The New York City Photo Rumble


NYC Photo Rumble Extended

NYC Photo Rumble Extended

New Yorkers don’t mess around. We asked you for photos for our new Lomowall (coming soon to a New York City destination near you), and so far you’re coming through like we knew you would!

So now we’re going to extend the deadline until Halloween, to give you time to dig deep into your archives and find your greatest Big Apple photos!

But we’re also going to ask you for some specifics, because we really want our Lomowall to show all the multitudes of this melting-pot on the Hudson.

So here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Portraits of typical New Yorkers, but don’t hold back on the freaks! You know that guy who jogs around the city day and night in pantyhose? Or that (almost) naked cowboy in Times Square? The guy in the $2000 suit (sobbing) on Wall Street? We want to see them all!
  • Shots of typical landmarks – Flatiron anyone? Lady Liberty? Rockefeller Center? The Cyclone?
  • NY fireman, police, security men, other people in uniforms – show us New York’s finest in all their glory!
  • Typical NY shop facades – the face of the city!
  • NY animals – That’s right, we want the pigeons, rats, black squirrells, and alligators in the sewers!
  • NY & music – Remember CBGB’s? We’d like to.
  • NY black and white shots – Like Woody in Manhattan we romanticize our city way out of proportion, and admit it, so do you!
  • NY construction – Building by building, the city is always changing, and we want to see how it’s happening!
  • Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island – Don’t forget our neighbors too!
  • NY and religion – In a city like New York, faith comes in handy! Show us how people express their faith in NYC.
  • Ethnic NY – Nowhere on the planet has the vast ethnic and cultural diversity of New York City. From Korea Town to Little Italy to South Williamsburg, we want to taste every morsel of our cultural stew.
  • Photo formats – Landscape, square, Horizon

And here’s a little tip… we’re hoping you will tag your photos so we can find them easier in our archives. Yeah, we know we’re putting you to work here. But if you could be so kind as to go to your beta home after you’ve uploaded and tag your photos with the categories above (and anything else that would make your photo easier to find later) we’ll be very grateful. We may even throw a few extra piggies at anyone who shows some serious tagging initiative! We’re sure to look a little longer at your photos if you do (hint hint).

Soon there will be a NYC Lomowall that will be a mecca for New Yorkers and world travelers alike. Be a part of it! Submit your photos now!

And we didn’t forget the goods for this rumble. The best photo will receive 15 crunchy piggy points for our shop, and 3 runners-up will be munching on 10 tasty piggies each!

Good luck!

written by lucasjakobsson on 2008-10-22 #news #competition #rumble #lomo-wall #new-york-city


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    have never been to n.y.....

  2. agaltier
    agaltier ·

    yesss, i want to participate ..... ooops, but I've never been to N.Y. ;)

  3. hhjm
    hhjm ·

    I want to go there!! New York//

  4. goldie
    goldie ·

    is it a one or three pics upload rumble?

  5. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ goldie

    no upload limit for this rumble!

  6. xkelx
    xkelx ·

    what about the horizon photos? can they be in??

  7. mizzfonky
    mizzfonky ·

    oooh, can't wait until tonight to upload them.. (at work now)

  8. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    i hope these are big enough, if not you and you don't think they suck drop an email

  9. ibiza_hippie
    ibiza_hippie ·

    and....I'm spent!

  10. mandi
    mandi ·

    don´t limit yourself to skyscrapers, sights, taxis... we also need NY poeple, parties, every thing

  11. jhunnie
    jhunnie ·

    Ohh... this rumble only for NY =S

  12. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    this is crazy, i have too many pics, more to come

  13. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    so - did anyone else have any issues when uploading at all ? Like a random disconnect, a freeze in resize window, error messages at aboyt 23% ?

    Please let the team know - thanking you :)

  14. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    only errors i had were due to file size, the 70 images i uploaded, went up fine.

  15. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    Wow so many amazing pictures. Ibiza_hippie I really love yours!

  16. wherearemysunglasses
    wherearemysunglasses ·

    Wooo! My hometown! : ) Thanks lomo!

  17. graefin
    graefin ·

    The first and last time I've been to NYC was in 1998 and...well where are the pictures...they are analogue...I need to search them!

  18. jeffmoore
    jeffmoore ·

    never been? come visit!

  19. brendend
    brendend ·

    awww, i've never been to NYC, but this is a cool rumble!

  20. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    cant find my disc with the nyc photos >:(

  21. mblair23
    mblair23 ·

    I repeated some images from previous rumbles...hope that's okay!

  22. teresa-canelas
    teresa-canelas ·

    what is the deadline??

  23. mizzfonky
    mizzfonky ·

    maybe I'm wrong, but I think the photos of "delicioustilltheend" are digital and photoshop with a lomo-action...
    they don't look real lomo to me (strange vignet etc..)

  24. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    the scanning never ends!

  25. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    error: upload limit exceeded!!!

  26. ouroborosx
    ouroborosx ·

    you can only upload 100 photos a day at the moment... just wait till it resets and grab another 100! :)

  27. graefin
    graefin ·

    okay, as promised I had a look at those old pics back oh 98. They are tourist shots *g* only slightly lomo.

  28. zoso1019
    zoso1019 ·

    my first lomo experience was in nyc. with a diana

  29. faefaefae
    faefaefae ·

    staten island reprezent!

  30. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    I've seen a lot of wonderful pics !

  31. mizzfonky
    mizzfonky ·

    Hmm, I uploaded my files directly from this post, so I wasn't able to put the tags with. Bummer !

  32. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ mizzfonky

    all your uploaded images should be in your lab in the unsotred folder, if you go there and organzie them a bit, add some titles and tags, you might still be considered for those "hint, hint" comments above :)

  33. mizzfonky
    mizzfonky ·

    oh stupid me.. didn't know that. thanx a lot !

  34. xkelx
    xkelx ·

    you only talk about the tags now, i've uploaded my photos directly from my computer two days ago, and in that time there was any category to fit in... and i didn't tag my photos... well i hope it works the same

  35. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ xkelx

    sorry about that, but you can still go back an tag the photos in your beta home

  36. tizi
    tizi ·

    i have always been to new york!!!!

  37. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    its been a full day and i still cant upload, any ideas?

  38. graefin
    graefin ·

    oooh the tags! completely forgot them!

  39. teresa-canelas
    teresa-canelas ·

    how can i submitt?? please let me know

  40. tom_ashor_bhaan
    tom_ashor_bhaan ·

    half of NYbuildings were built by slovak emigrants, economical crisis made them emigrate. (there are some famous photos in history which document their work and life)-

  41. mizzfonky
    mizzfonky ·

    this rumble is taking too long ! :D

  42. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ teresa-canelas

    you click on the browse button below the comments and then chose the pictures that you want to upload

    @ xbalboax

    you should be able to upload now

  43. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    thank you!

  44. xkelx
    xkelx ·

    i don't have any photos in my beta home... only in my lomohome

  45. edelle
    edelle ·

    i accidentally uploaded a photo twice.. does anyone know how i can delete a submitted image?

  46. jogainwonderland
    jogainwonderland ·

    i can't go back to ny hope my picture!

  47. plaidleaf
    plaidleaf ·

    i thought i had way more... c'est la vie... at least i had a few!

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