Smells Like Teen Spirit (10 pics)

New York based photographer, Ryan McGinley is adept at capturing teens in their most vulnerable state. Take a look through his portfolio and you’ll begin to start remembering those formative years. Those years where you’re caught between the innocence of childhood and the freedom of adulthood. It’s a time when experimentation is the norm. What I love most about McGinley’s photos, however, is how uncontrived they feel. As he states, “When I photograph people I want them to be preoccupied, so they're really not aware of my camera. I do everything possible to distract them. When someone is running around, or jumping, or falling, or rolling down a sand dune – and then you add smoke or fireworks to that – the subject is forced in their own world. They become very natural, and also there's a sense of disorientation.”

“Photography is about freezing a moment in time; McGinley’s is about freezing a stage in a lifetime. Young and beautiful is as fleeting as a camera snap–and thus all the more worth preserving.” – Time Magazine






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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