Posts Tagged ‘newyorkcity’

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…

Interview with Award-Winning Landscape Photographer Lauren Henkin

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Born in Washington, D.C., visual artist Lauren Henkin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and now resides in New York City. He primary subject is the American landscape. Her most recent project, The Park, focuses on Central Park, the massive constructed urban space and how people engage it. Read more…

Photographers Put Together Hilarious NYC Taxi Driver Pinup Calendar for Charity

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We love a good photo series that can put a smile on our faces, and when those photos are also being taken for a good cause, well, we really couldn’t ask for more. Such is the case with the 2014 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar. Read more…

Ad Agency Rejects ‘Uncomfortable’ Photo of Muslim Woman Embracing a US Soldier from Its Times Square Billboards

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Media giant Clear Channel recently stirred up some controversy when it decided to flat out reject an advertising image of an American soldier embracing a veiled Muslim woman from its Times Square billboards due to its ‘uncomfortable’ nature. Read more…

Short Doc: It’ll Take More than Crippling MS and Near Blindness to Stop this Photog

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One of the great things about photography is that inspirational stories aren’t hard to come by — whether it’s tragic circumstances that are being brought to light by a daring photojournalist or a success story about a young photographer who is just discovering his passion for this industry.

Street photographer Flo Fox‘s story is yet another kind of inspirational. It’s a story of overcoming unimaginable adversity, and a rock hard determination not to let any of life’s curveballs get in the way of doing what you love. Read more…

BTS: Richard Renaldi Introduces & Poses Complete Strangers on the Streets of NYC

Photographer Richard Renaldi‘s 6-year-long project Touching Strangers has been an incredible success. From viral Internet fame to a full-fledged photo book that exceeded its Kickstarter goal eight times over, there’s something profoundly moving about complete strangers posed together, sometimes quite intimately, on the streets of NYC.

In the video above we get a behind the scenes look at how Renaldi does what he does, and how his subjects, sometimes reticent at first, often wind up feeling at ease and connected to this perfect stranger they didn’t know existed 10 minutes ago. Read more…

New York City Meets London in Beautifully Composed Double Exposure Photographs

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Late in 2012, photojournalist Daniella Zalcman moved from New York City to her new home in London. Zalcman adores both cities for, among other things, their photogenic nature. And so she decided to mix the two together into a creative series of double exposures dubbed New York + London, using her smartphone. Read more…

NYC Mayoral Candidate in Hot Water After Campaign Ad Used Swiped Flickr Shots

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New York Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota may be running as a law and order guy, but apparently the “law” part doesn’t cover intellectual property.

Turns out nine of the images used in a recent Lhota campaign ad — an ad meant to illustrate what a mess the Big Apple used to be — were taken without permission from Flickr users, several of whom are not too happy about it. Read more…

Behind the Scenes with Brandon Stanton and His Humans of New York Project

When we first covered Brandon Stanton and his Humans of New York project almost a year and a half ago, he had accumulated about 3,000 portraits of people from around New York City. Now that number has grown to over 5,000, and the blog that started it all has birthed a book and the kind of viral fame the Internet it known for.

Fortunately, this isn’t the kind of viral fame that comes with posting a video of a cute cat doing a silly thing, Stanton’s project has inspired many thousands of people by shedding light on the sometimes extraordinary, sometimes touching and sometimes tragic stories of normal people. Read more…