Posts Tagged ‘newyorkcity’

Before and After Pictures of NY Storefronts Document a Decade of Gentrification

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In a city like New York, buildings and their façades can change seemingly overnight. So, what happens to the face of “the city that never sleeps” over the course of a decade? If we take the work of James and Karla Murray as an example, the answer is: a lot. Read more…

Incredible POV Footage of BASE Jumpers Launching Off the One World Trade Center

Getting to the top of the One World Trade Center is supposed to be impossible, or at the very least difficult, but it seems that’s not so. In a video released yesterday but shot back in September of 2013, three BASE jumpers show that they not only got up to the top… they managed to jump off with parachutes and get off scot-free until months later. Read more…

Photographer Uses Drone to Shoot Harlem Building Collapse, Asked to Leave by NYPD

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My earlier article shows you what you should do with a drone and a camera; this one will show you what you shouldn’t do. Read more…

LIFE’s Classic Photo Essay That Shined a Harsh Light on Heroin Addiction

Bill Eppridge's iconic 1965 work documented the horrors of heroin addiction in New York City.

TJ Donegan · Mar 04, 2014 · 5 Comments » ·

Adios Yellow Glow: How LED Streetlights Will Change the Look of Night Photography

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LED streetlights are the wave of the future, but in addition to being the environmentally friendly choice, doing away with high-pressure sodium streetlight has one other significant (at least to photographers and filmmakers) side effect: it completely changes the look of night photography. Read more…

‘Buildings Made of Sky’ Photo Series Turns Architecture Photography on Its Head

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Sometimes, all that’s required to take a standard photo and turn it into something special and unique is to flip your camera upside down. That’s what artist Peter Wegner did for his Buildings Made of Sky series, which features ‘skyscrapers’ outlined by the New York City streets when you flip your perspective. Read more…

Vandalism or Public Service? New Project Aims to Eliminate Crappy Tourist Photos

If the major photography awards had a “service to mankind” category, the front-runner at this point would have to be #noshittyphotos, an inventive new project that aims to eliminate lousy vacation photos by telling tourists exactly where to stand to get a good shot of major attractions. Read more…

Stainless: Mesmerizing Super Slow-Motion Footage of People Waiting for the Subway

Slow motion video is often mesmerizing, whether it shows creamer being poured ever so luxuriously into coffee, or a dog shaking off water. But the super slow motion series Stainless by photographer Adam Magyar put all of those to shame. Read more…

Times Square Time-Lapse Captures the Madness that is New Year’s Eve in NYC

Thanks to CES, this week has been filled to bursting with new gear announcements that are either exacerbating your Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.) or simply exhausting you. After all, how many “world’s first [this]” and “world’s lightest [that]” can you take before it all starts to blend together?

So today, although we have more cool gadgets and gizmos from CES 2014 to share with you, we thought we’d start the day (well, in the US it’s the start of the day…) by reliving one of the biggest parties of the New Year in time-lapse. Read more…

The Real Oldest Photo of New York City is Not Nearly As Cool as the Fake One

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News flash: You can’t believe everything you see on Twitter. We know, we were shocked too.

Such was the case with this striking sepia-toned image that started lighting up the mediasphere yesterday billed as “the Earliest Photograph Taken of New York City – Broadway, May 1850.” (And immediately started attracting comments in the vein of: “And they haven’t fixed the potholes since!”) Read more…