The Lloyd’s Building is a very unusual and striking piece of architecture in the City of London.
The Lloyd’s Building is the home of the famous “Lloyd’s of London”. They’re best known for insuring almost anything. One of their most notable claims was against the sinking of the Titanic.
The building was designed by architect Richard Rodgers and completed construction in 1986. The most obvious feature of the design is that it appears to have been built inside out! The exterior of the building is covered by pipes, conduits, lifts, and staircases. The idea was that this design allowed for a more uncluttered space on the interior. To me, the building appears as if it’s straight out of some science fiction movie. In fact, this building has been featured in numerous TV shows and films.
Unfortunately, you can’t go inside the building unless you have business there. The good news is that, once a year, Lloyd’s usually participates in the “Open House London” weekend where visitors will get the rare opportunity to explore the amazing interior of the building. In the meantime, the exterior makes for a truly unique architectural photo shoot.
Lumiere London is a brand new light festival celebrating some of the most iconic streets and buildings in various locations around the city. It runs from January 14th - 16th and is free to attend. There will be installations, videos, interactive pieces and projections, all coming to life at night.
To build an entire reality out of pieces and fragments which used to belong to another world is a new mode of art in expressing and creating. Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck fuses random elements of old and new images and techniques to compose a middle earth of the then and now.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
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Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
East London is the perfect place to spot some interesting and colourful graffiti. Lomography Gallery Store Soho recently ran an LC-A+ workshop where we documented some of the best urban street art in the city!
Virginia City is a state-maintained historic site in the western part of the United States. In the 1860s, mining drew in investors and businessmen to the area. They built saloons, inns and a variety of stores in Gothic and Greek Revival styles. Many of these buildings have been preserved in vivid detail. Western fonts welcome tourists, and some modern-day merchants even operate within these photogenic, pilaster-lined shops.
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
It is the marvel of Java, the cultural center of Indonesia: Yogyakarta, or, as we assimilated locals call it, Jogja! Jogja is full of historic sites and exudes a very adventurous yet welcoming spirit. It is a true multireligious melting pot that has seen kings and sultans come and go, and religions introduced and either went or stayed. Time has been gentle on Jogja. It's one of my most favorite cities in Asia.