I absolutely love living in Leeds and one of my favorite buildings in the city is Leeds Town Hall and I particularly enjoy exploring the area around the Town Hall as well. The Town Hall itself was built between 1853 and 1858 on Park Lane, which is now the Headrow towards the top end of the city. It is one of the biggest – and tallest town halls in England and was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick.
The exterior of the building is dramatic with huge columns, ornately decorated doors and two stone lion statues stand proudly at the entrance of the Town Hall. The interior also includes grand halls, painted ceilings, ornate columns and statues that complement the architecture and the grandeur of the building perfectly. The Town Hall is mostly used for civic duties, however there are sometimes concerts and shows in the Grand Hall and often exhibitions and open days when tourists can explore the hall and the basements.
The area surrounding the Town Hall is also grand, with amazing buildings that echo the architecture of the Town Hall and also provide a wonderful opportunity to explore the city with your cameras. The area reflects a period of rapid growth in the first half of the 19th century that Leeds went through and the details of the architecture are fascinating as well as insightful to the history of the city.
One of the biggest attractions in the "Be An Explorer" campaign is the 80-meter long LomoWall outdoors! It is designed and constructed by the team from Lomography’s headquarters. Each photo was installed one by one. Watch the behind the scenes of this massive LomoWall!
Artist Nathalie Daoust dives into unknown realms to explore questions around escapism. For her project “Tokyo Hotel Story” she was granted exclusive access to the Alpha-In, one of Tokyo’s biggest love hotels and spent several months photographing the dominatrixes who work there. In the following interview, she talks to Lomography about sexuality across cultures and the importance of darkroom experiments in her creative process.
On my birthday, I climbed the holiest mountain of Bali on a genuine pilgrimage. Walking towards Pura Besakih is also a tale about Balinese Hinduism, which is a singularity in Indonesia. So tighten your sarong around your hips and stick with me on this spiritual passage through the gates of heaven.
Introducing the shiniest, newest member of our Lomo'Instant Family, the Lomo'Instant Mumbai! Inspired by the golden Indian metropolis filled with striking architecture, busy bazaars and fantastic food, the Lomo’Instant Mumbai combines the beauty of shiny copper and light grey faux leather. Grab one now!
Lumiere London is a brand new light festival celebrating some of the most iconic streets and buildings in various locations around the city. It runs from January 14th - 16th and is free to attend. There will be installations, videos, interactive pieces and projections, all coming to life at night.
The young photographer friends set out to America’s West to reconnect with nature. It all began as an individual documentation of the world around them and organically formed into a collaborative project over the course of their trip. The result is a self-published art book that explores the relationship between nature and their bodies.
Last summer we were lucky to visit 4 cities in 3 different countries, just within a few days. This was reason enough to give my very first LomoChrome Turquoise a try. Afterwards I was astonished by the absolutely unexpected colors of the shots.
This colored island sitting within the Venetian Lagoon is an understated travel destination with astonishing distinction, setting itself apart from famous cities and travel spots around the world. The street portraits of Mirko Saviane now brings Burano to center stage for everyone to adore.
I recently found a roll of XR Redscale 50-200 film lying around in my drawer and decided to reignite my passion for embracing the weird and unexpected results that film can bring. I shot random doubles around the streets of Soho and was rather delighted with the results.
Vicuna is one of my best friends and wherever the wind takes him I will catch a paraglide to meet him. I did so, when he chased turtles in Polynesia and now, when he is digesting cheese in Switzerland. My prerogative was to hit a mountain on my birthday and so we did.
It is maybe the closest you will come to the North Pole: the polar region around Ny Ålesund. It is on 79° degrees north, where polar bears play polo and I was farthest from civilization. A tale about 50 shades of ice.
“Around the World in Analogue” is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, lomographer Claire Devos recalls her one-year adventure to Norway with nothing but a bag of clothes & an instant camera.
Lomographers around the world: submit your photographs to the 6th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (On Creativity That Is!) International Photography Competition, judged by New York City photographer Harvey Stein. The winners will be included in a gallery show, Best in Show earning $500!