Detroit remains nowadays a sad symbol of the american economic and sociological decay. For several years (even decades), the buildings of Detroit have been left abandoned, as showed the great photographic work from Romain Meffre and Yves Lemarchand. In order to remind the late greatness of the town, the Detroit Urbex Foundation released a photo series which mixes past and present pictures. On one side, the flourishing motor city and on the other one, what’s left of it today. Breathtaking. _____________________ Detroit […]
In 1949, Gjon Mili, a albanese photographer specialized in light effects, meets Pablo Picasso in his workshop in order to present him a new technique. In front of his lens, the spanish artist offers an ephemeral light drawings performance immortalized by Mili’s camera. ________________________ En 1949, Gjon Mili, un photographe albanais spécialisé dans les effets de lumières, rencontre Pablo Picasso dans son atelier pour lui présenter une nouvelle technique. Devant son objectif, l’artiste espagnol offre une performance éphémère de light […]
Doin’ It In The Park : Pick-Up Basketball NYC, a movie by Bobbito Garcia & Kevin Couliau, tries to define the history, the culture and the sociological aspect of the New York street basketball (or pick-up basketball). It’s important to know that this sport is a part of the NYC identity as we count more than 700 courts and that streetballers are around 500000 in the Big Apple. Garcia and Couliau went to 180 courts to create their
Thanks to director Raphael Haddad, we get to know a little more about the street artist who decided years ago to promote the space invasion in several cities in the world. Invader started actually to place his work in Paris. It was then obvious for the documentary to take place in the city of lights. It shows us how difficult it is for the street artist to act in public, as if he had to
Detroit, the amercian Motor City (“Motown”) and world car industry flagship (Ford, Cadillac, Chrysler), is now the symbol of a half-mast economy. Photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre have worked for over five years on the ruined buildings of the city once known as the industrial development emblem of the 1920s. Today, Detroit seems to carry on its shoulders all the recession agony, evidenced by the striking photographs of those two young french, respectively 30 and 24 years-old. Their work shows in a beautiful and at […]
In the sixties, skateboarding was just a funny game, not yet a street sport. Back then, Bill Eppridge made a photo-reporting of children, teenagers and adults rolling down the streets of New York. Then ordered by Life magazine, the portfolio is now fully available. It’s interesting to see how the connotation of this activity has changed through years to finally appear as a counter-culture sport associated to “unconventionnal brat kids”…
Last sunday, Street Blabber had the chance to meet Janette Beckman herself as we droped by the “Back In The Days” event at La Bellevilloise in Paris to see her restrospective exhibition. We also enjoyed some good old school hip hop while dancers were giving their best. Check out the event pictures below ! __________________________________ Ce dimanche, Street Blabber a eu la chance de rencontrer Janette Beckman lors de son exposition rétrospective à laquelle nous sommes passés. Nous avons aussi profité d’un […]
British phographer Janette Beckman is about to exhibit as a very special guest for the 7th Back In The Days edition this sunday february 19th @ La Bellevilloise in Paris. Janette Beckman is known for having photographed and followed some great Hip Hop scene figures such as Flavor, A Tribe Called Quest or Run DMC in the 80’s. Celebrating the old school Hip Hop Culture and more widely street culture, Back In The Days is an annual event with
When he had his first camera, Brad Elterman was only 16. He started hanging out with some famous people like Bob Dylan, Joan Jett and Steve Jones whom He shot them in various places of Los Angeles (apartments, parties, clubs, streets) and then had the opportunity to meet and photograph some music superstars like Michael Jackson, Debbie Harry, Duran Duran. After this short but intense period from late 70’s to early 80’s, Brad Elterman stopped taking pictures and stored them away. It’s […]
She draws simply on paper with a pencil but also knows info-graphism. American illustrator Sara Blake aka ZSO comes from New York, mostly draws woman portraits and finds her inspiration in vegetal and organic forms. She has already worked for different brands such as Marc Jacobs, Ford, TED X Brooklyn and Nike.Take a look at her work below and watch some videos in which we can see her working. More info on her website.
John Clang is an american photographer. He recently went through different New York spots and took the same photograph several time in a determined period of time. Then, he assembled those photographs and made a montage. The result is a work about time transition and destiny that he plainly called “Time”. Check out the amazing photographs below.
