This would have been the first in a series of ten profiles, but life had other plans. Enjoy this first and last installment anyway, and thanks for reading with us.
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)
Brought to you by the Welsh National Opera, whose first themed season looks at female characters who “exist outside the boundaries of social morality.” Above: Maya Angelou.
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 Women of the 112th, arranged by start date.
Now imagine the dozens of tiny men in dark suits flooding over the sides.
I call this the Suicidal Bridesmaids series. (Or are they homicidal?)
I am open for booking.
Faces of the RNC
—Photos by Benjamin Lowy for Tumblr
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.