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 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.
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.
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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.
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!
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
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.
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.
Roo Panes is a UK based singer-songwriter who released his debut album "Little Giant" in 2014 and has recently released his latest album titled "Paperweights". We sent him an LC-A+ to test out and asked him about his life in the music industry.
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.
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