New York City's High Line is a recently-opened park on an abandoned elevated freight track.
Facing the demolition of an abandoned rail track through much of Manhattan’s West Side, several community groups formed to try to preserve and rehabilitate the space into a public park.
The original 13-mile track was built in 1929 as a way to decrease street-level freight train accidents. The track was designed to go directly through buildings – an incredibly cool feature that is still sort of preserved today, but unfortunately only minimally. Though most of the passages have either been demolished or patched up, you can still see visible hints on some of the buildings that used to allow trains to roll through.
The last train ran through in 1980, and the first stage of the James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed park opened in June 2009. The second stage opened in June 2011, making the park about 1.5 miles long. The redesign cleverly recycles a lot of features specific to the space (like the abandoned billboard frames turned into street-viewing windows).
In typical New York fashion, a lot of the park’s success comes from creating something beautiful and unique out of something discarded and forgotten.
How early can photography be taught? After some lessons on visual expression, the Museum of the City of New York had second to fifth grade students traipsing around Central Park and Museum Mile with a camera.
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.
Chicago, fondly nicknamed as 'Windy City'. With a population of 2.7 million, it is ranked the third busiest city after New York City and Los Angeles. Chicago is a city with an interesting cultural blend of visual arts, improvisational comedy, film, theater and music, particularly jazz and house blues.
Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.
Emily Soto is an accomplished fashion photographer based in New York City. Soto is known for her unique style and professional aptitude and she is one of the top names requested by fashion editors. Soto shot a series of photographs with the Petzval Lens. Let’s find out more through this exclusive interview and view her beautiful series!
We are always hunting for creative ideas on how to open up new shooting possibilities and it doesn’t get any better than when we discover something simple which works like a charm right away. Recently, the idea was raised that perhaps the Diana+ Splitzer would be compatible with the Lomo’Instant – Lo and behold, it is!
Like a cluster of cherry blossoms, the temples in Kyoto can stop visitors in their tracks. These people assume the pose of a statue, a camera dangling from their neck and hands. On a first visit especially, the impulse to photograph every angle is constant. The Kinkaku-ji Temple and the torii-lined Fushimi Inari-Taisha are always packed; one would think the tourists would hurry along. But really, many are busy taking snatches of Kyoto with them.
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Coco Alexander is a well accomplished and well known photographer based in New York City. As a LomoAmigo, she has shot on several cameras, including the Petzval 85 Lens. This time round, Coco took Lomography's new Petzval Lens 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens for a spin.