Posts Tagged ‘nyc’

Historical NYPD Crime Scene Photos to be Digitized and Released to the Public

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The photographer known as Weegee made his mark on photography by hunting for crime scenes and uncomfortable shots in New York City. We may soon be seeing some of the crime scenes he captured from an alternate perspective.

Thousands of historical crime scene photographs shot by the New York Police Department will soon be digitized and released for the public to see.
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Hundreds of Photos of New York City Turned Into a Flowing Visual Experience

When Israeli freelance artist Ynon Lan visited New York City earlier this year, he wanted to capture the things he saw in a way that conveyed the constant energy he felt as he walked around. He then came up with the idea of taking thousands of still photographs of particular themes and combine them afterward into a video as a flowing visual experience.
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How Urban Explorers Are Risking Arrest and Death to Explore NYC With Their Cameras

Here’s a 5-minute video by Seeker Stories about how young urban explorers are connecting through Instagram and teaming up to explore the hidden places of New York City. They risk arrest — and often death — to see and photograph the city from perspectives that ordinary people will never get to experience.
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Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

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Photographer Vincent Laforet captured some stunning nighttime photographs of New York City while leaning out of an open helicopter door 7,500 feet in the air. At that altitude, Laforet was able to look down at air traffic around NYC’s major airports, and there was no extra pane of glass between the photographer and the city. A few thousand feet higher and oxygen masks would have been required.
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Photographer Builds Detailed Sets on NYC Sidewalks Using Discarded Furniture

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Over the past 6 months, photographer Justin Bettman and stylist Gozde Eker have been building elaborate sets on the sidewalks of New York City using unwanted furniture and household items, most of which is found discarded on the street. The sets are made to look like the rooms of a house.
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Photographer Captures ‘Manhattan in Motion’ in Engaging Time-Lapse

New York-based photographer Josh Owens spent over a month a few years back bringing New York City to life in the time-lapse above called Manhattan in Motion. Using three cameras, a motion dolly, a special intervalometer and a lot of planning, he was able to capture the always-changing cityscape in an engaging and fresh light that few time-lapses have been able to match, much less beat.

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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

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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

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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…