One of my favorite places of hidden New York is the Commandant's House at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Tucked away behind a locked gate on the corner of Evans Street and the aptly named ‘Little’ Street in Vinegar Hill lies a beautiful house that seems to have been lost in time. The vintage cars that always seem to line the driveway along its sprawling green lawn only add to that timelessness.
The mansion (or Quarters A as it was known) was built around 1806, and was rumored to have been designed by Charles Bulfinch, who design the U.S. Capitol Building. It was built overlooking the Brooklyn Navy Yard and East River, and created to house the commander.
Since the Navy Yard closed in the 1960s, the property has been a private residence. In 1974, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Not much is known about the house. Because of its mysteriousness, there has always been a swell of rumors surrounding it. Supposedly the dining room has the same proportions of the Oval Office, and even has a hidden door. Another rumor has it that the house wasn’t constructed using nails, but with wooden dowels.
Whatever the true story, the Commandant’s House remains one of New York’s best-kept secrets.
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.
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.
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!
In New York City, winter has been harsh and long, the nights long and cold, and shooting outside is not fun anymore. So when the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition hit the shelves this week and the new Splitzer arrived at the Lomography Gallery Store New York, we decided to do a round of light painting portraits instead of sunny ones.
James Petrozzello is a New York based photographer currently residing in Brooklyn. He is a full time photographer and has shot portraits of Mick Jagger, Bill Clinton, Wane Gretzky, and Shaquille O’Neal, among others. He took a different approach to shooting with the Petzval Lens and tells us of his unique but interesting series of photographs in this interview.
Get the perfect self-portraits or group photos with your friends with this instant camera! This camera allows you to be picture ready with its mirror next to the lens and gives you an idea where is best to smile!
The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on June 6. It is a place full of history and is also the only football stadium with a blue track course. Some say it is the most beautiful stadium in the world, and I totally agree with them. But then agai,n I might be biased because it is the home court of my favorite team, Hertha BSC Berlin—my blue-white bloodline.
An ongoing show at the George Eastman House in New York puts the spotlight on a collection of photographs that "explore uses of gardens and how humans cultivate the landscapes that surround them," from the time the medium was invented up to the present.
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.
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.