Originally based in Parque del Buen Retiro, the Zoo Aquarium de Madrid moved to Casa de Campo in 1972, and many of the exhibits have not changed architecturally!
The pens for the animals may well be viewed as old fashioned and small compared to some of the larger more modern Zoos around the rest of the world, and they encourage you to buy and feed the animals, including elephants, with peanuts, and they willingly beg.
Despite their housing, the animals seem healthy and the architecture is VERY angular and 70s, especially the tiger pen. And they have breeding groups of rarities such as the Barbary Lion – extinct in the wild. With the birds, unlike any other Zoo I’ve been to, the Pelicans and Flamingos roam free with wild Cranes flying overhead! It’s home to over 6000 animals of 500 different species.
A neat little day out as long as you’re not too bothered by the small pens.
The Leicester Lo-Fi Photography are a UK based collective who run film photography workshops, have an exhibition space and their own darkroom space. In this article they explain the history of Kamra-e-Faoree and give a step-by-step guide to recreating this fascinating form of instant photography.
Russia-based lomographer zhenyaetoya swears by the compact and reliable LC-A family. From the original Soviet LC-A to the LC-Wide, he owns and shoots with all of them. In this interview, he shares the advantage of using each camera and a clever trick to achieve stark silhouettes with the LC-Wide.
Mitchell Wojcik is based in Brooklyn, New York. He likes "Ghostbusters, and to make whatever comes to mind and document my life as I go." He used to put a lot of thought into things, but now prefers to have fun and not think about it at all. Hmm, sounds like a perfect match for the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass!
Filled with interesting street scenes and marvelous architectures, Toulouse, France, serves as the muse of lomographer and law student Pierre CARRERE. To share his passion for photography, he created a group with fellow enthusiasts which held exhibits and meetups in his hometown. Get to know our featured newcomer in this interview.
Eleanor Hardwick is a photographer and sound artist based in London. Her work has been exhibited in galleries around the world, including The Southbank Centre and Palais De Tokyo. We lent her the new Neptune Convertible Art Lens System to test out amongst the spring bluebells.
"When I moved to New York to pursue film school, a mentor encouraged me to start shooting again. I discovered 35mm and enjoyed wandering the streets in search of landscapes to shoot," recalls a New York City- based photographer and screenwriter Kaitlyn Mikayla.
Photography became his creative escape in the 90's when his country was facing a civil war. Years later, he moved to New York where he continued doing what he loves the most. Boogie had various exhibitions over the years and his sixth monograph "A Wah Do Dem" was one of the most controversial ones.
After the Second World War, society learned that there are many things needed to be changed by the way authorities run their businesses -- from employers, high society, and politicians. This the incomplete history of protest, from the 1940's to now in art and photographs.
Tamara Lichtenstein is a 26 years old photographer based in Texas. We first noticed her beautiful work couple of years ago when she amazed us with her analogue photography. We got the opportunity to talk to Tamara once again and see what has change since we last spoke to her.
Manila-based illustrator Ella Lama revisited Japan and we grabbed this opportunity to have her in the Tokyo store for a chit-chat. Not only that, but she customized our Lomo'Instant Automat by drawing Japanese details in her trademark cute and cheerful style.
Barry Adamson is a UK based songwriter and composer. He was bassist in post-punk band Magazine & co-founded Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. We gave him a Lomo'instant Wide & asked him about his exhibition of photographs which inspired his latest album "Know Where To Run".