Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013

Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013

It was the winter of 1985, when photographer Brian Rose decided to explore New York's Meatpacking District with his 4x5 view camera. Early in the morning before dawn, it was a scene of carnage as men grappled with meat carcasses hanging from hooks under metal awnings along the streets. At night, a different sort of …

Our Own Individual New York

Our Own Individual New York

Our own individual New York is a set of photos by photographer Hermes Pichon displaying the ‘individual’ within his/her space in the city … "or perhaps about the city and the space left for the individual," as the photographer states. In terms of street photography you need to be open to anything. It’s different from …


Surf More And Work Less

Surf More And Work Less

Surfboards from Salt Surf, a New York based surfboard company, produced in collaboration with California based shaper, Mauricio Avila. Their goal is to deliver quality, progressively shaped boards, especially designed with the New York City surfer in mind. With the boards shaped in California and the owner, Nabil Samadani also a native Californian, Salt has …

Urban Exploration By Eric Anderson

Urban Exploration By Eric Anderson

Since his relocation to New York City a few years ago, street photography has quickly become one of Eric Anderson's favorite subjects. Anderson is chronicling the urban life with his Panasonic Lumix GX-1, a small and light camera, so he can take it with him everyday. "Having my camera at the ready makes all the difference. Things …

Curating The Commonplace

Curating The Commonplace

Look around you. Have you ever wondered why bagels have holes in them? Or why manhole covers are round? Inspired by Design x NYC, brand agency The Partners set out to better understand and appreciate 20 of the most mundane design classics, ranging from the coffee cup sleeve to the standard clay brick. Repurposing the …


Elliott Erwitt's New York

Elliott Erwitt’s New York

An affordable paperback of a classic photographer's monograph–Elliott Erwitt's New York (teNeues, ISBN 978-3832795870, $25) is sometimes gritty, sometimes elegant, and always true to life. Elliott Erwitt's monochromatic tribute to the Big Apple captures the true diversity that makes this city great. The book spans Erwitt's career, including many previously unseen works from the '50s …

The Story Of A Photographer And His New York City

The Story Of A Photographer And His New York City

At the close the of film noir classic The Naked City, the narrator famously proclaims: 'There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them.' The film took its title from Weegee's seminal book of New York photographs published in 1945. In our time, an equally compelling presence roams the …

16 ACRES - The Struggle To Rebuild Ground Zero

16 ACRES – The Struggle To Rebuild Ground Zero

The rebuilding of Ground Zero as seen above from Jersey City by photographer Michael Calcagno is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex construction project in recent American history. From the beginning, the effort has been fraught with controversy, delays and politics. The struggle to develop these 16 acres of "sacred" land has encompassed 12 …


Aperture Ulrich Lang New York Fragrances

Aperture Ulrich Lang New York Fragrances

Ulrich Lang had been in the beauty and fragrance business for quite some time before he decided to create his own brand Ulrich Lang New York Fragrances. The former L'Oreal Executive Lang–his grandmother owned a small perfumery and salon in the South of Germany–partnered with longtime friend, Britt Biegelsen. Each Ulrich Lang fragrance is composed …

New York Bike Style

New York Bike Style

The New York Bike Style (Prestel, ISBN 978-3-7913-4896-4, $29.95) guide has been documented by Sam Polcer, a magazine editor, a writer and a photographer. Polcer pedals his way through the Big Apple on his 1980s 10-speed chasing unique cyclists, which he started to document some years ago on his blog Preferred Mode. America may be …

Burned Over By Amelia Bauer

Burned Over By Amelia Bauer

Amelia Bauer created the series Burned Over in the forests of Central New York using artificial lighting to act as an outside force on the landscape. "For these photos, I worked with a small pyrotechnics crew that had experience with traditional fireworks shows as well as working on the sets of major Hollywood films ... …


Skating NYC With A GoPro

Skating NYC With A GoPro

What would you do with 50 GoPros at the touch of a button? World- renowned skateboarder, Ryan Sheckler, shares his idea: an epic run from the top of the Manhattan Bridge to the storied Lower East Side skate park in New York City. Capture and share your life's most meaningful experiences like Ryan Sheckler did …

Instant Film Generator - 20 Photoshop Actions: New York Edition

Instant Film Generator – 20 Photoshop Actions: New York Edition

Who says design sets have to be expensive? We have just released our own great basics for great designs! Share life in an instant frame with our Instant Film Generator - 20 Photoshop Actions: New York Edition($1.99). Do you have a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS or higher and want to have that Polaroid look? …


Inflatable, Mobile Learning Laboratory

Inflatable, Mobile Learning Laboratory

John Locke's Repurposed Phone Booths Libraries on the streets of New York once put a big smile on our face. Now the artist and his Department of Urban Betterment are proposing on Kickstarter to build an inflatable, mobile learning laboratory (built of mylar and recycled plastic) that lives within the confines of a New York City …

Before & After: Photo Series Compares NYC's Past And Present

Before & After: Photo Series Compares NYC’s Past And Present

NYC Grid is an exploration and documentation of New York neighborhoods by photographer Paul Sahner. The ambitious website seeks to map the entire city "street by street and block by block" through photos. "Since moving here nine years ago, I've found myself roaming around taking photos and videos, but with no real goal in mind. I've …

Promise Land By Joni Sternbach

Promise Land By Joni Sternbach

Joni Sternbach's new publication Promise Land (Café Royal Books, numbered edition of 150, $8) is part of the Tate Gallery special collection. The project is a series of portraits of anbandoned homes on the eastern end of Long Island and the ghosts of those who inhabited them, standing as sentries that guard their memories and …


Design Can Change A City

Design Can Change A City

This photographic project carried out in New York city and shows how local businesses that bet on the design quality can transform neighborhoods, once degraded, but modern and influential today. Carla Cascales Alimbau a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer from Barcelona, focused on Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Soho, Chelsea, Nolita and Dumbo. Cascales Alimbau explained to …

Coney Island By Michael Ernest Sweet

Coney Island By Michael Ernest Sweet

Coney Island is a residential neighborhood, peninsula and beach on the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Brooklyn, New York City. It is the westernmost part of the barrier islands of Long Island, and is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long and 0.5 miles (0.80 km) wide. The site was formerly an outer barrier island, but became …

City Stages By Matthew Pillsbury

City Stages By Matthew Pillsbury

The outlines of the people in Matthew Pillsbury’s City Stages (Aperture, ISBN 978-1597112376, $65) seem to be ghostly memories or distant shadows. This book offers a paean to the visionary potential of large-format, black-and-white photography as well as to the vibrancy of the cultural landscape at a transitional moment–a moment in which our very relationship …


Moving Backward And Forward In Time

Moving Backward And Forward In Time

Great photography will make you time travel. Growing up in a small town in Germany, I have often imagined myself in New York, tumbling around the city, photographing, explore the stories people have to tell and make them mine and moving between different points in time. It is the same when I look over at …

I’ll Be Your New York By Lena Aliper

I’ll Be Your New York By Lena Aliper

I’ll Be Your New York (Atem Books, limited run of 100 copies, roughly $20) by photographic artist Lena Aliper is a tale of self-subversion and desire that offers a girl’s take on the much cherished and coveted l’amour fou. "In a rather post-surrealist vein, it explores the fascination that arises as the body that belongs to …

Still Got Love For ITalia

Still Got Love For ITalia

Still Got Love For IT by Stefano Nocchi is not only a photographic project, but also a love story. The love that still makes the italian emigrants’s heart beat fast, at the memory of their beloved homeland. This is the story of the people from Sicily, Calabria, Puglia, people who left and didn’t return, who …