Marc Thirouin is a french photographer who works for different projects in art, fashion and advertising. He always gives a vision of his inner world inspired by the places he used to live in and has been to by looking to give a sense of strong aesthetic and purity in his photographs. For this new project, My Little America, Marc Thirouin has traveled to Scandinavia for 3 years to find spots who would remind him of an old school America with its […]
The Angelino street artist Retna recently customized the garage of the L.A Metropolitan Hotel. In this place, each wall contains the names of the main members of the Retna Crew (As We Rise, Mad Society Kings and The Seventh Letter). Retna also recently painted a large mural on the wall of the new LALA Gallery. Then, he will be exhibiting at the Known Gallery shortly afterwards. Stay Tuned ! ________________________ Le street artist angelino Retna a récemment customisé le garage du Metropolitan Hotel […]
After acting as the model child of the Disney industry to ending up taking her annual subscription to the nearest rehab center, the “enfant terrible” of America tries to make amends and improve her image by featuring in different artistic projects of quality. So far, it’s not that bad. After her eponym short-movie by Richard Philipps, her noteworthy role in Machete and her playboy photoshoot, Lilo meets once again Terry Richardson for a photoshoot which draws its inspiration from Marilyn […]
Once again, The Odd Future hip hop crew found themselves in front of the Terry Richardson lens for a sharp and smart photoshoot. One idea only : to have fun and fuck around as childish teenagers. Pictures below. Enjoy ! ___________________________________ Une fois de plus, le groupe hip hop Odd Future s’est retrouvé devant l’objectif de Terry Richardson pour un photoshoot vif et déluré. Une seule idée : s’amuser et foutre le bordel comme des adolescents puérils. Photos ci-dessous. Enjoy !
Interview magazine invited A$AP Rocky and his crew A$AP Mob to feature the main fashion photoshoot of the february 2012 issue. The New York 2011 phenomenon rapper is now all over the place and has already, as we reported, featured the cover of february 2012 Complex magazine with Jeremy Scott. A$AP Rocky never hid his interest in fashion. He explains to the magazine the connection he maintains with it ; “I’ve been into fashion since birth. I grew in the ‘hood, and […]
In the past ten years, we’ve been witnessing the expansion of the digital revolution and its constant and talented creativity. For some people, this democratized culture can be seen either as a problem or an opportunity in terms of quality and legitimacy. Then, one question remains : does it mean better art, film, music and literature, or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture ? That is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary […]
Artist Joe Black reproduced a photograph by Robert Capa as a hybrid painting/sculpture work of art using more than 5500 toy soldiers. The original picture, intitled Chinese soldier, was used on the front cover of LIFE magazine, January 1938 to cover the Sino Japanese War. Here are some (amazing) details of his creation. Check out the website of Joe Black right here.
As we seem to know, graffiti was born in the streets of New York, but how dit it start exactly and who was behind its expansion ? Classic Hits: New York’s Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers answers to all these questions. The book, written by Alan Fleisher and Paul Iovino, with an introduction by Phase 2, covers over the beginning of graffiti in the Big Apple (from late 1960’s to 1976) by interviewing the pioneers of then this street art to be. […]
After the outstanding web-documentary New York Minute, Gasface comes back with a new 52 minutes web-doc project called Looking 4 Galt. The movie, to be released in spring, once again takes place in New York City and deals with the concept of “exploring the New York hospitality” through Hip-hop culture and meetings with great New Yorker culture figures. Check out the trailer above (+ pics below). Stay tuned ! It promises to be good, as always.
Jennifer Mehigan is young australian graphic designer and photographer. She started incorporating unconventional painting styles with illustration often linked to religion (her website is called “of the holy blood”…). Many of her new series are a process of rediscovering an array of religious and cultural esoterica, traditional techniques and classical imagery that is then deconstructed and often destroyed. Here are her last and very interesting works.
After Belgrade, Sao Paulo, Istanbul and especially New York and Kingston, street photographer Boogie strikes at Barcelona and reveals a series of beautiful snapshots that conveys perfectly the identity of this cosmopolitan and lively city. Portfolio below. _________________________________ Après Belgrade, Sao Paulo, Istanbul et surtout New York et Kingston, le street photographe Boogie s’attaque à Barcelone et nous livre une série de clichés magnifiques qui transmet à la perfection l’identité de cette ville cosmopolite et bouillonnante. Portfolio ci-dessous.
When you have been photographed by the notorious mustache photographer, you can considered yourself entered in a new mediatic and artistic sphere of recognition. That’s what happened recently to A$ap Rocky and his sidekick A$ap Yams. Again, a new pretty almost childish and unsound mind shooting by Terry Richardson. Images below.