Buddhist temple claiming to house a fragment of the Buddha’s tooth.
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fazhao. It was registered by the Registrar of Societies in 20th February 2003, and as a charity under the Charities Act in 8th January 2004.
The temple is dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means ‘The Compassionate One’, and also called ‘The Future Buddha’. There is a 15-foot tall statue of the Maitreya Buddha on the ground floor, in the main prayer hall. The tooth relic after which the temple is named after is housed on the fourth floor of the five-storey complex and can only be viewed at certain times of the day.
The roof has a beautiful, ornate Vairocana Buddha Prayer Wheel in the Ten Thousand Buddhas Pagoda, which is itself surrounded by an orchid garden – the national flower of Singapore. In all, the complex cost $59 million to build. All of it was raised by donations from well-wishers.
To build an entire reality out of pieces and fragments which used to belong to another world is a new mode of art in expressing and creating. Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck fuses random elements of old and new images and techniques to compose a middle earth of the then and now.
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Like a cluster of cherry blossoms, the temples in Kyoto can stop visitors in their tracks. These people assume the pose of a statue, a camera dangling from their neck and hands. On a first visit especially, the impulse to photograph every angle is constant. The Kinkaku-ji Temple and the torii-lined Fushimi Inari-Taisha are always packed; one would think the tourists would hurry along. But really, many are busy taking snatches of Kyoto with them.
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.
Inspired by summertime in bloom, the new Lomo’Instant Kyoto Edition is the latest addition to our creative instant photography line-up! With its intricate floral and peach design, this special edition camera is reminiscent of beautiful summer sunsets in Kyoto, a city adored for its picturesque shrines, temples and nature scenery.
Vickey Ford grew up with a variety of crooners and musicians influencing her through the radio or from the streets. From the time she was born to this very day, her house has never run out of songs to play.
After recently announcing the release of a new double album called “New Guitar/New House,” Tom Williams and photographer Jake Cunningham revisit using a Lomography Konstruktor to shoot the vinyl gatefold image for the band's previous album, “Easy Fantastic.”
Heads up, Metro Manila-based Lomographers! A film photography workshop to be conducted by Meerly, former general manager of Lomography Singapore, featuring the Diana F+ will be held this month at Common Room in Quezon City, Philippines.
Rooms contain what the owner values or has come to hate (tucked in boxes, of course). Colors reveal mood swings. Gardens follow the season’s orders. A house keeps up with ever-changing whims and styles—one of the things that make it a home. Here’s something to inspire your next spruce-up.
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.
An indie band from Singapore, Take Two, released a music video for their song 'In Your Arms' earlier this year. The video was shot and produced by SNAP productions with the Pixelstick to create stunning light-painting effects. Read on to know more about the production of the video and what the people at SNAP Productions think about the Pixelstick!