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.”
Photo by Meryl Meisler
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.
By the way, Berman’s pictures of 80s & 90s New York are pretty great as well.
Photo by: Michael Berman
Carl wanted a thing that displayed animated GIFs from artists’ feeds. That sounded like a quick Saturday project–the result is artframe. It’s sort of like a photo frame that displays random animated GIF art from a couple tumblr feeds.
A demo was running on my site, but it stopped working. The the code is on github, but I archived the project on April 10, 2023.
I think Carl has big plans for this. In the meantime, I might revive an old laptop LCD and make an actual photo frame.
The image in the screenshot if from Matthias Brown’s TraceLoops Tumblr