photography

hip hop grandpas of Nairobi

They’re known as Kabangu, and they’re a group of hip hop grandpas who’ve been around since the 1980s — or so it appears.

This ultimate band of “true hip hop heads” allegedly double as security guards by night in Kariobangi – one of Nairobi’s informal settlements.
By day, the four men are said to educate and mentor up and coming talents within the hip hop scene. A Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia and stylist Kevin Abraham have created an imaginary supergroup of octogenarians.  Known as Kabangu, the fictional band has proven so popular many believe they actually exist ! source : cnn

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Saul Leiter Photograph

ROSE GALLERY  presents SAUL LEITER: POST-WAR COLOR. Photographs from the late 1940s and 50s will be on view from 16 February through 16 March, 2013.

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Saul Leiter Phone Call, ca. 1957 © Saul Leiter Courtesy: Saul Leiter, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. Aus der Ausstellung SAUL LEITER – RETROSPEKTIVE im Haus der Photographie in den Deichtorhallen, 3.2.2012 – 15.4.2012.

Speed racers of Bonneville Salt Flats

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Hamburg-based photographer Alexandra Lier has launched her book, ‘the world’s fastest place’. Her photographs bring the viewer to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the state of Utah, a unique setting where racers gather to show their incredible passion and powerful machinery. More records for absolute speed have been set at this location than any other place on the planet. Every year, devoted gear heads and adrenaline junkies from around the world descend upon the flats to add their names to the record books with their hot rods, streamliners, roadsters, motorcycles and belly tankers. Source : designboom

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Adoptable Pit Bulls show their Flower Power

Sophie Gamand made flower headpieces and approached three rescue groups in NYC with the idea,  all welcomed the project with enthusiasm.She set up a studio and photographed some of the pit bulls who were up for adoption. Eventually, word spread of Gamand’s initiative and she was approached by Hempstead town animal shelter to organize a ‘flower power ‘shoot for their most urgent dogs. Since then, Gamand has continued to photograph the breed in these shelters and for other rescues, and hopes to take the project to other cities across the world. source : designboom

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A New York Taxi Ride

London based-photographer, Paul Murphy, in his collection named “A New York Taxi Ride”, is offering a trip in the streets of New York through the window of the cab he took. His technique gives an original frame to the pictures, which are street scenes caught live, giving the impression to take part to the trip.

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The Secret Life of the Pencil – Exhibition at Paul Smith store, london

A collection of close-up images made by Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney document that most accessible of creative devices: the pencil. Their 52 prints, in various materials, will be shown in Paul Smith’s Albemarle store until 3 June, and auctioned online in support of Children in Crisis. Sir James Dyson’s is printed directly on aluminum, so is Peter Saville’s; Anish Kapoor’s pencil is carved: ‘like a little, one-off Anish Kapoor sculpture’ source : Wallpaper

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Poolside by Gray Malin

Shot at the le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa along the coast of Spain, ‘Poolside’ takes us back to the Mediterranean glamour of the 1960’s. Photographer Gray Malin has designed 1,000 inner tubes within the pristine pool waters, arranging them in eye-catching, neon-hued compositions. Candy-colored pink, hot orange, lemon yellow, baby blue and black striped lifesavers float in varied patterns, sometimes briefly interrupted by a sunbather or swimmer. source : dezeen

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