Leicester Square is the location of most major film premieres in London.
London not only hosts the UK and European premieres of feature films, it also hosts the world premieres of Hollywood blockbusters! In fact, the most successful film in the world, Avatar, actually held it’s worldwide premiere at Leicester Square, before the red carpets were even rolled out in Hollywood.
Leicester Square has some distinct advantages over it’s Hollywood counterparts when it comes to film premieres. This includes some of the biggest and best cinemas in London, all in one place. It’s not unusual for one premiere to take over multiple cinemas. With the grassy square in the middle, there’s also plenty of space to create elaborate displays and set pieces to surround the red carpet.
Fans wait for hours, sometimes even days, to secure a prime location along the red carpet. This is their best opportunity to see a famous face in person and try for an autograph. If you want to be a part of the film premiere experience, you can search the Internet for upcoming premieres. They occur most frequently in the summer, as well as near the end of the year.
"The Way We Were" is said to be the first major monograph of veteran photographer Julian Wasser, who spent most of the '60s until the '80s photographing in Los Angeles, California. Get a glimpse of his work after the jump!
TIFF Bell Lightbox Store is located at Reitman Square on King Street West. The store has a large selection of books, DVDs, gifts, accessories and Lomography Cameras.
TIFF stands for Toronto International Film Festival and is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers.
The Zenit MF-1 is an authentic part of the Soviet intelligence arsenal. With a tiny body packed full of fantastic features, this subminiature camera is the choice for espionage missions. With only a handful being produced each year, nows your chance to grab hold of this fine piece of photographic equipment! Grab a piece of Soviet analogue history, this tiny camera was the choice for espionage back in the days! Exclusive shipment from Vienna, Austria
There’s something about New York that attracts people, something that makes both visitors from the most bucolic places and tourists from the most cosmopolitan of cities fall in love. Countless movies and television programs have been filmed in New York, and so many songs have been written in reminiscence of the place. It’s not just the Empire State Building, Times Square or Broadway; there’s something special about the streets and the people who walk on them that make spectators stop, look, and listen.
The Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens is traveling all around the world in the hands of the most talented photographers these days. It is now Alex Laurel's turn to try the powers of this lens. The French photographer and surfer who took the Petzval Lens for a walk on the Red Square in Moscow shows us his stunning portraits and talks about his experience with the lens.
The London Analogue Festival celebrates everything analogue, from music art, film and of course photography too! This year’s festival takes place at the OXO Tower in London from September 12 to 14. Lomography will be hosting a special Sprocket Rocket Workshop on Saturday, September 13. It’s completely free to attend but booking in advance is advised. Read on for details.
From today until January next year, the Philadelphia Museum of Art plays host to a major exhibit featuring the work of one of the most influential American modernist photographers. Details after the jump!
The Horizon Kompakt is a miracle in the shape of a 35mm camera. Just watching its multi-coated swing lens as it sweeps 120° degrees is a wonder to behold. With "Day" and "Night" shooting settings and battery free operation, it's also incredibly simple to use. Capture picture-perfect panoramas and get prints approximately the size of two standard frames. With the Kompakt, you'll see the world from a whole new perspective.
Join the Lomography Gallery Stores in London for some super April workshops. We have a highly advanced light painting workshop with one of our most dedicated Lomo-homies Nilan, a scavenger hunt to celebrate Film Photography Day, a LOMOMATRIX workshop, two parties AND a pinhole workshop. Phew! Find out details and dates right here.
Tai O is one of the most popular locations for a day trip in Hong Kong. Talented young photographer YCY shows us peaceful Tai O without tourists with an unusual Petzval Video. He also shares tips for shooting with the Petzval Lens. Check out the exclusive interview after the jump.
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.