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.
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.
It's time to get your jumpers out and enjoy the cold air! This month we've got a Southbank winter market with the Diana F+, a big launch party for the Daguerreotype Achromat Lens and our classic Winter Wonderland workshop with the LC-A+!
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.
Dimetri Hogan is a 24 year old creative director and photographer based in New York City. Co-founder of Off The Rails Magazine alongside Matthew Comer, Dimetri Hogan helps to project a new take on youth culture.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
For some, this may be a time of prosperity, for others, less fortunate ones, a time when basic human needs can’t be satisfied. Yumna Al-Arashi is a one-of-a-kind photographer who wanted to show the injustice a lot of people face in the United Arab Emirates.