What makes the Nordic Bakery so special is not only the décor and the food but how calm and relaxing it is despite its hectic Soho location. Last time I visited, it was a baking hot spring day and the centre of Soho felt sweaty and unpleasant. Stepping inside the Nordic Bakery felt miles away, it was cool and peaceful, with its Scandinavian design of dark powder blue walls, alongside paneled natural wood and exposed steel extractors and pipe work. The large front window and high ceilings give it an open but cosy feel. The counter is full of baskets and plates of sandwiches, cakes, pastries and cookies, including traditional Tosca cakes, Karelian pie and Gravadlax.
The café feels very utilitarian in its design, there’s no sign of chintz or superfluous objects, but I love this. It makes a stark change to the English tea rooms and vintage-inspired cafes that are popping up across London. For the best experience, go for an open rye bread sandwich or cinnamon bun with coffee. The drinks and food are brought on little, individual trays in oversized mugs and the waitresses wear long denim aprons. If you only had room for one thing, go for a rustic cinnamon bun; they are huge, with ripples of pastry and sweet cinnamon filling in a sticky shell. It really is a feat to finish one on your own and it’s enough to keep you going for days.
On Thursday, May 1st, all the shops in the Carnaby Street area will open its doors late for a big shopping extravaganza organized by Grazia Magazine. Lomography Soho is just off of Carnaby Street and we will be joining the celebrations with a 20% discount on products and a special La Sardina workshop. Find out more after the jump.
Those long, frosty, dark nights are finally behind us. It's time to dust of your Diana F+; wipe down your LC-A Wide and get shooting again! Join us for some fabulous workshops and events in Soho and come and visit us in March at the Birmingham NEC as part of The Photography Show 2015. Read on for the full line up.
November is almost here and so is winter -- we might as well embrace both. This coming month we have the Lomo'Instant Launch Party (that everyone should attend because it's going to be FUN!) with a follow up workshop, a La Sardina light painting session, and a planned trip to the Winter Wonderland with the LC-A+ to get us in the mood for the holiday season!
It sure is a mouthful but this weekend we are having a Back to School Soho Store Sale! Simply pop into the Soho Store from Thursday - Sunday and you can get a 30% discount on selected items. Read on for more information!
I like taking pictures of everyday things I find in ordinary places. Taking close-up pictures of them makes them look more interesting. A spoonful of candies or a small necklace looks more interesting and fun up close.
Who do you think deserves the crown for the best 35mm SLR camera? Canon and Nikon will always be in a two-horse race to the top spot in the consumer to prosumer SLR/DSLR market, having developed reputations as two of the biggest go-to brands. Representing the Canon corner, I can safely say the Canon EOS-1N is by far the best SLR I have ever used.
September is almost here and we are determined to make the most of the summer while it hasn't ended. This coming month we have two LC-A+ workshops, a Sprocket Rocket workshop at the London Analogue Festival,and a Make your Own Camera Obscura Workshop.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's no secret that without you, our website would never be possible. With that in mind, we're calling on all Lomographers (that's you) for a helping hand by giving us your expert opinions. In return, we're passing out Piggy Points to spend in our Online Shop. Kiwis, Aussies and Scandinavians, whether you're residents, dreamers or just big fans of these great places — everybody can contribute and everybody can win!
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Every year in the beginning of September, a small Italian town situated a few miles from my city of Como hosts an ancient fair dedicated to the Virgin Mary: the Fair of Our Lady of Rogoredo. This series of images fresh from my darkroom was taken using a roll of HP5+ film loaded inside my wonderful Horizon Perfekt.
Last Sunday, a great yoga event was held in Cernobbio, a small tourist town near the city of Como. Local association Breathe Como made a performance of power yoga exercises to raise funds for Africa. I developed the film a few days ago, and today I'll show the photos to you! I call this "Fresh From My Darkroom" because I developed the black and white films by myself! Take a look!