New York, New Locations: A City Guide Callout

2011-06-01 11

The concrete jungle where dreams are made, New York City will always be best known as the city that never sleeps. With so many things to do, see, and take pictures of in NYC, you’re simply bound to use up rolls and rolls of film just trying to document a single day here. That said, we want you to share your favorite experiences in New York and be part of our brand spakin’ new city guide.

Photo by: moosja

Of course, New York is also the location of one two of Lomography's Gallery Stores making it a destination that’s extra dear to our hearts. If you’ve been to New York or are living in New York, help us introduce it to your fellow lomographers by contributing to our upcoming New York City Guide!

Start looking back on your favorite memories of New York and try to see which ones fall under these categories:

Urban Adventures
Take your camera and dig deep into the city: this is as lomographic as it gets. Get electric, feel the beat and shoot from the hip as you explore the highs and lows of the metropolis.

  • Hidden places
  • From up above
  • The Great Outdoors
  • The Best View: scenic images that takes your breath away
  • So. Many. People!
  • Public transport
  • Sports & Action
  • Parks & Chill out
  • Flea markets & Second Hand
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Graveyards
  • Modern Marvels: skyscrapers, modern sculptures etc.

Food and Drink
Where’s your favorite mouthwatering thin sliced pizza, delicious bagel or your favorite coffee shop in New York? From traditional eateries to avant garde fusion joints, this is about the best and most secret places to satisfy your hunger.

  • Best coffee in town
  • Best Bagels
  • Best burger & Cheesesteaks in town
  • Best pizza in town
  • Best Asian food in town
  • Best breakfast in town
  • Blackout Brunch
  • Local delights
  • Sweet explosion
  • Cheap but good
  • Hangover therapy
  • Worth the Splurge

Escape from the City
Sometimes you need to flee from the buzz of the city. Where do you go to relax and recharge your batteries?

  • Best beach
  • Top of the mountain
  • By the lake
  • Romantic hideaway
  • Into the wild
  • Village wonders & Satellite cities
  • Wood & fields

Night on the Town
When it gets wild on the weekend…

  • Barhopping
  • Hardcore clubbing
  • Music & Concerts
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Arty party
  • Best cocktails around
  • The Dankest and Best pubs in the world
  • Gay Bars
  • Glam & Glitter
  • House Parties (sometimes, it’s the private parties that lead to the most memorable weekends)
  • Beer Gardens

Art & Culture
There’s art in every corner of the city: sometimes it’s quite obvious, sometimes you got to look twice. What’s your source of inspiration?

  • Amazing Museums
  • Photography
  • Street Art
  • Art Galleries
  • Must see exhibitions
  • Happenings (book signings, movie premieres, store openings)
  • Mind-blowing Architecture
  • Where Fashion Lives
  • Avantgarde Theatre
  • Hipster Happenings (events, concerts – featuring artists and topics considered to be hipster-ish)

Local flavor
There are things that define the character of each city in the world. What are the vibes that define your place?

  • Events & Festivals (also includes national holidays)
  • People & Characters (everyday folks, local personalities)
  • Retail Therapy (local brands, local malls, fleamarkets, weekend markets, bazaars)
  • Traditional clothing
  • Rituals
  • Urban Myths
  • Local Lifestyle
  • Do’s and Don’ts (cultural quirks and practices)
  • Local Ta-Dos

Once you’ve figured that out, then start writing your New York City stories and submit them as Locations articles. Aside from sharing your Locations stories and of course, analogue pictures too, make sure to tag your each entry with “NYCG” to make it eligible for the extra 5 piggies that we’ll be giving to those who participate in our city guide callouts. As these are requested posts for the month, you’ll already get 10 piggies for each approved article and a bonus 5 by simply tagging it with “NYCG”. That’s a total of 15 piggies for each approved city guide article!

written by ungrumpy on 2011-06-01 #news #lomography #nyc #city-guide #new-york-city #callouts #contributions

11 Comments

  1. kbtrix
    kbtrix ·

    you should do a baltimore city guide!

  2. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    Deadline? and Can we submit previous locations?

  3. scbaldwin
    scbaldwin ·

    No deadline right now, we're really just looking to get everyone excited and submitting. Yes, you can submit previous locations, just be sure to tag them with "NYCG". Snap away!

  4. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    one more questions. is it limited to manhattan or does long island and the rest of the boroughs count

  5. scbaldwin
    scbaldwin ·

    Sorry for the delay. Right now Manhattan is the #1 focus but we definitely will be including the surrounding boroughs into the city guide. Definitely add any location and this weeks focus is on Local Flavor.

    www.lomography.com/backend/magazine/posts/83607/?auth=58b96…

  6. chewy
    chewy ·

    How do you tag a previously written article? I have this one that I did for NYC that I think would work for week 1 of the challenge:
    www.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2011/02/20/new-york-i…

  7. jcyx243
    jcyx243 ·

    when will the London City Guide be released?

  8. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Hey @jcyx243, the London City Guide Berlin is out (uk.shop.lomography.com/accessories/books-albums-print/lomog…) :)

  9. gssn
    gssn ·

    Can I submit analogue SLR photos too?

  10. devoncaulfield
    devoncaulfield ·

    @gssn Yes of course you can!

  11. devrimarie
    devrimarie ·

    Does anyone know when this will be coming out? Still not sure if any of my shots are included...

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