The Tunnel, Waterloo: an ever-changing, graffiti lovers’ heaven.
The Tunnel – Leake Street, Waterloo
If I told you that there was a place in London where you can go, take pictures, and each time you’d return it would be different, you would probably laugh and say " Are you pulling my leg?!". Well, actually I’m not. This grimy wonderland of colour-splashed walls is like a Lomo lover’s dream.
The Tunnel is a place where graffiti artists can legally go and do their thing without any hassle. Walk through at the end and you will come out into an open area. This normally has all kinds of rubbish that people decide to leave there. For the public, its a nuisance, but for me I think it’s great and along with all the puddles and their reflections, it really helps give depth in your photos. Definitely a hidden gem in London but shh..don’t tell everyone!
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.
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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!