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Brooklyn, NYC, B&W, Hasselblad, portrait - some of us live here
Made by smoothdude
I just found that that I was a finalist for a photo/essay contest I had entered this photo for. I get a very small savings bond but cooler than that my photo is on display at the Brooklyn Public Central Library and there's a reception in a few weeks. The essay I wrote was the same as the title of the photo: Some of us live here, in Brooklyn. Here, among the condos and the brownstones, the converted two bedrooms and the tiny studios trapped under the high heels of noisy neighbors. We jog through the Cobble Hills, traverse the Bay Ridges and stroll through the Carroll Gardens. We wait for the F train in the mornings and pray for the L train late Saturday night. We watch young owners of new restaurants smile at Italian social clubbers, whose cigar tips are moistened under bristly moustaches, their bellies resting on old iron gates. We see strollers battling for parking spots in tea lounges and coffee houses roped in with dog leashes, guarded by panting pups. Keith eyes the horizon on the long train ride to Coney, knowing that soon it will be too clean for him to enjoy. He captures what he can with his mind and his Holga—snapshots of a fading relic. He savors the grit and the beauty of what it is now—what New York stands to lose. He lives here. Nassie spins through the door of Last Exit onto Atlantic. She splashes and sways like the martini she loosely gripped just moments ago. Her breath is laced through with garlicky olives and she pitches and trips like her tongue over syllables. She’s young and vital, sexy and urban and drunk with it all. She lives here. Victor, the dry cleaner—he hustles 60 hours a week to keep his small Bed Sty apartment where his 22 year old daughter lives rent and job free. You call and ask him to stay until 8:30 so you can pick up your laundry on the way home. He’ll do it because he wants to keep your business. He’ll smile at you and tell you no problem but when he gets home everyday he’s a little bit more tired. He was an engineer in Moscow 20 years ago, now he folds your khakis and Banana Republic t-shirts. But he lives well in spite of it all. He lives well because he lives here. Laverne finishes his nine-hour day hawking burned CDs. Each cover has the tracks carefully handwritten in black felt pen. That’s his little touch, a nearly imperceptible distinction that separates him from the 1000 other bootleggers trolling the streets. Every day he writes his own verses, thinking of what it might feel like to sell those sounds instead of the newest Jay-Z or Nas album. Every evening he sits on the J train until Marcy Avenue where he gets off and lugs the unsold CDs home. Tomorrow and the next day he’ll do it again, and again. At home he rests his head against an old dark desk; the harsh blue glow of his computer lights his face. He scribbles verses in the shadows. The J train rumbles by his window. He sees it. He smiles. It’s worth it, he thinks, because he lives here.
Brooklyn Parrot Working on Nest
Made by Tony the Misfit
What are Wild Parrots Doing in Brooklyn? There is much mystery surrounding the appearance of these remarkable birds in Brooklyn, but it can safely be said that they did not fly up here from Argentina on their own. There are a lot of wild theories about the parrots, and they range from the odd but possible (sinking ships, overturned trucks, etc.) to the nearly unthinkable (at least one source claims that the parrots were blown to the U.S.A. by Hurricane Gloria in the mid-1980s). But the theory that has the greatest credence among ornithologists is that a shipment of parrots destined for sale at New York area pet shops was accidentally released at Kennedy Airport in the late 1960's (1967 or 1968). This incident was referred to as early as 1971 in an article by ornithologist John Bull. Much confusion remains about what actually happened at the airport. At least one source in Brooklyn has informed me that many shipments coming into the airport were opened by unauthorized people during the 1960's: Martin Scorsese's classic film, Goodfellas, based on the memoir of Nicholas Pileggi, depicts the common practice of crews opening crates in order to pilfer their contents. My informant speculates that a large crate bearing an indecipherable Argentinian way bill may have been opened in this fashion. But instead of finding bottles of fine Argentinian wine, the crate opener was surprised when an unruly crowd of fully-flighted Quaker Parrots burst into the air, circled the airport, screaming, and disappeared over the horizon. Although the escaped parrots did not turn up immediately [in Brooklyn] (the earliest reported sighting was in the early 1970's), it is likely that the birds survived in the park lands surrounding the airport, and made their way in due course to the campus, where we find them today. There are other theories: that a pet store on Flatbush Avenue went out of business and released them, that a truck overturned on a highway, that an Argentinean tramp steamer foundered in New York Harbor, or that the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, after many years of hosting a captive flock of monk parakeets, abandoned these birds to the skies after closing its aviary, but the JFK airport escape theory is the one that I believe is most reliable. source: BrooklynParrots.com Brooklyn was seen at Green-Wood Cemetery.....
