One of the places in New York City that I felt was a great romantic fall location was the magnificent Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island.
To go to New York City for just 5 or 6 days, it is clearly impossible to see everything. One of the things I was most excited about was getting the ferry over to Liberty Island and climbing up to the pedestal level of the Statue. Even on the way over to the island, the Statue stands tall and beautiful in the glorious autumn sunshine. Recently, due to the threats posed by terrorists, it has not been possible to visit the Statue, so I felt very privileged to be able to pay a visit. Unfortunately, we were unable to go all the way up to the crown level because it was fully booked for three months but the pedestal was enough for me and the view was spectacular even from there.
Once you are on the island, it is a pretty slick operation to get people up to the pedestal (either by stairs or elevator) and I was impressed that they didn’t allow it to get too packed up, so it was really possible to enjoy the great views across the waters of Manhattan.
This is a really lovely place to visit, and has a very romantic and relaxed feel to it, which I was not expecting at all. You can just have a leisurely walk around the Statue at the bottom as well which is really nice and gives some great photo opportunities. Autumn is the perfect season for this, as it is not too hot, or too busy but the glorious sunshine lights up the Statue beautifully.
New York City celebrated the bees that pollinate the world and we got to participate in the family-friendly extravaganza on Beach 97 Boardwalk, Rockaway, Boardwalk. There was art, food, music, crafts, a Bee Marketplace, and lots of sweet sweet honey. Check out the highlights of Honey Week, Honey Fest and all that we learned about the great bees that pollinate our world!
Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!
"Don't say you're color blind, that's why we're here again." Over the weekend, the people of New York City united as one in support of diversity and justice for all, regardless of skin color or race. Black lives matter.
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There’s something about New York that attracts people, something that makes both visitors from the most bucolic places and tourists from the most cosmopolitan of cities fall in love. Countless movies and television programs have been filmed in New York, and so many songs have been written in reminiscence of the place. It’s not just the Empire State Building, Times Square or Broadway; there’s something special about the streets and the people who walk on them that make spectators stop, look, and listen.
For the first time ever, this collection of photographs by Aaron Rose is currently on exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York until August 3, 2014. Won't be at the Big Apple during this time? Don't worry, we've got you covered; get a preview of it right after the jump!
The French photographer Bruno Barbey took a series of photos in Southern Italy in the '60s, many of these in the city of Naples. In this tribute to a great master of social and street photography, I'll show you a series of photos that I took in the islands of Ischia and Procida located a few kilometers from this wonderful city. Read more after the jump!
Spring has officially arrived in New York City! Shed those extra layers and bust out your favorite cameras. We've got a great line up for April and with Film Photography Day and World Wide Pinhole day both coming up this month you won't want to miss out.
In 1958 the great photographer Robert Frank took a series of images of New York's street life with a Leica camera from a bus window, as in these series of photos that I took in my city Como with my trusty Lomo LC-A loaded with a Kodak Tri-X film. This is a tribute to a great camera and to a great photographer! Read more after the jump!
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
Prints that were created using the same screens that produced the controversial mural by legendary artist Andy Warhol is currently on exhibit in New York some 50 years after it attracted controversy at the 1964 New York World's Fair.
New York City has long been synonymous to skyscrapers, throngs of people both locals and tourists, neon lights, entertainment, and all things loud and hip. It is, after all, a metropolis, a melting pot of cultures - the city that never sleeps. However, back in the 1960s, Duane Michals was able to capture these photographs of a New York that many people has rarely seen.