Brixton would be nothing without the Phoenix Cafe. All are welcome here and everyone is greeted with a smile. Hot cup of tea, no sugar please, toast and marg, bacon well done, avocado, egg and bubble, hp sauce! That’s all you need to know.
I was completely stoked when I got the chance to test the Petzval Lens for Lomography and the German photography magazine Kwerfeldein. I was afraid that I would end up wanting one for myself, and that's exactly what happened.
Throwing chemicals, fire, and scratching emulsion are just a few ways of experimenting with film. But there's another process that completely destroys it (or, if you're lucky, creates something amazing), that is as spastic as a drunken man staggering his way home after a night at the pub - literally.
And it all comes down to darkness.