A Photographer’s Search for Joy in Uncertain Times highlights some of Meryl Meisler’s street photography from the 70s and 80s.
Along with a few photos, there are nuggets like this–in reference to her practice of bumming smokes as an icebreaker:
“It wasn’t about the cigarettes; it was about the people,” … “It was a way of saying hello to people and being less shy.”
Meryl Meisler is also on Instagram.
Photo by Meryl Meisler
I think I need no make some of these little, magnetic PCB vises. They look like they’d be much less cumbersome for small parts than the vise I have now.
In 1999, Michael Berman photographed over 300 random people all over Manhattan. Now he is tracking down as many of them as he can find to re-photograph and talk to them. In many cases, he’s been able photograph them in the same spot. He plans to create a documentary and publish a book of the work.
He explains the project in this video, and you can check out more of the photos on Instagram.
By the way, Berman’s pictures of 80s & 90s New York are pretty great as well.
Photo by: Michael Berman
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York
NY Times: For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned.
… After reading newspapers for a few weeks, I began to see it wasn’t newspapers that were so great, but social media that was so bad.