Despite being legally blind and being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Flo Fox still manages to capture images on the streets of New York.
“People can be strong no matter what. I try to set an example by taking the negative and making it positive – both in life and in my work.” – Flo Fox
The tenacious Flo Fox was born with a blind eye but this didn’t stop her from taking images of people, things and events that she passes by daily in New York City. She purchased her very own 35mm camera back in 1972 and she brought it with her wherever she went. Her blind eye could only see things from a two-dimensional point of view and this became here determination for taking pictures and being a street photographer.
Tragedy didn’t stop there. In 1975, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and has lost feeling on her legs and on one of her hands because of dead nerve endings. Also, with the onset of MS, she became visually impaired in her remaining eye. Even when faced with challenges like these, Flo Fox still managed to be strong and push forward. She used the struggles that she faced as a determination to advance in her career.
Flo Fox chose to be euphoric and face her disabilities with her head held high instead of being depressed about her condition. She has been very successful because of her determination and has taken over a hundred thousand photographs that she processes herself in the darkroom. She was also featured in a the documentary ‘Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work’.
Today, in a motorized scooter, Flo Fox still takes some pictures with the help of someone to push the shutter button for her. She instructs her companion to compose the image that she wants. Her story is truly an inspiration for anyone who struggles with the challenges that life has to offer.
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.
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.
How early can photography be taught? After some lessons on visual expression, the Museum of the City of New York had second to fifth grade students traipsing around Central Park and Museum Mile with a camera.
The Nixon Surf Challenge 2015 Photo Exhibition is travelling from New York and arriving in London on October 8th! Come and join us for the opening night and see a selection of images taken by photographers and surfers at the Nixon Surf Challenge in Hainan. There will also be a raffle to win a Nixon Watch and a Lomo'instant Havana.
What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.
With exceptional craftsmanship and features, the New Russar+ is indeed a fine piece of photographic gear. It's then only but right to photograph only the best images with this lens. That being said, here are a few tips to help you not only find the appropriate subjects, but also properly frame and capture them.
Through the Love Project, Korean artist Easelle Cho uses instant photographs to portray the beauty of love through images captured in different locations. The showcase of images features love's different interpretations in Japan, Paris, and New York . Presenting the work and insight of our latest Lomo'Instant LomoAmigo, Easelle Cho.
His love affair with analog photography started with a Zenit 12 which he received as a birthday present. Almost a decade has passed since but he still continues to capture his everyday life and the spirit of Istanbul's streets on film. Get to know our newcomer of the week from Turkey, Can Ortak also known in the community as psychedelica!
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.
"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.
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.
Having a respectable career photographing social, political and economical matters, Philip Wolmuth is capable of starting a dialogue with the public via his thought-provoking photographs.
Going through the collective of images on his latest work, it seems impossible not to be instantly affected by the rawness of the emotions captured within the images. The passion, the anger, the commotion, the rebellion, the fervor, the shouting, the devotion; his work is inebriating. It's as if the images are screaming at you and, for a short while, you are transported to the Speakers' Corner without actually setting foot on that location.