photographsonthebrain

"Back in 2006, Bryan Formhals was a listless screenwriter-turned-flâneur, wandering the streets of Los Angeles armed with a rangefinder and buoyed by dreams of a film he was never to write. Instead his hours traipsing about Hollwood turned into this photo series, Los Angeles 26, an ethereal study of fleeting moments and contrasts caught on camera."
(via It’s Nice That : Bryan Formhals whisks us away to the palm-flanked streets of LA)

"Back in 2006, Bryan Formhals was a listless screenwriter-turned-flâneur, wandering the streets of Los Angeles armed with a rangefinder and buoyed by dreams of a film he was never to write. Instead his hours traipsing about Hollwood turned into this photo series, Los Angeles 26, an ethereal study of fleeting moments and contrasts caught on camera."

(via It’s Nice That : Bryan Formhals whisks us away to the palm-flanked streets of LA)

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thelenscollective:

Laura Braun - Métier

"In our consumer society, branded commerce and large company structures dominate. Nonetheless, in London, where I live, small independent businesses still exist, continuing to operate in a way that is in stark contrast to corporate culture. Perhaps a city like London, with its large and diverse population, offers an environment particularly well suited to the survival of such places, where space and service are personal and wares and tools have a tangible connection with individual histories.

In 2007, I started a photographic project about people who run such businesses. It was to be an addition to my portfolio, an excursion into portraiture that I had planned to complete in a few months. Instead, I continued to photograph shops and workshops, shopkeepers, and craftsmen and -women for the following six years.

I was curious about people, who, despite unglamorous routines, take pride in their work and have a sense of themselves closely linked to their occupation.”

http://www.laurabraun.net/

bobbycaputo

bobbycaputo:

Haunting Black-and-White Photos of ‘Bronx Boys’ Capture the Real New York

Starting with an assignment for Look Magazine in 1977, photographer Stephen Shames captured the comping-of-age of a group of boys growing up in the Bronx, then one of the grittiest and poorest neighborhoods in the United States. It was a magazine assignment that became a life’s work, because Shames followed this group of young men from 1977 – 2000 through all corners of their lives, navigating poverty and drug addiction in beautifully personal, intimate photos about growing up in New York City.

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And I got my ass kicked two times by Bruce and I have to say - he is a mean cunt. A fucking evil bastard. But you learn as you go along and the first thing you learn - if a Magnum photographer got the point to even looking at your work then you take the fucking beating like a fucking fight club member! Just suck it in! e

pacegallery

pacegallery:

"Beautifully designed and printed, the relatively small book’s yellow velvet cover has the title blind stamped on the front and has fittingly gilded edging. Even the cloud images on the end pages are overlaid with a wash of gold. This subtle attention to detail is also carried over into the work’s installation and presentation in the gallery." 

Here’s some beautiful shots of Paul Graham’s recent book, “Does Yellow Run Forever?” as featured in Paper Journal’s review. An exhibition of these works, the latest in Graham’s series, is currently on view at 510 West 25th Street, New York through October 4.