Tardebigge Locks, also known as the Tardebigge Flight is the longest flight of locks in the UK.
There are 30 narrow boat locks spread over two-and-a-quarter miles of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.
The Tardebigge Flight is a very popular section of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal and is a beautiful location to visit on both a warm summer’s day and when covered in snow. The canal banks are often home to a number of anglers as the Tardebigge Angling Club meet at the nearby reservoir and the canal is popular with cyclists and dog walkers.
My sister lives at Tylers Lock which is the old engine pump house standing near lock 57 so I often take a walk down the canal to the local pub. At Tardebigge Top Lock there is a plaque to commemorate the 1946 founding of the Inland Waterways Association.Tom Rolt and Robert Aickman hatched their initial plans here on Cressy, Rolt’s narrowboat.
Tardebigge Locks is a great place to take a walk, cycle or go jogging. It’s maybe not so great if you are in a narrow boat as I’ve seen it take people all day to get through the locks which raise the waterway around 220 feet! A personal challenge for a sunny day perhaps?
Spring is here and we have a super line up of workshops and events for March. We will also be at The Photography Show in Birmingham to showcase our range of Art Lenses and Instant cameras and run Lomo’instant Wide workshops at the venue. There will also be a new exhibition in store from the very talented Andrej Russkovskij.
The Pfaueninsel ("Peacock Island"), also known as "Pearl in the Havel sea," is a world cultural heritage and popular destination for Berliners. Loose peacocks, water buffalos and the magical character of the island were also a reason for me to go and spend one Sunday afternoon there, with my LC-A+ and the LomoChrome Purple film.
Italy's Michele, also known in the community as emmesalvezza, works as a filmmaker and a photographer. He wholeheartedly embraces the inherent quirks of shooting in film and considers light leaks, visible grains, and other "defects" as the "most interesting part of a shot" that need not to be corrected.
Lomography has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to give you the chance to win tickets to see “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century,” the first retrospective of this highly influential photographer in over 30 years. You can also win a Henry Carroll Book and a Lomo’instant Wide.
Julija Svetlova, also known as "neja" on the Lomography circuit, is a London-based film photographer. She has run workshops for The Photographers Gallery and The University of the Arts and continues to produce beautiful imagery using various film cameras and techniques.
Located in the Zhejiang province, Hangzhou is known as one of the most beautiful cities in China. I went there following my aunt’s advice. She studied calligraphy in Hangzhou Arts University (杭州美术大学) and told me, "When I sat by the lake, I just understood Chinese painters. They painted what they see, not less."
The touristic appeal of Japan lies not only in its castles and flower storms, but also in the mix of unique practices and Occidental influences. The duality is evident in Tokyo and even in Osaka, which has gained more visitors over the years. A port city, Osaka has retained its 'merchant' status with a battery of retail shops amid an area of cultural interest.
Aside from being an immensely talented lomographer, what makes him a perfect LomoGuru is his burning desire to share his knowledge. The city where he lives is full of people who are interested in analog photography, but the lack of easy access to film and equipment poses a challenge for them to pursue their passion. To keep them motivated, Hugo organizes workshops and tours on different film photography techniques and DIY tricks. Let's give a loud round of applause to Hugo Pereira, better known in the community as zulupt, our LomoGuru from Marinha Grande, Portugal!
Lomography Gallery Store Soho is based in The Newburgh Quarter, a collection of streets tucked away to the side of Carnaby St, London. In this new series we interview the people who make this area so diverse and unique. Today we meet Robert Bagshaw, Keyholder for Fred Perry.
His work has the anachronistic charm of hand-tinted photographs and the trippy flavor of rock. Sometimes too his portraits of Lana Del Rey, Kevin Parker and Jim James cross over to the territory of graphic design and pop art, skewing definitions of what a picture is. Neither are his views on photography straitlaced, as this exciting interview with Lomography proves.