Image within an image … but how was it done?

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I saw this art work at the 2016 Spring/Break Art Show, and unfortunately didn’t see the artist’s name listed anywhere. At first glance, it’s a simple idea – the artist created the art work with the photographs inside the window frame, and then inserted that piece into the same view, and photographed it again. Simple, […]

Windows on top of windows: architectural reflections

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve become more-interested in observing architecture and looking for interesting visual compositions in the various buildings and construction sites around New York City. There’s so much to see above the street level (such as this “Wow Factor” over at our sister site, The Arts Adventurer), it’s hard sometimes […]

Reflections on NYC architecture and Mark Tobey

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As I was walking around the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC the other day, I noticed the unusual reflections on the side of this brick building (below left). I just wish I had thought to turn around and also photograph the building across the street whose windows were creating this funky reflection and pattern, but unfortunately, […]

Photo manipulation – not as easy as it looks

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I saw some cool photographs by Adam Ferriss accompanying a recent article in the print version of the NY Times Magazine. His image below was used to illustrate the theme of using Instagram as a sort of travel guide. Scroll down for more … including something else about Ferriss’ picture at the bottom of the […]

Raid Roach Art Project takes a cue from the art of Vik Muniz

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I have one of my very roundabout paths to a blog post to share with you: I was reading the NY Times while having coffee and was intrigued about a story which mentioned buses in Nairobi adorned with images of Jesus and Tupac. Finding that idea rather bizarre, I went looking online for more info […]