Many songs have been written about Detroit being a "rock" city of the USA, but today, we take a look at one of its many desolate infrastructures. These juxtaposed before and after images reveal how time has deteriorated Detroit institutions.
“No other city in America has experienced such rapid growth and abandonment as Detroit. The consequences to the people, culture, and society of the city are unprecedented.”
When a city designed for 2 million people finds itself not as populated, it starts to become dysfunctional. DetroitUrbex, an urban exploration site focused on the largest city in Michigan, aims to raise this awareness through photographing the once-inhabited and now-abandoned spaces across town.
It’s a very interesting concept, considering Detroit’s depopulation, and these “then vs. now” photos of one of its schools is particularly chilling. To see a once lively learning institution as a barren building, also considering the declining rate of quality education in many parts of the world, makes one feel melancholic and uneasy about the prospect of mismanaged resources and missed opportunities.
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.
The spying globes on Teufelsberg are the not-so-secret insider tip for Berlin’s urban ruins and interesting freak show architecture. Even if you’re reluctant, one thing's for sure: the “Devil’s Mountain” is just plain awesome. The torn-up globe structures of the former military territory are just waiting to be conquered by lomographers… so what are you waiting for?
Marcus DeSieno is a Tampa-based photographer who specializes in merging early and modern photographic processes for his body of work. In this exclusive follow-up feature, DeSieno opens up about his process and gives a detailed walk through on his odd yet undeniably fascinating series, "Cosmos," which was previously featured here on the Lomography Magazine, and "Parasites."
Eric Marais is the founder of the portable dark-room experience, STENOFLEX. We recently had the chance to ask him some questions and he was kind enough to answer us! Read on to find out more about his company, his interest in photography and what's next for STENOFLEX!
Fancy building a camera museum or, well, simply have hundreds of cameras at your disposal? You might want to take a look at this newest camera lot to show up on eBay, which includes 600 cameras by various makers and carries a "Buy It Now" price tag of $34,900.00.
The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.