In the center of Birmingham’s Jewelery Quarter sits a roundabout at the junction of Vyse Street and Warstone Lane, and in the middle of that roundabout stands the Chamberlain Clock.
A monument to times past, it was erected in 1903 when the Jewelery Quarter was in its heyday to honor Joseph Chamberlain, one of the most important politicians of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is now a local landmark and the iconic symbol of the Jewelery Quarter.
The clock is a great place to watch the world go by. The roundabout in which it sits is so tight any large lorry trying to navigate round it causes long traffic jams. People dash about to the banks, newsagents, pub and supermarket surrounding it. Motorists cause havoc by abandoning their cars here there and everywhere while they nip in to the chippy, not giving a second thought to the historic monument just meters away.
I walk past the clock every day, and always see something of note, but most importantly it lets me know if I’m late for work!
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 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.
Some months ago the wonderful city of Matera, chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2019, hosted an exhibit featuring the works of an important Italian social photographer: Pepi Merisio, who had also donated all photos shown to the local public library. To pay homage to this great artist, I have selected a series of photos that I took in this place last summer. Take a look!
He calls himself Khalik Allah – a creator, a limitless, timeless, infinite being. He documents life as it comes and goes, as it hurts, as it glows inside the protagonists of his stories. His photography and videography take us deep into the never-ending nights of Harlem, a place where the darkness might seem to reach its peak. Yet, he is capturing light in its purest form, reminding us that it lies in everyone’s eyes, within everyone’s self.
Inspired by the seventies, this young artist makes it seem that such an epoch lives forever in her photographs, perfectly maintaining the spirit of the time which was characterized by a multitude of colours, contrasts and famous disco moves.
Talking about the creation of the world. A big bang, meteors hitting planets, ice age and tectonic breakdancing. The world is an incredible start up and the landscapes, that were created through the elements and time. Sometimes your eyes can still see this amazing process in a timelapse. Such a mystical place is Lake Toba in North Sumatra. Or as the locals call it: Danau Toba.
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!
We spend copious amounts of time stalking camera forums and researching specifications that "hunter" seems a more fitting term than "collector." And yet, when the time comes to pack all this game—the new or thrillingly ancient cameras—we DIY padding on the spot. (Guilty of trying to avoid the unappealing gear bag from the department store.) Last year though we stocked up on camera bags that are as cool as they are protective. Here are some of them.
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.
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!