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.
A while back I had the unique chance to hang a little with Muhammad Yunus in Uganda. The professor from Bangladesh is no other than a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for the implementation for micro credits and a shining icon of social business. Now he and his supporters are trying to make the world a better place, in real.
We've finally nailed down the basic colors from primary to secondary; now it's time to study other colors, hybrids, and palettes that make this world more complex and non-binary. The winter does not just bring the cold, but also the sudden surrealness of a snow-ridden wonderland.
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It's just a few nights of sleep away for Halloween, yet Monday continues to drag. This week's no special, but if you're at your wit's end and can't wait for the month-ender celebrations of extravagant horror and garb, start the madness with a zany hat to top it off now.
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.
We've finally nailed down the basic colors from primary to secondary; now it's time to study other colors, hybrids, and palettes that make this world more complex and non-binary. We run in gradients, and some mixes are just exclusive enough to distinguish, like a Christmassy palette.
The TEN AND ONE Residency Week has been very intense and full of activities. From 11 to 18 November, we did LomoWalks around Vienna, guided visits to museums and magazine editorial office, a workshop, a trip to Bratislava, worked on our LomoWall and of course LomoLunch and LomoDinner. We had the opportunity to attend a Cyanotype Workshop at Lomography Head Quarter held by Michael Wuermer, a young and nice photographer and printer.
The Swiss photographer Jakob Tuggener is one of the most significant industrial photographers in photography history, achieve through his series and book FABRIK, in which he studied the relationship between man and machine.