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 time, when the Cold War began, the West was on the mission to inhibit all influences and culture from the Eastern Bloc. Years after, we finally get to see what it was like at the other side through youth culture.
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.
Her photographic journey started when her father gave her a 35mm camera. She has been reading books about polar explorations from an early age and recently she had the opportunity to experience Norway first hand.
If Paris or any other Western city is the most traveled place as a tourist destination today, the photographers and travellers of the19th century were dreaming and begging to be taken to Cairo,, Egypt. This was the earliest record of travel photography.
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.