French photographer Frédéric Nauczyciel arrived on an artist’s grant in Baltimore in 2011 eager to point his lens at the culture that inspired the gay stick-up character “Omar” from the famed HBO series “The Wire.” Instead, he stumbled across queer ballroom voguers performing in a parking lot during Baltimore Pride, and decided he had found his muse.
A pretty pattern, but what is it, you say? Here are a number of abstractions made by Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine, filed on April 17, 1955. See if you can name the locations in the comments below.
Photo enthusiast Cezar Popescu is digitizing the work of Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte, who was an army photographer during the First World War and later had a small studio in the southern Romanian city of Slobozia before his death in 1984.
Nov. 25 Photo Brief: Lego art in Belgium, Indonesian volcano continues to spew and Central Americans protest violence against women
Lego art in Belgium, Indonesian volcano continues to spew and Central Americans protest violence against women in today’s daily brief.
Queens’ graffiti space is no more. The series of properties that served as a renowned haven for artists was painted over early Tuesday morning.
Elevated Element, Baltimore’s pioneering drone photography duo, is flying high. Terry and Belinda Kilby — the husband and wife team behind some of the most breathtaking and unique aerial images of Baltimore and the surrounding region — have released their first book (Drone Art: Baltimore) just as an art exhibit showcasing their work opened high above the Inner Harbor, at the World Trade Center’s Top of the World observation level.
The Kilbys, who actually design and build the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) they use in their photography, shared some of their images with The Darkroom and recently took part in a wide-ranging Q&A on their techniques, equipment, what it’s like to be contacted by the FBI and much more.
Art collectors and tourists in New York got a bargain last weekend when British graffiti artist Banksy, whose work is expected to fetch upwards of $150,000 at an auction later this year, sold paintings at a pop-up stall in Central Park for $60. “Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100 percent authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each,” the elusive artist said in a posting on his website on Monday. Text and images courtesy of Reuters.