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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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$AP Rocky never hid his interest in fashion. He explains to the magazine the connection he maintains with it ; “I’ve been into fashion since birth. I grew in the ‘hood, and […]
After Belgrade, Sao Paulo, Istanbul and especially New York and Kingston, street photographer Boogie strikes at Barcelona and reveals a series of beautiful snapshots that conveys perfectly the identity of this cosmopolitan and lively city. Portfolio below. _________________________________ Après Belgrade, Sao Paulo, Istanbul et surtout New York et Kingston, le street photographe Boogie s’attaque à Barcelone et nous livre une série de clichés magnifiques qui transmet à la perfection l’identité de cette ville cosmopolite et bouillonnante. Portfolio ci-dessous.
When you have been photographed by the notorious mustache photographer, you can considered yourself entered in a new mediatic and artistic sphere of recognition. That’s what happened recently to A$ap Rocky and his sidekick A$ap Yams. Again, a new pretty almost childish and unsound mind shooting by Terry Richardson. Images below.
Arkitip, a californian editing company which already worked with artists André, Shepard Fairy, KAWS, Terry Richardson or brands Nike, Undefeated, Supreme and even parisian concept store Colette linked up this time with documentary photographer Janette Beckman who’s best known for her amazing work about the Punk and Hip-Hop underground scene. Together, they just launched a special Janette Beckman Newspaper made of 24 pages of black and white photographs. This newspaper is limited to
From 1945 to 1950, before becoming a movie director, Stanley Kubrick used to be a young lifestyle photographer working for former photography magazine Look (which shut down in 1971). Kubrick began as an apprentice. Only aged of 17, he was Look’s youngest staff photographer back then. During those five years, he developed his unique visual style. Even if the photographs were taken in late 40’s, the young director to be already succeeded in giving a
In Paris, on november 9th 2011, Street Blabber hanged a little while with designer Paul Smith in his showroom on rue du bac, just to have some fun in front of the camera. Fortunately, there were a hand and some “chouquettes”… ___________________________ A Paris, le 09 novembre 2011, Street Blabber est allé passer un petit moment avec le créateur Paul Smith dans le showroom de la rue du bac, histoire de s’amuser devant l’objectif. Heureusement, il y avait aussi une main et […]
Pour le numéro de novembre du magazine américain Harper’s Bazaar, Terry Richardson a photographié Beyoncé dans le quartier du Meatpacking District. Vue panoramique sur New York et séance pluvieuse et orageuse sur les toits de la ville. Vidéo et photos ci-dessous.
Andrew B. Meyer est un jeune photographe canadien récemment reconnu en 2010 comme l’un des meilleurs photographes émergents par la Fondation Magenta. Jouant énormément sur les couleurs et leurs contrastes, il offre une place prédominante à la Pop Culture combinée à un certain esthétisme épuré. Société de consommation, agro-alimentaire, loisirs, industries culturelles, technologie : tous les aspects de notre vie quotidienne et qui, finalement, forment notre culture à travers un mode de vie se retrouvent étudiés dans ses clichés aussi […]
Quand l’un des premiers photographes représentant de la pop et de la street culture lance son propre blog, c’est un évènement. Ari Marcopoulos, né à Amsterdam en 1957, a commencé sa carrière à New York en tant qu’assistant de Andy Warhol puis a rapidement spécialisé son travail en s’immisçant dans la vie intime et le quotidien de personnes vivant une situation critique. Aujourd’hui, il lance Exfed, un blog qui
A l’été 1974, le photographe américain Danny Lyon revient dans son quartier natal de Brooklyn et en tire l’une des séries photographiques les plus représentatives du quartier en terme de sociologie et d’histoire. Pendant deux mois, il s’est