the black lodge
Made by shah & the foe
These evil sorcerers, dugpas, they call them, cultivate evil for the sake of evil and nothing else. They express themselves in darkness for darkness, without leavening motive. This ardent purity has allowed them to access a secret place of great power, where the cultivation of evil proceeds in exponential fashion. And with it, the furtherance of evil's resulting power. These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion. The dugpas have many names for it, but chief among them is the Black Lodge... But you don't believe me, do you? ♪ view on black i thought it was time for a small sign of life from your friend the foe. i've really missed taking photos and i've missed you guys. we've kicked off theme of the week again so hopefully soon there will be more frequent updates. i hope to be able to do both shorter and more long-term projects (there's one in particular in the making). in my unexpected hiatus from concept photography, i've really enjoyed being able to work on ideas that i don't have to pull off in a week. it's lead me down some very interesting paths, and i hope to be able to bring some of that to life soon. the last few months i've been living artistically through your photostreams. i don't think i've ever spent so much time looking at photography. i've started a tumblr (to which my girlfriend said what are you, a 14 year-old girl? and cracked me up) just as a way of bookmarking visually, so if you want you can follow me there at thefoe.tumblr.com. if you have any kind of blog aside from your flickrstream, let me know, i'd love to follow it!
MakerBot Founders and Final Prototypes
Made by makerbot
First of all, if you want to learn more about our robot, go check out makerbot.com. It's a robot that you can make yourself to make anything you can imagine, from toys to gears to... well, anything! We finished our final prototype last night at around 3AM and took this picture. We've been working around the clock getting this robot up and running. We got our first prototype up and running about a month ago and we've spent the last month making improvements to get it to the point where it is now where it's really working fantastic and all the notches and holes are in the best places. It feels really good to be at a place where we've got our prototype done and now and I suppose I'm going to have to stop calling it a prototype now that it's the official production machine. Besides final tweaks we've been spending a lot of time ordering things. There are a ton of parts that have to be ordered from all over and we bring them together. This has been a great experience for me since I usually am making one-off projects and having to work within the boundaries of using materials that we can source 1000's of is a really interesting limitation for a maker like me. I thrive on constraints, so it's been fun to have the constraint that I can only use parts that I can make sure thousands of people can access! We're in documentation and preproduction mode now and I'm going to be running the lasercutter a lot to get all the pre-orders filled and shipped in 10 days. Stay tuned! -Bre Pettis
NYC - Brooklyn - Downtown: Brooklyn Borough Hall
Made by wallyg
Brooklyn Borough Hall, at 209 Joralemon, was originally built at Brooklyn's City Hall. Designed by Gamaliel King in 1835, construction on the Greek Revival landmark started in 11845 was completed in 1849. The building lost its original function in 1898, when Brooklyn was annexed into the City of New York. Today the hall serves as the office of Brooklyn's borough president and the location of the Brooklyn Tourism & Visitors Center. The stately building is adorned with Tuckahoe marble both inside and out, with an Ionic portico with crisp window enframements that remained unaltered until the original portico was destroyed by fire in 1895. Architects Vincent Griffith and Stoughton & Stoughton designed a new cast-iron cupola, placing the figure of Lady Justice on top, in 1898. Interior highlights include a square rotunda and the two-story beaux arts-style courtroom with plaster columns painted to look like wood. A restoration was copleted in 1989 under the direction of the architecture firm Conklin & Rossant. The copper shingles of the the cupola were reconst, who also restored the , and a crowning figure of justice, planned in 1898, was finally installed. Brooklyn City Hall was designated a landmark by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1966. Brooklyn Borough Hall National Register #80002630
All the Buses of our Yesterdays
Made by Linus Gelber
One of the (many) excellent parts of the 33rd annual Atlantic Antic street fair is the vintage bus festival that joins it - a bunch of old buses, ranging from Before My Time (that's an actual scientific era) to Fairly Recent, are out on display for gawking and boarding and pulling the little stop-request rope (ding!) and fawning over. Bus Number 2969 dates from Before My Time, which is 1948 in this case. It's the Jackie Gleason bus model from the time of The Honeymooners. This particular bus was originally number 4789, and has been renumbered to match the bus that Gleason (as Ralph Kramden) sat in for photographs in the TV comedy series. The accompanying Transit Museum sign says that the model 5101 coaches from General Motors were among the first 40-foot transit buses, and were designed specifically for New York City. The entry door is double-wide to ease passenger loading and unloading, or perhaps to accommodate those double-wide passengers we have so many of these days. This model was in service in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island from 1949 through 1966. This photo has been spotted as high as #168 in the Flickr daily Interestingness charts.
