In the Dark: 10 Tips for Street Night Photography

Much is spoken about photographing during the twilight hour, but what about after that? Night is my favorite time for street photography. Cityscapes are lit with a myriad of interesting and colorful light sources, such as lampposts, neon signs, store windows, car lights, and bare bulbs. People dress in their favorite outfits to go out. … Continue reading

27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

Vacation anyone? Click link below for full article…trust me, click the link. Surreal Destinations (BuzzFeed) 

Everyone’s Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You’ll Understand Why.

A couple of years ago, Kyle Thompson became interested in photography. Unfortunately, his anxiety prevented him from talking to people, so he opted to experiment with self-portraits. He would spend hours, even days, walking alone through forests and exploring abandoned houses. He’s been to over 50 of them. After taking hundreds of photos, he posted some of … Continue reading

How GQ Are You?

After AustinGottron showed us such fine examples of cold weather style, it only made sense that we ask him for some tips. Click through this slideshow How GQ Are You? for his tips and some examples of guys from #HGQRU? already living by Gottron’s rules. Take some notes, then test them out and upload your finest look to … Continue reading

Bruce Weber on the Intimacy of Portraiture

As Bruce Weber releases a new installment of his ‘All-American’ photo anthology and a box set of his films, he reflects on the intimacy of taking pictures. It’s a dying art, to be a character in the world today. People won’t let you into their apartment if they think you’re a character — something might … Continue reading

Happy Single’s Day

Tomorrow is 11/12/13, which means many people will get married (even though it’s a Tuesday), clogging social media feeds with their superstitious bliss and the promise of easily remembered anniversaries. But that’s tomorrow. Today is still 11/11, or Singles’ Day in China. Invented by college students in the 1990s, Singles’ Day falls on 11/11 because all … Continue reading

Enter the Wu-Tang, 20 Years Later: Who Ya Got?

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most important cultural documents of a generation: the Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The album was crafted in a dojo in Staten Island, New York — better known as Shaolin — by a nine-man collective (sorry, Cappadonna) with a staggering amount of talent, and it … Continue reading

Where Are the Serious Movies About Non-Suffering Black People?

Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Oscar, did so for her role inGone With the Wind as Mammy in 1939. McDaniel was a formidable actress but, for better or worse, roles that found her playing a maid dominate her résumé because, in her time, domestic servitude was the primary way popular culture could … Continue reading

Marriage Isn’t for You

Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading. I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for 10 years until… until we decided no longer wanted to … Continue reading

Young, Gay, and Black in a Southern Town

In 2012, Preston Gannaway was living in Norfolk, Va., looking for a coming-out story to cover for the Virginian-Pilot, where she was a staff photographer. Gannaway met Tavaris “Teddy Ebony” Edwards, a 21-year-old gay man living in public housing in Chesapeake, Va., who came out when he was 16. Because Edwards represented several demographics rarely covered in the … Continue reading