Days of Art 2017-09: Dat Street Jazz

There’s something pure about mainstream jazz in combination with street photography. Back before I began going on shoots with my wife, I used to wait until I was in a dark shitty mood, load up with a couple of Nikons, plug jazz into my ears, and go on a shooting spree. My favorite shooting opus…

The “Friday Fix Your Sh*t” Post

It’s Friday, so M and I want to advocate, once again, for being professional with your photography and editing it. In order to be more forceful and consistent in our advocacy, we’ve started a new event we’re calling the Friday Fix Your Shit post (#FixYourShizz) on Twitter. Now we know there are purists among you…

Photo of the Day: Helen Levitt, 1980

New York City, 1980, Helen Levitt, (c) Helen Levitt Estate Helen Levitt was a shy woman, who by her own admission preferred to let her photographs speak for her. And they did, in spades. Her work focuses, to a great extent, on relationships, with special attention given to children. Her use of color in the…

Photo of the Day: Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1934

  Yesterday, 22 August 2016, marked the 108th anniversary of famed French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson’s birth. Although many worship the man as the founder of street photographer (I am not one of them) and while others are less enamored, I must recognize the effect of his work in pushing for composition in street photographer. He…

Photo of the Day: Bert Stern, 1962

Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, Bert Stern, 1962 Bert Stern was commissioned by Vogue Magazine to shoot a photo layout of actress Marilyn Monroe in late June 1962, some six weeks before her death. He shot Monroe over 3 daily sessions, and the work resulted in a book that sampled some of the 2500 images…

Everybody Street

Director Cheryl Dunn was commissioned by the Seaport Museum New York to make a documentary about New York City street photographers. The result was Everybody Street, which was produced by ALLDAYEVERYDAY, and which premiered at the museum in conjunction with the exhibit “Alfred Stieglitz New York” The video was released in segments by The New…