Walking into Economy Candy is sort of like walking into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory but on the Lower East Side, and in real life.
Economy Candy is, without a doubt, the best candy store in New York City. It’s been in the same location on Rivington Street since it opened in 1937. Practically every inch of the store is completely covered in candy and the whole place smells delicious. The space is pretty small for the amount of stuff they have packed in there, but that just adds to its beauty. It’s hard to resist filling up a bag with the cheap (but still delicious) bulk candy bins, but not as hard as resisting the color coded M&Ms and jelly beans, they even have a ‘shop by color’ option on their website.
In addition to the cheap stuff and old fashioned style candy, they also have fancier chocolates and shelves of imported candy that are usually only available overseas. They’re also known for their extensive assortment of dried fruit and nuts, though I usually just go for the candy.
Throughout the store, there are reminders of the past, like the antique gum ball machines that line the wall.
Though it’s not nearly as good as going to the store and experiencing it in person, they have an online store so you can still get your candy fix wherever you are.
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.
Leonard Knight passed away last year but he left an incredible legacy, an embodiment of love, that is Salvation Mountain. From 1984, he painted and remodeled a little hill in the California desert that's colorful as a cupcake and truly meaningful. And if anything ever would have been meant to be shot with Lomo cameras, it would be this psychedelic, holy hill.
Ever since she started working late hours Tammy had inevitably acquired the habit of staying up into the wee hours of the night, doing nothing but catch up on her favorite websites, eat, and watch television. When nothing good’s on TV or in the Internet, however, she liked to hang out at her room’s balcony, sneakily smoking a cigarette or two while musing about all sorts of things.
Singapore, like Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, is a likely stopover when you fly far. The city is a tiny urbanized hub but it's very favorable if you know some high-spirited locals. I was lucky to hook up with king kimbo (@hakimbo), who showed me around. He took my lame limbs to the Gardens by the Bay, an amazing place which was visually striking. I was hugging some artificial trees there when I found a baby—a very big baby.
The beauty of instant cameras is that they let your spontaneous side truly run wild, and the Lomo'Instant Wide gives you just the opportunity to experiment with all sorts of shooting methods on the fly!
As part of the Valentine's Day Deal, you can grab this wonderful fluorescent pink plastic camera at a discounted price! Take seductive, soft-focused shots and pulsating vignettes on 120 film this season!
By now the Lomography site is like a pail of candied purple. Our confection LomoChrome Purple has produced forests and flower beds the shade of lavender macarons. Hard to resist the fantasy! But lately we have noticed darker, late-afternoon-sun versions. And we like what we see.
Ellie Smith is a London-based fashion and portrait photographer with a real talent for taking simple and beautiful portraits. Recently, she took the Petzval Art Lens to the streets of East London to capture some urban shots. Read on for the full interview and see her striking photographs.
Berlin based photographer Stephanie Jung is known for her experimental take on multiple exposures. Her extraordinary shots show cities that depict reality but nonetheless lead into a different, surreal dimension apart from our real world. She tested applies her infinite multiple exposure technique, this time with the help of the Lomo'Instant camera.
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.
MONO NO AWARE captures the ephemeral nature of being through film cinematography. MONO NO AWARE is able to freeze the transitory moments in life and transform it into a beautiful extension of the soul.