Even though York is quite a bustling and busy city, there is always an opportunity to escape the madness and take a romantic stroll down by the river.
The River Ouse is conveniently located close enough to the city centre that it is easily accessed by foot if you happen to be in the shopping area or near the train station. There are also plenty of places to park if you come specifically for this purpose. It is a very tranquil walk, so suits a romantic stroll, hand in hand with your loved one, perfectly. Not only are there boats to spot going up and down all the time, there are also ducks to feed, benches to rest on, and photos to take.
The bridges going across this river are something really special so I recommend crossing over a few times to get a decent vantage point and take some shots from a different angle.
If you walk along the river heading out of town, you reach the very impressive Millennium Bridge and just off one side of this, a lovely park, which is a great place to treat your loved one to an ice cream. There are also little pubs and bars all along the riverside to stop for a drink if the sunshine gets too much (not likely up North!).
This is a great place to go for a walk and it has a very romantic feel to it, especially as the sun is setting in the early evening giving everything a lovely golden glow. Autumn is the perfect time to visit this area as all the leaves of the willow trees hanging down alongside the river banks will be turning and glowing in the sunshine. I can’t wait to visit the area in a month or so when this happens.
New York City-based graphic designer Markus Hartel has a passion for street photography. On one of his last strolls through the city, he captured some scenes on the busy streets with the New Russar+ Lens. Read on to learn about his experience photographing with the Russar+ and get insider info on how it is to be a street photographer in the Big Apple.
New York is an infinitely photographable city in spite—or because—of its innate chaos. And even when the medium is film, praised nowadays for the virtue of slowness, the photographer must keep up with the city’s pace. Ricardo Lozano, 35mm photographer and Lomography community member, managed to do it for the series OK Commuter, now a book by A Love Token Press.
In prime areas of New York and San Francisco, the phrase ‘rush hour’ is always on the menu. Drive up to Reno, and the same expression fizzles. Many roads are framed by mountains and shrubbery, a picture of calm in the city. But the night makes up for the day’s stilly mood. Casinos flaunt LED signs and marquees, a treat for urban photographers.
Sip from a cup at a nearby cafe, try the sweet pastries and walk through the romantic streets of Paris with Morgane's photographs of her beautiful city. And as you enjoy the view, hear what this local has to say about her accomplice in taking such lovely photos.
In today’s busy society, continuous and repetitive life patterns always lead us to sometimes feel lost in the midst of it all. Lomography Hong Kong has teamed up with Fashion Walk to create a new analogue photography exhibition. Let’s explore your city in a totally different angle!
After spending many years desperately missing the classic character of the LC-A, photographer Daniel Schaefer had the opportunity to take the Minitar-1 out for a test around New York City. He came back with these enchanting, vibrant portraits and a rave review of the lens.
Jeri Lampert has made quite a name for herself, having photographed for a number of magazines and well-known brands. Taking a break from the glitz and glamour of the fashion world, she takes the Lomo'Instant Wide and captures scenes that are more personal and altogether different from the highly stylized images she has been known for.
Here's a brief but intimate interview with the New York City based photographer.
With weekly Youtube photography reviews, working as an editor at The FIND Lab, and engraving monuments at a family company, Ohio-based photographer Matt Day is quite the busy bee. But he's determined to take one photo a day for 366 days with his Lomo'Instant Wide!
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
The Nixon Surf Challenge 2015 Photo Exhibition is travelling from New York and arriving in London on October 8th! Come and join us for the opening night and see a selection of images taken by photographers and surfers at the Nixon Surf Challenge in Hainan. There will also be a raffle to win a Nixon Watch and a Lomo'instant Havana.
What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.
We love a striking photo as much as the next person, but a unique point of view makes us head straight to a feature. Who should the world know more about? Who has rocked our perception of beauty, sexuality and creativity? These questions populate our notepads, and our list of photographers is quite long. For International Women's Day 2016, we whittle the directory down to our current favorites, photographers who resist labels (even the ones we give them) and dare the world to see what they see.