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Thursday Spotlight: Chris Moran’s Romantic Portraits of Greenpoint(ers)

Chelsea March, by Chris Moran
Chelsea March, by Chris Moran

Greenpoint-based photographer Chris Moran shot his latest project at the launch party for Greenpoint Open Studios, using a black and white film and a double exposure technique to combine portraits with scenes around the neighborhood. Having been an action and sports photographer in California for a decade, he relocated to our ‘hood about a year ago.

Chris says: “I just wanted to trip people out that these crazy looking images were all made in a 35mm film camera with one lens. No post production. I feel like today people are so quick to edit and alter their images, it’s nice just to do it all in camera for once. For example, when someone throws a filter on their photo, do they know where the word filter comes from? Buying a physical filter, putting it on your lens, and then creating images, feels so much more real, and looks better too. People have been making double exposures for years, and there’s more then a few ways to do it. While all my commercial work is digital, it’s nice to keep some of my personal work tangible.Continue reading

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Street Photography: Spot Cats!?

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.I don't always photograph cats...

Kitty Hideout

The White Kitty

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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Street Photography: Give Me a Sign

The majority of these photographs are from the last roll of HP5 I shot over the past two weeks.  Here I present a collection of signs that caught my eye.

Live Poultry Laughter
Live Poultry Laughter
Matthew Benedict painting the Brooklyn Safehouse window
Matthew Benedict painting the Brooklyn Safehouse window
Zombie Karate School
Zombie Karate School
No Sale
No Sale

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