The Cube (whose official name is "Alamo") is a sculpture and cultural landmark in the East Village of New York City.
The sculpture was created by Bernard Rosenthal and installed in Astor Place in 1967. It was originally only intended to be there for 6 months as part of a group of 25 temporary art installations around the city, but people loved it so much, they petitioned the city to keep it there. It’s since become a local landmark and hangout spot. On it’s own, it’s a little island in the middle of an intersection, and is an excellent meeting spot. If you don’t know where you should meet a friend in the area, it’s always easy to say “let’s just meet at The Cube,” and there your friend will be!
If people aren’t sitting around its base (although there are always people sitting there), a fun bit of exercise is trying to spin it. The sculpture is pretty big – 8 feet long on each side, and weighing about 1,800 pounds – but with a few people, it’s actually easy to spin. It’s pivot point is the bottom corner where it’s attached to the base.
Until recently, I never knew The Cube had a name other than ‘The Cube’. The artist came up with Alamo after his wife said the scale reminded her of the Alamo Mission in San Antonio.
East and west, old and new coexist harmoniously in the highly-urbanized Southeast Asian city-state, Singapore. Singapore is home to various nationalities not only from around Asia but even from other far-flung countries all over the globe - a true cultural melting pot, with four different major languages and five official religions.
New York City has long been synonymous to skyscrapers, throngs of people both locals and tourists, neon lights, entertainment, and all things loud and hip. It is, after all, a metropolis, a melting pot of cultures - the city that never sleeps. However, back in the 1960s, Duane Michals was able to capture these photographs of a New York that many people has rarely seen.
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. It has been mentioned in a myriad of pop culture references in books, music, and film, and is also the home of the Lomography headquarters. The history of Vienna stretches back to a far 500 BC, which is why it’s no surprise that the city is steeped in rich, unique, and fascinating culture and history that has inspired artists of all generations.
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
Two years ago I swore to myself, I'll be coming back soon!" This October my chance finally came and I flew for the second time to New York City to visit my dear colleagues in the Lomography Gallery Store New York. What I didn’t see coming, though, is the opportunity to test a new secret film during my trip.
Only 15 and already so talented. David Uzochukwu is a student and photographer from Brussels, Belgium whose speciality is to capture breathtaking portraits. For a photography meet in Bavaria, Germany he asked us if we could lend him the New Petzval Lens, and of course we said yes! Check out the beautiful photos he and other photographers took during this special event.
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.
If you visit London in the next few weeks,you might bump into a Paddington Bear sculpture more than once. Don't be alarmed, he's not following you around. There are hundreds of Paddington Bear sculptures dotted around the city in celebration of the launch of a new film. We captured a few using the glorious Petzval lens. Take a look here.
Spring has officially arrived in New York City! Shed those extra layers and bust out your favorite cameras. We've got a great line up for April and with Film Photography Day and World Wide Pinhole day both coming up this month you won't want to miss out.
Warmer weather is approaching, and it calls for having a good time. Bassment New York City and Lomography team up in presenting Greg Beato (of L.I.E.S. and Apron Records) at the Cameo Gallery this coming Saturday. Join the fun and grab the chance to get some awesome giveaways!
There is a weekend in New York where the city streets look like an alternate universe, full of fantastic characters and people who seem to have walked out of a comic book or a movie. This weekend is the NY Comic Con weekend and people from everywhere come to one of the biggest comic convention to be part of one of the biggest Cosplay competitions.
"Don't say you're color blind, that's why we're here again." Over the weekend, the people of New York City united as one in support of diversity and justice for all, regardless of skin color or race. Black lives matter.