Recently published in an interesting book containing a vast collection of images of shops and establishments in New York. What's really surprising is that during the eight years of this project, over one third of establishments photographed have disappeared. Meet some of these images.
James and Karla Murray spent eight years photographing the most genuine and authentic store fronts of the city. These places are always shown through (analog in 35mm) images that seek to communicate the essence of such businesses. The book is divided into five parts (one per district), in which the images are accompanied by short stories and maps of the area. No doubt, a highly recommended book for those nostalgic for the classic shops. Those businesses that allowed in the same block, had space for all kinds of needs: clothing, jewelry, sport, and food. Everything in the neighborhood. The book will also please fans of the Big Apple, being a chronicle of urban and commercial neighborhood small businesses.
“The Disappearing Face of New York”
Authors: James T. Murray & Karla L. Murray
Publisher: Gingko Press Inc.; first edition (January 15, 2009)
Language: English ISBN-10: 1584232277 ISBN-13: 978-1584232278
Approximate price: $ 50
Kevin Meredith, more popularly known as LomoKev, is a photographer based in Brighton, England who gained notoriety for his use of the Lomo LC-A and his lomographic style of creating images. Aside from a plethora of personal and commercial projects, he has also conducted workshops on photography, written and published photography-related books, and participated in a few exhibits. With his evident passion for photography, it comes as no surprise that he was selected to test a prototype of the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.
Berenice Abbott documented the sped-up pulse, concrete towers, and busy crowds of New York. These black and white images, as well as her pioneering work in science photography, appear in a thicker reissue of a classic Aperture book.
Since Lomography launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens project on Kickstarter, we've been seeing a variety of pictures, from images of snow monkeys in Japan to behind-the-scenes shots of New York Fashion Week. Many of these pictures were shot with digital cameras, but we've yet to see how the Petzval 58 performs on an analog Canon Rebel camera loaded with black and white, and x-pro film. Join us on a trip through the heart of New York's Chinatown during the Lunar New Year Parade.
If you are looking for some lomographic entertainment this month in your home city or if you are traveling the world and want some insider tips from our lomography teams, here’s a selection of what is going on in Lomography Gallery and Embassy Stores around the world.
In prime areas of New York and San Francisco, the phrase ‘rush hour’ is always on the menu. Drive up to Reno, and the same expression fizzles. Many roads are framed by mountains and shrubbery, a picture of calm in the city. But the night makes up for the day’s stilly mood. Casinos flaunt LED signs and marquees, a treat for urban photographers.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Bastien Bonnarme is an action and lifestyle photographer from France. He took several Lomography cameras such as the LC-A 120, the Supersampler, as well as the Lomography Petzval 85 Art lens during this year's surf challenge.
Jungle, home, haven. The same words may apply to both city and nature. Though different they are linked. The city takes after the colors of flowers and animals; people mold their neighborhoods after the shapes of nature. Other similarities are accidental: the fun bit.