Neche Collection visually documents materials collected by Veronica Corzo-Durchardt’s grandfather Neche Eugenio Hadad, a Cuban Exile of Lebanese descent, accountant, collector and sometimes thief.
Veronica acquired many of his belongings and created the Neche Collection to be both an archive and a source of continued inspiration. The project consists of a daily photo post from the collection and each week she creates and print a limited edition screen print inspired by one or more of the objects featured in the collection that week.
The collection has a wide range of objects: printed matter, office supplies, toys, ephemera and photos. Many of the objects in the collection were sent through the mail from Cuba by her grandfather a year before they left the country.
The first track from Airs’ Moon Safari album, accompanied by scenes from a video shot from a streetcar traveling down Market Street in San Francisco in 1905. Before the earthquake/fire of 1906 destroyed the area. Remarkable footage of the turn of the century lifestyles in California. Quite mesmerizing!
I bought this vintage Kodak Instamatic 100 off Etsy a few months back and it’s been sitting on our dining table every since. Purely decorative. When Chris Glass was visiting recently I saw him taking a photo, I didn’t expect it would turn out to be such a beautiful shot. Chris is a master!
I am loving (!) this picture of a Sugar Cube Collection a member of Arkadia & CO found in a family member’s attic. I recognize quite a few of those brands from when I was a kid. I simply love old-school typography! (see a larger version of the photo here)
Last week I got a surprise visit at the studio by a young gentleman (insert name here) that dropped off some pretty cool Ugly Sweater T-Shirts. Perfect timing as we had an ugly sweater studiomates beerfriday planned.
What do you think of our studiomates models sporting them? From left to right: Jason, Rob, Chris and Jeremiah.
The picture was taken by wonderful Erin Sparlin. You can see all of the Ugly Sweater Portraits here.
Here’s a blog post that makes want to jump up and run to take the 6 train:
“New York’s famous City Hall subway station, one of the most gorgeous gems in the world of mass transit, has been closed for decades but now it can be viewed again by in-the-know riders of the 6 train.
Although it’s not open to the general public, there’s a way in-the-know New York subway riders can still see this famous and beautiful architectural glimpse at the city’s past. The 6 train used to make all passengers leave the train at the Brooklyn Bridge stop, but no longer.
If you have a little extra time, you can stay on the train and view the City Hall Station as the train makes its turnaround.”
Pushett Irby is a Brooklyn based Photo Studio run by Judith Pushett and Kevin Irby. Accomplished photographers, they have combined their talents utilizing an old relic: a turn-of-the-century 11 x 14 inch wood camera. Channeling the auspicious image makers who first employed this new medium, they feel the same exuberance they must have felt with each new photograph.
Using this camera is a challenge — quite different from the point-and-shoot digital cameras that have become so commonplace in our fast, information-driven culture. Although very beautiful to look at, the camera is clunky and extremely heavy. Every image takes some time to set up and several hours to develop and print.
Each photo shoot is tempered by their insistance on using only available light, like the days of yore. So on occasion an exposure may take more than a few seconds; an opportunity for the subject to be more involved and committed to the process.
Judith and Kevin believe that this collaboration leads to a more honest portrait which embodies more of the subject’s spirit than any other type of camera can deliver.
They (and me too) love how the experience teaches us to slow down and appreciate the beautiful things right in front of us.
A beauty of a vintage desk calendar from the 70s. It has a simple rolling mechanism for each day, date and month. The friendly shape surrounds a minimal black face with white uppercase helvetica letters and numbers. Text is in german. Wishlisted.
‘Journey to the Center of a Triangle‘ (1976) 8m, dir. Bruce & Katharine Cornwell. Another fabulous film by the Cornwells, created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal. Presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including such centers as circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter.