Here’s a bunch of random photos of the damage and flooding from Hurricane Sandy I’ve come across online.
So, I’ve lived in New York for two years and just made it through my second hurricane… Both, from my perspective, seemed a lot more mild than I was expecting, but this time around there was definitely a lot more damage and destruction everywhere. I am also lucky to be included in the minority of people who didn’t loose power at all. The whole night I was on my computer working waiting for the power to cut out, but it never happened. I did see the flashes in the sky from the big Con Edison explosion on 14th street, but I’m definitely surprised it never went out.
I went out for a small walk in my neighborhood this morning to check out the damage and do some top notch eye witness reporting (just like every other idiot in my neighborhood. haha). There was a bit of damage, but not as much as I was expecting and I did luck out and catch an awesome rainbow. Check out a few photos after the jump and if you live in NY and want to send your pics hit me up (email@example.com) and if I get enough stuff I’ll get a post going with everyone’s photos.
Check out this new edit with my boy Tafai Smith from The Bronx. Filmed and edited by The Mindfiled
The latest issue of the Acne Paper just came out titled ‘Manhattan’. As the title states, it’s an all New York issue, with interviews, photos and stories from a serious group of New York heavy hitters. My favorite article is the massive 15 page feature on the photographer Saul Letter… Seeing his images printed in large form on the beautiful matte paper is worth every penny.
Here are a couple random photos of Mike Hoder from last week. Nothing better than a late summer day in New York with nothing to do but cruise around the city.
One of my favorite photographers, Peter Lindberg, who I’ve posted about before shot the most recent campaign for the clothing brand J.Lindeberg. I’ve never really been into J.Lindeberg, but these images look great and I pretty much love everything Peter Lindberg does. It also looks like they are going to be creating a book from the campaign, which is very cool… You can check out some of the image on this site as well as possibly one of the all time shakiest behind the scenes videos from the shoot of all time. Not sure how you can make something that shaky, but it’s fun to see Peter Lindberg in action and you can catch a glimpse of him with a Panasonic GF1 around his neck.
Ed Pollio is opening up a new skatepark on Staten Island called 5050 and Tom Grunwald from Animal hit Ed up to ask him a few questions about the new park. Check out the interview as well as more photos of the park after the jump!
Saul Leiter, a New York City photographer who is a major contributor to the New York School of photography movement. Starting out shooting black and white he began to work with color photography in the late 40′s and had some major shows featuring his personal work in the 50′s. He then got heavily into fashion photography and stopped showing his personal work even though he was still shooting on a regular basis. “It was only in the 1990s that he began to look back at that remarkable color work and start to make prints. His sense of color and densely compressed urban life represents a truly unique vision of those times.”
Check out more of Saul Leiter’s work after the jump.
Joey Piazza put me on to this.
“This 1979 documentary film focuses on gangs such as the savage skulls & nomads who occupied areas of the South Bronx. Perhaps even more compelling is considering that the backdrop and social conditions in this film are a ‘far cry’ from the lifestyle being promoted through disco music and film. Perhaps this answers questions to why many people took preference over the funk records which arguably pathed the way for Hip Hop culture.”
Check out part 2-8 after the jump.
“MANIFESTO NYC follows Joey “The Neck” LaBella around lower manhattan as he rhapsodizes about his history as a narcotics detective and thoughts about the city today.”
My old friend Darren Meenan (of Manmade fame) is doing a cool sports-based line called The 7 Line. I’m not really into sports, but I can tell this stuff is pretty cool in a tongue-in-cheek sports banter kind of way. It feels honest, but maybe that because I know Darren has been a Mets fan forever.
Mike Hoder moved to New York about a year ago and since he’s been here, Edwin De La Rosa has been snapping photos and basically documenting Mikes time in the city. The collection of photos that Edwin put together here are a mix of Hoder shots with some great New York imagery mixed in. Keep reading to check out the gallery and a big thanks to Edwin and Hoder for putting this feature together!
Honestly, I don’t know what took so long for this Q&A with Jon Contino to happen. Harrison and I both love his stuff, we’ve featured him on here before, so there really is no excuse.
Anyway, Jon Contino is an amazing illustrator based out of New York who specializes in hand lettering. His work looks authentic, unique and has a vintage quality that can’t be faked. I can’t say enough good things about his stuff. Real deal right here.
Nuno sent over a link this morning to a blog titled ‘All the Buildings in New York’… Which is “An attempt to draw all the buildings in New York by James Gulliver Hancock.” Pretty stoked on the drawings and it would be amazing if he completed his task and actually drew every building. Check out the site here. (via bldgwlf) p.s. how dope of a name is Gulliver Hancock??
One in 8 Million is a great feature on the New York Times site where they feature 54 ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Presented in a refreshing audio slideshow format and shot all in black and white, this series is a great way to kick off your day. Check it out here.
You know this is good. Real deal.
Join Mike Hoder as he rolls around NYC with his homies – Eddie Cleveland, Jackson Ratima, Def Paul, and Randy Brown.
Artist: Naeem Oba
Intro: “Hard Luck”
Main Track: “Break Bread” – feat. Itsrealight
Our friends at Saturdays Surf NYC have launched a new website/online store where you can pick up everything from their in-house clothing line to the art on their walls. The site is super dope and I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for the new year!
Edwin has his first solo photo show in New York next week with Red Bull. The show will run from Jan 11-17th and the opening reception will be Thursday Jan 13th from 8pm-3am. Keep reading for the flyer and all the info and we’ll see you there! (via TCU)
With over 400,000 views in only seven days, there’s a good change you’ve already seen this video, but if not, it’s definitely worth 30 minutes of your day. Filmmaker Andrew Wonder follows urban historian Steve Duncan around the New York city underground. With trips to abandoned subway stations, Amtrak tunnels, as well as a trip to the very top of the Williamsburg bridge, this video gives you a look into some of the sections of New York that you’ve probable never seen before.