Pure Evil Gallery on Leonard Street, is London's best street art gallery.
There’s more to Street Art in this town than Banksy stencils. Accidental gallerist, Pure Evil’s trademark bunnies can be seen across London however it is his Victorian liar, with it’s Dickensian basement, which is causing a stir in the art world. For a flavour of the hottest new street art from around the world, head no further than to The Pure Evil Gallery. The gallery contrasts perfectly with the established names like the White Cube or Victoria Miro around the corner. Work from both established and up-and-coming artists don the walls of this tiny Shoreditch gallery, with exhibitions (generally solo) rotating usually on a monthly basis meaning the art is always fresh and exciting – not to mention Pure Evil’s own work which is often scattered around the back. It’s the basement, however, that’s the real treat – if you dare tackle it’s rickety staircase…
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!
Ellie Smith is a London-based fashion and portrait photographer with a real talent for taking simple and beautiful portraits. Recently, she took the Petzval Art Lens to the streets of East London to capture some urban shots. Read on for the full interview and see her striking photographs.
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!
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Armed with disposable cameras, a number of people affected by homelessness in London trooped out in the streets and captured life from their individual perspectives. That was in July; now, 13 photographs have been selected via public vote and will be featured on the upcoming calendar by Cafe Art, an initiative that "[showcases] artwork created by people affected by homelessness or are socially vulnerable."
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!
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.
Jonathan Daniel Pryce is a talented young photographer based in London who specializes in men’s fashion and street photography. His work has been featured in Grazia, Glamour, GQ and Vogue. In 2012 he started a personal project to document 100 Beards in 100 Days, a 100-day mission to photograph bearded men in London. Recently, he had the opportunity to shoot with the Lomography Petzval 85 Art Lens.