5 Pointz in Queens is a former warehouse turned graffiti mecca. The building is nearly completely covered with tags and more elaborate pieces of "aerosol art." It takes up an entire city block and is one of the few places in the U.S. where graffiti is legal. The walls are constantly changing as new pieces are added and old ones are painted over.
5 Pointz in Queens is a former warehouse turned graffiti mecca. The building is nearly completely covered with tags and more elaborate pieces of “aerosol art.” It takes up an entire city block and is one of the few places in the U.S. where graffiti is legal. The walls are constantly changing as new pieces are added and old ones are painted over.
Housed inside are artist studios and galleries. The dark, smelly staircases are also totally filled with graffiti. If you make it to the roof (some access points are locked and signs around the building threaten legal action if caught) there are amazing views of the city and even more graffiti. It’s pretty amazing to walk around the block and see artists as they work on their walls.
Also in the building is a donuts plant, a hot dog cart garage, and several garment production factories. The dumpsters outside are often filled with a rainbow of cast-off textiles, great for dumpster diving or photographing. Across the street is MoMA’s PS1, which provides an interesting contrast to the building.
It is always a pleasant experience collaborating with our old friends and LomoAmigos. This time, Emily Soto shot another wonderful series with her Petzval Art Lens. We can't wait to share it with everyone, so here they are!
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.
Lomographers love reflections. Peruse the website and you are bound to find water puddles mirroring trees and glass windows duplicating people's motions. What beautiful sights to record indeed! But how else can we approach this doppelgänger effect? Seven ace photographers give us wonderful ideas.
The Rolling Stones in circus masks, a bare-faced David Bowie and Johnny Rotten in a bulldog clipped-jacket. Such details Anton Corbijn has ingrained in rock history. These images plus 300 more of Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Siouxsie Sioux, REM, U2, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode have a collective premiere at Fotomuseum Den Haag.
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
Before smartphones and digital cameras, Diego Uchitel used a Polaroid to test his lighting. For many of his subjects, these dress rehearsal shots turned out as marvelous as the published pictures. David Bowie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen and many other celebrities exposed their delicate side for Uchitel's magical lens even after the main show.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and a very popular tourist spot. The city combines the urban metropolitan area with traditional Japanese culture. You can find exciting forms of entertainment as well as elegant traditional Japanese architecture and scenery all in this amazing city. Enjoy your adventure in Tokyo right here through the lens of the classic Lomo LC-A+!
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.