Bowling lanes, arcade machines, and beer. Basically a hub of unadulterated fun just off the Southbank.
The Namco Centre is three floors of arcade machines, bowling lanes, and a bar. I like to bring girls here and show off. You can exhibit your masculinity by spinning bowling balls unnecessarily down the children-sized lanes, then head up to the arcade and spend 2 hours and £40 winning as many tokens as you can before exchanging them for a teddy on a keychain to give to the lady. If things are going well perhaps grab a candlelit dinner in McDonald’s upstairs followed by a cheeky bottle of Pinot in the bar. And what happens next? Probably a silent walk to the nearest tube station and an ass-out hug goodbye.
Oh look! Is that some sunshine? With Summer just sneaking round the corner we've lined up a lovely bunch of workshops and events for you all in May, including a couple of special Petzval-based outings and a walk around the Southbank.
A road trip is a celebration of little freedoms. It’s a chance to break out of a rut and to be a little unruly. All the mischief may be off limits to the camera, so the things we do photograph need to serve our memory well: They must convey the relief, fun and color of our secret sprees.
As a toast to Oktoberfest 2015, we have combed archives for evidence of beer love in the deeper parts of town. The roadside dives that banner cold beer, German singers holding up their embossed steins and rustic ads by the tracks make up today’s gallery.
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
The Petzval 85 and 58 Lenses remain favorites among Lomographers because of the quality bokeh, perfect for making dreamy portraits, à la classic paintings. But portraiture is more than just showing off a pretty face in a classic, vertical orientation: It's a marriage of elements. Think of it in terms of attitude and personality.
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
Our advent specials have just begun! To keep things festive, we're offering 10% off film purchases today! So head over to our Online Shop or a Lomography Gallery Store to stock your cameras full of film for the holidays!