The Wonder Wheel Coney Island is one of the most recognizable places in NYC and the Wonder Wheel is its most famous landmark. I love shooting at Coney, it offers many different shots and angles. You can really find some great textures and colors. THe juxtaposition between the old Side-Show Coney and the newLuna Park is fascinating.
Using nothing but paper, glue, glitter and wire, Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa created this curious sculpture called Floating City. Recently shown at 2011 Very Fun Park (an urban contemporary art exhibition) the paper piece is made up of cubes of varying heights that, from afar, look like modular components of a city. You can just tell that a lot of time and effort went into constructing…
Is this not one of the trippiest photos of a city you've ever seen? Photographer and artist Simon Gardiner created From the Sky Down, taking inspiration from Japanese architect and photographer Kawahara Kazuhiko (otherwise known as Palla). He also used what he knows about the photography technique vortography…Continue
Andy Warhol Monument (Union Square, NYC)
Whenever I see a statue or a sculpture, particularly those of people, I look for the perfect angle to make them come alive. I'm lucky to live at a place that's perfect for this, New York City. Here are some shots from my series entitled Statues in the Sky.
My Modern Met is a place where art enthusiasts and trendspotters connect over creative ideas. It's the big city where everyone knows your name.
Dominic Boudreault created this impressive time-lapse video which reminds me of our home. The video took over a year to make and was shot in Manhattan, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, and Chicago from late 2010 to early 2011. "The City Limits” is complete with dramatic music from Hans Zimmer.
Two years ago, Judy Gelles was volunteering at an inner city public school and was assigned to a fourth-grade class. The school was as diverse as they come with children from African American, Hispanic and Asian immigrants. After several months of helping the students with their reading skills, she felt the need to connect with them on a deeper level. Mostly, she wanted to find out their… Continue
As an architectural and interior photographer in New York specializing in luxury projects, Evan Joseph has climbed onto extraordinary terraces and exclusive roofs. After a decade of shooting skyline views, however, he went in search of an even loftier angle. Nowhere to look but up, he took to the skies.
Working closely with a pilot, Joseph shoots New York City in a helicopter at night.… Continue
If you saw this image of a cigarette from far away, you'd probably think there was nothing special about it. Look a little bit closer, however, and you'll be blown away by the amount of detail that went into creating Cigarette Ash City.
Yang Yongliang is a young artist from Shanghai who studied traditional Chinese art at an early age. He combines traditional Chinese paintings with… Continue
Christian Guémy aka C215 believes that if you look deeply enough into a person's face, you will see their life story unfold in front of your very eyes. The French street artist travels around the entire globe and meets all types of people, including tramps,… Continue
Peruvian street artist M. Sueño created this incredible wheat paste mural on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. It appears as though Sueño really poured his heart and soul into the piece, as the central theme is his rich Peruvian culture.
Earlier this month, the city was transformed into an all-out open air gallery for more than 50 graffiti artists, hailing… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 27, 2010 at 3:30pm —
From the architect who showed us the beautiful, undulating bridge comes a mind-bending architecture proposal that looks like it was inspired by the movie Inception. As a submission to Solar Park South, the first “Zero Emission” international competition, Ja Studio came up with… Continue
Added by alice on August 10, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Strong Gale Like Terry Border or Kumi Yamashita, Sandrine Estrade Ball has a secret gift. She can see things most of us cannot. Making objects come alive through her imagination, the 40 year old artist from Paris…
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson created a huge kaleidoscope inside the atrium of a museum. Titled "Mikroskop," the installation is one of the standout pieces in the artist's first solo exhibition in a Berlin institution. The central theme of the show is Berlin, the city in which the artist has lived and worked for many years.
It looks as though fashion photographer Derek Kettela took these sexy shots in a vacant high-rise building in New York City. His photos have a rustic feel to them, which really brings out the natural beauty of his brunette models.
Via Reberl:Art: “I made this artwork because every day the city says more and more “NO”, more “RULES”. You can’t do this or that, and every year the list keeps on growing… no skating, rollerblading, painting, pissing, walking on the grass, walking without a shirt… and the list goes on and on.”
I wanted to re-feature this post because even after the last two years, it's still one of my personal favorites...
This collection by Miru Kim truly blows me away. Taking naked self-portraits in places we wouldn't dare visit, Miru draws beauty from old and abandoned subway stations, tunnels, aqueducts, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and morgues. It…
Foodprint NYC is the first in a series of international conversations about food and the city. The free afternoon program will include designers, policy-makers, flavor scientists, culinary historians, food retailers, and others, for a wide-ranging discussion of New York’s food systems, past and present, as well as opportunities to transform its edible landscape through technology, architecture, legislation, and education.