The high line is a park that is on a 1.45-mile stretch of elevated railway track on the west side of Manhattan. This piece of track was built in the 1930’s to reduce fatalities on the street level railways that serviced the industry on the west side.
The last train ran on it in 1980 and it had been left abandoned until it re-opened in 2008 as a park. It is currently being expended and one day will run up to 34th street.
The park contains naturalized plantings that are inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew on the disused tracks. Old bits of rail and clean concrete lines run from left to right as you walk up the line. The benches are cool too and you will get a different view of the city.
Also there is a very cool hotel that straddles the high line. i think its called the standard hotel.
LomoAmigo Simon Tibbett races a Volkswagen touring car, which is based off a street car but has been modified for racing-- road racing in particular. Here's Simon with a bit more on what he does, why he does it, and on shooting film again, as he recently took us trackside with the La Sardina.
When experimenting with new rolls of film, it's often the first roll that brings both the most joy and the most trial & tribulation. We want to start highlighting some successful first attempts here on our Magazine with our films. The first in this line up is Brian Bruno aka Brunoroids.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
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We at Lomography know that film photography is alive and well, but it has also begun to attract some high-profile attention as analog processes rise in popularity. Recently, Al Roker and the Today Show visited Lomography NYC to find out just what it is about film that people love so much.
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