The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables opened in 1926. It’s rich history saw it as the premier destination for heads of state and celebrities during the Jazz era and a hospital during WWII.
The Biltmore Hotel was finished in 1926 and quickly became a vacation spot for the famous and powerful. As their website says, “The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby were frequent guests. In fact, everyone who was anyone – from politicians like President Franklin D. Roosevelt to notorious gangsters like Al Capone – stayed at the Biltmore.” The swimming pool, the largest in the continental US, once hosted Johnny Weissmuller as a swimming instructor.
During WWII, the hotel was converted into an army hospital and stayed that way until 1968. In 1983, it was renovated and reopened.
The hotel has been long rumored to be haunted, particularly the 13th floor where gangster Thomas “Fatty” Walsh was murdered in 1929.
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
Paris -- the City of Light, the home of the enlightened in arts & science. History is kind to this richly-cultured city, continuously remains as a top destination for travelers. However, resident French photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer paints his hometown in a different light -- literally.
The camera is a stoic eye, accused of objectifying everything it shoots. Russian photographer Nikolay Bakharev's easily misinterpreted erotic and nude photographs during the Soviet era reveal intention and psychological truths about the photographic subject.
What better way to celebrate pride than to absorb yourself in its history, come along to the Soho store, learn about and document sites of Carnaby's rich queer history using the Diana F+, We will also be exploring the colourful possibility of the Sprocket Rocket on a workshop using our punchy x-pro.
Paris is considered the birthplace of photography, and arguably the place where street photography was developed. But it flourished as a genre only in the post-war era through the Humanist photography movement. Here are photographer Sabine Weiss' street images.
Yesterday was Mother's Day. In case you missed celebrating it, here's a Monday Moodboard to give some love to some of the most important women in our lives. As to all mothers -- old, young, single, married, working or non-working -- cheers to you for being awesome and thanks for everything!
Rome is known for its rich history and culture that the world is fondly familiar with; however, there is a side of the Roman capital yet to be seen. Roman goddess Venus graces Rome with love and affection by musing the Hungarian photographer Milán Rácmolnár to paint the city in old rose.
Brighten up anybody's day with the quirky color combo and all around creative potential of the new Lomo'Instant Murano! This vibrant new member of the Lomo'Instant family is available on it's own or with lenses!
As a child of nature, Grace Finnie (@gracefinnie) never heads out without a camera in tow. In this interview, our community newcomer from United Kingdom talks about her passion for the outdoors and photographing all its beauty on film.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares some of the images taken with a Lomo’Instant Wide during a recent road trip.
We asked you to submit your best "Colour Celebration" photos to be in with the chance of winning some Magnum Photos 70th anniversary merchandise and a Lomo'Instant Lake Tahoe. Read on the see who we picked as the final three winners in this colourful competition!
People love competitions and Lomographers are no different. But more than a search for standout photographs, the TEN AND ONE Annual Competition celebrated the community's shared love for photography and its power to create enduring stories. This list by no means set a conclusive standard on what makes an image good or not. But nonetheless, we're proud to introduce the photographs that took the top spot in the Human Stories category.
People love competitions and Lomographers are no different. But more than a search for standout photographs, the TEN AND ONE Annual Competition celebrated the community's shared love for photography and its power to create enduring stories. This list by no means set a conclusive standard on what makes an image good or not. But nonetheless, we're proud to introduce the photographs that took the top spot in the Adrenaline Junkies category.