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Central Park Captured in the Dark of Night

Monday 06.16.2014 , Posted by
Michael Massaia Central Park at Night 2

Michael Massaia is a night owl, and he’s giving us a vision of the night befitting the bird that phrase highlights. Shooting with a large format film camera and printing on his own, self-created photo paper, he’s been exploring New York’s Central Park in the wee hours of the night – his favorite time to photograph. [Read more...]

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Preferred Mode: Portraits Showcase Bicycle Style in New York

Sunday 06.15.2014 , Posted by
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New York City overflows with fashion, and the bicyclists there are no different. Photographer Sam Polcer documents the cyclers’ style next to their bikes all over the city. He tells a little bit about each person, the bike they ride, where they are and where they are headed on PreferredMode.com. The images and facts have been compiled in a vinyl-bound book called New York Bike Style which is available for purchase on Amazon. It’s like a fashion magazine for bicyclists and the perfect coffee table read. [Read more...]

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Living Moments: A Fast Paced View of the Streets of New York

Thursday 05.22.2014 , Posted by
Paul Trillo Living Moments

With the help of 50 Lumia smart phones, filmmaker extraordinaire Paul Trillo documented the people of New York at a tempo consistent with the pace of the city. Nokia supplied the 50 devices but Trillo’s vision and skills made this project come to life. He rigged the cameras along an arc and this was the first time a bullet-time rig was made 100% mobile. He also used a custom app, developed specifically for this project, to have the ability to control the camera settings from a tablet device. After shooting they had about 30,000 photographs which were then sequenced together in sets of 50 to give the spiraling illusion. This unique perspective captures the diversity everywhere you turn in the Big Apple. [Read more...]

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New York Rooftops Hold Hidden Surprises

Tuesday 04.29.2014 , Posted by
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One of the most exciting features of New York City is hidden from most of our eyes… unless you can fly. Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean is giving us a different perspective of the Big Apple, looking down on the rooftops of the city, and revealing a magical and exclusive world that floats far above the streets. [Read more...]

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Why So Serious? Clownify Stickers Take Over the Ads in NYC

Sunday 03.16.2014 , Posted by
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If you’re a New Yorker, you may have noticed that some of the ads around town have gotten a little funnier. But it’s not the cold weather that’s turning everyone’s noses red, graphic designer Ji Lee is the one to blame, or maybe thank instead. Clownify Stickers is an ad hijacking project that has been making seductive ads a lot more ridiculous and funny ads a bit more hilarious. Ji Lee looks for the perfect noses to cover up with his bright red Clownify stickers, then decorates the ads in bus stops and subway stations all over the city. Unless you’re one of those people with clown phobias, this project is sure to brighten your daily commute. [Read more...]

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Every. Single. One. James G. Hancock is Trying to Draw All the Buildings in New York City

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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There are ambitious projects, and then there are ambitions projects. This definitely counts as a standout example, especially for just one man. Brooklyn-based Australian, James Gulliver Hancock, has set out to catalogue all the buildings in the Big Apple, from famous skyscrapers to ubiquitous brownstones, and he’s doing it by drawing each and every building. If that sounds bonkers, crazy, obsessed – you’d be right – but we love the passion and the result. [Read more...]

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A Slice of Time on A Crowded Subway Platform: Stunningly Clear High Speed Video

Thursday 01.09.2014 , Posted by
Adam Magyar

Somewhere along the border of still photography and motion picture lies the stunning high speed footage shot on Adam Magyar’s self-constructed slit screen camera with homemade software. Over a span of just seconds, on a busy NYC subway platform, there is so much going on and Magyar slows it down so that we can see how much our eyes miss. Hundreds of lives, all on a different path, converge for a moment on a single subway platform, likely never to line up in that same way again. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #398 > Humble Abodes, Big And Small

Wednesday 03.13.2013 , Posted by

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Dangerously Close to the Edge: Fearless Self-Portraits

Monday 03.04.2013 , Posted by

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Those seriously afraid of heights may want to look away. Photographer Ahn Jun goes to great heights, literally, to get the most perfect shots for her death defying series titled “Self-Portrait.” Although it would be fairly simple to photoshop a project like this, the artist insists that these are the real deal. The Korean photographer has been adding on to this collection since 2008, making her way to some of the tallest buildings in New York City, Hong Kong, and Seoul. To get the best picture, the fearless Jun sets up her camera to drive mode then gets in position and chooses the shot where she looks the most at ease or aggressive- never fearful. [Read more...]

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Mr. Chickpea & Friends Explore NYC

Thursday 02.28.2013 , Posted by

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As if the antioxidants, fiber, and deliciousness weren’t reason enough to love chickpeas, their personalities will certainly do the trick. In this playful series of photos by NYC based Turkish artist Sadi Tekin, little garbanzo bean heads explore the big apple. Tekin drew unique facial expressions on a bunch of dry garbanzo beans, utilizing the natural nose and chin grooves of the handsome legumes, then had a field day making bodies for them in unique New York (Ron Burgundy would be proud to read this aloud) locations. [Read more...]

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