I almost don’t want to include this for fear of it becoming too popular. But I can trust you to keep it to yourself right? Situated down a flight of steps, behind a seemingly ordinary door that reads ‘number 57’, it’s a great hangout to have a few late night drinks in Soho. The bar feels like an exaggerated version of a Prohibition-era New York speakeasy. The walls are covered in so much Italian-American memorabilia that it feels like a joyous pastiche of itself. Al Capone, Joe Pesci, and Marlon Brando all watch over you while you sip. The drinks are cheap, the atmosphere is always buzzing, and in a city where everything seems so over-hyped, it’s nice to feel you’re in on a secret. At least it was, until I wrote this.
Greek photographer John Voulgarakis might have had several lives already - but they were all around photography. In this interview, he talks about his true love for the LC-A camera, mentions the affect of the Greek crisis over the artistic scene and invites us for a trip in the streets of his beloved Athens.
In celebration of the reformulated LomoChrome Purple film, Lomography Gallery Store Soho recently hosted a new exhibition of analogue photographs taken by artist Adam Popli. It was an ongoing series of work shot on the (original formula) Lomochrome Purple film.
New York-based photographer Viktor Koen has already cemented his distinction and style in art photography, but his oeuvre might rattle the faintest hearts with the twisted beauty of his tintypes of beasts and creatures from Greek mythology, and photogravures of nightmarish children.
In the digital era, it can be hard to find an authentic platform with an analog heart. London-based PYLOT is one of them, publishing carefully selected works with a “strict no beauty retouching policy, celebrating the unique artistry of analogue processes.”
All creatives have the never-ending itch of making -- whether you're a photographer, a writer, an artist, a musician. Passion drives us. But we also all have that sickness of wanting to be validated. Photographer Sean Tucker addresses this issue in a little heart-to-heart.
The staff at the Lomography Soho Store have been testing out all the features of the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass to give you some tips on how to make the most of this ultra-sharp, instant camera. Today, UK Marketing Manager Hannah Brown tries out the Splitzer around the streets of Soho.
Being a great street photographer doesn't mean you should be shooting at famous capitals for their architecture or their visual appeals -- it's taking the heart of humanity in the city -- and the Big Apple just happens to win everyone at that.