These photos were taken at Brighton Beach in New York. The three of us took a train out to the beach on a sunny Thursday. We wanted to get out of the city for a minute and check out the local beaches.
Brighton Beach calls to the city dweller. Brighton Beach Boardwalk harbors many Russian restaurants that tempt passersby to spend a pleasant hour enjoying a delicious meal, welcome shade, and a beautiful view of the ocean. Lively and unique stores on Brighton Avenue attract the intrepid shopper. However, as always, in the summer, it is Brighton Beach’s warm ocean, hot sand, and salty air that are the ultimate draw.
There is a lot of history behind the beach including the Brighton Beach Music Hall, which featured such famous performers as Sophie Tucker. Horse racing began in Brighton Beach in 1879. William Engeman formed the Brighton Beach Racing Association with a course located between Ocean Parkway and Coney Island Avenue. Brighton Beach Avenue, the main street running under the elevated tracks of what are now the B and Q trains is filled with great little Russian markets and restaurants.
Nearly three decades after its release, the iconic Lomo LC-A continues to inspire and impress countless lomographers and film photography enthusiasts around the world. This includes the team at Lomography NYC, who took the new Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens around New York City.
On Thursday, the streets of Manhattan will once again be filled with much revelry as the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade takes place. With only a day left, let us look back at the history of this American tradition through these photographs taken during its early years.
The skies were busy with magic today — or maybe it was just the solar eclipse that caused all that ruckus? Decked out in space-age goggles and other various sun viewing paraphernalia, groups of people gathered as the moon moved between the sun and the earth this morning across Europe. Only a few lucky folks witnessed the total eclipse, and here at Vienna HQ, the greatest moment of the partial eclipse happened at 10:45 A.M. and lasted only a few minutes. We stopped everything we were doing to join the sky watchers crew and share in this astonishing moment. Check out these brilliant solar-inspired shots to celebrate the occasion!
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!
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.
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.
Do you know the best way to celebrate the biggest shopping day of the year? Stay at home and marvel at these gorgeous black and white photos from the legendary LC-A+! There's no reason to stand in line for hours either, when you can get incredible deals here at Lomography without ever leaving the comfort and warmth of your own home. Check out these radiant shots from the LC-A+ and then head over to the Online Shop to save a fantastic 30% on this incredible camera and more!