The Dolphin, 165 Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 3RH
Skanky late night hangout spot in Hackney.
With it’s late licence and blacked out windows, The Dolphin is truly the last resort when you’re in Hackney at the end of the evening (well there’s always The Chicken Shop instead). Massive beer garden (by London standards) and ridiculous murals adorning its walls, this grotty hideout has become a bit of an institution in east London – if you’ve been out in Hackney in the wee hours chances are you’ll end up here.
I could tell you about the music or atmosphere, however I think the rule is what happens in The Dolphin stays in The Dolphin – that or I’ve woken up branded with a dolphin stamp and plain just can’t remember how it got there.
Common advice tells us that Tokyo is best experienced at night. The neon lights of Ginza come on, Shibuya Crossing gets crammed, Ropponggi lets loose. Reverse the advice and we’ll get something like a palate cleanser. The Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen and small parks peppered around the city offer relief, from morning until late afternoon. Even ordinary streets appeal to tourists. We suspect those secret ramen spots add to the charm.
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.
The evenings are getting darker and the autumn colours start to fade, but fear not, because the Lomography Gallery Store Soho have a super bunch of workshops and a brand new exhibition from Joe Prileszky to warm the cockles of your heart. Plus, we will be taking part in the Carnaby Shopping Night on Nov 12th from 6-9pm, so expect street music, late night store openings and discounts too!
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
East London is the perfect place to spot some interesting and colourful graffiti. Lomography Gallery Store Soho recently ran an LC-A+ workshop where we documented some of the best urban street art in the city!
This month our workshops are covering the classics! Back by popular demand is the Diana F+ Back to Basics workshop, an East London Street Art walk with the LC-A+ and a Diana Pinhole workshop. Book yourself a spot today!
London based photographer Chris Pollard captured the catwalks and presentations of London Collections: Men (LCM) - the capital’s showcase of menswear trends this season with the Petzval Lens. His wonderful photos from that night will be showcased in our Lomography Soho Store from Feb 5th onwards. Keep on reading for the details.
An adrenaline-packed football game might be the last place where one would expect to hear a grim news flash. However, it's exactly this situation that happened to the viewers of the game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins during that fateful Monday night in December 1980.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Lomography have teamed up with the Convergence Festival to give one lucky person the chance to win tickets to see Tricky on March 14th in Hackney, London plus Tricky’s latest album and a 35mm Sprocket Rocket Pop camera! Read on for full details.
Julian Hand is a London based experimental film maker. He embraces all analogue forms and uses Super 8 film, light projectors, ink and transparencies in his films. We gave him a roll of the new LomoChrome Purple 16mm Film to test out on the streets of London.