A couple of old dodgy wholesale shops converted into a bar? Yeah, you must be in Shoreditch.
Jaguar Shoes (or DreamBagsJaguarShoes to give it it’s full title) is something of a throwback to the Nathan Barley days of Shoreditch. Two old wholesale shops converted into a bar with scruffy furniture and a sweatbox cave of a basement complete with an obligatory DJ booth, this place is the epitome of a Shoreditch bar. And it’s surprising that this place is still going strong after all these years. That’s testament to its ability to change but not necessarily evolve. Constantly changing exhibitions mean it’s walls are covered with fresh new art (when I say covered I mean COVERED from ceiling to floor) and an eclectic music policy mean local creatives still drop in for a drink or two. If you’re looking for somewhere to have a drink, some music, and a bit of art in an interesting setting, you could do far worse than dropping in here for a couple. Plus you can reminisce about the good old days of the Shoreditch Twat in his natural surroundings.
The multi-award winning shop and the first camera shop to be ever granted a Royal Coat of Arms allows us to a visual tour with photographer Matt Granger into their fascinating collection of Nikon gears.
Lomography UK were lucky enough to be given a few rolls of Lomography F2/400 Color Negative film to test out before the launch. We gave a roll to our wholesale manager Bea Dewhurst who took some shots of her favourite things.
What can be done with old printed photographs which no longer serve fascination in the digital age? Polish artist Weronika Gęsicka re-imagines these vintage prints in to new images and frames of passed time and emphasizes the importance of print in the matter of memory.
Dreading a dragging Monday? Have some summer lovin' with our special moodboard of the quirkiest, cheesiest, and sweetest couple shots among the community. Let the singing birds appear before you! Who knows, your serendipity might just be around the corner.
Lorenzo Scudiero is a 20-year-old photographer, born and raised in the beautiful Italian mountains. Lorenzo began his photographic journey a few years ago, when he started capturing his friends and telling their stories, all surrounded by the breathtaking natural landscape of the place he lives in. We let him use the Neptune Convertible Art Lens system and he delivered stunning results.
Yesterday was Mother's Day. In case you missed celebrating it, here's a Monday Moodboard to give some love to some of the most important women in our lives. As to all mothers -- old, young, single, married, working or non-working -- cheers to you for being awesome and thanks for everything!
Portraiture -- a favorite among artists and photographers. Most of the traditional and classical rules are still being followed, and it take a certain level of creativity to be distinct. But here, portraitist Jordan Tiberio re-imagines old, playful aesthetics and imbues them into her photography.
Technology grows and evolves, but human nostalgia and empathy allows some of the old to wriggle into the artistic heart and be part of someone's grind and lifestyle. For photographer Julian Martin, analogue lives on.