Want a different sort of night out? Try bowling at Bloomsbury Lanes!
Bloomsbury Lanes is a bowling alley in the basement of the Tavistock Hotel. It has a vintage feel conjuring up images of 1950s America – you almost expect to see girls in poodle skirts walking about! Apparently they have the only vintage above lane ball return outside the States. It costs £39 to book one lane for an hour.
But if bowling isn’t your thing – don’t worry! They also have a bar, karaoke rooms and a dance floor. The music varies – I have been there several times and each time it was different – sometimes it is live music, others DJs.
Keeping with their vintage feel, the Vintage Fair takes place there on the first Sunday of the month (£1 entry). Last Sunday, I spent several hours there and wanted to buy almost everything in sight! They even had people doing vintage makeup and recreating vintage hairstyles. Although it is on from 12pm-5pm only so I recommend getting there early! In the space of time it took to have some tea and cake – two items my friend was debating buying were snapped up.
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
Ever since she started working late hours Tammy had inevitably acquired the habit of staying up into the wee hours of the night, doing nothing but catch up on her favorite websites, eat, and watch television. When nothing good’s on TV or in the Internet, however, she liked to hang out at her room’s balcony, sneakily smoking a cigarette or two while musing about all sorts of things.
Winter is upon us! Want to make the most out of your Lomo'Instant camera this Christmas? Here are five fabulous tricks to try during the holidays that would add a touch of character to your gifts and decorations.
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
If you'd be shooting in low light, at night, or in any other situation that would require a high speed film for best results, why don't you try the Lomography Color Negative 800 for 35mm cameras? Allow five of our community members to convince you with their respective reviews in this installment of Reviews on Rewind.
It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.