Photographer Uncovers a Hotspot for Gay Cruising in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park



The Vale of Cashmere, in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, is a well-kept secret to many. Thomas Roma, a Brooklynite and New Yorker, was introduced to the Vale by chance. A close friend frequented the park, asking Roma – one summer day – for a ride there. The Vale is synonymous to those who know it, as a location where countless men are able to feed desire, gender, identity, race and community with other men. This is where Roma has constructed his new body of work for Steven Kasher Gallery. A body of work aptly named, In the Vale of Cashmere.

Hilarious Photos of Superheroes and Villains Engaged in Life’s Most Mundane Activities

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When Ottawa-based photographer Daniel Picard goes about his daily life, he’s not only thinking about the real world; he’s thinking about the Death Star, Gotham City, and Superman’s Metropolis. For Picard, mundane rituals like riding the elevator or visiting the loo don’t have to be tedious. Instead, they’re opportunities to imagine the what superheroes and comic book villains are doing when we’re not looking. Figures & Statues, an ongoing series published as Figure Fantasy, is his investigation of the ordinary experiences that every fictional character must at some point or another have to face.

Food, Family, Fun, and Laziness: 15 Images that Capture the True Spirit of Thanksgiving (Sponsored)

Elderly People With Wine

© Noel Camardo/Vault Archives

Agritourism in the Pacific Northwest

© Peter Frank Edwards/Vault Archives

Thanksgiving always has a way of reminding us what’s most important in our lives. It’s also a good excuse to leave behind the cares and worries of every other day in the year to enjoy time with family and friends.

After Coming Back From the Dead, This Photographer Created the Most Astonishing Images of the Human Body (NSFW)


Girl Alive


Picnic with Hand Tools and Hardware

“Go back Lou, we’re not ready for you yet,” said a throng of hundreds as photographer Lou Krueger hovered above the grassy hill. Below him, the figures stood clothed all in beige, the rush of the ocean beside them. This dream— one the photographer can only describe as “most extraordinary, impossibly wonderful, unbelievably joyful”— came to him on the night his heart stopped, and for a brief moment, he died.

The Moving Story of a Street Photographer’s Chance Encounter With a Subject Almost 29 Years Later

Bushwick After The Ashes

Jump Rope (Vanessa Matir, The Little Girl in the Blue Shorts) June 1983 © Meryl Meisler 1983

Meryl Meisler: In June of 1983, I photographed what appeared to be an extended family and neighbors hanging out in front of a small brick apartment house on Palmetto Street in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. It was a building I walked past nearly every day on my way to and from school. The light ochre bricks of the façade are graffiti covered with brown and black spray paint of names like Jose, Rafael and other tags. A woman sits with her carriage and toddlers on the stoop. An older woman looks towards younger women with their carriages and toddlers. A woman sitting on a garbage can looks towards the direction of the camera. A white haired man wearing T-shirt peers out of the ground floor window, stares directly at the camera lens. There’s a little girl in the foreground joyfully on her tippy toes tossing one end of a jump rope, the jumper and other person turning the rope are out of view. A young dark hair pony tailed girl, wearing a blue halter tope and shorts, has her back to the camera, she’s looking toward the grandmotherly figure. More people in the adjacent building peer towards the camera. It looks like a happy scene.

Photographer Cleans Out His Late Father’s Darkroom Left Untouched Since the 1970s

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Sun-Ray Enlarging Easel

Chemical Bottles

Chemical Bottles

“I kept wishing I could sit down with my dad and ask him a hundred questions,” says Brooklyn-based photographer Joseph O. Holmes of cleaning out the boxed remains of his father’s darkroom, a process he began six months ago, seven years after his father’s death. My Father’s Darkroom is his ode to the man who raised him, to his own childhood self, and to the place where he first discovered the magic of film, developer, and photographic paper.

Looking for Artsy Holiday Gifts? Your Art Gallery is Launching a Pop-Up Store in NYC Full of Awesome Prints


As established and emerging photographers alike have learned in just the last few years of business, the art world is changing, and with it, art buyers are looking for new and better ways to build their collections. Your Art Gallery is at the forefront of a new photographic movement, innovating fresh and exciting ways to connect its artists with clients around the world.

Photographer Martha Cooper on Shooting Legendary East New York Graffiti Artist DONDI

On June 26th, Feature Shoot hosted the second edition of The BlowUp, a new quarterly event in which we ask a selected group of remarkable photographers to each tell the stories behind one of their favorite images. This time, theme was Subcultures, and Martha Cooper her famed shot of the now-legendary East New York-based Graffiti King DONDI straddling parked trains. This was the 1970s, when the neighborhood could be described, as she put it, as resembling a “war zone,” but she found within it flourishes of creativity and spontaneity. Through a group of kids, she learned the ins and outs of graffiti art, how people sign signatures, assign nicknames, and make their mark. As it happened, DONDI knew exactly who she was when they met, and after building a friendship, she was allowed to sneak into the yard alongside him and to photograph him at work, immersed in his craft.

The next BlowUp event will take place on the evening of December 10, 2015 at ROOT (Drive In) from 6:30-9:00 PM, and this time, the theme will be photography that has gone viral. We have some incredible photographers lined up to speak including Sophie Gamand, Arne Svenson, Caroline Tompkins, Victoria Will, Kristine Potter, and Allaire Bartel. More photographers will be confirmed soon, but in the meantime, you can purchase tickets here.

The BlowUp is sponsored by Agency Access.

A Collection of Portraits of Underground Youth Culture Shot Around the World





Back in 2013, German photographer Oliver Sieber published an award-winning photobook containing a collection of portraits constituting to his own Imaginary Club. With 430 pages of photographs – most of which are portraits – his book embodies the inherent nature of the photographer as collector. “You can call it a self-portrait,” Sieber says of the project, “It’s all my personal interests and preferences put together in my personal context.”

The Spectacular Winners of the Arcaid Images 2015 Architectural Photography Awards


EPFL Quartier Nord, Ecublens, Switzerland by Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés © Fernando Guerra


Yick Cheong Building, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong by unknown architect © Tan Lingfei

The architectural photograph, suggest the architects, photographers, and editors behind the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award, is too often judged solely based on the merits of the architecture itself, rather than the ingenuity of the photographer and the interplay between the lens and the space. The winner and runners up of the prestigious award, presented in collaboration with the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore and Sto Werkstatt, London, was announced as part of the WAF Gala Dinner, and the results are breathtaking.