Posts Tagged ‘nyc’

Video: This Cab Ride Through NYC at Night is Made from 3,454 Individual Oil Paintings

Stop-motion is a painstaking and labor and time-intensive process when you do it with photographs, so imagine creating an entire stop-motion video using only oil paintings. That’s exactly what ambient folk band The Sea The Sea decided to do for their most recent music video, enlisting the help of artist Zachary Johnson to do the heavy lifting… or painting.

In all, the final music video is made up of 3,454 oil paintings that take you on a nighttime cab ride home through New York City. Read more…

Photographer Uses 19th Century Process to Capture the Awe of Meeting New York City

Walking-Downtown

When Peter Liepke set out to create his series Above & Beyond, he wanted to capture the feeling of having just move to New York City. The dream-like feeling of arriving in NYC for the first time and being swept away by the environment.

But where others might use a certain photographic technique to do this, Liepke achieves this ethereal feeling instead through platinum/palladium and gum bichromate processing. Read more…

NY Through the Lens: A Photographic Love Letter to New York City and Nostalgic Longing

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It’s impossible to write about Vivienne Gucwa‘s photography without trying it in to her own inspirational story of struggle and success. The images that appear on her NY Through the Lens blog — which have earned her millions of fans and followers, and now appear in her brand new New York coffee table book by the same name — are understood best through the lens of Gucwa’s experience.

Only then can you grasp just how much this city means to her, and what drives her to capture it the way she does. Read more…

Photographer Revisits His 30-Year-Old Photographs of New York’s Chinatown

Chinese New Year, 1984

Chinese New Year, 1984

Revisiting photographs you took 30 years ago can be an eye-opening experience, and not simply because of the sharp realization of just how much has changed.

For photographer Bud Glick, digging up, scanning and printing his photographs from New York City’s Chinatown in the 1980s has allowed him to discover images he once looked over, save images that were once unprintable, and revisit a fascinating time characterized by rapid social change. Read more…

This Diptych Timelapse Points Out Some Similarities Between Paris and NYC

Freelance filmmaker Franck Matellini recently created a clever time-lapse that shows the similarities that defy the 3,363 miles separating Paris and New York City. Using diptych video and brilliant editing, Matellini ties the two towns together using the objects and architecture that define both destinations.

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NYC Taxi Drivers Pose for Second ‘Sexy’ Calendar to Raise Money for Charity

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When you think ‘sexy calendar photos,’ the first group of potential models that come to mind probably aren’t New York City taxi drivers. And yet, they’re officially selling their second ‘sexy’ calendar for charity. Read more…

Jay Maisel’s Iconic NYC 190 Bowery Building Reportedly Up For Sale

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Photographer Jay Maisel has spent the past five decades living, working and exhibiting his work in the iconic building at 190 Bowery in Manhattan that he calls home. A home which, according to a report by Crain’s, is up for sale on RFR Realty. Details, however, are scarce as both Maisel and RFR are keeping pretty quiet. Read more…

Eerie and Fascinating Photos of a Completely Empty New York City Taken in 1964

Empty New York, c. 1964 Vintage gelatin silver print 5 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches (paper)

Empty New York, c. 1964, Vintage gelatin silver print, 5 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches (paper)

In 1964, photographer Duane Michals fortuitously found himself leafing through a photo book that contained the work of French photographer Eugene Atget. Atget’s intimate 19th century photographs of Paris inspired Michals to attempt to capture a similarly intimate portrait of New York City.

Thus was born ‘Empty New York,’ a series of photographs showing the streets of the Big Apple completely devoid of live, exhibited for the very first time as a set at the DC Moore Gallery in New York in April and May of this year. Read more…

Rooftop Photo from the 1920s May be the First Group Selfie in History

We’ve shared what we believe to be the first ever selfie in history, but we’ve never had occasion to share the photograph you see being taken in the image above. Taken in the 1920s on a rooftop in New York City, what you see being captured might very well be the first ever group selfie… although we’re pretty sure they didn’t call it that. Read more…

Photo Project Captures People’s Reactions to Someone Falling Asleep on Them on the Subway

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The New York City subway can be a cold place, metaphorically speaking. Headphones, cell phones, that one Seamless ad they’ve no doubt already read 600 times, whatever their approach, people go to great lengths to avoid communicating with the other people in the car.

So what happens when one of those people breaks, not only the unwritten rule against talking, but touching! How do people react on the subway when a complete stranger falls asleep on their shoulder? Read more…