If you want to experience one of London’s most vibrant and ethnically diverse areas jump onto the Victoria line, head to Brixton and rock down to Electric Avenue.
Many Londoners would give Brixton a wide berth. A series riots, shootings and stabbings in recent years as well as a bombing in 1999 have overshadowed Brixton’s charms. Despite the unrest Brixton offers visitor’s a chance to see a side of London not seen by the majority of tourists who come to the city.
During the day the streets are filled with market stalls and shoppers. Residence are overwhelmingly of Afro-Caribbean decent but you can spot people of all ethnicities in Brixton’s streets. Electric Avenue, which gave it’s name to Eddie Grant’s 1982 song, is the hub of Brixton’s shopping.
In the evening Brixton takes on a sinister atmosphere; it certainly feels less safe than during the daytime. However, there are a number of night spots that draw the crowds after dark. The most famous of these is the Brixton Academy which has hosted shows by The Sex Pistols, Arcade Fire, Eric Clapton and Madonna to name a few.
Lomographers visiting the area will be treated to a wide range of photo opportunities from people who are happy to have their photo taken to grand buildings constructed in Brixton’s more prosperous days.
If you are a true photography fan you would have heard of Vivian Maier, a mysterious nanny who took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered by chance decades later. "Finding Vivian Maier," the film which documents that discovery and pieces together Vivian's story, opens in UK cinemas this Friday. We are offering one lucky person a pair of tickets to see it at the Curzon Victoria in London on July 24th. Grab your chance to win tickets after the jump.
The submissions are in and it's been tough narrowing them down to three winners. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos for the Candy Kittens Rumble. Read on to find out if you are one of the lucky ones!
Horst P. Horst was a fashion photographer who became famous for his striking use of composition and lighting. His photographs depict sheer and timeless beauty. The Victoria and Albert Museum is celebrating Horst's work with a retrospective exhibition of photographs from his prolific career. Lomography has teamed up with the V&A to give YOU the chance to win amazing prizes including tickets to see the exhibition, a book of his photographs and a Diana F+ Colette. Read on to find out more.
Unless you've been living under a rock all summer, you will have heard of UK fashion label Lazy Oaf. Based in East London, Lazy Oaf was established in 2001 by illustrator Gemma Shiel, beginning life as a line of screen printed t-shirts. We LOVE the Lazy Oaf designs and are giving you the chance to win some super cute Lazy Oaf Items!
The brazilian summer inspired camera is now at 20% off! You can now celebrate life in full color and treasure every culture in a snap! This summer is no exception; make sure you’re prepared to capture all the sporty action with the Fisheye No.2 Brazilian Summer Camera!
The sun is shining and we are in the mood for some fun! If you're planning a trip to London this coming month, then why not book yourself for one of our special market workshops? We'll be heading off to Brick Lane, Portobello Rd and the Columbia Flower Market to shoot all the sights on film. If you’re visiting London and staying in a hostel, just present proof of your booking and get to join a workshop for free! Book your space now.
Cyanotype prints are a fun and easy way to dive into the world of printing images. We’ll supply the chemicals and the step by step how to, you’ll just need to come with objects and negatives that you want to experiment with!