These photos have been floating around the web for a few days now but I really enjoyed them so I thought I’d share them. Photographer Bill Henson was inspired by the idea of sitting in a dark space. like an opera. for a special performance. The performance being waited for in the pictures is the Paris Opera, which provided for some really interesting subjects. The photos themselves are pretty surreal and almost ethereal, the people in them looking bored or aloof because of the angles created by looking down on the performance itself. I also love the colors and the depth of the blacks, they’re so intense and unlike anything I’ve really seen.
Be sure to check out the more photos over on Shoot The Blog.
Photos have popped up from The Cans Festival, an old grunge-y tunnel filled with amazing art and graffiti including none other than the king of witty street art, Banksy. It looks like it was quite a show, with art covering nearly every inch of the tunnel. It even looks like anyone could come in and stencil certain parts of the show, making it interactive as well.
Banksy’s section is pretty epic, with giant stencils, overturned cars (even though Barry McGee did it first) and even his statue of David with a bullet proof vest. Definitely check out Romanywg’s Flickr Set to see a ton of good looking photos from the event.
The folks over at Curbed have a nice gallery of photos showing the construction going on the High Line. From the looks of it there’s still a long way to go, but they’re making some good progress so far.
For those who don’t know, the High Line used to be an elevated railway used by freight trains that went into disuse in the 80′s. But a group of concerned citizens called Friends of the High Line decided to put this old landmark to use and proposed to turn the space into an elevated park. I’m a huge fan of taking existing spaces and making them new and exciting again, so I’m really excited to see this project come to a conclusion. Parts of the High Line might be finished by this summer, but as far as I can tell there’s no FINAL final date.
Hello everyone! Sorry to be so quiet for the last few days! Moving has been a pretty long and difficult process so I’ve taken the time to concentrate on that and not worry about the blog, not that I post all that much on the weekend anyhow. So far everything is pretty scattered still, but I did finish organizing the kitchen and the dining room, and the large furniture has been put together in my bedroom. As soon as everything is put together I’ll post some photos, but it’s definitely not there yet.
But I did take some time lapse photos late last night and they turned out pretty well, very Todd Hido. The neighborhood around the apartment is pretty damn bright, so it made for some really cool effects. Be sure to check back in tomorrow, things will be back to normal, I promise!
If I had to describe Jill Freedman in a couple of words it would be, “OG Boogie”. Jill Freedman is a photographer who lived in New York in the 70′s and 80′s, taking photos of the darker, seedier side of life. She captured all sorts of facets of life, from prostitutes to firefighters to men dressed in drag to homeless children on the street. Her gritty documentary style photography echoed that of the 30′s, capturing moments that now look completely foreign to the streets of New York.
I think her photographs are beautifully gritty. They showcase such a diverse range of people, places, and events but they paint such an amazing picture of incredibly crazy city. The New York Times has a great article about her and her life which is pretty interesting and also hints at a possible return to photography in her future.