A Lomographic Ramble on London’s Southbank


14th March 2009 The first Lomographic meet up on a Saturday! Meeting at London’s Southbank.

Brimming with excitement at the thought of another Lomo meet and catching up with friends I hadn’t seen for a while, the concrete structures that form the Hayward Gallery and the Southbank Centre built in 1951, were a perfect venue filled with opportunities for a Lomographer.

Two groups were created, one went to explore the “Underworld” of backstreets and tunnels, the other went to the more “open” walk alongside the Thames. Heading with zeal toward the Millenium Bridge, we passed sights such as the The National Film Theatre and The National Theatre with the endless rows of antiquarian and bargain books under Waterloo Bridge.

We leapt about snapping unassuming book searchers, tourists and bystanders, not forgetting our “unusual angle” theme.

As we walk past the London Television centre, we go into Gabriels Wharf an enclosed area for food, galleries and independent craft shops.Across the river we get views of St. Pauls Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge whilst enjoying the smells of roasted nuts from the street vendors.

Our little ramble is made even more fun on this occasion by the remnants of a “Flash mob” of wedding lovers, as we approach each other there is a frenzy of posing and Lomoing. The famous landmark of the Tate Modern stands before us.Take a moment or more to go in and see the Turbine Hall and the current exhibition, It’s vast!!
The Southbank in all weathers is fantastic and has something for everyone.

written by kylewis on 2009-03-25 #places #rumble #expired-film #fuji-reala #tate-modern #location #fuji-provia #southbank #london #meet-up #diana-f #lomography-london #royal-festival-hall #gabriels-wharf #splitzer-multi-exposure #concrete-cafe #hayward-gallery #millenium-bridge


  1. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    A fantastic gallery - especially # 7!

  2. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Stouf, thanks! I got lots more on the way!

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    I love shot 2 ! And all the gallery too ! And now you can thank me ! ahahahaaaa !

  4. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    OMG That made me laugh, I'm defo off on one at the moment... maybe I'm psychic!!!!
    I think I was looking at something else on another window and clicked the wrong one?!

    So thanks to eyecon... you must think I'm mad!

  5. locokid
    locokid ·

    hey Ky
    how many cameras did you have with you!!
    but seriously, I love 4 (my fave) and 6 - yes we did go mad for this lot didn't we, though I only caught them on hoof (see album)
    hope all is well and good luck

  6. redrubble
    redrubble ·

    Haha, I had a bag full and my Lca+ held out long enough to get some good ones. These tho. are all Diana F+ one long overlapping strip!

  7. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    I had loads!

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