Doyers Street is a single curved street about 200 feet long that leads from Pell Street to Bowery in New York’s Chinatown.
Though the street now consists mostly of hair salons, restaurants, and a post office, it was once known as “Bloody Angle” because of the many murders by local Chinatown gangs in the early 1900s. It’s been said that more murders have taken place on Doyers Street than on any other street in America.
The street lends itself particularly well to gang fights because of its secret passageways and shortcuts – some of which are even still in use today, though not so secret. One unmarked door between two restaurants leads you through a series of underground employment offices and shady-looking storefronts. The hallways are filled with odd signs like “No Spitting” and an advertisement for ‘Metaphysics.’
The strange hallway eventually leads into a bank lobby that faces Chatham Square.
The surrounding blocks are pretty tame compared to the vivid history of Doyers.
Beat the June gloom with some new photographic adventures. With a slew of city-wide street festivals and better weather, we've come up with some fun events this month to keep you inspired. Now, go out and shoot!
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!
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share their masterpieces with you. Join us and see their reimagined La Sardinas along with the photos that they shot using the fun, easy-to-use cameras.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Introducing Emil Rivera, a New York-based multidisciplinary designer, illustrator, photographer and storyteller. He's a dedicated lomographer-- always shooting with our film, hanging out at the store and using our lab services. A regular, a friend, a creator.
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.
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Join us for an evening with NYC-based fashion photographer Emily Soto. Concurrent with her exhibition at our Gallery Store, "Petzval Portrats: Bloom," Emily will discuss her work and experience using the New Petzval Art Lens in her work. Gather insight into the creative process of one of New York's favorite photographers. This event will take place on July 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Manchester is giving birth to a new generation of up-and-coming artists and musicians. Among them is indie band Money, which performed at the recently held CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. Check out a video of the band's recent performance.
New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!