Wheal Coates was a Tin mine situated on the North Cornish coast between St Agnes and Chapel Porth.
One of the most striking things about the Cornish coastline are the old mine buildings standing proud on top of the cliffs. One of the most famous and picturesque are those at Wheal Coates. Situated between St Agnes and Chapel Porth they offer a great chance for photography local history and stunning sea views.
The mine itself opened in 1872 and closed in 1889. If you happen to visit Cornwall seeing these fabulous buildings is a hard thing to not manage as they dominate most coastline views. Wheal Coates is especially worth visiting as it has stood the test of time so well.
Hopefully it will still be standing in another 100 years time…
Last month Lomography UK celebrated 25 years of Lomography by building a great big Lomowall on Ganton St, Soho. We launched this on the same week as the Carnaby St Street party and it grabbed a lot of people's attention.
The mid-20th century was the peak of avant-garde art, where artists and photographers resorted to alternative means to create artworks. The photocopier was one of them, and became a creative tool between the 60's and the 80's
It's our 25th anniversary this month so Lomography Gallery Soho are hosting a series of special events and workshops and will be building a huge Lomowall on Ganton St just round the corner from the shop! Join us!
A few months ago we set up a series of competitions asking you to submit your best shots representing different cities from all over the world. The winners were chosen and the UK team set to work on the 8.5 meter Ganton St Lomowall.
German photographer Hans Hansen came to prominence while he was taking photography campaigns for Lufthansa in the 60's. Initially a graphic designer-in-the-making, the self-taught photographer saw a connection between graphic design and photography.
Russell Darling tested out the Lomo'Instant Square camera on his two actor friends Michael Hanratty and Hector Moss. He took inspiration from 1970’s instant photos shot by Andy Warhol, and created a series of characters and ambiguous situations for the camera.
Lomography Team member Sarah Knoll shoots her Diana F+ regularly in low light situations. But when she got her hands on our prototype of the Diana Instant Square she took it out into the sunny streets of New York City and created a series of wonderful summer portraits.
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