lomo'Instant family: the stunningly beautiful Lomo'Instant Kyoto Edition! To give it a warm welcome to our brand new jewel, sneaked out from our HQ in Vienna and went in search of a truly enlightening adventure.
NYC photographer Jeri Lampert has seen a lot of lenses, having been working in the photography industry for almost 15 years, but she's never seen anything like the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! See her test shots and read her first impressions here.