Bar Italia is a really cool little cafe in Soho with a vintage Italian feel…this is provably due to the fact that it was opened in the 40s by Italian immigrants, and has been in the same family ever since. I went on a very busy day – all the busier as it was gorgeously sunny and there were many people at their outside tables enjoying the nice weather. I like little places like Bar Italia – they definitely have a nice feel to them – not the cookie-cutter sterility of a chain cafe. I think that it is a great place to sit and enjoy vibrant Soho. Another cool thing is that in that same building, albeit in 1926 – slightly before Bar Italia’s time, was the first public demonstration of television in what was then John Logie Baird’s laboratory.
Joel Byron is a long-time fan of Lomography and uses analog methods in his work at his video and film production agency BigPlus. Back in 2010 he painstakingly put together the Lomography Caterpillar Matrix video which had over 60,000 hits! We lent Joel a Petzval lens and asked him to capture some video footage of London. The results were pretty stunning.
Lomographer Carina, or landei in the community, regards the Sprocket Rocket as a "versatile plastic camera." For her, it doesn't only take great travel snapshots but makes an interesting conversation starter as well. In this interview, Carina expounds more on what makes the Sprocket Rocket her go-to camera.