meet-up wrap-up!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out for the For the Love of Brooklyn meet-up last Thursday evening! As planned, we all met up at the awesomely comic-book-themed Gotham City Lounge in Bushwick before embarking on a tour of the neighborhood, including Brewer’s Row and the brewmasters’ old mansions, beautiful old churches, and an interesting conversation (to say the least) with a tow truck driver. Check out a few of Kruger’s shots below from our pre-game meet-and-greet festivities, and find a bunch more in the Flickr pool! I’m sure you’ll also see some beautiful shots from the walk featured in the upcoming weeks…

Also, got an idea for an upcoming meet-up or neighborhood tour? Contact us here or tell us in the comments below!

meet-up details

In my opinion, one of the more satisfying things to do in Brooklyn is go for a long late-night walk and enjoy the solitude of a borough at rest. Soft light filters through brownstone windows, can collectors push their heaving carts through the streets, and the sidewalks rest peacefully. Lately, however, the cold has been bracing and bitter, and I’ve had little motivation to roam or risk frostbitten fingers.

So tonight, I’m excited for a great excuse to bring out the gear with some fellow For the Love of Brooklyn photographers! As promised, here are the details of our first photo meet-up, and please come join us TONIGHT if you’d like!

Place: Gotham City Lounge
Address: 1293 Myrtle Ave (map)
Time: 7:45pm

cold walk home

See you there, and have a great week!

photo meet-up!

Lately with my photography, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting, and not only in my work (as in the shot below of Atlantic Avenue). It’s interesting to take a step back and see how much this passion has been redefining and shaping my life for the last 2+ years. I feel I’m at an intersection of sorts, caught between the digital and film worlds… and don’t even get me started on elements of style.

the intersection

But what I do not question is the wonderful community that we have started to build here at For the Love of Brooklyn. The photographers I’ve met, the passionate folks I’ve spoken with, the artistic borough that supports and kindles our passions — all of this is wildly inspiring. And to that end, I’m really excited to announce that we are beginning an ongoing series of photo meet-ups in Brooklyn!

If you’d like to participate, please be in touch either via Flickr or via the Contact page here on the blog — we’ll send you details, and the first meetup begins later this week! Stay tuned for more details…!

fishing for a craft night?

Fishing on the Pier

One of the best things that’s happened to us here at For the Love of Brooklyn is meeting loads of the wonderful photographers that contribute to our Flickr group. The unique perspectives they bring to the borough continually impress and inspire me. Now that we’ve seen hundreds of photos from 50+ local photographers, it’s about time to share some great shots!

The photo above is from new-to-Flickr photog pixzels, and features fishermen along the shoreline in Coney Island. So gorgeous, and so calming (especially for the impending Monday morning back at work)!

And while we’re sharing – I definitely want to spread the word about Brooklyn’s own Etsy.com and their awesome (free!) craft nights. The first one of 2010 is TONIGHT in DUMBO (or globally via webcast) and will feature stencil pro Ed Roth [check out a beautiful feature on him here]. For more info about the event, check out Etsy’s blog here.