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.
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.
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.
While mobile phones continue now to overthrow even the DSLRs, film photography has its way of slowly crawling back up to the hearts of people, serving as a way to escape the easy-art, convenient-creation provided by technology. Meet photographer Aleks Dakovski, an analogue shooter.
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.