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Photography 30th January 2016 FLC With My Fuji

I started out, pretty much, taking photos of bands at gigs but don’t really do to much of that any more. However I was thinking of asking the boys of NYC band Fun Lovin’ Criminals if I could get access to shoot their show as we go back a few years [OK about 20] when …

Photography 8th January 2016 Go forth, and reuse! New York Public Library Places Over 180,000 Images Online – Free For All

All the images that are contained in the NYPL’s image Public Domain Collection database are now out of copyright images and as such are free to use or share as you like. The largest image size you can download is 750px on the long end so not really big enough to print but you can order …

Photography 29th December 2014 Thomas Hoepker & His Wanderlust

German born photojournalist Thomas Hoepker discusses is lifetime of photos & his new book Wanderlust. You will, no doubt, recognise some of his work, his iconic photo of Muhammad Ali with fist sharp in the foreground perhaps being his most defining. He speaks of his past and the opportunity and luck he has had in capturing …

Photography Video 26th November 2014 Terminal Bar

Sheldon Nadelman worked as a barman from from 1972 to 1981 at the Terminal Bar on Eighth and West 41st, opposite the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square. In this time he would ask his many customers to sit for a portrait producing a body of work amassing to 2,600 photographs. All these photos have been catalogued by his …

Photography 9th April 2014 Who Is Vivian Maier?

The name Vivian Maier probably won’t mean anything to you but recently the name is starting to make her life a more interesting one. Vivian was born in 1926 in New York and was brought up in France. Aged 25 she returned to America to work in a sweetshop and later as a nanny for the …

Photography 29th March 2014 Musicians Who Shaped NYC

As part of their 100 years of pop music, the New York Magazine issued a portfolio of current shots of 26 musicians who helped shape the music scene of NYC over the last few decades. See if you can tell who they are now, I have to say quite a few caught me out despite …

Photography 13th March 2014 An Honour, Responsibly Delivered – The Last Roll Of Kodachrome 64

The very iconic film stock, Kodachrome 64, has been used to capture some of the most famous images in recent history. First made available by Eastman Kodak in 1935 this colour film has helped shape how the colour and contrast that we see photos today. In this age of no film a great deal of …

Video 20th February 2014 The world is a playground

We often think of big cities as playgrounds, at least for the rich anyway but what if there really where playgrounds? That’s what visual artists Black Sheep Films thought when they made this short promo of their abilities titled, NEW YORK PARK. Looks like a fun place to be I only hope the lines are …

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