Plaza de Armas is the central public square in Querétaro. Having a central public square, or squares (as in the case of Querétaro) is perhaps, the defining feature of Spanish colonial urban design. Any and every city, town, village will have its central squares. During colonial times, these were where most businesses happened, both public and private. This isn’t true anymore, of course, but the public squares still hold the best and worst of civic life in the cities and towns of Mexico.
The great landed families once had their mansions on the square. Today, these mansions are now hotels, restaurants, government agencies, etc. – there are no great landed families left. There are great business and political families. They have their mansions in the suburbs, just like in the States. This leaves the Plaza de Armas open for us lowlifes.
Plaza de Armas is one of Mexico’s important historical sites. It was the scene of the conspiracy to overthrow the Spanish in 1810, which grew into the revolution of independence years later. Schoolkids and their teachers are permanent visitors here, to give the kids some background in the nation’s history.
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
Since "Breathless", French filmmaker and father of the French New Wave era have left icon after icon all over the culture of cinema. To reflect the era of the 60's, he used bold, contrasting colors consistently all throughout his filmography.
Ansel Adams' western American landscapes will always be the iconic photographic representation of early America, hence so many other photographers he influenced gave their own visual attempts of canyons and valleys in the West Coast. Here we have a rare, early preview of 19th century East America.
Sometimes it's not the street photographer who finds the signs and symbols during a street grind; sometimes, it's the city who finds you, and it's calling out, beckoning to be photographed through the subtlest of words. Let the Lomo'Instant Square guide your fingers to the written words.
Think it's difficult to use color infrared film? Think again! Michael Raso of the Film Photography Project tells us how he hacked our Simple Use Camera and made it simply perfect for the usage of color infrared film!
Recognized as one of the most eminent British photographers part of the "Thatcher Years", Brian Griffin was known for his music photography that iconized in pop music history. Visuals from album covers, single sleeves, posters and such
Contemporary photographer Gregory Crewdson is known for his dramatic and cinematic approach in photography, featuring often surrealistic, disturbing events set like tableaux using familiar techniques in filmmaking,
Happy 25th anniversary, Lomography! What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a quick chat with our most iconic members! This time, we visit Lawrence Chiam aka Lawypop for a trip down memory lane.
BOUND by Hillywood has moved because of leasing problems. But now, the new neighborhood in Prince Edward brings more cultural shocks to the bar. Read more about the concept behind BOUND by Hillywood by Charlie and friends, and enjoy the shots of work taken with the latest Lomo'Instant Square!