As a native New Yorker, I consider it a birthright to be opinionated about local pizza.
After having done the appropriate research (25 years of NY pizza eating), I feel I can say with certainty that some of the very best pies come from Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn.
Their brick oven pies (no slices!) are world famous, so the lines can be incredibly daunting, sometimes stretching nearly to the East River (not an exaggeration!). If possible, I would highly suggest avoiding the line entirely (without revealing my secrets, let’s just say it helps to have Grimaldi’s on speed dial).
The walls are covered with photos of celebrities and politicians – Michelle Obama even popped in for a slice on my last visit. Though they have other locations, none of them gives off the same feeling of authenticity than the original location in Brooklyn has (that their spot is literally under the Brooklyn Bridge doesn’t hurt, either).
Definitely a must for any pizza lover!
19 Old Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
My name is Amber Valentine and I have a confession to make: I’m not really a photographer. I have a website full of photographs, a bookshelf full of cameras, film waiting to be developed, and a wall full of framed pictures I’ve taken. Even so, I don’t really consider myself a photographer per se. I think that Lomography is more about the experimentation and the fun of film than it is about the photography, and that experimentation is part of the reason I have embraced Lomography so.
Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.
As a core member of Yamanaka Yuko, a local hiking group based in Hong Kong, AM Renault is deeply in love with nature. He is also part of the creative photography group Six Dimen Boy and is good at intertwining photography with art and design elements -- making photos not only useful for documenting what we see, but also as a means to tickle the imagination. The young and talented AM tried out the New Russar+ lens while traveling in Japan with his father. He talks about his experience and shares the sights from his journey in this Lomography Magazine exclusive.
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There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.
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New York City-based graphic designer Markus Hartel has a passion for street photography. On one of his last strolls through the city, he captured some scenes on the busy streets with the New Russar+ Lens. Read on to learn about his experience photographing with the Russar+ and get insider info on how it is to be a street photographer in the Big Apple.
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Young visual artist and film photographer Timothy Tan brings back a technique considered practically obsolete by many not only to give his photography a fresh outlook, but also to help revive interest in it.