Top Five Friday September 20th, 2013

Good Friday to y’all! This week, the Top Five will explore the vast expanses of the Netflix Instant library.    Netflix Instant, if you didn’t already know, is a online streaming service that provides happiness on demand.  Anyway, the library is large and can be a little daunting for those having no idea what to…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 17, 2013

Liu Bolin

1. Often referred to as The Invisible Man, Chinese artist Liu Bolin, paints himself into the scenery, a metaphor for ‘…those who are rendered invisible by the Chinese government, by consumer culture or simply by the circumstances of history.’ 2. Are you a New Yorker? Do you sound like a New Yorker? Well, If These…read more…

Top 5 Friday : March 15, 2013

Fabian Oefner

1. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising tells the global story of what happens when girls demand an education, one that releases them from child marriage, sex trafficking, and hard labor. If we educate our daughters, we change the world. It’s a profound ripple effect. 2. Oh color, you make me so…read more…

Top 5 Friday : March 8, 2013

Cecilia Paredes

1. Brazilian design studio 18bis visualizes Pablo Neruda’s poem The Me Bird using the strata stencil technique. What results is a hypnotic, mystical journey of a ballerina reaching her ultimate freedom. 2. Designed by Sunhan Kwon, Take Weather combines traditional weather apps with photosharing to produce personal updates on Mother Nature. You can download it…read more…

Top 5 Friday : February 22, 2013

Operation Crossroads

1. Finding Vivian Maier is a documentary about a reclusive albeit brilliant street photographer. Maier’s images are poignant to say the least. They capture life in and around New York City that cannot be imitated by digital cameras and camera phones. It is true analog art in its purest, unadulterated, profound form. 2. In 1946…read more…

Top 5 Friday : February 15, 2013

Eiko Jones

1. It’s Venus and the moon in broad daylight taken by Hungarian astrophotographer Ivan Eder back in 2004. Ah, the beauty of the universe. 2. I blogged about James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey. Now here’s the trailer for the documentary, Chasing Ice. Can you imagine seeing this on the silver screen? It will…read more…

Top 5 Friday : February 1, 2013

Google Street Scene

1. Paperman, an animated short produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs, tells the story of love at first sight, fate and changing your destiny. It stole my heart. Enough said. 2. Photographer Joseph O. Holmes captured visitors at the Museum of Modern Art participating in Phillip Worthington’s installation, Shadow Monsters.…read more…

Jay-Z, Brooklyn and Where I’m From

Jay-Z

Back in September, Jay-Z broke in the new stage at the Barclays Center with eight straight performances. I remember the night of his first show because the traffic was bumper to bumper, complete and utter insanity in my old neighborhood. But the city was full of energy, the type of energy that is wholly infectious.…read more…

Top 5 Friday : November 30, 2012

Box

1. Photographer Robert Burley has been chronicling the inevitable shift from analog to digital photography for the last decade. By capturing the empty, derelict buildings that once were massive manufacturing facilities for Kodak, Agfa, and Polaroid, Burley is able to tell a story that puts the constant change of technology in a stark, nostalgic light.…read more…

Top 5 Friday : November 9, 2012

Barack Obama

1. ‘And with your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is do and the future that lies ahead.’ Minorities and women voted Barack Obama back into the White House. So I am more proud than ever to label myself a…read more…