Category Archives: City Life

The Institute for Contemporary Expression – DC Announces Open Photography Contest : East City Art

The Institute for Contemporary Expression – DC ICE-DC announces an open photography contest, launching in partnership with FotoWeekDC. On Saturday, November 8—during the first weekend of FotoWeek—ICE-DC invites photographers and Instagrammers to tour the former Franklin School and future home of ICE at 925 13th Street NW, between I Street NW and K Street NW.Participants will take and post photographs from the interior and exterior of the historic building, capturing architectural details, nooks and crannies of the space, and characteristics of the building in its current state prior to renovation.

via The Institute for Contemporary Expression – DC Announces Open Photography Contest : East City Art.

via The Institute for Contemporary Expression – DC Announces Open Photography Contest : East City Art.

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Joy Mckinney’s Photographs Show Her Touching Strangers on the Streets of New York

New York-based photographer Joy Mckinney is after a shared experience in The Guardian, a series of photographs in which she has touched 74 strangers on the street, creating images that break the barriers of personal space. The project is an experiment of sorts, Mckinney acknowledges along the way her own perceptions about strangers, space, and time were false—rather people were accepting and willing to share in the connection.

via Joy Mckinney’s Photographs Show Her Touching Strangers on the Streets of New York | Feature Shoot.


Minimalist Photography ~ 4 Tips To Keep It Simple With A Maximum Impact

Minimalism is a very subjective concept in the art world. The Webster dictionary defines it as follows: A style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. Some love it, others hate it, but no one seems to be indifferent. Many artists thrive in the openness of the concept, others have a problem with the lack of definition and direction. Many of us are drawn to ‘less is more’ with simple lines, geometric patterns, strong shadows, contrasting colors, lone subjects, etc. For others, deciding what to leave out of the frame to make a stronger image is a difficult exercise. Here are a few tips and examples to get you started in your quest for minimalist imagery.

via Minimalist Photography ~ 4 Tips To Keep It Simple With A Maximum Impact.


Street Portraits Victor Meliveo – Documentary Photography

Nice slideshow composition of people on the street. Great examples of photo editing and using digital filters.

Street Portraits Victor Meliveo – Documentary Photography from Victor Meliveo – Photo,Filmaking on Vimeo.


Tour De Fat This Saturday!

Great event to take candid people and action shots! The event is FREE and food and beverages are available! This weekend should be fun and sunny! Bring a hat!!!

Join New Belgium Brewing for the Tour De Fat, a traveling carnival featuring a bicycle parade and entertainment-packed afternoon in Yards Park located near Nats Stadium.Here is the schedule, from the Tour De Fat Facebook page:

“BIG ACTS:
Beats Antique
The Moth – True Stories Told Live

SUPPORTING ACTS:
Le Tigre Tent
Scot Nery
Honeymoon Cabaret
John Higby
BATALA

11am: Danger Zone Parade Launch
12pm: Scot Nery Show12:20pm: Honeymoon Cabaret
1:00pm: Slow Ride
1:30pm: The Moth
2:30pm: Stunt Pepper Dance Contest
2:50pm: YoYo People
3:30pm: Car for Bike Trade
4:00pm: Beats Antique
5:00pm: Finale! ”

For more information, visit the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website.RSVP on the Tour De Fat Facebook page and check out some video from last years event …

via Active Life DC | Tour De Fat This Saturday!.


By rail

Simple and efficient, rail travel nonetheless inspires a sense of romance. By train, subway, and a seemingly endless variety of trams, trolleys, and coal shaft cars, weve moved on rails for hundreds of years. Industry too relies on the billions of tons of freight moved annually by rolling stock. Gathered here are images of rails in our lives, the third post in an occasional series on transport, following Automobiles and Pedal power. — Lane Turner 47 photos total

via By rail – The Big Picture – Boston.com.


Black History Month Reflections

February is known in America as Black History Month. So in an effort to present Black America through the eyes and lenses of various photographers, I will present a series of images mainly from Life.com and other collections both private and public. If you would like to contribute one of your favorite photographs in tribute to Black History Month please email me or add a comment with a link to the URL of your image.Thanks!

Ed Estes


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