North Brother Island is known as the “last unknown place in New York City.” It has no public access, and occupies about 20 acres of land. It was primarily used as a quarantine in the 1930s, and after WWII it was a temporary home for veterans. Shortly after that it was used as a juvenile drug treatment center until the island closed in 1963. Only a few photographers have been allowed on the island since 2006, and Christopher Payne is one of them. Here are some photos from him of the abandoned island.
Big fan of photography? Or maybe just an actual photographer who enjoys history? Well, this poster by Retrofuturismo-Kitsch is just for you. It takes you on a ride through the history of the photographic camera. Pretty interesting to see how it’s evolved. Download the original file here.
Are you an amateur photographer that wants to take it to the next level? Well, this book from Henry Carroll might just be for you. The book is a fundamental guide to taking better pictures, and it explains everything in an easy-to-understand way. Buy it here.
Clark Little has captured some absolutely stunning photographs of waves, and here he speaks on how it came about & more. He has a new book available now full of his amazing work.
Loft life with a woman who looks like this? Count me in any day of the week, and twice on Sunday’s. Van Styles recently shot these photos of Mercedes Edison, and they’re are quite delightful. What a hump day treat. Stay up to date with Van over on his blog.
I love a good photo contest. It really brings out the creativity in people.
Gentrification in New York City has become a growing issue as of late. For those of us who don’t live in NYC, it may be hard to understand how much the city is changing. Photographers James and Karla Murray decided to document the changing landscape of the Big Apple so the entire world can witness what is happening.
Malls are continually becoming a thing of the past. Online shopping is at an all-time high, and stores are dropping from these giant retail buildings like flies. Apparently, people really enjoy these abandoned malls though, as there is a Facebook page for “Dead Malls Enthusiasts.”
When it comes to using ink and water to create art, it doesn’t get much better than the work of Albert Seveso. In his latest series, “Blackground”, Seveso photographed colorful plumes of ink against a contrasting black background. The results are beautiful.
Alexander Semenov is definitely one of our favorite photographers. We’ve featured his jellyfish photography in the past, which you can view here. This time around Alexander gives us a look at different worm species. Check out Alexander’s website here.