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.
This month Lomography Soho are hosting an evening workshop at The Museum of London as part of their London Nights series. You'll also get the chance to discover the Queer History of Carnaby Street whilst learning all about the classic Diana F+ camera. Places are limited so book your spot today!
Last month Lomography UK celebrated 25 years of Lomography by building a great big Lomowall on Ganton St, Soho. We launched this on the same week as the Carnaby St Street party and it grabbed a lot of people's attention.
Lomography UK staff member Veronica took musician Annabel Allum around the streets of Soho for a special photoshoot using the Lomo'Instant Square. We showed Annabel the results and chatted to her about her music and passion for film photography.
The best kind of street photography is the type where an outsider can see and learn so much about an unfamiliar place. Wherever he may go, London-based analogue photographer Claudio Gomboli possesses the gift of seeing and capturing daily street life with truth and beauty in them.
This month come and see the new exhibition by Brian May and choose your own camera for our workshops. Either test out some LomoChrome Purple film in the Soho streets or have a go at chasing shadows, light trails and reflections in our evening workshop.
In the 1970's, photographer Mike Mandel once stood on a Hollywood sidewalk, with his camera focusing on passerby cars and the people inside them. The results lead to an interesting series of street photography reflecting the attitudes of people while on-the-go.
One of the photographers from the renowned team of Roy Stryker was once an assistant messenger before getting fully into photography. The 21-year-old John Vachon once visited Chicago, with a handful of observant, distant, yet quite humoristic street photography.
Eléonore Klar is the Editor-In-Chief of I Heart Magazine, which introduces its readers to different destinations and cultural scenes all over the world. She's member of the TEN AND ONE AWARDS jury for the second year in row.