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.
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.
Summer is in full swing and wedding season is moving in. And in keeping up with the season, Wedding Photographer Johnny Cheng invited his girlfriend to a spur-of-the-moment shoot using the his new Petzval Lens. With the Petzval, he managed a confluence of grassy meadows and the lens' swirly bokeh effect, resulting in soft-focused images to fall in love with. Read on to hear what this Georgia-based wedding photographer has to say about his Petzval experience.
In 1958 the great photographer Robert Frank took a series of images of New York's street life with a Leica camera from a bus window, as in these series of photos that I took in my city Como with my trusty Lomo LC-A loaded with a Kodak Tri-X film. This is a tribute to a great camera and to a great photographer! Read more after the jump!
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.
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Berliner rapper Prinz Pi made it to the top of the charts with his latest album “Kompass ohne Norden” and went on the most successful tour of his career so far, where he performed in front of over 37,000 fans. With an LC-A+ at his disposal, Prinz Pi's manager, Wassif, captured the concerts for us on film- both on and backstage.
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.
Halloween fever is in full swing. Everything ghostly, scary or freakishly extraordinary are either on display or being spoken of in hushed voices through spine-chilling tales. Apart from wearing the scariest costumes and taking photos of of your petrifying selves, why not amplify the Halloween spirit a notch higher by using Halloween-themed aperture plates with the New Petzval Lens? Here's a quick tipster that'll teach you how to make special aperture plates and make the most out of them this Halloween!
The feeling of wanting to take a stroll around the city or countryside can sometimes be so overwhelming that it can make one head out on the streets at the spur of the moment. Before you go on a streetwise adventure however, remember to bring your Horizon camera with you so you can capture those sweeping cityscapes.