The Grand Hotel overlooks Scarborough’s South Sea and is built around an interesting concept; it is one of Scarborough’s most recognizable landmarks and is a brilliant example of Victorian architecture.
The Grand Hotel was designed by architect Cuthbert Brodrick, (who also designed Leeds Town Hall and Corn Exchange) and was built between 1862-1867 and was one of the first and largest purpose built hotels in Europe.
The design was based on the concept of time with four towers to represent the four sessions, twelve floors to represent the twelve seasons, fifty-two chimneys to represent the weeks, and 365 bedrooms for each day of the year.
The hotel was also built in the shape of a ‘V’ in honour of Queen Victoria and is a key example in Victorian Architecture. Although the hotel does not offer the same grandeur as when it was built, it is still a remarkable building on Scarborough’s seafront.
"Is it acceptable to photograph the homeless?" is one of the most hotly-debated topics when it comes to street photography. There are two opposing sides to this: those who believe it is, and those who don't. For those who do, capturing such photographs is mere documentation of the world around us. For those who don't, doing so is a form of exploitation.
Stephen Dowling is no stranger to the LC-A 120 camera; he has brought it on trips to Brighton, Malta and most recently, on a holiday in Istanbul. In this feature, Stephen talks about his experience shooting with this medium format camera around the markets and mosques of one of Turkey's most colourful and vibrant cities.
The most challenging thing for the creative mind is to materialize ideas. But Isidro Blasco has mastered the art of turning an ambitious concept to a sight worth beholding in "Planets," a series of city sculptures made out of photographs.
What's it like to take a stroll around beautiful Vienna? To capture everything from intimate street scenes to grand architectural views? Well then, here's a sneak peek, brought to you by the world's most creative wide instant camera - the Lomo'Instant Wide!
One of the proud achievements of North Korea is the Metro system in the capital of Pyongyang. It might be one of the most unusual MRT's of the world and you probably never would have guessed where the trains are coming from! It is an awkward tale about the twists and turns of the cold war.
Brazil is an awesome country for traveling. There's so much to explore, each place very different from one another. It will definitely take a stretch of trips just to get to know this this South American pearl. I finished my copa tour last year in Marajó, the island of bulls—it just might be an eternal highlight for me.
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
Stu Chapman is the founder of Indisposable Concept, a project to encourage people around the world to share what's indispensable about film. What rocks his world as an ambassador of the analogue lifestyle? We asked him to show us with a Konstruktor F.
An experimental streak is the fuel of borderless, intriguing and rebellious art. It's what Lomography toasts to in photography and beyond. In 2015, we had a grand time talking to artists who expand our notions of creativity.
Burkina Faso is a country that has three different climatic areas. It's mostly a land of the Sahel, very dry but with some vegetation and a short rainy season. The very south of the country is already in the tropical zone but the north still belongs to the Sahara desert. I had the opportunity to visit this area and witness a magical moment: a sunrise in the desert.
This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.