Apple Sweat: The 2006 Heat Wave from NYC Streets
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The first week of August 2006 was hot in NYC. The hottest it’s been since 1936. Cars overheated. Power went out. People even died. And my wife and I were visiting New York City together for the first time.I soon discovered that the tape was melting off my Holga and my huge digital SLR attracted unappreciative stares. It turns out NYC is a Lomo kinda town.The Lomo LC-A is a tiny brick of Russian camera awesomeness. It’s quiet and unobtrusive. And since you can set the focus manually, it’s easy to walk around and shoot from the hip. So that’s what I did.My camera found New York in a rare moment. A city of incredible diversity, united in sweat. From Chinatown to the Village to Coney Island, New Yorkers were out in the world, doing their jobs, making the best of it. By the time the rain started to fall and the heat began to fade, we felt a new bond with the people who call NYC home.Preview the photos.