Halloween on the Upper West Side

I saw these photos on Boing Boing and freaked out. The photos were taken by David Friedman who is a photographer, and also happens to run the blog Ironic Sans. He took the pictures in the lobby of a building on the upper west side in New York, and well, they turned out great.

The best anecdote is that the girl in the second photo is named Dalia, and she’s dressed as the ‘Dalia’ Lama. Great costumes, and really beautiful photos.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

November 5, 2007 / By

Random Photos of LA

I’ve been carrying around my Lomo a lot lately, snapping random photos here and there. The top photo is where I get on the 210, headed to work toward South Pasadena. I stare at that part often as I’m waiting for a chance to get on the freeway.
The second photo is from a mansion in Malibu I was at for a photo shoot. It was styled like an old Tuscan house, with a courtyard and ivy everywhere. I wonder if it was safe from the fires?
The third photo is an old retirement hotel on Fairfax. I spotted it as I was walking around before I saw a movie a few weeks back. The color of the lights were really what drew it to me.

The problem I’ve been having with my Lomo is that it’s been eating my film 9 photos in. I’ve had this happen twice already, and it’s really making me sad. I know I’ve been taking some really good pictures that never come to be. Lomo should totally send me a box of film for all the film that their camera eats of mine!

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

November 4, 2007 / By

Matt Stuart Shoots People, Snaps Legs, and Exposes Everything

I came across the wonderful portfolio of Matt Stuart yesterday and totally got a kick out of it. What makes his photos so great is how clever they are. Sometimes clever can be cheesy, but somehow he captures moments in time that make you chuckle. It’s like he lives in this really weird town, where these odd things happen all the time. He also captures a lot of moments relating with color, or people who happen to be doing the same thing at the same time.

A lot of his photos often contain small details that make his photos even funnier, like an old man with a pickle for a nose.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

October 31, 2007 / By

I <3 T-Shirts & Sneakers by Mark the Cobrasnake

I picked up this little booklet from Urban Outfitters a couple weekends and thought it was kind of cool. Basically they hired Mark the Cobrasnake to shoot a bunch of shirts and sneakers in his traditional, impromptu style, and bound it all together into this little booklet. It’s not quite as exciting as his other photos because it’s filled with mostly product shots, and what makes his photos are the people who are in them. But it’s still a well put together catalog filled with some rad clothes.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

October 24, 2007 / By

20×200

Untitled (Hanoi no.2), by Kelly Shimoda

Trying a different way of doing things, 20×200 is a new project where they release 200 editions of a photo or painting, at $20 a piece. This makes the art affordable, but still collectible. But they also offer larger prints for $200 in editions of 20, and if you’re feeling really rich, you could maybe get one of two limited edition, large prints for $2000.

This is such a great idea, I can’t believe this isn’t some sort of standard by now. I really love the photo above by Kelly Shimoda called ‘Untitled (Hanoi no.2)’. I’m a fan of night photography, and this is a stunning example.

They release new prints on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2PM, so be sure to mark your calender!

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

September 30, 2007 / By

Best Friends

This is my best friend Garrett and I. I’m on the left, if you weren’t sure.
We took this at the Swerve Festival earlier today.
We have a tendency to do buck teeth in all the pictures we take together. That’s what happens when you know someone for 16 years. And I have no idea what’s supposed to be going on in the photo. Like a happy couple on a cloud outside their living room?!

No matter what, it’s genius to me.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

September 30, 2007 / By

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