A rare set of photos taken by an amateur photographer of the Beatles’ 1965 concert at the Shea Stadium, New York have been sold at an auction for £30000 (~ $47000).

Photographer Marc Weinstein used a fake press pass to get a spot next to the stage. According to Weinsten, the only other photographer present at the show ran out of film during the concert. 

Hurricane Sandy victims, our hearts go out to you and your families. 

theatlantic:

In Focus: Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath 

As the remnants of Hurricane Sandy dissipate over northern Canada, the full scale of the damage left in her wake is becoming apparent. At least 56 people in the U.S. were killed and another 67 in the Caribbean. Cost estimates have ranged as high as $60 billion so far. More than 4 million people remain without power, as crews from across the country converge on the Northeast to restore electricity. Hard-hit sections of New York and New Jersey have begun cleanup, with some restoration of transit and services. The morning commute into Manhattan today was chaotic, as many New Yorkers attempted to return to work by car — many were turned back due to an order that inbound cars carry at least three people. Collected here are images of Sandy’s trail of destruction in New York and New Jersey. See also the earlier entry: Hurricane Sandy: After Landfall.

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Stunning Light Drawings of NYC in the 1970’s

photojojo:

You’re probably looking at these photos and wondering how much time and expensive equipment it took to pull them off, but think again. 

Eric Staller created these incredible light drawings back in the 1970’s with a 35mm film camera, 4th of July sparklers, and some Christmas lights. Not bad, huh?

via Reddit | My Modern Net

The Time Magazine has published a photo essay of photographer Melissa Cacciola's Tintype portraits of the Mohawk Ironworkers.
"In the tradition of their fathers and grandfathers, a new generation of Mohawk iron workers now descend upon the World Trade Center site, helping shape the most distinct feature of Lower Manhattan—the same iconic structure their fathers and grandfathers helped erect 40 years ago and later dismantled after it was destroyed in 2001."
(Tintype images are recorded by a large-format camera on sheets of tin coated with photosensitive chemicals.)

The Time Magazine has published a photo essay of photographer Melissa Cacciola's Tintype portraits of the Mohawk Ironworkers.

"In the tradition of their fathers and grandfathers, a new generation of Mohawk iron workers now descend upon the World Trade Center site, helping shape the most distinct feature of Lower Manhattan—the same iconic structure their fathers and grandfathers helped erect 40 years ago and later dismantled after it was destroyed in 2001."

(Tintype images are recorded by a large-format camera on sheets of tin coated with photosensitive chemicals.)

prostheticknowledge:

Time by John Clang

A series of photographs taken at particular places in New York over a period of time, torn and reassembled:

A series that involves recording a location, to show the passing of time in a montage style. There is a sense of intimate intricacy of how time moves, and how people, albeit in a different time, are actually closer to one another and traveling in the same shared space. I’ve always been intrigued by the constant subtle changes in my urban environment. Every subtle shift affects my feelings and thoughts, hence my images respond acutely as a poetic reflection of myself in this environment. Working on this series, I explore how time moves in this seemingly static urban space. The people become the moving energy flowing through this space, marking the changes, forming the time. These images also explore my fascination that there are probably many time dimensions in this universe. We may have a ‘life’ that exists similarly on a different path, one minute before or after the one we’re living now. We merely just exist in this current dimension, and sometimes when time paths collide, we have déjà vu experience. (…close)

More examples (and other great photographic projects can be found at Cheng’s website here