Tag Archives: photography

TRAILER: Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

From HBO’s press materials: “Look at the pictures,” said Senator Jesse Helms, denouncing the controversial art of Robert Mapplethorpe, whose photographs pushed boundaries with frank depictions of nudity, sexuality and fetishism, igniting a culture war that rages to this day. More than 25 years later, the HBO Documentary Films presentation MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES does just that, taking an ...

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World AIDS Day Photo Project: When Dogs Heal

A World AIDS Day photo project titled When Dogs Heal launches this week in Chicago and New York City. Watch below as the Associated Press explains. The exhibit opens tomorrow at Chicago’s FLATS Studio and on Thursday at NYC’s LGBT Community Center.

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Tilt-Shift New York City [VIDEO]

It all looks like a toy model. Via Gothamist: In August, Stephen Colbert was filming the intro for his Late Show program, but certain shoots from around the city didn’t make it to the final cut. Namely, the Union Square shoot that a few Gothamist editors were a part of. Today, Colbert tweeted out the Director’s Cut, which is 2.5 ...

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Swag Tuesday: Win A Copy Of First Comes Love

We haven’t done a Swag Tuesday in some time, but is a great one. Via press release: First Comes Love is a new book of photographs and love stories that celebrates the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples from across the U.S. This is the story of our times! The coffee table book, with a foreword by icon Edie Windsor, ...

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LAUNCHED: OldNYC.org

From the New York Times: Before there were Walgreens and frozen yogurt shops, SoulCycle and Thai fusion places, what extinct New York institutions sat on your block? A new website called OldNYC peels away a century’s worth of development and puts you outside coffee shoppes and quarantine hospitals. You might find a trolley running outside your apartment, or a hand-pushed ...

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So This Happened On Friday

The photo was taken by White House photographer Pete Souza, which would explain why it was attached to the above tweet. But try telling that to Teabagistan, which has erupted in the usual mockery.

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NYC Artist Wins Privacy Suit Over Photos Taken Through His Neighbors’ Windows

Two years ago I reported that residents of a luxury Tribeca building were furious about an art gallery’s exhibition of photos taken through their windows from an apartment across the street. A lawsuit shortly followed, of course, and this week a panel of  judges made their decision: Want privacy? Buy shades. That was the message sent by a panel of ...

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Image Of Russian Gay Couple Wins World Press Photo Of The Year For 2014

Via the Associated Press: An atmospheric image of a gay couple in Russia by Danish photographer Mads Nissen was crowned the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 on Thursday. The intimate image of Jon and Alex is part of a larger project by Nissen called “Homophobia in Russia” that highlights how life is increasingly difficult for sexual minorities in ...

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NYC Museums Ban Selfie Sticks

Via the New York Observer: The MoMA is one of the first in NYC to officially ban the stick, although it’s technically always been restricted. A representative from the museum stated, “It has long been a policy that visitors may only use handheld devices to take photos, without any camera extension devices. We have simply added selfie-sticks to this policy, ...

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New York City By Drone

Via the New York Daily News: Bronx-based photographer Victor Chu spent the last six months on an ambitious project: documenting landmarks in all five boroughs of New York City with a camera and aerial drone. His recently completed short video, made from 10 hours of tape shot over the past six months, is Chu’s tribute to the city where he’s ...

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Supercell Time-Lapse

3.4M views in two days.

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Super Cool WTC Interactive Panorama

TIME Magazine has posted a ridiculously cool interactive panorama photo taken from above the World Trade Center. Using your cursor and the on-screen controls, you can spin around in all directions and zoom in on midtown, Brooklyn, New Jersey, even the Statue of Liberty. I’m finding it works best on Chrome so far. There goes the next hour of your ...

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Unfortunate Photo Of The Day

Israel’s Haaretz has the story: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a joint press conference on Tuesday in which they addressed weighty topics such as Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Iranian nuclear program and bilateral ties. Shortly afterward, their meeting was nearly eclipsed by a photograph of the two leaders attributed to Jerusalem Post photographer Marc Israel Sellem. ...

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Lightning Damages Brazil’s Christ Statue

Multiple lightning strikes blew the right thumb off Brazil’s famous Christ The Redeemer statue.  Gawker has more amazing photos.

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This Is The 2013 Photo Of The Year For The Sports Site Deadspin

Deadspin has named the above as their favorite sports photo of 2013. In January, photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice was on assignment for Sports Illustrated when she went to a San Francisco gay bar, HiTops, during the 49ers-Falcons NFC Championship game. She was assigned to get a photo that would accompany a story about the diversity of 49ers fans. Her photo, above, ...

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Vatican Squashes Gay Photo Exhibit

After threats of legal action from the Vatican, an art gallery in Rome has covered up its exhibit of photos depicting gay men kissing in Catholic churches. Pink News reports: The photography series by Gonzalo Orquin, had been due to open at the Galleria L’Opera beginning on Wednesday evening. The photographer said the gallery had received a legal notice from ...

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Photo Of The Day

From Reddit’s front page. Ow, my balls. (Via Andres Duque.)

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Microscope Photography

IO9 has posted a stunning collection of photographs taken through powerful microscopes. Above is common household dust “with cat fur, long hair, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, a pollen grain and insect remains.” I posted the least gruesome example.

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Photo Of The Day

Mashable says this photo from Boston’s Fenway Park “may be the funniest photo in baseball history.” If a picture tells a thousand words, as the old cliche goes, then this amazing sports shot is good for at least a million. Seriously, every single face here tells a story. Stories of dreams. Stories of fears. Stories of courage under fire, and ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Judge Dismisses Suit Against Telephoto “Voyeur” Photographer

Back in the spring, I mentioned that residents of a luxury Tribeca building were seething about an art gallery’s exhibition of photos taken of them with a telephoto lens from an apartment across the street.  Yesterday a state judge dismissed the lawsuit filed by the building’s tenants, two of whom claimed that their children’s faces were identifiable in the photos. ...

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