Posts Tagged ‘nyc’

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…

Interview with NYC Fashion Photography Duo Pony and Brett

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Pony Lott and Brett Seamans are a fashion and editorial photography duo currently stationed in New York City. Their edgy style captures the imagination with a vulgar elegance and hard sexual attitude. Often inspired by historical figures, classic art, and vintage cinema, they play on classical forms while adding their own lavish vision.
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New York City Photographed Through a Glass Prism

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“NYC Prism” is a project by New York City-based photographer Allen Skyy Enriquez (AKA The Zartorialist) that offers an unusual view of The Big Apple. The 6 images in the series might look like composite images created using Photoshop, but they’re actually single exposures. The splicing effect seen in them was created by holding a prism in front of the lens to merge two views of each location into one shot.
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Interesting Visualization of the Instagrams Taken in NYC During Hurricane Sandy

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What can we learn about a city or event using Instagram photos? More than you might think. This interesting chart takes a look at what we can learn about Hurricane Sandy, simply by looking at an organized visualization of the Instagram photos taken during the storm. Read more…

Community-Sourced Photos of New York City’s Diverse Signage

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New York City offers a plethora of photographic opportunity. Massive architecture alongside a vibrant and diverse population makes for plenty of work for photographers of all types. But have you ever thought about the myriad signage and typography that New York has to offer?

Matthew Anderson and Daniel Hunninghake did, and so they created NYCType back in 2007 to highlight it. The site brings together photos of New York City’s signage under once virtual roof. Read more…

Photographer Mark Cohen and the Birth of Invasive Street Photography

Many photographers get nervous when the talk turns to street photography. There are step-by-step plans laid out for those who want to get over their fear of street photography, and entire articles dedicated to using telephoto lenses when taking candid street shots so you’re less likely to invade someone’s personal space even as you’re photographing it.

But on the other side of this spectrum are photographers like Bruce Gilden and Eric Kim, who make no apologies about getting in their subjects’ faces and practicing what might be called “invasive street photography.” And if you’ve ever wondered where this cringe-worthy technique was invented, you need look no further than the above video of photographer Mark Cohen. Read more…

Blast From the Past: High Quality Color Footage of New York City in the 1930s

Color film first burst onto the scene in 1935 when Kodak introduced the world to Kodachrome, and the first of this film that was available to the public was the 16mm variety for home movies. Later, Kodak introduced similar 8mm and 35mm film for home movies and photography, respectively, but it was the 16mm film that had finally offered consumers the ability to easily capture their world in color for the very first time.

The above video is a rare clip released by the Romano Archives that shows what French tourist Jean Vivier was able to capture using the 16mm film all the way back in 1939, when he came to visit the Big Apple. Read more…

Google Expands Street View to Let Users Visit Three Historic NYC Locations

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In partnership with Historypin and the Central Park Conservancy, Google has decided to expand its Street View repertoire once again, this time letting out-of-towners experience three of The Big Apple’s most historically significant locations: Central Park, The 9/11 Memorial and places affected by Hurricane Sandy. Read more…

Dancers Among Us Photo Series Inspires Equally Awesome Leaping Proposal

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Late last year, we introduced you to NYC-based photographer Jordan Matter‘s viral photo series Dancers Among Us, a set of photos that depicted professional dancers performing difficult dance moves in everyday life situations.

Many people fell in love with that photo series, and two of those people are college sweethearts Betsy and Peter, the latter of which recently put together an awesome Dancers Among Us proposal with some help from Matter himself. Read more…

Photographs of the Sky, Captured Across New York City at the Same Moment

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When people living in the same city look up into the sky, they likely see the same clouds and colors, albeit from slightly different perspectives. Exactly how different are these perspectives? In a recent project called Same Sky NY, photographers living in New York City came together to find out.
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