Want to see a classic American landmark in Seattle? It’s time that you take your car and drive to Georgetown. Rumor has it that even Elvis drove by the Hat’n’Boots in his Cadillac.
I would definitely call it Seattle’s best kept secret. The giant hat and cowboy boots are located in Seattle (south) at Oxbow Park in the Georgetown neighborhood. They are a recent addition to the park (they were moved there in December 2003). The boots used to be restrooms for the Texaco gas station in the 1950s (blue for the girls, black for the guys). And the red (although it’s more orange now) cowboy hat served as the office for the gas station. Lewis Nasmyth made the design for the Texaco gas station. Rumor has it that Elvis went to the Texaco Gas station in his Cadillac while filming “It Happened at the World’s Fair” in 1963.
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!
There are so many exciting things you can do with the Lomo’instant Automat Glass, it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve been giving this lovable camera the full test drive so that you can experience its full potential in an instant! Today Vivien Kongolo gives us some tips on shooting portraits.
Traveling by van across the United States for much of his adult life has left Danny Dempsey with a lot of visual experiences-- something that has proved overwhelming in the past. Through a practice of photography, he's learned to tune his vision and see each moment as it occurs.
Since its independence in 1810, Argentina became one of the most powerful economic systems as its remarkably strong middle class makes it stand out among its neighbors, but it was also a crucial period when its culture flourished through art and photography in different movements and eras.
These vintage images are some fascinating, trivial ones that just explore one of the experiments of inventor Alexander Graham Bell in his collaboration with Lawrence Hargrave. To put simply, an experiment on building a kite sturdy enough to carry both man and machine.
UK based photographer John Brewer specialises in historic photographic processes, particularly wetplate collodion and cyanotype. We lent him a Daguerreotype Achromat lens which he attached to a bellows camera to take some wetplate shots with.
Mondays are a bummer. Don't fret though, you're not alone in this. Everyone's feeling pretty lethargic on the first day of the weekday. Here's a Monday Moodboard in which everyone's in the mood for exactly what you're doing now.
LomoAmigo and music photographer Sophia Ragomo chats with us about her inspirations, working with bands, and her experience with the Lomo'Instant Square. She's always getting Instant photos signed in amazing ways, and the Instant Square is no exception!