Much of what we see about the early days of today's biggest cities, like New York, come from vintage photographs. So, early footages, like the one you'll get to watch after the jump, are truly fascinating. So, if you're ready, let's hitch a ride from the subway trains of 1905 New York City!
While notable photographers of many decades ago like Frank Oscar Larson and Alfred Eisenstaedt have given us a glimpse of New York City during their time, it’s always fascinating to find out more about what the Big Apple was like even further back. The photochrom process (and the beautiful postcards made using the technique) made it possible for us to see what the city was like in color from the early 1900s. But, even more amazing is a 1905 footage showing the daily subway scenes shortly after the New York City Subway was completed — 41 years before Stanley Kubrick snapped his Life And Love On The New York City Subway series.
If you’re ready, ladies and gentlemen, we’re taking you back to 1905 New York Subway; please be seated as our train is about to depart!
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What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.
My dad and I have been riding our bicycles for as long as I can remember. We had no camera back then, so I only have the pictures from our recent rides. Each ride to the island of Khortitsa today is like a reunion with my childhood and my father's care.
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Geoffrey Berliner is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York. As the head of an organization whose goals are 'to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level' and 'to continue to publicize the impact photography has had and continues to have on culture, history and the arts,' his exposure to photographic materials -from 19th century gems to modern equipment- is so extensive, one cannot even begin to fathom just how much knowledge and experience this man has acquired. His collection of over 2000 vintage Petzval lenses is unparalleled, and the object of envy of both traditional and contemporary photographers. Although such lenses are reputed to require a certain level of skill to be used, Berliner seems to manage them with so much ease, producing splendid results.
New York City - the ideal place to go to if you're looking for unstoppable energy. There's plenty of exciting things going on, but you need to be lightning-fast if you want to seize the moment. This is what makes the Lomo'Instant Wide the perfect camera to use - it captures all the details in one wide instant snapshot! See it in action with our special video after the jump.
Born and raised in Montreal, Nathalie Daoust is a Canadian photographer who uses her camera to explore hidden realms around escapism and female sexuality. Her projects have taken her to obscure places all across the world, from the US to Brazil, from Japan to China and currently to North Korea.