Alleyways, lanterns, neon signs and merchants are the cinematic backdrops of local Japanese photographer and artist Masashi Wakui. His quite and intimate moments provide the spectator with a view of Japan that is appreciated by those who like to wander the streets and discover cities on their own accord. Continue reading
Mounties without music. Parliament without pageantry.
This is Ottawa, but not the one you know.
This is Official Ottawa. And Official Ottawa is the work of Tony Fouhse.
Official Ottawa is a photographic study of Canada’s capital city as the seat of power – specifically, of federal power. A tabloid of 44 pictures and a brief essay by Ottawa journalist Phil Jenkins, Official Ottawa studies the ways that power manifests itself in “the architecture, functionaries, and tableaux” that embody that federal presence. Continue reading
A younger generation of urban explorers are rediscovering NYC and posting their exploits on Instagram where they have thousands of followers. These New Yorkers are scaling to the tops of bridges and exploring below the streets of New York in abandoned subways. Continue reading
Artist Peggy Ahwesh’s City Thermogram, a portrait of the urban everyday through the lens of a heat-sensitive camera, will warm up Times Square’s signage from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in April. Using innovative technology, the piece recasts our ‘photographic’ world into one of unexpected revelations about our bodies, energy sources and personal devices. Continue reading
New York photographer Richard Silver travels the world shooting well-known buildings over the course of a single sunset and splicing the pictures together to create a single image – a technique he describes as slicing time.
In Paris, tourist boats called “bateaux-mouches ” cruise down the Seine river, offering sightseers a unique view of the Eiffel tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral and other well-known monuments.
In his series, “Down the River” photographer Adrian Skenderovic captures the life on The Seine, by looking down on tourists looking at Paris.
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you tips on hacking public space, incredible photos of the new Bay Bridge construction and videos that will inspire you to take the bus.
“Hamilton” is photographer Joseph Hartman‘s largest body of work to date; it spans seven years and includes more than 40 photographs captured with a 4 x 5 view camera on colour film. Hamilton, a city best known for its steel industry, a town I grew up in, is now in a state of transition as heavy industry slowly leaves. Continue reading
In Beijing, mobile vendors pedal around the city selling anything—from food to flowers to pets—from their bicycles. Here, hot corn on the cob and yams are grilled right on the back of the vendor’s bike. Continue reading