Every Lomographer who has an eye for modernist architecture or unusual and futuristic settings should stop by the Brunswick.
The Brunswick is a residential and shopping centre in London. The grade II listed complex was designed by Patrick Hodgkinson in the 1960s. With its huge and massive concrete forms, it falls into the category of New Brutalist Architecture – it seems like people either love it or hate it.
Brunswick Centre initially suffered from a variety of changes of plans and lack of money, until it finally underwent a major facelift in the early 2000s.
The structure is almost U-shaped, forming a courtyard in the middle that forms the actual mall. The flats (more than 400) pile up on top of the shops like terraces, giving the centre it’s distinct appearance. It’s a great location for photo shoots, so great in fact that it has already appeared in films (“The Passenger”, 1975) and music videos (Mansun’s Wide Open Space).
It’s right opposite of Russel Square tube station, you can’t miss it.
It is general knowledge that history—ruled and written by austere patriarchy—has not been so kind to women. Photography is one of the rare exceptions; womankind has set its pervading presence and participation in photography since the birth of the camera in the 1800's. Lomography traces the role of women in photography with a special, comprehensive summary for International Women's Day.
Lomographer Simone Savo has a history of whipping tasty liquids into film soup recipes. This time he went for an ingredient that helps cocktails gain complex flavors, the bitter. Read on for the recipe and aged results.
Futuristic electronic duo Prince Rama reached out for a chance to test the Fisheye. Based on their energy and music, which involves elements of performance art, dance-club initiation rite, and vintage VH-1 hair-metal-bravado, we couldn't resist. We were not disappointed by what they came up with!
Editing pictures with image manipulation software or a mobile app is not unheard of. An alienation of photos by needle and thread, on the other hand, is an intricate process. Los Angeles-based artist and photographer Diane Meyer has gained instant fame for her embroidered analog photos. In this interview, she talks about adding a new dimension to pictures as well as her source of inspiration and other projects.
"Finding Katherine April" is an ongoing photographic installation project by Katherine April, which has her dispersing prints of her self-portraits across Cambridge City Center. With a couple of months already passing since the launch, Lomography speaks with the Cambridge and London-based visual artist and writer about the idea behind her project, as well as the public reception and her personal reflections towards it.
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
We love a striking photo as much as the next person, but a unique point of view makes us head straight to a feature. Who should the world know more about? Who has rocked our perception of beauty, sexuality and creativity? These questions populate our notepads, and our list of photographers is quite long. For International Women's Day 2016, we whittle the directory down to our current favorites, photographers who resist labels (even the ones we give them) and dare the world to see what they see.
2015 has been another amazing year for Lomography and we wouldn’t have done it without your continuous love and support. Allow us to return the favor, our dear lomographer, by making your Christmas wish come true!
New York is an infinitely photographable city in spite—or because—of its innate chaos. And even when the medium is film, praised nowadays for the virtue of slowness, the photographer must keep up with the city’s pace. Ricardo Lozano, 35mm photographer and Lomography community member, managed to do it for the series OK Commuter, now a book by A Love Token Press.
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!