“The shapes, shadows and textures of today’s architecture offers a wealth of composition opportunities.”

Jim Riche, in his series Urban Abstracts takes us through a tour of possibility, showing us how the contours of a building can move with the eye in such a way that the building seems to dance its way across your screen. The symmetry and the light of these manmade constructs are displayed beautifully.

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Urban Abstracts by Jim Riche
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Adore Noir
Issue 036 • February 2017

Bedov, Maxim – Black & White

Black and White Photography
by Maxim Bedov

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Camera: ALPA 12 SWA rosewood natural, Lens: AAA Apo-Alpar 4.5/35 mm, LB, Back: ALPA/Linhof roll film back 6×9/120
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Black and White Photography
by Maxim Bedov

more at Alpa of Switzerland

ALPA cameras are precision tools. Made with passionate and skilled craftsmanship for a small group of connoisseurs. Much like musical instruments, cameras of this caliber require the practiced fingers (and the eye) of a master. Such photographers do not require automatic functions. Or a constant stream of new models. ALPA cameras simply provide the same as all good tools and instruments – the best possible quality in design, material and manufacture.

Toronto Instagram star captures the city at its prettiest moments

This Toronto Instagrammer got her first DSLR camera last year, and she thinks it changed her life. Before then, she experimented with black and white film, but after going digital she’s developed a real passion for photography.
Aneta Iwaniszczuk, or @anetkaiwa, has more than 13,000 followers and by shooting Toronto, she’s realized how gorgeous the city, and its skyline, truly is.

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Toronto Instagram star captures the city at its prettiest moments.
Aneta Iwaniszczuk

more at blogTO

Instagram star captures the dramatic beauty of Toronto’s icons

Toronto’s Aimee Hernandez picked up her first DSLR camera about a year and a half ago. She had planned a trip to Italy and was looking for a creative outlet – she found it in photography.
Since August 2015 and that fateful trip across the pond, Hernandez has garnered more than 14,000 Instagram followers and continues to post photos of Toronto as well as of cities from around the world.

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Instagram star captures the dramatic beauty of Toronto’s icons
more at blogTO

Through the Centuries, New York From Above

“Manhattan has been compelled to expand skyward because of the absence of any other direction in which to grow,” E.B. White wrote in “Here is New York,” his classic 1949 essay. “This, more than any other thing, is responsible for its physical majesty.”

nyabove01aThe steel-and-glass towers of Manhattan’s Financial District.
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nyabove01bUnited States Army Air Corp biplanes flying in formation over Midtown Manhattan and the recently completed Chrysler Building. Circa early 1930s.
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nyabove01cWinter in Manhattan.
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nyabove01dA view of Manhattan.
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nyabove01eA view from a helicopter overlooking the George Washington Bridge in 1951.
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nyabove01fThe World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in 1982.
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Through the Centuries, New York From Above
more by Jordan G. Teicher
at NY Times

Serge Najjar: A Closer Look at the Ordinary

A Closer Look at the Ordinary
Serge Najjar

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Serge Najjar: A Closer Look at the Ordinary

Upcoming exhibition
January 6 — February 25, 2017

at Catherine Edelman Gallery