On the corner of Mandela Way, a small residential area near Southwark, lies Stompie. A Russian T34 Tank. The legend goes that it is owned by a local artist called Russell Gray who was disallowed planning permission for the land on which it now lies. He was given permission to however put a tank on the plot of land. The council believing this to be of the septic kind, not the kind with caterpillar tracks and a massive gun. Which is incidentally believed to be pointing at the local council offices.
The tank has gone though a few paint jobs from bright pink, to swirly patterns to now being decorated as a Chicago taxi cab. I preferred the previous paint jobs to this latest one but sadly never got to visit Stompie until recently.
If you live in London or are visiting and plan on seeing some of the ‘other’ attractions the city has to offer this is definitely worth a look.
Russian-based artist Julia Borissova combines analogue photography with a variety of materials and techniques such as drawings and collages to express her ideas. Her work often revolves around the role of the past in the present and the concept of home.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential photography books ever, "Ballet" by the photographer, art director, and graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch. Brodovitch took a series of photos of classical dance in a very unconventional way, using very slow exposure times, trying to catch the true essence of Russian ballets. For this article, I took a series of photos at the Swing Crash Festival in my city, Como, held in June 2015.
East London is the perfect place to spot some interesting and colourful graffiti. Lomography Gallery Store Soho recently ran an LC-A+ workshop where we documented some of the best urban street art in the city!
London became a cultural capital in the 60s, wielding influence around the world. Though the golden days of mod were short-lived, Lomography remembers the Big Smoke's contributions to the arts and generations that followed.
Julian Hand is a London based experimental film maker. He embraces all analogue forms and uses Super 8 film, light projectors, ink and transparencies in his films. We gave him a roll of the new LomoChrome Purple 16mm Film to test out on the streets of London.
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!