In the late 20th century, there were unique mobiles that roamed around America with noble pursuits.
The bookmobile was believed to have first appeared in Warrington, England in the 1850's. It was a horse-drawn cart that lent 12,000 books for its first year. The cart was later adopted by Americans in mid-20th century. Because remote and provincial areas have restricted collections (or lack of libraries), these bookmobiles traveled to the farthest of places to allow the people there to read all sorts of books that trended in cities.
There are still bookmobiles being operated today, courtesy of libraries, students, schools, activists, bibliophiles and other organizations -- although there are now a few of them due to the high costs, advanced technology and impracticality. Here are some of them in the past years and decades.
Once upon a day in Dutch thrift store, a photographer that went by the name of Martijn van Oers purchased a folding camera from the early 20th century. Little did he know, tucked inside was an exposed, undeveloped film.
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This is the perfect time to stock up on film, get out your cameras or book yourself onto one of our fab workshops. This month you can choose from our Meet The Artist evening with or Charlie Phillips & our LC-A+ Street Session!
The Floating Piers was a years-long installation that once graced Iseo Lake in Italy. As dismantling of the site-specific installation commences, photographer Mara Palena recalls her visit to the Piers and discuss some of her inklings on traveling and photography.
We are officially half way through the year and summer is in full swing! This is the perfect time to stock up on film, get out your cameras or book yourself onto one of our fab workshops. This month you can choose from an LC-A+ walk or two LomoChrome Purple workshops!
For the beginner, encountering film photography can be intimidating, as it often requires much thought than in digital photography. But when you do get to learn the ropes, it becomes part of the habit, and there's definitely a payoff in shooting analogue.
Once upon a time, Vancouver was an unknown port town, its downtown and east side streets ending at the waterfront, filled with commercial fish docks, cargo terminals, bars and cafes for waterfront workers and sailors. Flashback to a bygone point of this city's history.
The '90s was a memorable, incredible decade. Apart from the founding of Lomography and the community, there were other fads and pop culture icons that made noise, forever etching in the minds of many. And before Harry Potter as the Boy Who Lived, we had Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
For most New Yorkers there are exactly two places of hell on earth: Penn Station and Times Square. However, as a photographer, Vincent Pflieger discovered the beauty in the latter and captured a peek behind the curtain of the everyday show, called Times Square.
We all like to think of what the world will look like when it meets its inevitable end. However, it is human nature to hope that when the time comes, there'll still be a future. Plenty of times did cinema try their hands on imagining a post-apocalyptic future.
A heartache inspired teacher, travel writer, and photographer Andrew Rhodes to drop everything and wander around Europe, taking with him only a backpack -- there wasn't room for much else besides film! Learn how that journey lead Rhodes to create this body of work that's bursting with life.