Bring On The Night !

When opportunity Knocks..Make Sure Your Camera is Ready.

Whether you shoot on the street, or only within your immediate sphere, there are some very cool opportunities to shoot ‘em up, coming up.
Of course the holidays, as families and friends gather and you can utilize all of the new facial recognition software in some new cameras, to ensure you have some solid shots for sharing.
But one of our favorite deals is Halloween.

Everyone who dresses up is just aching to be photographed. Truly.
Hey, why else would you go out in public with tails, fakes bolts in your neck and purple hair ?
Ok, scratch the last one. Here in Hollywood, it’s not so unusual.
Aside from the Naughty Whatever costumes on a lot of women, there are some pretty darn creative and expressive costumes that are there for you to shoot.

And the organized events: parades, parties, and competitions are just waiting for you to record.
So with all of these subjects available to you, what will you do have your photographs to stand out?
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[photopress:c74d_1_sbl.JPG,thumb,alignright] Is it going to the “arms length” self portrait with your subjects? You know, hold out your point and shoot – with a little height- so you get a nice personalized series? Kinda like Jean C. Pigozzi did in the 70′s? (great book to add to your collection)
Or can you tell a story, while the revelers are wearing theirs?

To help get you in the mood we are going to give away a book this week from the penultimate night shooter.
WeeGee., Unknown WeeGee published by Steidl And ICP. (yep, lots of links with info here)

Too much of a stretch? We don’t think so.

He captured the costumes of real life. The streets of NYC were his studio, as the night dwellers became his subjects.

But he joined the fray. His was a symbiotic relationship with the streets.
From the publisher:
“The viewing public’s image of Weegee is of the prototypical New York tabloid news photographer: tough, garrulous and on the scene, ready to cover two murders in one night. But the inventive Jewish immigrant Arthur Fellig (1899-1968), who assumed the self-mocking nickname Weegee, was also one of the most original and creative photographers of the twentieth century. His work for The New York Times, the Herald Tribune, World-Telegram, Daily News, Post, Journal-American and Sun, his images of the masses at Coney Island, the confrontation of wealth and poverty at opening night at the opera, and the aftermath of brutal crime scenes are, by now, classics. But beyond the iconic images that have been so widely circulated, what do we know of Weegee the photographer–his history, his methods, his meaning? Drawing on ICP’s unique archive of nearly 20,000 prints by this celebrated master, Unknown Weegee presents 120 photographs that have never been made available to the public. They reveal a politically astute and witty social critic and attest to the seriousness and self-consciousness of his photographic endeavors. With essays by Luc Sante and ICP curator Cynthia Young.”

Details on getting a copy of this book for free will be included in this weeks NEWSLETTER, so sign up to be eligible.
We know that we’ve been getting a bit bookish lately, so next week we have a big geary-y one for the subscribers to the NEWSLETTER: A sweet LowePro Camera Bag,
So come back for more info on that next weeks giveaway.

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  • “Edward Hopper and Photography”
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  • Annenberg Space For Photography
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  • May 31st -Sept. 28th, 2014
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  • ICP
  • Urbes Mutantes: Latin America Photography 1944-2013
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  • Getty Center
  • Convergences: Selected photographs from the Permanent Collection
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  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
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  • Yossi Milo Gallery
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  • May 15 -July 11th, 2014
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  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Joel MeyerowitzThe Effect of France
  • April 13-August 1st, 2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Underwater
  • July 11th-August 29th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
  • February 8–October 5, 2014
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  • NYC,NY
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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Now You See It: Photography and Concealment
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  • New York, NY 10028
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