Data + Design Project

A Look Inside Shutterstock’s New Offices in Manhattan

Thursday 03.27.2014 , Posted by
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Shutterstock, the well known stock photography agency based in New York City has packed up shop and moved to a new location in Manhattan. With a growing employee base of 300 plus, the company determined its new headquarters should be in one of the most iconic buildings in the world: The Empire State Building. It wasn’t for its fame that the company chose the location though. It was largely data driven, as is every significant decision they make. [Read more...]

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Forget the Burqas: A Glimpse of Iran That We Don’t Often See

Tuesday 03.25.2014 , Posted by
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For the past 20 years images and news from Iran have been fairly consistent. There are women in burqas, public demonstrations with burning flags, executions, and the ongoing threat of nuclear weaponry. Yet, in this 80 million-plus population lies a hidden life; albeit one that, against the conservative and theocratic laws that exist, still pervades the culture. A young photographer named Hossein Fatemi did a photo series of the “Iran that we never see.” [Read more...]

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Holy Men: Portraits Of Indian Sadhu’s By Photographer Joey L.

Monday 03.24.2014 , Posted by
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When Brooklyn-based photographer Joey L. isn’t taking professional photos of celebrities such as Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito or Jessica Chastain, he engages in personal photographic projects. One such project was his journey to India to connect with the sadhus, or holy men, living in Varanasi. [Read more...]

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Abandoned Hotel Becomes a Temporary Street Art Gallery

Friday 03.21.2014 , Posted by
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Somewhere deep in the U.K. is an abandoned hotel. While busy wasting away in the foggy land, a collective group of street artists decided it should serve as their next temporary canvas. Creating an “alternative art gallery,” the artists painted their works throughout the ten story building. In the process, debris were cleared for walkways and it became a nice space for locals to explore and see the various works. [Read more...]

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Painting With Lights: Ephemeral Street Art Created with a Digital Projector

Thursday 03.20.2014 , Posted by
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Back in 2012, we covered an artist who projected images of Buddhist deities onto trees in Cambodia. This French photographer is utilizing a similar method to project images on the urban environment around him, and seriously spicing it up. Phillip Echaroux desired to give something back to his hometown of Marseille, and while he works with celebrities professionally, he found that the projector could provide a way for him to gift back his talent. [Read more...]

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No Seconds: Revealing Images of Death-Row Inmates Last Meals

Wednesday 03.19.2014 , Posted by
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If you were to eat one last meal before your death, what would it be? In the prisons of America, inmates on death row have the privilege to choose whatever they want for a last meal before their execution. While some deny the option, others take advantage of enjoying one last taste of food.

Through the years the choice of meal has been recorded, and when photographer Henry Hargreaves stumbled upon the archive, he found it fascinating. He realized that he didn’t just look at the convicted criminals as a number anymore, but it actually assisted him in bringing out their humanity. [Read more...]

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A Real-Life Illusion: This Mirrored Fence Blends with the Seasons

Monday 03.17.2014 , Posted by
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The stereotypical American dream is to own a classic house surrounded by a white picket fence. Well, instead of the wooden fence, how about a mirrored version that blends with the area? This was the alternative vision dreamed up by artist Alyson Sholsz. Commissioned for the Socrates Sculpture Park, it was recently displayed at the Storm King Arts Center in New York. [Read more...]

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A Stunning Time-Lapse Captures One of America’s Greatest National Parks

Thursday 03.06.2014 , Posted by
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Filmakers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are to showing a view of Yosemite National Park that millions of visitors don’t get to see. Two years ago they collaborated to make another time-lapse film of Yosemite … but this time around they’ve outdone themselves, creating what is aptly titled “Yosemite HD 2.” [Read more...]

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Casablanca Isn’t the Same on Your Smart Phone. Franck Bohbot Photographs Classic Cinemas from the Golden Age

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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In today’s world, watching movies is as easy as streaming or downloading practically any film to your phone or computer. When it’s free, why not… right? With all this modern tech it’s easy to forget that back in the first half of the 20th century going to the cinema was quite the glamorous affair. You got dressed up and attended the same way as one would go to the theater or the symphony. There were intermissions and libations to enhance the overall experience along with music from a wurlitzer before and after the movie. It was an unforgettable moment in cinema history and some of the most beautiful theaters were built during this period. [Read more...]

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Photographer Tells of His AIDS Diagnosis, Captures Moving Reactions From Loved Ones

Sunday 02.23.2014 , Posted by
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When photographer Adrian Chesser was diagnosed with AIDS, he didn’t choose to hide the illness, become bitter or curl up in shame. He chose to be transparent and in the process stimulate emotional creativity. Chesser had many close and supportive friends and family, and he decided to call them individually to his place to tell them the news and then take their portraits moments after. They were not aware of the project prior, which he decided to title “I Have Something To Tell You.” [Read more...]

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