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.
In winter 2015 Robert Rothmann talked with photographer Kurt Prinz. The interview provides an exclusive and humorous peek into both, the practical and technical approach to Prinz’ documentary series of Viennese edifices in the transient state of their construction.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
Everyday a thousand photographs come in the community, all in lieu of the Lomographic aesthetic. Some just shine just above the rest -- and we'd like to commend those Lomographers who took their art beyond and caught everyone's attention. Let's take a look at the most popular snapshots of 2016.
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.
Anna Bogutskaya is festival producer for Underwire, the UK’s only film festival celebrating female filmmaking talent. The festival, now in its 7th year aims to change the face of the film industry and champion new, female talent. We talked to Anna about this event and lent her an LC-A+.
The Lomography UK team headed north for the Photography Show 2107 at the Birmingham NEC. We also brought a few friends and community members along to help out. Find out how we got on and what happens when you leave a loaded camera lying around.
Billy Murray is based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Resource Magazine -- a quarterly photography publication designed to inspire and inform those who encapsulate the modern creative lifestyle.
This beautiful camera features such ability to let users choose and switch between 35mm or 120 formats! Shoot more, save more! Get 15% discount on Lomography Films when you purchase film with the Lubitel camera!
The Photography Show in Birmingham brings together some of the leading photography brands all under one, huge roof! Lomography are thrilled to be taking part in the exciting show with our very own stall. come an visit us at stand E83 and make the most of some exclusive discounts!
When the new millennium came in, the quick leap from film canisters to USB cards drastically changed the scenery of the photographic industry and art world. Fast forward from a decade and a half, there is a growth in the number of people returning to analogue medium.