Ella Fitzgerld, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman, New York City. What a photo! Came across this on Truman Handcrafted (which I will be posting about shortly). Taken by Herman Leonard in 1948, timeless...

 

Austin based photographer Adam Voorhes has a really dope series of photos he calls Exploded. They're like images of real life schematics. Check more of his work on his portfolio website...

 

 

 

Seventh Letter member Pose, and photographer KC Ortiz recently presented their latest body of works entitled White Wash at Known Gallery in LA. Pose's new work looks insane, abstractly mixing his super crisp lettering with pop culture imagery and a really vibrant color palette. Refreshing to see such original, yet familiar work. You can see a more photos on Known Gallery's website...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

German photographer Heinz Maier says he's been taking photos for less than a year, and does it in his free time...He should probably stick with it! These high speed photos are from a set on his Flickr page entittled Splashes. The colors, and shapes, and feeling of motion are just outstanding! Check more of his work here...

 

 

 

 

 

A few incredible photos from National Geographic's annual Photo Contest whose submission deadline is November 30. Really amazing work, this 1st shot really blew me away, check a bunch more here.

 

'An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spiders webs. People in the area had never seen this phenomenon before, but they also reported that there were less mosquitos than they would have expected, given the amount of standing water that was left. Not being bitten by mosquitoes was one small blessing for people that had lost everything in the floods.' (© Russell Watkins)

 

© Jorgen Tharaldsen

 

© David Litchfield

 

© Charles Funk

 

© Lorenzo Menendez

 

So the story goes, in 2007 a young eBay entrepreneur accidentally acquired a box full of negatives for $400 when he thought he was purchasing photos of Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood. The then 26 year old, John Maloof soon realized he had come across a body of work that belonged to a woman by the name of Vivian Maier. Working as a nanny in Chicago for forty years, the New York native wandered the streets and snapped photos wherever she went. Maier did not share her photos with others and would leave behind an absolutely insane body of work comprising over 100,000 negatives and 1,000s of other undeveloped rolls of film. Over 50 years later, her work has gone on to receive worldwide critical acclaim. The New York Times calls her 'one of America's more insightful street photographers,' whose work could have easily gone completely unrecognized had it fallen in different hands. Check out a bunch more of here work here. Really, really great stuff, super tight, extremely well taken photos that will transport you to a whole other time and place...

 

This one's for you Embry, thanks again for the support! Stay inspired, stay awesome...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Gastman has now turned his vintage spraypaint collection into a three-print series. After exhibiting them in MOCA's Art in the Streets, he is releasing these 24" x 36" giclee prints, with an edition of 250, for $95 each, or $250 for the set. Grab them here (there are a few other gems on graffsupply's site)...