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It was nothing like the cowboy-dress, sepia novelties of every town tourist traps. Having my collodian portrait taken at Heliopolis gallery by inherent photographer Eric Lee Bowman felt (and was) more like a real, happening tradition. The week of signup volunteer shots was an active extension of his too brief cynanotype print and glass plate figure show at the Huron space. Continue reading
People are truly fascinated with water. As Greenpointers we have great views of the East River. Here are a few shots with smoke stacks in the background.
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It was hot, humid, sticky. It’s summer in New York. Friday nights are often special; this friday in particular was the opening of Gina Pollack‘s solo exhibit of Where They Swam // Other Relics. It was hosted at the one well, a fabulous local shop/gallery space whose owner Kerry Jones is also the curator/designer.
Gina came in, price sheets and artist info in hand. ”So sorry, I forgot about these,” said the Silverlake native-turned New Yorker.
I was admiring her photographs earlier while helping Kerry prep. A part of me always wonders what the artist looks like in comparison to the art they make. Her photos were colorfully vivid and vibrant. They were filled with beautiful nostalgia and juxtaposition of man-made elements and forces of nature.
With her vintage red pumps, ethnic-inspired black dress and no-fuss hair, Gina was the perfect petite embodiment of her artwork.
I was curious what inspired her to take these photographs, so I asked if she had a couple of minutes to answer my questions.
Y: So, aside from the fact that the McCarren Park Pool is opening soon, I want to know what spurred your interested in taking photographs of it in the first place?
G: It was actually a spur of the moment thing. My friend and I were walking past it and curiosity got the best of me. Continue reading
The world is random; so is Greenpointers. The obsessive collector in me cannot keep my hands off any and all cool looking business cards that I find in coffee shops, art galleries, bars and those handed to meet when I meet new folks. I have a nerdy binder with laminated slots where I keep them, but since that has filled up I stuff everything into this pickle jar. Like a lot of organizational disasters in my life, it is one of the many elephants in the room of things I need to go through. I earnestly pocket these cards because they are attractive to me and I want to check them out.
Enter the new weekly post: “Pick a Card” in which I randomly pick a business card, show it to you, and tell you all about it.
This may sound boring, but this isn’t the “Leave a Business Card for Free Lunch” raffle jar you find in an overpriced deli in Midtown. This jar is filled with some of the most innovative and creative new companies, organizations, artists and musicians, all people who live in our neighborhood.
Another column I want to do regularly is a weekly featured Greenpoint artist, so I am killing two birds with one stone here. I am psyched that the first card I pulled is artist/photographer Caroline Burghardt. Aside from personally loving her work, the timing is great because on Saturday she is working on her Pastoral Dreams photo project up in the Bronx at the Andrew Freeman Home, and it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun! Check out the facebook invitation for more info.
Regular readers of Greenpointers have seen Spot Dogs NYC a few weeks back, but let it be known I’m an equal opportunity photographer. This particular post features the cats we see on the streets of Greenpoint.
Thank everyone who came to the opening reception for my photography show at Brouwerij Lane, which will be up until April 22. All of the photos in the show were shot in Greenpoint, on black and white film with compact cameras in the later half of 2010.
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Sometimes the very things we see everyday are the things we overlook, like the siding that graces so many of the homes in Greenpoint. The way the houses are attached to one another creates interesting collisions of texture and color. I hope to compile this series into a book in the future. In the meantime, enjoy! Please join the Greenpointers Flickr Pool and follow us on Instagram: @greenpointers
Spotdogsnyc.com is a “pet project” I’ve kept for the past 4 years or so.
Here is the premise:
- Spot a dog on the street
- Take a photo
I think I started it before I was comfortable approaching people for photos of themselves. Anyways, here are a few from the hood:
I’ll probably be making a spot dogs post here once every few weeks, but if you want to see more, follow the tumblr blog here: http://www.spotdogsnyc.com.
Also, if you’re interested in having your portrait taken with your dog (or without), contact me at email@example.com
This year when someone asks you “why?” reply: “why not?” Photos thanks to members of the Greenpointers Flickr pool.