Just meters away from Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Observatory and Camera Obscura is one of Bristol’s most overlooked architectural icons and certainly worth a visit if you’re in the area!
Set 92 meters above the Clifton Down gorge, the Observatory was designed and built in the 18th century to be used as a mill for the production of snuff tobacco. However, it met its end as a mill during a storm in October 1777 when the sails were left up causing a fire to break out inside.
The mill remained empty for over half a century after the fire until it was rented to local artist “William West”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_West_(artist), who extended the windmill to create a new observatory, building a large dome to house a rotating telescope. He filled the observatory with a collection of maps, globes and optical instruments and even paid for a tunnel to be constructed, digging from the top of the cliff to the gorge below!
The camera obscura itself projects a panoramic view of the surrounding area onto a white surface inside a darkened room. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a photo of this! A box on top of the building contains a convex lens and sloping mirror. The light is then reflected vertically downward onto the table, giving an image of the surroundings. Perfect insight to the world of analogue photography!
Your favorite Wes Anderson films would not look as tasty and in vogue if not for the colorist. Often one of the most overlooked roles in filmmaking, the colorist is the harmony-maker of all elements through chromatic organization.
American photographer Ansel Adams remains one of the most renowned photographers today, and his photographs of American landscape and wilderness are iconic.. But there is more to Adams as a photographer. Turning away from mountain ranges, he also documented the WWII Manzanar relocation.
The great thing about being a photographer is that there's always a way to emulate styles and elements. if you're just as resourceful as the guys from the Cooperative of Photography, you'll find this video tipster helpful, applicable to all sorts of photography.
It's one Monday nightmare away 'til we can say hello to our friends from the other realm. Tomorrow will be Hallow's Eve, and everything is not what they seem. No matter if you're not from a wizarding school or if your pet cat can't talk. You can be as witchy and magical with this Monday Moodboard.
Just like the human body, the camera experiences extreme changes during the snow. For one, the power-levels are weaker, and then there's condensation being one of the camera's winter illnesses. Here are a few reminders from us for your analogue endeavors.
Throughout the year it's easy to get distracted away from what really matters: friends and family. Remember the most important people in your life this holiday season for a one-off chance to win a special Lomography Hamper, which includes the iconic Lomo LC-A+!
It's just a few nights of sleep away for Halloween, yet Monday continues to drag. This week's no special, but if you're at your wit's end and can't wait for the month-ender celebrations of extravagant horror and garb, start the madness with a zany hat to top it off now.
Daniel Alea is a Spain based photographer who sees photography as a way of expressing and getting to know himself. Apart from being a great editorial and portrait photographer, he is one of the founders of the magazine Unusual Journey. Meet our new TEN AND ONE AWARDS judge!
What makes Game of Thrones one of the most popular shows (if not the most) to date is its beautiful writing. However, let's give credit to the aesthetics, too. The show's pretty consistent and thematic on showing the colors of "ice and fire", a subtle hint of its visual storytelling.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is photo essay editor at BuzzFeed News and part of our TEN AND ONE AWARD judges. His poetic way of talking about photography in this interview not only proves his passion for the medium but most likely makes you want to grab your camera right away and snap your submissions.
Santa Nastro is the editor in chief of Artribune, an Italian magazine which talks about every art form, from theatre to architecture. She works in the field of contemporary arts for 15 years and she has also a background in experimental photography. Meet our new TEN AND ONE AWARDS judge!
One of the most important and most talked about photographic equipment today is the camera lens. There's a variety of it. But have you ever tried going lens-less, the way photography was before? The good old days of pinhole photography.