Closer to Birmingham city center, the Hagley Road’s hotel-based architectural landscape gives way to some more serious buildings – dirty great concrete office blocks of up to 15 storeys high. That may not sound like much to our American friends, but you know, we do what we can.
By and large these office blocks are short on charm (and short on tenants mostly) but they have a certain brutal geometric quality which combined with the exaggerated colours of cross processing can lead to some striking imagery. A favorite of mine is ‘Tricorn House’ which doesn’t look like much from a distance, but get up close and its curved shape takes on a futuristic look (which is probably what the architect originally intended).
Why not ‘look up’ around your town and see what your skyline has to offer?
Reality can sometimes be brutal, sinister and strong. The series “Hope” of the photographer Sebastian Palmer, who divides his time between London, UK and São Paulo, Brasil works the hope inside the hard reality for those who come from the countryside to find a better life in São Paulo.
It's neither red & green, pink & blue, nor black & white. In reality, people come in gradients instead of blocks, a spectrum than of compartments. The "Non-Binary" portraits of Montreal-based photographer Laurence Philomene are the very fresh sights to behold.
Inspired by the idea that we are all creators and connected, David Block came to Lomography NYC with a vision for a collaborative project during a night of musical debauchery at Brooklyn's House of Yes. We were immediately intrigued and the project came to life in a way better than expected.
Striking architecture, busy bazaars and fantastic food – our latest instant inspiration is a love letter to the Bollywood capital of the world. Capture all the commotion of the city in an instant with the Lomo’Instant Mumbai!
King Schascha is an eclectic entertainer with a penchant for making funky beats. He's fascinated with the idea of analog media and had an amazing time testing out the Lomo'Instant Automat on the road in the UK.