I attended an Aperture Foundation presentation tonight on the ever-changing dynamics of photography with purpose. I’d never before seen these stunning photos of the insides of albatross remains filled with plastic trash they mistook for food. Very illuminating.
Here’s a detailed tutorial on how to make dreamy “Great Gatsby” portraits.
It’s written by studio photographer Alex Huff, whose portfolio on 500px exhibits these photos at full size. And has plenty more cool photographs to show off.
A terrific portrait of Brain Urlacher by Walter Iooss Jr. headlines Sports Illustrated’s retrospective photo gallery of the retiring star linebacker’s career.
Source: Sports Illustrated
Was one of Brooklyn’s finest in Harlem in 1939? This Sid Grossman photo of “Harlem Loiterers” from the Prints Collection at NYPL’s Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture has created quite a stir since being posted to the Center’s Facebook page the other day. Why? Because the man on the right looks a heck of a lot like Jay-Z (for evidence, check out these photos of Jay-Z when he visited The New York Public Library in 2011). Cue Twilight Zone music, right? Schomburg’s Curator of Digital Collections Sylviane A. Diouf found the photo while researching an exhibition, and said, “I was immediately struck by the similarity to Jay-Z and actually laughed out loud … I still hope somebody will tell us who that you man really was.”
So is Jay-Z a time traveler? Is this someone else - anyone know who? What do you think?
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, she’s now launched a book called NY + London.
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