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RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Gary Russo, Ironworker, the "2nd Avenue Singing Sinatra"

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Working on the construction of Manhattan's 2nd Avenue subway line in 2010, Russo -- going through a divorce and fighting depression -- decided to e...

Jon Swihart: A Portrait of Louis Zamperini (1917-2014)

John Seed | Posted 01.27.2015 | Arts
John Seed

In the Fall of 2013 Jon Swihart, a scrupulous and preternaturally patient artist who lives and works in Santa Monica, was commissioned to create an oil portrait of Zamperini.

Artist Brings Extinct Animals Back To Life In Mesmerizing Drawings

Giuseppe Fantasia | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts
Giuseppe Fantasia

Arianna Papini uses whimsical drawings to tell the stories of twenty extinct animals, from their origins to their disappearances.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Jose Ferrer, Jockey

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Far too small at age 19 for baseball, his favorite sport, Ferrer decided to try horse racing. His long and successful career -- he's 50 now -- has ...

Honest Moments

Grryo | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts
Grryo

Film by Caleb Stumpfl Interview by Anna Cox A word from Caleb: I'm pretty lucky to have creative friends, Nina being one of them. Last month we...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Patrick Harten, Air-Traffic Controller

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Patrick Harten, Air-Traffic Controller Harten might not be as famous as Chesley Sullenberger, but as the lead air-traffic controller on duty durin...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Julia Landauer, Aspiring Nascar Driver

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Little girls seldom fall in love with auto racing, but Landauer did -- and by age 10 was hooked on it. She now races in the Legends Series, a circu...

How One Woman Became A Lover, Sister And Daughter To Strangers She Met

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 01.09.2015 | Arts

In the 1998 movie “Buffalo 66”, Vincent Gallo portrays a convict who, upon leaving jail, kidnaps a teenage girl and forces her into a romantic rel...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Chris Paparo (with Emmy), Falconer, Naturalist, Conservationist

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Chris Paparo (with Red-Tailed Hawk Emmy), Falconer, Naturalist, Conservationist Partnering with a raptor is no easy thing -- you have to get the b...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Paul Lindahl, Advertising Muralist

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Along with a friend, Lindahl founded Colossal Media to resurrect the dying art of hand-painting enormous advertising murals on the sides of building...

Post Portraiture

j.frede | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
j.frede

When something is removed sometimes there can be trace evidence of its presence. The outline on a bare wall where a painting hung for decades, the impression left in a rug where a chair has sat for weeks, a blurred circle on a tabletop where a glass stood for moments. For this instance that which is left behind are thumbtacks upon the surface of telephone poles on any given street.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Dane Elliott Lewis, Civil War Reinactor

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Lewis grew up as one of just a handful of African-Americans in a small town along the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. He really began ...

The Secret Side of Childhood

Grryo | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Grryo

As a portrait photographer, I am always inspired by other photographers that have the ability to capture a portrait that is so compelling and thought provoking. It is a rare gift to capture the essence of a person within a photograph, really touching the hearts of those that view the portrait. I would like to introduce to you, a photographer that does this very thing, his images are so beautiful and raw. Harsh in presence, yet emotional while inviting you into a very personal space.

Marcial Garlitos, Local 52, Set Carpenter for Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and Other TV Shows and Movies

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A New Jersey boy through and through -- he was born and raised in the tough streets of Newark -- Garlitos never imagined he'd one day build sets for...

Mike Erwin, Founder, Team RWB, Active Military and Veterans' Advocate

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A career military man, Erwin is a true patriot, having served in Iraq and Afghanistan for a total of 28 months. Spending so much time in combat zone...

Egon Schiele: Portraits at Neue Galerie

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Just as Sigmund Freud upended and challenged the way society viewed the psyche and sexuality in fin-de-siècle Vienna -- Schiele reached the same results with emotionally charged works that reflected his inner turmoil, desires, and fantasies.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Martin "Marty" Heeb, Korean War Veteran, Retired Trucker and Steam Fitter

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.10.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

As a boy growing up in New York City, Martin "Marty" Heeb witnessed American G.I.'s coming home from World War II, and it made a great impression on...

Portrait of a Song

Brad Puet | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Brad Puet

All images copyright David Norbut I have known David for a few years now. What first drew me to his work, were the projects and stories he would cr...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Michelle Coursey and Matthew Karl Gale, Vintage Aficionados

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

This eclectic pair -- she's a professional makeup artist, he's a designer -- met while engaged in their favorite leisure-time pursuit: dressing in p...

10 Free Must-Read Street Photography eBooks

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Photography books are expensive, really expensive. I've collected dozens and dozens over the years and I kind of feel as though I have tied up a lot of money in books. It's not a bad thing, but I do wonder about the end result. Will I ever recoup my investment? Maybe. Certainly those who snapped up a first edition of "The Decisive Moment" are in luck. But it's always a gamble and always expensive.

Halloween Portraits- Let the Fun Begin

Mimo Khair | Posted 12.29.2014 | Arts
Mimo Khair

Halloween, a time to push the limits in editing photographs, a chance to break the rules and to have so much fun doing it. Every year, my daughter and her friends pose to provide images of imaginary characters in an imaginary world. I just love creating these images year after year.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: David Granger, Esquire Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Editor-in-chief of men's-magazine mainstay Esquire, Granger is making a concerted effort, amid industry doldrums, to prove that print still matters...

Matt Day: Gentleman And Photographer

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Images Copyright Matt Day I found Matt Day on YouTube. Well, not literally, but I did find some great film photography videos and they were host...

You See Yourself as a Caricature and Don't Even Realize It

Simone Collins | Posted 12.13.2014 | Style
Simone Collins

Our self-images are becoming increasingly skewed. But that is OK. If we acknowledge we are buying into a personal fantasy, we can develop a fantasy persona so compelling that even others become caught up in it.

An Artist in (the Middle of Nowhere) Iceland [VIDEO]

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
HUMANITY.TV

Iceland might boast the most writers, musicians, singers, and artists per capita than any other nation on earth. With a national population only equal...