One of my favourite monuments in London is The Monument. It’s a monument to the Great Fire of London, it’s a tower that you go inside and walk up the 311 steps to the viewing platform at the top, then enjoy the fab views.
The Monument was built in 1671 to commemorate the Great Fire of London (1666) and celebrate the rebuilding of the city. The tower is 202 feet high, exactly the same distance between the tower/monument and the location in Pudding Lane where the fire began. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and his friend Dr Robert Hooke, the design is a Doric Column containing a spiral staircase of stone steps.
A small fee to enter is well worth the cost when you see the views from the top and learn a little about the historic site. You get a certificate on the way out to prove you survived the 311 steps.
Views of St Pauls, the London Eye, Lloyds building and more.
Address: The Monument, Monument Street, off Fish Street Hill, City of London.
Nearest Tube: Monument
October is one of our favourite months of the year because of Halloween! This mean lots of sweet treats and a great excuse to dress up as a zombie. It's also a great excuse to host some more fabulous Lomography workshops!
We recently teamed up with Blurb by running a super LC-A+ LomoWalk around the streets of London. We then sent everyone's images off to Blurb and they made a fantastic book about the walk, which was distributed to each participant.
This article is dedicated to Bruce Davidson, one of the most important American documentary photographers and a leading figure of the Magnum agency. Recalling his photos of the Worcester Fire Department in 1999, I'll show you my coverage of Como Fire Department's public demonstration, an annual event commemorating St. Barbara.
The New York Public Library has stood the test of time as one of the major centers of culture to become a monument itself. Here's a video of collected images telling the story of the NYPL since its existence.
Thanks to the overwhelming support from our KickStarter backers, the Lomo'Instant Automat KS project was an outstanding success! For the fashionably late, we're happy to let you know that the Lomo'Instant Automat is now available for pre-order in the shop! Preorder now and get all a strap, splitzer, & extra color gels for FREE! Get it for Christmas!
Sip from a cup at a nearby cafe, try the sweet pastries and walk through the romantic streets of Paris with Morgane's photographs of her beautiful city. And as you enjoy the view, hear what this local has to say about her accomplice in taking such lovely photos.
With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
No need to leave the comforts of your homes to enjoy a magnificent view. From sleek architectural lines to foggy rural scenes, this month's roundup of stunning lomographs got you covered. Did any of your favorite images made it to our list?
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
An old-school movie theatre and a smartphone walk into a bar... It may sound like the start of a cheesy joke your crazy uncle tells you over and over again, but to Luckies of London, it sounded like a chance to merge their love of analogue with modern technology! We sat down with Xavier Unwin, the Creative Director at Luckies of London, to talk about their fantastic Smartphone Projector 2.0.
Creating a movie, no matter how short it is, requires an extra effort. For it to be coherent, one must stay focused throughout the entire process - from planning the story, shooting the scenes, to editing the clips. We'd like to commend these lomographers for taking an extra step to keep the spirit of analog movie making alive!
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.