Helen Levitt 1913-2009 Raised in Brooklyn, a self taught photographer, maneuvered through the neighborhood streets to take pictures of children at play without disturbing their reality.
The Constant Buzz
"Lee's Piano": Lee Plaza is a beautiful art deco building in Detroit. Constructed in 1929, the 15 story hotel is on the National Register of Historic Sites. Since the early 1990s, all of the artwork, wiring, fixtures and valuable material has been removed illegally by scavengers... except for this grand piano which was built into the ballroom and is too big to remove through any door. © 2009 radiospike photography
Hands up and scream!
This is just an amazing and elegant image. I'm trying to remember the photog of this vintage shot.
If only we could have a little pet elephant :)
Various attributions: a) Antwerp Belgium 1949, Photo: Art Klein. b) Oxford Street, London. c) Amsterdam, allegedly from a book by influential Dutch architect Herman Hertzberger. Not 19th century, but instructive to see how sociable the working-class still was even 50 years after my research time frame.
Antwerp Belgium 1949 Photo: Art Klein
New York City - Badass Ironworker - I need a valium just thinking about doing something like this. I hate high places!
perspective. Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo (1958)