Do you remember VHS tapes? Can you call them back to your memory and compare the horrendous image quality with the crisp, super-sharp HD videos we have today? Well, they had HD back in the ‘90s as well. It wasn’t common, but there were some solutions that offered HD recording on a VHS tape. This video of New York from 1993 was recorded precisely this way – combining HD tech with VHS.
Block traffic in NYC for a photo shoot and get your window smashed
YouTuber Coby Persin has over 2.7 million subscribers. He’s a serial
poser prankster who performs “social experiments” on unsuspecting members of the general public. This time around, his latest video is going viral for a very different reason. During a “quick photoshoot” in NYC, he decided to block a lane of traffic on one of New York’s busiest roads.
Throughout the video, cars are honking their horns, and having to squeeze into traffic on other lanes in order to get past. One driver, however, thought he’d take a slightly more proactive approach. The unknown driver pulled up behind him, took a bat from the back of his car, and then proceeded to smash the windshield of Coby’s gold BMW i8.
The story behind the photo – Lunch atop a Skyscraper
Shot in New York in 1932, it’s an image that could never be photographed today. Even if you wanted to, various health and safety regulations simply wouldn’t allow it. Made during construction of the 69th floor of the RCA building, Lunch atop a Skyscraper has become one of those iconic masterpieces of photographic history.
Much is known of the building itself. It was completed in 1933, has had several names in its lifetime, and it has almost 2.1 million square feet (195,000 m2) of floor space. It hosts the Rainbow Room, the first restaurant to ever be located in a high rise building, and has an observation deck that offers stunning views of New York City. But what of the men in this photograph? And the photograph itself?
TriggerTrap’s LapseWorld Shows off 5 Major Cities Through the Eyes of Crowdsourced Time-Lapse Photographers
Last month, TriggerTrap asked photographers in five cities around the world to come together to create ‘the most diverse time-lapse ever made.’ After a month of receiving, organizing and editing, TriggerTrap has shared the final results, LapseWorld.
The cities TriggerTrap asked to go out and shoot were San Francisco, New York City, Cape Town, London and Milan. In each of the cities, photographers went out, gear in tow, and shot the world around them.[Read More…]
Brooklyn Photographer Uses Photoshop To Make A Point About The Use Of Photoshop
ART21 and artist, Lucas Blalock, recently paired up to make this short little clip about the Blalock’s unusual Photoshop skills (some of which are implied in the equally interesting edit of the video itself.) With his work, Blalock aims to demonstrate the downfalls of Photoshop, primarily when the software is used to alter the captured reality beyond what is actually capable.[Read More…]
Behind The Scenes: Building Wes Anderson Inspired Photo Sets On NYC Sidewalks
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure–or, in this case, the treasure of countless passers-by lucky enough to stumble across the tiny slice of New York City sidewalk where Justin Bettman has installed one of his photo sets. And, lucky they truly are. The Wes Anderson inspired sets are mostly comprised of “unwanted materials and furniture, much of which found on the street,” Bettman explains and are set up for a photoshoot (and sometimes wedding proposals, but more on that later). Once the photographer has finished his own shoot, the sets are then left–fully intact– for others to enjoy.[Read More…]
Journalist Forced to Stop Recording as ‘Tripods Are Not Allowed on New York City Property’
“A few Sundays ago, on May 10, 2015, I went down to a public pier in New York City (Pier 11) to shoot a fun video about the interesting fleet of boats…”, said Josiah Ryan of The Blaze, but what happened that day left him “shaken and pondering what kind of First Amendment rights journalists, photographers, and members of the public actually have on their public property in New York City”.
Ryan, who as stated was on public property, was forced to stop recording after a security guard told him that “tripods are not allowed on New York City property”.
The Art Of Reading Captured By New York City Photographer During 20 Year Career As A Photojournalist
As an 18-year old, Lawrence Schwartzwald didn’t own a camera, nor had ever practiced the craft. The teenager, however, was an avid reader and all around admirer of books. That year, 1971, Schwartzwald would pick up a copy of famous street photographer, Andre Kertesz’s book, On Reading. The notable book had just been released, it’s pages housing an expansive collection of black and white candid shots of people reading–over 60 photos, which Kertesz had taken during the 50 years leading up to the book’s release. Browsing through the images, it’s easy to understand why they caught the young Schwartzwald’s eye.[Read More…]
Explore Crumbling Relics Of Time In Intriguing Photo Series Featuring Abandoned New York City
Chances are, when you think of New York City, you imagine the large crowds of people, bright city lights, and the familiar humming and buzzing sound of big city life. Even in the subway, the city’s underbelly, New York City still pulses with life. You don’t think about all the desolate warehouses, decaying classrooms, or crumbling psychiatric wards that are sporadically speckled around the city’s five boroughs.[Read More…]
Let These Mystical Photos Transport You To A Land Full Of Enchanting Fairytales
A little creativity goes a long way when it comes to photography, and creativity is something that seems to be an endless resource to Ukraine born photographer, Anya Stoyan. Browsing through her portfolio of images, you feel as though you’ve been transposed into all those magical and mythical lands you recall so vividly from your childhood. For Stoyan, who works under the Anita Anti moniker, that’s a major part of what her photography is intended to reveal. Storytelling, of course, comes naturally to the artist, and her command on establishing mood and atmosphere to assist in that becomes more and more evident the further you dig into her collection of portraits. [Read More…]
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