Shoreditch High Street. Walk past the trendy kids with the silly haircuts and the street art and find real London streets and traditional entertainment venues.
Shoreditch today is the home to London’s hipsters, groovers and artists. The streets are filled with outlandish dress and asymmetrical haircuts. Hidden among its street are galleries and boutiques to satisfy the most curious of visitors. In nearby Hoxton Square is the White Cube gallery home of London’s best exhibitions of contemporary art. The streets themselves are also London’s best living canvas for street art including many pieces by Banksy.
But Shoreditch is also one of the oldest areas of London. St Leonard’s Church, named after the patron saint of prisoners and mentally ill is centuries old. It is built on the junction of two Roman roads which lead to Bath, Chichester and York. Part of Shoreditch’s unique charm is it’s mix of 21st century nightclubs and bars and also more traditional entertainment venues. This area combines old grimy London with it’s artistic cutting edge.
Riffle through those embarrassing baby photos, search through snaps of grandma and grandpa, and revisit your parents' hilarious old haircuts! Round up your best family photographs and scan them with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. To put you in a nostalgic mood, check out these photographs from the past 100 years that we found in our online community!
We recently teamed up with Blurb by running a super LC-A+ LomoWalk around the streets of London. We then sent everyone's images off to Blurb and they made a fantastic book about the walk, which was distributed to each participant.
Andrej Russkovskij loves to shoot analogue. Visit his website and you will instantly see a range of beautiful soft tones and saturated colours that can only be achieved with film. We lent him the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens to test out around the streets of London.
Armed with disposable cameras, a number of people affected by homelessness in London trooped out in the streets and captured life from their individual perspectives. That was in July; now, 13 photographs have been selected via public vote and will be featured on the upcoming calendar by Cafe Art, an initiative that "[showcases] artwork created by people affected by homelessness or are socially vulnerable."
Lomography has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to give you the chance to win tickets to see “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century,” the first retrospective of this highly influential photographer in over 30 years. You can also win a Henry Carroll Book and a Lomo’instant Wide.
Anna Fischer calls herself a beauty documentary photographer. Her backstage photos of last year's New York Fashion Week revealed the glitz and glamour of such high fashion events. Her personal work, however, is more intimate, as seen is this series of photos taken with the new Petzvl 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.
An old-school movie theatre and a smartphone walk into a bar... It may sound like the start of a cheesy joke your crazy uncle tells you over and over again, but to Luckies of London, it sounded like a chance to merge their love of analogue with modern technology! We sat down with Xavier Unwin, the Creative Director at Luckies of London, to talk about their fantastic Smartphone Projector 2.0.
Sip from a cup at a nearby cafe, try the sweet pastries and walk through the romantic streets of Paris with Morgane's photographs of her beautiful city. And as you enjoy the view, hear what this local has to say about her accomplice in taking such lovely photos.
Influenced by the work of Caravaggio, Berlin-based photographer Klara Johanna Michel hand-painted photographs are reminiscent of Renaissance art. The images are highly stylized and the subjects are posed to mimic the appearance of religious beings. Who would have thought that such mystery and old world charm could similarly be achieved with the help of an instant camera?
"Finding Katherine April" is an ongoing photographic installation project by Katherine April, which has her dispersing prints of her self-portraits across Cambridge City Center. With a couple of months already passing since the launch, Lomography speaks with the Cambridge and London-based visual artist and writer about the idea behind her project, as well as the public reception and her personal reflections towards it.
Lens expert and master street photographer Daniel Schaefer tested the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art lens for us and not only brought back some amazing portraits, but also kind words and keen insights about shooting with our homage to the first photographic lens.
Auckland-based photographer Richard Wong dabbles in everything from wedding photography to street photography, even Lego photography! In the midst of his busy schedule as photographer, camera reviewer and father, he sat down to speak with us about how he uses the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens in his diverse practice.