Covering the Space Program
NASA doesn’t need much help selling the idea that space is super-awesome, but these covers for manuals and press conference notes from the golden age of spaceflight sure don’t hurt. They are going up for auction later this month. I wouldn’t mind having one or two of those hanging in my house, eh?
Meanwhile, in awesome space-related news.
WHY ISNT NASA ON TUMBLR. SERIOUSLY, NASA, HIT ME UP.
Portraits of Los Angeles’ low rider street culture, on a deck of cards. Photos by Estevan Oriol. #LA #photography #lowrider #losangeles #lawoman #chicano #cards ##estevanoriol #la (at Downtown LA)
Will you be staying on Instagram?
Belle Harbor, NY: Photographer Ben Lowy documents Sandy’s fury along the Rockaway beachfront, where residents complain about the lack of help from the Red Cross and National Guard. Lowy will be covering the Sandy recovery efforts for Tumblr for the next week, via our editorial site, Storyboard.
Reposted from the @newyorkermag’s Instagram feed, which is using iPhone photographers like @ruddyroye and @BenLowy to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the ground. As an editor, from an almost-defunct print publication (Newsweek) now at a new media company (Tumblr), it’s encouraging to see legacy brands like the New Yorker — and TIME, which is running one of Lowy’s iphone images of Sandy on its cover this week — embracing new journalistic models.
UPDATE: Lowy will be documenting the recovery efforts for Tumblr over the coming week. Tune into Storyboard for more.
The New Yorkers, Robert Herman
March 13, 1993: a powerful snowstorm with the “heart of a blizzard and the soul of a hurricane” rammed the East Coast, spawning tornadoes and 6-foot snowdrifts, killing 33 people and cutting power to 2.5 million homes. A week later, this photo, showing a woman struggling against the elements on 14th Street, appeared with a blurb about the reeling insurance industry, which struggled to cover the billions of dollars of recent storm damage. Photo: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
Times Square at night, 1953
Haunting images from the insides of cosmetic surgery offices, from the lovely Cara Phillips.
Photographing the Humans of New York
If there’s such a thing as a typical path to becoming an artist, Brandon Stanton didn’t take it. No art school. No photography classes. No dropping out of college. Instead, the 28-year-old Georgia native landed a job as a bond trader in Chicago after betting $3,000 in student loans that Barack Obama would win the 2008 Democratic nomination. When he was later fired from the trading gig during the recession, he took another gamble: street photography. “I enjoy taking risks, whether it be trading bonds or moving to New York and stopping strangers on the street,” says the creator of Humans of New York.
Lovely profile by former Newsweeker (Newsweek in the Tumblr house!) Jon Groat.