Posts Tagged ‘nyc’

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…

Half-Drag Portraits Show the Before & After Transformations of NYC Drag Queens

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New York-based photographer Leland Bobbé has put together a fascinating series of portraits that examine the idea of gender fluidity by showing New York City drag queens in half-drag. The series is called “Half-Drag … A Different Kind of Beauty” and has earned Bobbé several awards and exhibitions, along with some well-deserved press attention. Read more…

Vertigo-Inducing Video Put Together from 41 Photos Taken with the Lumia 1020

Creating video from photos isn’t a new idea. Be it stop-motion or some form of time-lapse, we see it all the time. The creation above by filmmaker Paul Trillo is a little bit different though. In 41 photos he takes you down 41 New York City blocks, mesmerizing you right into the sunrise. Read more…

Rumble and Sway: An Epic New York City Time-Lapse ‘Mixtape’

It wouldn’t be the weekend without a little bit of time-lapse inspiration. So as you’re getting ready to enjoy another Sunday packed with football and fun, check out this epic NYC time-lapse and hyperlapse compilation put together by the guys over at The Seventh Movement. Read more…

BTS: Hanging Off a Building to Capture an NYC Window Cleaner Ten Stories Up

In early August, the New York Times ran an article on New York City window cleaner Brent Weingard alongside some footage that showed the man scrubbing and squeegee-ing away at massive apartment windows in the West Village.

Thanks to the vertigo-inducing footage of Weingard strapped in ten stories up, the piece got a lot of attention, but one of the main questions the Times got after running it was “who was the daredevil behind the camera?” Thankfully, they’ve put together a BTS video in response. Read more…

Then-and-Now Images of NYC Created by Blending in Vintage Crime Scene Photos

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Then-and-now photos are always fascinating to see. Historical scenes come to life when blended into or placed side-by-side with modern-day photographs of cities we all know very well. Be it Paris, New York or San Francisco, most of the best-known cities have gotten the then-and-now treatment to great effect by many a photographer.

The most recent Then and Now series we’ve run across, however, isn’t just meant to show how the scenery has changed. When photographer and historian Marc A. Hermann created the images, he purposely used only vintage (Note: and sometimes gruesome) crime scene photos to fill in the “then” part. Read more…

Then-and-Now Photos of New York City

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NYC Grid is a website run by Paul Sahner that explores and documents New York neighborhoods, “street by street and block by block.” One of the awesome reoccurring features on the blog is the before-and-after section, which features pairs of photos showing identical locations but shot decades — or sometimes over a century — apart.
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Photographer Cabbie Captures the Magic of New York City from His Taxi

David Brandford became a cab driver in 1990, and immediately picked up a camera when he realized he now had a front-row seat to life in New York City. Since then, he’s not been able to stop taking pictures and capturing the city he loves.

Most recently, New York.com gave Bradford his own New York Moment, offering us a small glimpse into the life of the successful photographer cabbie. Read more…

Midtown is a Manhattan Time-Lapse Made Up of 50K Photos Shot Over 6 Months

When you think of New York City, the places that come to mind most likely revolve around Midtown Manhattan. The Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, Times Square and more all fall within the boundaries of Midtown.

In an ode to this busiest and most hectic piece of the city that never sleeps, Andrew “Drew” Geraci of District 7 Media put together an epic time-lapse that pays homage to “the lights, cars, traffic, architecture and people [that] make the city come to life as a living, breathing, organism.” Read more…