Born into a family of architects and photographers, Bolivian artist Diego Romay had wanted to go to art school with no other purpose than doing what he liked. Four years after graduating and saving money he made from a couple of art shows, Diego had the chance to study abroad and come to North America with his family’s support. He found mentors in a shop in Washington, DC who taught him the techniques of professional tattooing. After two years of learning, his experience and love for the craft led him to permanently relocate to Brooklyn. Continue reading
As the cold rages on, you might be considering hibernating with your Netflix for a few more weeks. But before you start streaming Ida, check out what some of these eight outstanding photographers with studios in Greenpoint have been creating:
Lee O’Connor is pretty dope. Her photography chronicles a myriad, multi-layered look at women. The gaze is deep, with a attention to the complicated intricacies of identity, along with influences from high fashion and street culture.
Lee launched an indiegogo campaign to fund her latest project: a book, Birds of Paradise. In the description, she states: “This is a 64 page, softcover book, with 30 of my favorite portraits that I’ve taken since I began the series. This project is very close to my heart, and I’m really excited to share these images with the world.” With such beautiful and breathtaking photography, it’s a book that needs to be made. The campaign ends on 4/18.
I spoke with Lee about her impressive work, creating art, and living in Greenpoint.
This installment in our Women’s History Month series brought us to the home of Lauren Jobson-Ahmed, Ed.M. and arts educator – nominated by her friend Michelle, who told us:
Lauren is an amazing Greenpointer and native New Yorker who works for the Urban Arts Partnership which endeavors to bring innovative art programs to inner city kids. She is also a portrait photographer who is capturing the history and style of her elder Cuban relatives who made their distinct mark on NYC upon arrival in the 1960s. Continue reading
This week’s #greenpointers_takeover is by @carnobnoxious. If you want to take-over Greenpointers’ Instagram for one week in 2014 click here. At the end of the year we plan to show some of the work in an exhibit and a printed zine.
If you follow us on Instagram, you will notice that today begins our 2014 Instagram Take-Over with a very talented Queens born, Gowanus based Street Photographer Fabian Palencia @febsmatic who says about Brooklyn, it’s “the home for cultural awareness.” Continue reading
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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.
Make sure you add to the Greenpointers Flickr Pool and be sure to tag #greenpointers on Instagram.