barry yanowitz

October 30th, 2009 | Posted by Jill in featured photographers - (6 Comments)

In our second installment of Feature Fridays, we’re focusing the spotlight on photographer Barry Yanowitz, whose Brooklyn-based work is nothing short of breathtaking. Though his work exhibits a wide breadth of artistic styles, lately, we’ve really been admiring his ability to capture the essence of street art: wonderful shots of graffiti and murals that juxtapose city life with wit and tongue-in-cheek playfulness.

Make sure to check out his entire Flickr photostream here, and the galleries on his official website here! For a taste of his work, check out the great shots below.

music in the streets

October 30th, 2009 | Posted by Jill in music - (1 Comments)

Music in the Streets

A couple of weeks ago, I discovered this article in the Brooklyn Paper promoting a new program from the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District designed to bring a “sprawling, open-air music festival” to the ‘hood. Last night, they did just that — from Dean Street all the way south to 18th Street, there were musicians all along the street, stationed every two or three blocks.

Thanks to the beautiful fall weather, there were plenty of folks out and about, strolling along the avenue and enjoying the music lilting on the breeze. And the entertainment was legit: The groups included faculty members of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Check out more photographs after the jump!


through the rainforest

October 26th, 2009 | Posted by Kruger in parks and museums - (0 Comments)

in the clearing

It was quite the rainy Saturday this past weekend. My friends and I decided to explore Prospect Park at night.   So we set out and went into the woods of the Park around midnight.  Walking on the paths in the woods was by far the darkest NYC experience I’ve had.  Naturally, I wanted to see if I could get a picture so I set the camera to ISO 25,600 and tried taking a few (no tripod that night).  You can see the ones below (2nd and 3rd photos); they’re both blurry in some odd way.  It was interesting to say the least.  While walking through the woods, we happened upon some forest elves and nymphs.  It was interestingly surreal.  You can see traces of them in the photos, but they only showed themselves in the form of neon lights.

feature fridays!

October 23rd, 2009 | Posted by Jill in featured photographers - (7 Comments)

Happy almost-Happy Hour, Brooklyn! To celebrate the upcoming weekend, we’re excited to introduce Feature Fridays, in which we will highlight some of our favorite photographers who roam the streets of this lovely borough with a camera in tow.

This week, we focus the lens on Joel Zimmer, a software developer originally hailing from Canada, who now resides in Brooklyn. Check out the shots below for samples of his fantastic street photography and hop over to his Flickr photostream for more!

If you’d like to contribute to a future Feature Friday, please join our Flickr community here!

397-730 Rainy Walk

393-730 Square Format

395-730 Health Food

402-365 Smith & 9th