Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years

For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His Urban Romance collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city. Their affection ranges from holding hands or a simple peck on the cheek to amorously locking lips in the middle of a packed subway car.

Weber, who first began documenting New York’s urban life in 1978, found a balance in his images between the recurring evidence of a lonely city and the refreshing, though at times uncomfortable, fiery intimacy on public grounds. While the details of each anonymous pair’s blissful love story remains unknown, Weber says, “There are so many miserable people. You see a lot of people not looking very content. With happy people, I try not to worry why they’re happy.”

A book featuring a vast collection of Weber’s New York street photography, including images from his Urban Romance set, is currently available to purchase under the title The Urban Prisoner.










Matt Weber website
via [Daily Mail, Slate]



January 17, 2017

Photographer Uses UV Light to Capture Shimmering Shots of Fluorescent Flowers

Enchanted by the luminous splendor of nature, California-based photographer Craig Burrows captures one-of-a-kind photos of glowing flora. Burrows uses ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence—a fancy term for a photographic process that employs high-intensity ultraviolet light—to produce pictures of plant-life that appears to glow. Shimmering with light and beaming with color, his series of fluorescent flowers conveys the underlying beauty of the natural world. Each floral photo features a single plant bursting with radiant blooms.

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January 16, 2017

Man Saves a 110-Year-Old Piano by Turning It Into a Stunning DIY Desk

Most people see a piano and think that it’s just a musical instrument. Artist and musician Jonathan Miranda Sickmeyer had a different idea when he found an old upright piano on Craigslist. The thing was listed as free—the person posting it wrote that if no one wanted it, the 110-year-old piano was off to the dump. “All the keys were stripped of [their] ivory so I couldn’t salvaged any of it,” Sickmeyer recalled on Bored Panda.

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