The best coffee I had recently came from an unlikely place - a surf shop in the middle of New York City.
A cobblestone street in New York is probably the last place you’d imagine to find a surf shop/coffee shop, but that’s exactly where one is.
The front of the store has a selection of surfboards and a simple but beautiful wood espresso bar. They serve incredible La Colombe espresso in plain white cups stamped with their clean logo. The back stocks an assortment of surf gear and clothing as well as books, sneakers, sunglasses, and other things.
There’s a deck out back where you can sit and have your coffee but the too cool for school vibe can sometimes be a little too oppressive. Other than that, the people who work there are all very friendly and laid-back.
New York City has a strong surfing community, which actually makes sense. Every once in a while you might see somebody in a wet suit carrying a surfboard riding the subway and remember that the city is surrounded by water.
Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the SoHo area.
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.
The band Wannabe Jalva came all the way from Brazil to be part of the CMJ Music Marathon. We asked the band's members to be part of the LomoAmigo crew and catch a glimpse of the Big Apple, and they documented a week-long stay in New York with a Lomography La Sardina camera.
New York City celebrated the bees that pollinate the world and we got to participate in the family-friendly extravaganza on Beach 97 Boardwalk, Rockaway, Boardwalk. There was art, food, music, crafts, a Bee Marketplace, and lots of sweet sweet honey. Check out the highlights of Honey Week, Honey Fest and all that we learned about the great bees that pollinate our world!
A series of self-portraits taken using a Polaroid camera by acclaimed musician Stevie Nicks is the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in New York and Los Angeles, USA. Details after the jump!
Nils, our amazing new staff member from Lomography France. Aside from photography, he likes pizza, surfing, and fireworks. He recently took the Lomo'Instant for a spin in Paris. In the narrow streets, he had some funny encounters and had a great time with multiple exposures. He now shares with us his first impressions!
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.
French surf photographer Alex Laurel recently granted an interview with independent and international publication, the Berlin-based Freunde von Freunden, in which he talked about his beginnings, moving to Anglet from Gabon to have easy access to France's best surf areas, the best surf destinations in the world, and even about his trip to Iceland and Kamchatka.
"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.
There’s something about New York that attracts people, something that makes both visitors from the most bucolic places and tourists from the most cosmopolitan of cities fall in love. Countless movies and television programs have been filmed in New York, and so many songs have been written in reminiscence of the place. It’s not just the Empire State Building, Times Square or Broadway; there’s something special about the streets and the people who walk on them that make spectators stop, look, and listen.