KILL CITY| THE SQUATTERS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE.

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After being kicked out of her apartment in Brooklyn in 1992, and unable to afford rent anywhere near her school, art student Ash Thayer became a squatter. In the ‘90s, NYC's Lower East Side was full of abandoned buildings that outcasts and people who desperately needed housing, quickly made their own. These squatters would move in, fix up and take over these abandoned buildings that were barely livable. They buildings were filled with vermin. They lacked plumbing, electricity, and even walls, floors, and a roof. Punks, junkies and outcasts from all over the city joined the squatter movement … [Read more...]

@ForCustomersOnly

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@ForCustomersOnly is an Instagram page dedicated to the public restroom. My niece turned me on to it, it's still in its itty bitty stages. The photos are grainy and iPhone-y, but I kind of love that considering the subject matter. I love a good "LOO" shot and I guess I always have. What is it about public restrooms that make people want to take photos? The mirror? The peace and quiet? The time to think? Or are they just cool looking and inherently interesting? I always bring my phone to the bathroom at restaurants, 'cause there might be something to shoot. HA. … [Read more...]

#weekendy.

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The Kiss ;) … [Read more...]

A Cactus Dream | MARA HOFFMAN SPRING 2015

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Do I even need to say anything? No. No I do not. Stuff of my photography dreams, I tell ya! Also, gimme all those clothes. Thanks. Via Mara Hoffman Photography By OLIVIA MALONE Creative Directing // RICHARD RUIZ.   … [Read more...]

Also Shot on IPhone 6

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A few weeks ago, in San Fransisco, a guerrilla marketing anti Apple ad campaign was seen all over the city, before Apple pulled the plug on them. Apple’s iPhone 6 ad campaign features a stunning image, often a landscape accompanied by the text, “Shot on iPhone 6,”  as a way to show off the new iPhones advanced camera features. Two Bay Area creative professionals took it upon themselves to build a counter-campaign where they would post images, mostly of hilarious selfies the duo found on Google Images, alongside the companies actual ads. “Our thought was that people don't always take pretty … [Read more...]