Extraordinary photos of young hitchhikers and freight train hoppers by Mike Brodie
Mike Brodie (tumblr | facebook) first began photographing in 2004 when he was given a Polaroid camera. Working under the moniker, The Polaroid Kidd, Brodie spent the next four years circumambulating the U.S. amassing an archive of photographs that would go on to make up one of the few, true collections of American travel photography. Having never undergone any formal training, he chose to remained untethered to the pressures and expectations of the art market.
Riding the Pyramid
Climbing up the Great Pyramids of Giza is punishable by imprisonment up to 3 years, but pretty pictures don’t take themselves, so sometimes risks have to be taken. A small, intrepid band of russians visited Cairo and entered the Pyramid grounds as tourists, hiding from guards as visiting hours ended and then making the long, arduous trek to the top of some of humanity’s most ancient structures. Once atop the Egyptian skyline, they took some magnificent photos while evading detection from the guards, but also found engravings in many different languages: the rest of the world’s contribution to Egypt’s towering history.
Photographer’s girlfriend leads him around the world.
can someone pls do this with me thats all I want to do is travel the world with the one I love omg
A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION BY IMPOSSIBLE FANS / 2012In September 2012 Impossible introduced a game-changing new color film for Polaroid 600 and SX 70 cameras that marks a giant leap in accessibility and usability of Impossible instant films. A new component, the opacification agent, no longer forces users to immediately shield their photos from light after ejection but allows watching the development of the image out of the blue chemistry that covers the photo in the very beginning.
Out Of The Blue features enlargements and originals of diverse subjects and styles, taken on the new Color Protection films, created by Impossible fans, users and loyal customers who were for the very first time invited to contribute to an exhibition.
OCTOBER 25, 2012 6:00 PM
Impossible Project Space NYC
425 Broadway, 5th floor
Gizmon iPhone Case
I need this because of reasons.
At least I won’t feel silly taking pics with my phone all the time.
This is Alexa. We lived together for about three years and broke up when she had to go off and do her own thing. Now our paths occasionally cross through work, which is cool, and she always lets me shoot an extra roll of her being “normal.”
Barbara Nitke began her career as a photographer taking stills on the sets of porn films. This was the 80s, however Nitke’s photos didn’t aim to further the extravagant facade of the big budget shoots of the day. Her behind-the scenes images showed a more raw, intimate side of the industry, catching a porn hunk yawning between takes, or a starlet taking a mid-gangbang nap. In the 90s, when the hardcore porn industry moved from New York to LA, Nitke began shooting on the NYC sets of fetish and BDSM movies. Soon after, though her involvement with the The Eulenspiegel Society—the country’s oldest support group for sadomasochists—she began documenting the sex lives of real couples within the S/M community. These powerful, romantic images lift the veil, showing the human side of people often written-off as piss drinking, scary monsters in leather masks. More than anything, Nitke’s work enlightens us about the true nature of people who dare to be sexual deviants.
More from this amazing photoset of NYC in the 80s here.
Damn, I remember seeing subway trains like this as a little kid when I went into the city with my grandma. Never seemed sketchy back then, but then again my grandma was a badass.