Brooklyn - Downtown: Columbus Park - Robert F Kennedy Memorial
Made by wallyg
This bronze bust, located in Brooklyn’s Columbus Park, depicts Attorney General, U.S. Senator, and Presidential candidate Robert Francis Kennedy. Sculptor Anneta Duveen created the piece, which was dedicated in 1972. It features a polished granite pedestal with four quotes from Kennedy inscribed on the base meant to inspire community action. Kennedy was born in 1925, the third son of Joseph Kennedy, the patriarch of the powerful Kennedy family. His older brother, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, served as the 35th President of the United States. Robert Kennedy served in his brother’s administration as U.S. Attorney General. After the assassination of his brother in 1963, Robert resigned from office and moved into an apartment at United Nations Plaza in Manhattan. Although he was accused of being a “carpetbagger,” Kennedy mounted a successful campaign for the United States Senate in 1964. After speaking out against the escalating war in Vietnam, Robert Kennedy ran for president in 1968. He was assassinated June 6, 1968 while campaigning in Los Angeles. The sculpture was relocated and placed in a picturesque floral surrounding as a result of renovations to Columbus Park, completed in 1994.
Worn out places worn out faces
Made by davidwatts1978
blip.fm/profile/davidwatts1978/blip/1746030 All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for their daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere Their tears are filling up their glasses No expression, no expression Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow No tomorrow, no tomorrow And I find it kind of funny I find it kind of sad The dreams in which I'm dying Are the best I've ever had I find it hard to tell you I find it hard to take When people run in circles It's a very, very Mad World Mad world Children waiting for the day they feel good Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday And I feel the way that every child should Sit and listen, sit and listen Went to school and I was very nervous No one knew me, no one knew me Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson Look right through me, look right through me And I find it kind of funny I find it kind of sad The dreams in which I'm dying Are the best I've ever had I find it hard to tell you I find it hard to take When people run in circles It's a very, very Mad World Mad World Enlarging your world Mad World.
Brooklyn, NY Abraham & Straus (Macy's) corner
Made by army.arch
Abraham & Straus began as Wechsler & Abraham in 1865. In 1893, the Straus brothers bought Wechsler's share of the department store and it was renamed Abraham & Straus (this was the same year that the Straus brothers purchased Macy's; however, the two stores were never integrated). In 1915, the Straus' divided up ownership of these two stores so that Isidor Straus' family owned Macy's and Nathan Straus' family owned Abraham & Straus. In 1929, Abraham & Straus (along with Lazarus, Filene's, and Bloomingdales) founded Federated Department Stores. In 1994, Federated acquired Macy's and the Abraham & Straus chain was rebranded as Macy's. The original store (which I should have gotten a photo of but didn't) on Fulton Street was constructed in 1885 and designed by George L. Morse. That store was greatly expanded with this large Art Deco addition designed by Starrett & van Vleck in 1928.
