Enjoy this time lapse featuring highlights from Baylor’s Homecoming week shown in about two minutes. Photographers include Robert Rogers, Matthew Minard and Matthew Pompa of Baylor Photography. Thanks to Jerry Ward and David Carlson with Canon USA for technical assistance. Also, thanks to Baylor Facilities for their help with arranging access to the various locations. Most of all…thanks to the Baylor family for their contributions to a great 100th Homecoming celebration!
This is one of the smartest examples of what it is like to be in the commercial photography business. Now I want to be the client! The only thing missing here is some banter about rights and usage. “Yes I want this video but I need to be able to see all of the others for no additional fee. You gotta work with me here!”
The Brooklyn Bridge The walkway across the bridge was not divided into lanes for walkers and bikers in 1978. The financial district looks much the same, save for the absence of the twin towers.
Mind you, I didn’t set out to take vintage photos.
The assignment in 1978 was simply to illustrate “The City Observed: New York,” a guidebook to Manhattan by Paul Goldberger, who was then the architecture critic for The New York Times. (He is now the architecture critic for The New Yorker.) Paul instructed me to keep the pictures straightforward, documentary and as free of optical distortion as possible. He handed me a carbon copy of his manuscript as my guide, and off I went, with my Nikons and Plus-X film.
Because I can still remember what the weather was like on the days I took these pictures, what the city sounded and smelled like, I was startled to look through my contact sheets recently and realize how much Manhattan had changed. New York did not just crawl out of its near-collapse in the mid-70s, it had boomed almost without interruption. Towers were inserted. Landmarks were deleted. And even in cityscapes that looked unchanged, I knew that far wealthier occupants — residential and commercial — could now be found behind familiar old facades.
My editors and I thought that pairing photos from then and now would be a graphic way to examine the phenomenon of urban churn that so defines this city. The series will visit a dozen or so neighborhoods, uptown and downtown, before the end of 2008. Each diptych tells its own tale, but the overall story is clear: It doesn’t take much longer than a generation for New York to regenerate itself completely. DAVID W. DUNLAP
This was fun to watch. I have always had a hard time watching the NYTimes television ads. They should think out of the box a little. Not to mention the model that was in one of their ads about 10 years ago. They were appalled to see that ad run on TV for about 2-3 years. No one else wanted to heir her because her face was so saturated being identified with the NYTimes.
“Were are not in it to make money, we won’t loose a lot but we won’t make much either.” David Cole, SF Examanier. Boy was he right! “It takes 2 hours to download the entire text of the newspaper”, from KRON news report.
a few weeks ago dylan’s mother called me to say that everyone wanted to do an update to our mirror picture from 2001 that’s in the hearts book. it turns out dylan and his family were going to be visiting mario in camarillo on memorial day and we took that as a perfect opportunity to duplicate our previous efforts. it’s funny to see the difference – amazing, and funny and strange…
An extreemly moving audio and photo piece about photographer Paul Fusco’s trip on the Robert F. Kennedy funeral train to carry his body to Washington DC. The images will be part of an exhibition “R.F.K. Funeral Train— Rediscovered,” at Danziger Projects in New York from June 6 to July 31. His book, “R.F.K.,” will be published by Aperture in September.
A fantastic project by University at Buffalo architecture students where they bought a vacant city home from the city and created a work of art last year. Then gave it to a family to live in.
This house at 15 S. Putnam has stood victim to the elements – it’s been vandalized, looted, and its leaking roof has made it uninhabitable. In June 2006, the structure was condemned by the city due to structural problems, destined for demo.
But now – thanks to cooperation between the University of Buffalo School of Architecture, Harvey Garrett, and home owner Dennetta Stikkel – new, and decidedly unique, life will be breathed into the otherwise abandoned house. Under the direction of Professors Frank Fantauzzi and Brad Wales, the project architect, 14 graduate students will be working creatively to revitalize the structure. It is a unique opportunity for the students to use their classroom architecture training in a real-life application.
View another video where UB professors Frank Fantauzzi and Brad Wales demonstrate the sliding façade at 15 South Putnam St and discuss the future of the project in progress here. A longer article on the project from Artvoice here. More on the project here too.
“Paul Lacy, 50, has lived in Brooklyn for all but two years since 1983. He has worked as a factory night watchman and an apprentice furniture maker. Now he does freelance page layout for publishers of science and technical books. But Mr. Lacy’s real passion — like that of so many New Yorkers who are defined as much by their hobbies as their day jobs — is street photography. He has just published his first book, “Brooklyn Storefronts,” a collection of 75 color photographs of small, independently owned stores throughout the borough.”
Breathtaking book by David Stephenson and Victoria Hammond. To view many more images go to Julie Saul Gallery and be sure to click on the view images link.
Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture David Stephenson , Victoria Hammond
“There’s an ethereal magic to standing beneath a dome, neck craned, looking up at a vision of the heavens created by some long-ago figure of genius. From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the power of the dome seems transcen-dent. Photographer David Stephenson’s magnificently kaleidoscopic images of dome interiors capture this evanescent drama, and make Visions of Heaven one of the most spectacularly beautiful books we’ve ever produced.
Traveling from Italy to Spain, Turkey, England, Germany, and Russia, among other countries, and photographing churches, palaces, mosques, and synagogues from the second to the early twentieth century, Stephenson’s work amounts to a veritable typology of the cupola. His images present complex geometrical structures, rich stucco decorations, and elaborate paintings as they have never been seen before. Brilliantly calibrated exposures reveal details and colors that would otherwise remain hidden in these dimly lit spaces.”
What if I told you you could download high resolution digital files, that you could print yourself, of some of the most famous images in American photo history? Well you can. Images like Dorthea Lange’s, Migrant Mother or Walker Evans Graveyard and Steel Mill, Bethlehem, PA and Gordon Parks, Newspaper Boy. You can search on Flickr but you need to go to the LOC website to get the large resolution files. So the Flickr is more of a tease but well worth it. As well I highly recommend viewing the 15 Popular Requests From the FSA-OWI Collection also follow the 15 “Staff Selections” which showcase some of their personal favorites from the collection.
“Nothing grabs an audience’s attention more effectively than a clever optical illusion. Combine that with an ingenious ad campaign and you get this brilliant mobile billboard for The Red Cross, currently gracing the streets of San Francisco.
It’s photo journalism, meets Hollywood blockbuster movie poster, and it is turning plenty of heads wherever it parks itself. Enthusiastic onlookers have been snapping up photos of the mobile billboard and posting, uploading and sharing them online with friends. This is a brilliant example of how an audience can further promote the exposure of a great advertising campaign through mobile phones, blogs and sites such as flicker. ” quited from the coolhunter.net
The photos are copyright 2008, Sweet Juniper Media, Inc.
“This is a building where our deeply-troubled public school system once stored its supplies, and then one day apparently walked away from it all, allowing everything to go to waste…All that’s left is an overwhelming sense of knowledge unlearned and untapped potential.”