A Texas tourist recently learned the hard way that you can’t fly a drone just anywhere. He crashed his DJI Air 2S into a skyscraper in New York City’s World Trade Center complex. It caused an immediate response from authorities, resulting in an arrest.
The Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, invited the citizens last week to report anyone who breaks social distancing. He encouraged people to snap a photo and text it to a hotline open specifically for this purpose. However, people reportedly sent in so many memes and obscene photos, that NYC was forced to temporarily disable the hotline.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths in New York City is alarming. Because of this, there have reportedly been more mass burials on Hart Island than ever. Photographer George Steinmetz was recently documenting a burial ditch on Hart Island with his drone, which put him in legal trouble. His drone was confiscated by the police and he was issued a Desk Appearance Ticket.
New York City was hit yesterday with the first snow squall this season and social networks were quickly flooded with photos and videos. And while the phenomenon looks pretty dramatic in real-time, timelapse videos make it look like an apocalypse!
We’re getting to a point where it feels like just about everywhere on earth has been photographed from every angle. And then posted to Instagram. That certainly seems to be becoming true for New York City, at least. And while we may feel like all photos start to look kind of the same, there are slight differences between each of the images.
These differences have allowed people like art director, Sam Morrison to create this 57-second Hyperlapse through NYC made entirely from 1,272 crowdsourced photos he found on Instagram.
UK-based photographer Brendan Barry is known for his unique cameras made of a melon, a pineapple, a mannequin, even a loaf of bread! After constructing a camper camera and a container camera, Brendan has now gone even larger: he turned an entire floor of a skyscraper into a giant working camera with a built-in darkroom.
The New York Skyline is probably one of the most fluid in the world. Its outline is ever-changing with new buildings going up and old ones being replaced on a regular basis. Photographer and filmmaker Joe DiGiovanna spotted this from the window of his apartment in Weehawken, New Jersey, and decided that he wanted to capture it in timelapse.
French fellow timelapse photographer Emeric Le Bars went to meet with Joe to interview him about the project. Joe told Emeric that the project was born from a love of the city and the incredible view he had from his apartment. His mission is to film and post the sunrise over NYC every day for at least 30 years.
It’s difficult for me to imagine that anything can move slowly on the busy streets of New York. But thanks to his super slo-mo video, filmmaker Glen Vivaris made people and cars appear almost as they’re frozen in time. All it took was a smartphone and an idea, and the result looks like a tense and almost surreal movie scene.
The Vessel, in New York City’s latest luxury neighbourhood, is Hudson Yards’ fancy tourist trap. But it’s also a rights grab when it comes to photography. Initially, spotted by Gothamist, two particular clauses in the Hudson Yard Terms & Conditions were extremely overbearing. Terms and conditions to which you agree as soon as you enter the place.
Those clauses have since been combined into a new “My social media posts” clause. The new clause is a little shorter and combines the two previous clauses together with a little more clarification. But it still looks like pretty rights grabby to me.