Brooklyn - Downtown: Borough Hall Subway Station (IRT)
Made by wallyg
After passing through the Joralemon Street Tunnel, the first station in Brooklyn is in fact Brooklyn's first subway station: Borough Hall (East Side Branch). Opened in 1908 as the terminal for the extension of the IRT into Brooklyn, this station is physically separate from the Borough Hall station serving the West Side IRT branch. In the southeast corner of the mezzanine, a plaque commemorating the subway's arrival in Brooklyn is found. The platform and mezzanine walls feature an intricate intertwined BH mosaic. Also in the mezzanine is a remnant of New York's Past: a bank teller window which used to be served by a local bank. This underground station of the IRT System, along with many others along the Lexington Avenue line, was designed a landmark by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1979. National Historic Register #04001022
Ideal Husbands: Bert and Ernie / 20090917.10D.53940.P1.SQ / SML
Made by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
Toy Story SML: Hi, I'm working on a project called and I would really like to include you guys in it. Ernie: Yeay! Bert: Hmm... I'm not sure, Ernie, it doesn't sound like a very good use of our time... Ernie: But it would be so much fun.. Weee.... Bert: I'm exhausted from work. Don't you think that it would be better use of our time if we cuddle in bed instead? Ernie: Oh come on babe, if we get photographed by SML, we would be famous! Wee..! Bert: (reluctantly) Alright.. I guess I can sit in for a few minutes, but be quick! SML: Thank you thank you thank you! Lots of SML Love for you! Bert: Hurry up I don't have all day... Ernie honey, try to sit still! Relate SML + SML Projects: Ideal Husbands (Flickr set)
Made by Ryan Brenizer
I love Brooklyn couples. I always try to make my engagement shoots very particular to the couple so that it says something about them and their personality instead of just the way I like to do things. When I ask Brooklyn couples like Heather and Noam what they like to do, what defines them, they always start off with, Well, we're from Brooklyn, and it's a part of us… More than a place; it's a state of mind. So here I brought it into the photo directly, at one of their favorite haunts. -------------------- www.amazon.com/gp/blog/A1K7OB8VJ7CMKI/, or follow the RSS feed.
Made by reconstructionist
Fall is getting me back in the remixing mood! I used to remix with beloved co-worker/fashion queen Alison over here: * Teddy bear purse: gift from friend * Scouting patches: made by me (check out my detail shot) * Beads around waist: tubularist.etsy.com (actually a necklace) * Preppy Deck Shoes: vintage, from VintageHeadquarters.etsy.com * Capelet, scarf, nightgown, and skirt-as-dress: all thrifted. I wore this skirt in one of my favorite outfits of all time, over here: flickr.com/photos/etsylabs/1922095537/in/set-721576022807... Yea for wardrobe remix!
"See Something Shoot Something" a.k.a. "A Train"
Made by TIMVANdotCOM
Taken back in 2001 with a 35mm Nikon. Waiting for the G train across the platfrom (which can take a while), so took a couple shots of the A/C coming in. Lucky for me that in this frame you can just make out the woman looking over her shoulder at me, plus the fact I timed it just about right to let enough time go by when the train was standing still, hence you can make out the train. All-in-all, I'm happy, 1 out of 2 frames, and this is what I got. I wouldn't dare trying this again, with all the security hype. timvan.com/blog
Up at Dawn
Made by Josh Derr
Woke up a bit earlier than usual this morning; not entirely sure why. I took advantage of the extra time in my schedule to make a trip up to the roof to try and capture some of the glorious light outside. Must do this more often... Technical notes: This is an HDR shot, but with very little tone mapping applied. Just enough to bring out the clouds and balance the color. It looked pretty good even without tone mapping applied. Perhaps I'll post a second version of this image w/o tone mapping for comparison.
Theodore Roosevelt Courhouse Lobby, US District Court, Eastern District of New York
Made by Diacritical
Redone for some color correction. This was taken with a 24mm tilt/shift using the shift mechanism to get three shots for the panorama and the tilt to move the focal plane nearly perpendicular to the sensor plane. The focal plane had to be adjusted for each shot -- putting the floor and ceiling significantly out of focus but leaving the horizontal center in focus from edge to edge.
Made by Laughing Squid
photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid This photo is licensed under a Creative Commons license. If you use this photo within the terms of the license or make special arrangements to use the photo, please list the photo credit as Scott Beale / Laughing Squid and link the credit to laughingsquid.com.
A sight to see on my last day
Made by Maurizio Photography
So I finally completed my architecture undergrad, so excited! I took this from the 8th floor in my college, on my last day of class. This is the entrance to the Manhattan bridge from the Brooklyn side. Thank you all for your wonderful comments, which I will return the favor of commenting on your work on Monday, after the snow storm has gone by! : )
Hands / 20080130.10D.47683 / SML
Made by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
Strobist Info + Canon ST-E2 on camera for focusing + flash control + Canon 10D: Manual: ISO 100 70mm f/4.0 1/2 sec + Canon 580EX on light stand with umbrella set to 1/32 power 8 exposure at 10Hz Related SML Flickr Tags + + Multi-strobe
SML Thank You / 2009-09-25 / SML
Made by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
Today is my birthday so naturally I am getting greetings all over the globe. This is my thank you card to all of you!!!! See blog post SML Pro Blog: SML Thank You / 2009-09-25 / SML about the origin of this design.
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