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Posted in Comic, New York by Rollfilm on June 8, 2009


Peter Funch: “Babel Tales”

Posted in America, Digital Photography, Manipulation, New York, Photography by Rollfilm on February 3, 2009

Peter Funch is combining several shots of the same place to a single-image-street-mashup, which is almost surreal.


Peter Funch - Babel Tales - "Smoking Smokers"

Photo Project: “Out my Window NYC” – Participants wanted

Posted in America, Art, New York, Photography by Rollfilm on April 4, 2008

Being lazy and not having much more to add i am quoting the recent post of Andrew who is pointing out a photo project by Gail Albert Haliban.

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© Gail Albert Halaban


following text via Andrews Blog

So those of you on tender hooks today awaiting the results of my ‘A Room with a View’ competition will have to wait. Sorry but the day job has got in the way so no time to put all the entrants in a hat and compile a winners post. Will get to it over the weekend and all will be revealed on Monday morning first thing, I promise.

In the meantime though I would like to share a project on a similar tack by the marvelously talented Gail Albert Haliban. ‘Out my window NYC’ is a documentary photography project Gail is working on in collaboration with the Design Trust for Public Space about people and their views in New York City and beyond. Best of all Gail is in the midst of this epic journey and is looking for volunteers, here’s the skinny in her own words:


I am a photographer working on a documentary project about New Yorkers and their views with a specific interest in connecting neighbors who would otherwise never meet. If you look into someone else’s apartment, I would like to photograph you looking into their place and them looking back at you.

If you live in any of the 5 boroughs or nearby New Jersey, please contact me at with a jpg of you and your view today.

You will receive 1 FREE 8×10 photograph if your view is photographed for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gail is writing a blog as she goes here. Be sure to spread the good word.

People Pictures: Human Statue of Liberty

Posted in America, History of Photography, New York, Photography by Rollfilm on March 12, 2008

The Urban Legends Reference Pages gives some interesting background information on the “Human Statue of Liberty” which is a photograph by Mole & Thomas dateing back to ca. 1918. Around 18.000 people have been involved in the makeing of this “statue”.

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For more”people pictures” go to the website of the Carl Hammer Gallery.


Posted in Daguerre, New York, Nicholas Jenkins, Paris, Photography, Video by Rollfilm on March 7, 2008

The wikimedia caption of the photograph “Boulevard du Temple” by Louis Daguerre states:

This is “Boulevard du Temple”, the first ever photograph of a person. The photo was taken by Louis Daguerre in late 1838 or early 1839 in Paris. It is of a busy street, but because exposure time was over ten minutes, the city traffic was moving too much to appear. The exception is a man in the bottom left corner, who stood still getting his boots polished long enough to show.

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Via Blake Andrews blog i found this video, which shows an event that took place at New York’s Grand Central Station and could be read as a hommage to “Boulevard du Temple”. Downshift in a constantly rushing environment.

Sitenote regarding Daguerre’s “Boulevard du Temple”

In his blog-post “traces” Nicholas Jenkins (literary historian at Stanford University) deals with the question of absence and presence of people in the daguerreotype “Boulevard du Temple”.

Daguerre Detail - Nicholas Jenkins