By the mid-1970's New York City found itself in deep crisis, with almost half a billion in its debt, the city eventually declared itself bankrupt. That one event itself had plunged the whole city and its people into poverty and dystopia -- especially for the middle class and the working class. More areas were impoverished -- take the Bowery for one -- and crime rate was on high. In 1979, 250 serious crimes were reported in the New York subway system alone, every week.
The subway would soon gain its infamous reputation as the most crime-ridden. The Swiss photographer Willy Spiller had taken the gamble into the train labyrinth, for a chronicle of the subway and the events occurring in it.
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
Dimetri Hogan is a 24 year old creative director and photographer based in New York City. Co-founder of Off The Rails Magazine alongside Matthew Comer, Dimetri Hogan helps to project a new take on youth culture.
Do you long for the dreamy soft focus that only the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens can give your photos? Grab it in the lens mount of your choice! Brass versions are now available for purchase in the shop!
The speed of sound is being studied through three music genres found in the late 20th century. From the late 1960s to today, this show takes us back to the different eras and phases of music history and genre.
Join us for a big announcement, some exclusive deals and a hands-on demonstration of the new Neptune Convertible Art Lens System! We'll be joined by respected photographers Mitchell Wojcik and Olivia Locher and answering questions from our viewers live on Kickstarter on 25 May at 16:00 EST.
We gathered a pool of young photographers to give us their insights on photography, being its future, and other things in this interview series for Lomography's 25th anniversary. This time, we take a look at the portraiture style of New York-based photographer Hailun Ma.
Beyond the hustle and bustle of the Melting Pot of the World lies a bizarre underground maze shrouded in fearful mystery and urban legends. Photographer Kealan Shilling and his friends dare to wander around the Gates of Hell for a bold yet memorable adventure.
Vicuna is one of my best friends and wherever the wind takes him I will catch a paraglide to meet him. I did so, when he chased turtles in Polynesia and now, when he is digesting cheese in Switzerland. My prerogative was to hit a mountain on my birthday and so we did.