Friday, October 29, 2010
We always love an early morning filled with fresh scents and bold colors at the flower district on 28th street. While we often tend toward pale, earthy tones, we were smitten last weekend with how vibrant the selection was. And apparently some capitalists appreciate the aesthetic as well...
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Shooting store windows frequently for the blog, we have quite the collection of mannequin photos. The truth be known, the more literal the figuration, the less appealing the mannequin seems to us. Here are a few that we think are a bit more sculptural than literal, artistic than utilitarian.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Taking photos last week of our mornings, there was a gray story waiting to be told. The story of the cold blacktop as the sun is just rising, of windows reflecting early light on the streets...gray is cold and warm, vintage and modern, familiar and still mysterious.
Walking East on 15th Street in Chelsea
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Today we explore the hyperreality of New York and Abelardo Morell. We were immediately taken with Morell's work (featured in New York Magazine this week) and found common themes to photos we've been taking around town that extend depth, smooth out texture and warp reality.
Monday, October 25, 2010
We're playing close attention to New York, reflecting on glass, reality, illusion and the layering of imagery. Today, Richard Estes and photos we've taken around the city this weekend.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
One of our most favorite things about weekend road trips is stopping at the fairs and estate sales and antique shops along the way. We find the most amazing pieces on our journeys that emit a sense of quality and passion that you just can't find at the local strip mall. From leather bound books to hand painted china, we like to imagine the "lives" each of these finds had in their heyday. And hopefully we stumble a treasure along the way.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Our trip on Saturday to the Keene, NH Pumpkin Festival was a wonderful glimpse of community spirit and fun. The parade of costumed kids and proud parents put a smile on both our faces. Now, with the cute must come edge...here's where Joshua Hoffine's photographs come in. We stumbled onto his work via if it's hip, it's here. Cinematic and fun with a ghoulish edge, Hoffine photograph's our worst (and best) childhood nightmares.