Category Archives: Photography

Bookstore of the Moon

La Librairie de la Lune, Brassaï 1938  

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Blue Mondays

This is what Monday morning looks like when you arrive to find the bookstore closed.

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Don’t Be A Bored Tourist

British documentary photographer Laurence Stephens has a decidedly satirical eye, so it’s no surprise that his new book Bored Tourists exudes an  acerbic wit. Based on a photo series of the same title, the book takes a trenchant look at travelers who … Continue reading

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There was only one catch

California-based, award-winning photographer David Fokos has an ongoing exhibition at San Diego International Airport called The Book Pages Project. This terrific show is an appreciation of “real” books in their actual physical form—paper pages, fonts, ink, layout—and the powerful contribution books have … Continue reading

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Get Your Kicks On Route 66

I recently returned from an amazing road trip out West and of course began researching another driving trip immediately. In my slide down the rabbit hole of the internet, I stumbled upon this great project. America’s iconic highway Route 66 … Continue reading

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Bowie : Station to Station

This week, New York City transit riders have been lining up to purchase special edition David Bowie MetroCards. The city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has teamed up with Spotify to offer five different options each celebrating the late artist’s varied personas. … Continue reading

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Death Before Decaf

As a life-long coffee addict and devoted aficianado, I was thrilled to get turned-on to a periodical that is “about coffee, the people who drink it, and the cities they inhabit.” Drift magazine is all about the joys of wandering great cities, … Continue reading

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Un Bouquiniste et Notre Dame

The last few times that I’ve been in Paris I’ve been disappointed to find that the traditional bouquinistes or booksellers along the Seine have been slowly replaced by vendors of tourist tat. This photo from 1931 by Jean Pierre Yves Petit (aka … Continue reading

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A Love Letter To New York

Photographer Jonathan Higbee describes his ongoing street photography project Coincidences as a “love letter to New York City”. Higbee’s paean to his adopted hometown documents serendipitous moments of people on the streets of the city. Although the images sometimes seem posed or … Continue reading

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Bowie In Brooklyn

Tomorrow the critically acclaimed traveling exhibition David Bowie is will open at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City. The retrospective on the late artist’s five-decade career began at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in August 2013 and has been touring ever … Continue reading

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