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Thursday Spotlight: Catalina Kulczar on Capturing the Light in Others

Melissa and Aneesha from Catalina’s Let Love Reign series
Catalina Kulczar is the best kind of photographer: selfless. Her portraits illuminate the beauty in others, and her projects — individually crafted and triumphantly executed — are marked by a social justice bent that lets underrepresented voices sing. Her many and diverse photography series have included moving portraits of girls celebrating their quinceañera and portraits, both loving and poignant, of same-sex couples awaiting marriage equality. That last project is the inspiration for a new book she discussed with Greenpointers — a queer-affirming anthology she’s looking to publish with the help of a Kickstarter. We caught up with the local photographer to discuss her passion projects, inspirations, and favorite neighborhood hangouts.
Greenpointers: How long have you lived in Brooklyn?
Catalina Kulczar: I have lived in Brooklyn since 2011 — three years in Fort Greene, then we moved to Greenpoint in summer 2014.
Do you have a favorite neighborhood spot?
I love going to Brooklyn Label. I love how much natural light fills the place year-round, and the staff there is always friendly and welcoming.

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Thursday Spotlight: Tony Falcone Captures Portraits of L Train Commuters in the Face of Change

Photo by Tony Falcone

The L Train is closing, this we know. Brooklynites will relocate, biking will increase, businesses may shut down. It’s a great deal of change in an ever-changing borough, and no medium captures this evolution as well as photography.

Enter local artist Tony Falcone, whose portraits of neighbors and commuters will soon be relics of an L Train past. His simple and stirring photos depict people going about their lives — lives that soon will face fierce readjustment and perhaps unwelcome change. We caught up with Tony — a celebrated street photographer — to discuss his experiences and method in capturing his subjects, and a changing neighborhood.

Greenpointers: What inspired you to capture these portraits on the L?

Tony Falcone: It is a current issue that affects lots of people and businesses who had moved to neighborhoods near the L line because of the quick and easy commute to Manhattan. The L Train is a big reason why neighborhoods like Williamsburg grew to what they are now. Continue reading

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Attention Filmmakers & Photographers: CSI Rentals Is Now Open in Brooklyn!

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CSI Rentals‘ Grand Opening of its 2nd location – now open in the Williamsburg-Bushwick Area of Brooklyn, New York – is located at 1138 Flushing Ave, only 1 block from the L train (Jefferson St. / Wyckoff Ave. Stop)

You asked, we listened. The popular fast growing art and photo neighborhoods of Bushwick, Williamsburg and Greenpoint have become the home of many young professional photographers, movie makers and artists. In addition to the new look of the neighborhood with new restaurants, bars and clubs opening daily on every corner, many commercial sites are now occupied by state of the art photo studios and sound stages.

Here is CSI Rentals to fill in the missing piece of the puzzle in the area – equipment rentals and expendables!

CSI Rentals, who has earned a sterling reputation at its NYC Location by serving the photo and video industry for the past 5 years with the latest gear, is now adding an additional location in the Williamsburg/Bushwick area with a full stock of rental equipment for photo video and cinema shoots. CSI Rentals Brooklyn will also feature a full stock of expendables needed for photo and video shoots including a full line of seamless paper, foam boards, gaffers tapes, gels etc.

CSI Rentals Brooklyn is located in the heart of Brooklyn’s art and photo industry at 1138 Flushing Ave, which is 1 block from the L train (Jefferson St / Wyckoff Ave Stop).

It’s at ground level with convenient loading options, lots of parking space, truck drive in for easy load and unload and also offers delivery and pick up in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

CSI Rentals now offers One Way Rentals where you can pick up at one location and return to another at the same rate!

Stay tuned for our great grand opening event!

CSI Rentals Brooklyn and CSI Rentals Manhattan Are now open ready to serve you.

Sponsored post courtesy of CSI Rentals.

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