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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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: C.J. Murphy. Ex-Deputy Sheriff, Charles Street Jail

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

The phrase "mean streets" might not have been coined to describe Charlestown, the rough Boston neighborhood in which Murphy grew up, but it might as ...

October is Family History Month!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Minnesota Historical Society

October is Family History month! In honor of that, we thought we'd take a look at a sample of family photos over time. This is an early carte-de-vi...

Wisdom For My Children, Using Photography to Share Life Lessons

Brandon Kidwell | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kidwell

Raising children is the most important thing I'll ever do with my life. A year ago I started to use double exposures to portray life lessons and wisd...

Photography: With Closed Eyes

Giovanni Savino | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts
Giovanni Savino

The important thing, what truly motivated me in producing this work, after endless research and a good deal of sleepless nights, is the fact that all my subjects were to keep their eyes closed for those very long six seconds that picture-taking required

Who Needs 10 FPS when you can have 1 Frame Every 10 Minutes? 5 Min Portrait 1850's Edition

Jared Polin AKA the FRO | Posted 11.01.2014 | Arts
Jared Polin AKA the FRO

If you think your camera is slow, try this one, it shoots one frame every 10 minutes! That's because this is a 5 Min Portrait 1850's Style with Gile...

Photographer Sends His Kids Back In Time With These Moving Vintage Photos

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts

These photos were taken closer to the advent of the iPhone than Kodachrome. But thanks to Tyler Orehek's impeccable attention to detail, you might nev...

Worship at the Temple of Art

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

A new documentary shows audiences the peaks and valleys behind the curtain of the creative life, from the point of view of some of the most popular independent artists in the world.

Photographer Merges Cats and Owners In A Freaky Feline Photoseries

Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News

To the delight of cat ladies everywhere, there is now a photo series that merges cat owners with their cats, and the results look weirdly natural. ...

'Daniel Sprick's Fictions: Recent Works' at the Denver Art Museum

John Seed | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Who is this guy who can handle the brush like Joan Mitchell -- or a Chinese literati painter -- in the morning, and then morph into Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres by dinner?