A young Hasidic boy reading a magazine on Bedford, Avenue. Note the payot (pronounced “payos” the Hebrew word for sidecurl).
My flickr contact Roy Savoy took these great images of Hasidic Jews in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York with his Ricoh GR II.
Two Hasidic boys on their bike with another reality in the background. Brilliant image.
A confab of Hasidic men, two on cell phones.
Two Hasidic men, one with an amazing hat.
My flickr contact Edward took this picture of an apartment building in Miami, Florida with his Ricoh GR II.
Flickr member chrisd666 took this high contrast image of the interior of the Eaton Center mall in Toronto, Canada with his Sony A7r.
Note that this was shot on a full frame camera with a 10mm lens (very wide angle) which adds to its intensity.
My flickr contact eses moto took this shot in Tokyo, Japan with a Canon 5D Mark II.
The pattern and light on the umbrella….
My flickr contact Roy Savoy took this excellent street shot on the upper west side of New York City with his Ricoh GR II.
Looks like a Banksy to me.
"Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads?" from Dial M Films on Vimeo.
The story of the charming, honest ad campaign DDB created for VW… universally acknowledged to be the greatest and most influential of all time.
This is brilliant, both the ad campaign and the documentary. If you’re not old enough to remember these, just enjoy the idea that this was a revolution in advertising.
Note: I had a lot of VWs, from bugs and buses. I bought them cheap, worked on them, and used extras for parts or working models. How to Fix your Volkswagen for the Compete Idiot by John Muir was my bible.
John Oliver discusses the disintegration of newspapers and their newsrooms (their advertising revenue is drying up) while aggregation sites like Huffington Post (and many others) routinely piggy-back on newspaper reporting without doing any of the work or paying adequately or at all for the information.
“We’ve just grown accustomed to getting our news for free. And the longer that we get something for free, the less willing we are to pay for it. And I’m talking to you, the person watching this segment on YouTube using the wifi from the coffee shop underneath your apartment. You’re killing us!”
Flickr member Laurent James Antony has posted this great image of a bridge in the new district of Saarbrücken, Germany taken with his Canon 6D.
Some may think this high contrast image is over cooked, but I love it.
1952, Kewanna, Indiana.
My wife Anne (on the right) and her younger sister Margie (center) and cousins at their aunt’s house. Anne and Margie grew up in Evansville, Indiana but spent parts of summers at their aunt’s farm upstate.
Update: Left to right: Mary-Nell Masteller, Sally Masteller, Margie Latham, Barbara Masteller, Anne Latham.
For perspective, here’s a more recent picture of Anne, Margie, and siblings:
Left to right: Mary (Latham) Weeks, Margie (Latham) Bosse, Buzz Latham, Betsy Latham, and Anne (Latham) Wanderman (my wife).
street photography and rain: 3 lessons learnt
Brilliant piece by Martin Waltz and his work is fantastic. Note that he’s a Ricoh GR user.