nyc subway stanley kubrick
If there was anyone made to catch the intimacy of New York City’s Subway crowd, it is Stanley Kubrick:
“I wanted to retain the mood of the subway, so I used natural light,” he said. “People who ride the subway late at night are less inhibited than those who ride by day. Couples make love openly, drunks sleep on the floor and other unusual activities take place late at night.”

To make pictures in the off-guard manner he wanted to, Kubrick rode the subway for two weeks. Half of his riding was done between midnight and six a.m. Regardless of what he saw, he couldn’t shoot until the car stopped in a station because of the motion and vibration of the moving train. Often, just as he was ready to shoot, someone walked in front of the camera, or his subject left the train.

I think I have to do a modern-day version of this.



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Broadway

Broadway

Dry my tears, please, mi amors. This post concludes the photo segment of my New York City adventures. It seems difficult to fully explain my love of this city without digging out some cheesy lyrics, so…

Here are a few musical somethings to get you in that Empire State of Mind.

NYC Taxi Peeping

NYC Taxi Peeping

The Colourful Streets of New York

The Colourful Streets of New York

Frank Gehry's Beekman Tower

Frank Gehry's Beekman Tower

Panda at Central Park Zoo

The Manfriend at Central Park Zoo

Penguins at Central Park Zoo

Penguins at Central Park Zoo

central park zoo

Bird at Central Park Zoo

Bird at Central Park Zoo

Red Pandas at Central Park Zoo

Red Pandas at Central Park Zoo

Sea Lion at Central Park Zoo

Sea Lion at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

couple

Top of The Rock

Top of The Rock

The Handsome Manfriend

The Handsome Manfriend

MOMA

MOMA

Chipotle

Chipotle

Ben Stiller filming Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller filming Walter Mitty

5th Avenue

5th Avenue

Steps at The Met

Steps at The Met

(Yes…I purposefully Gossip Girl-ified this.)

Glacial Glamour Vogue Russia
I love the way Vincent Peters‘ photography incorporates multiple uses of layering and lighting adjustments, yet can be viewed seamlessly. In the photographer’s spread for the November 2011 issue of Vogue Russia, “Glacial Glamour“, Ginta Lapiņa and her equally-extraordinary background models are set to seductive perfection. Ekaterina Mukhina did a beautiful job with the styling, as well. View Post

Anais Pouliot Rebirth
A magazine that has yet to be featured on here – All Fall – have blown me away with this fashion spread! With an excellent textual intro, “Rebirth as seen by…” carries on to combine the styling of Ornella Jong and photography of Sylvie Malfray to encase model Anais Pouliot in beautiful, cultural, and conceptual fashion art. Also: hairspiration! View Post