— Nine years ago, young photographer Dane Shitagi
walked up New York City’s Broadway towards the highly patronized and well known STEPS dance studios
in search of a ballet dancer who could help him begin his project: to capture images of ballerinas in urban environments. Those images first started appearing on Blogspot, but have since migrated to Facebook
posted by netbros
on Dec 10, 2010 -
For the last two years, Flickr user HK Man
has been collecting old photos of Hong Kong, finding the exact spots at which they were taken, and taking them again
. The result, from his first photo of Victoria Harbor
to a more recent one of Nathan Road
, comprises a chronicle of Hong Kong's unrestrained vertical development over the past few decades. In a similar vein, Gwulo
is a community site for "for everyone that is interested in old Hong Kong" and includes photos
, and discussions -- such as this one about old Kai Tak Airport
. [more inside]
posted by milquetoast
on Aug 30, 2009 -
is a Flickr set by photographer IanVisits
of London on Christmas morning when the city is (almost
) denuded of people. Very disorienting if you've been to London (or any major city, really). I got this via William Gibson's blog and I'll let him describe it in his inimitable way: "Christmas, particularly in the early morning, has always seemed so much more liminal to me than New Year's eve. Spectral, deeply in-between [...] something about the way in which traffic, pedestrian and vehicular, controls one's depth of field, fragmenting and animating the experience."
posted by Kattullus
on Dec 31, 2008 -
a site full of pictures and history. The scope of this portfolio is Harlem from the years 1900-1940. Various elements of the history of the urban experience in Harlem's early days as the Cultural Capital of African Americans are represented here by graphic and photographic images from the Schomburg Center collection.
posted by Ufez Jones
on Sep 8, 2003 -
explores city streets and urban life through all kinds of signs: street graphics, architecture, street sounds. Put simply, a fantastic resource for urban photography.
posted by chill
on Nov 28, 2002 -
Things Fall Apart.
Particularly in urban environments. Individually, the moments of entropy-in-action caught here may not mean much; collectively, they recite a visual poem about decay. A slightly melancholy site for you insomniacs out there. (By the way, you have to scroll right
to get to the thumbnails.)
posted by BT
on Apr 3, 2002 -