“Compliments of Chicago”: Gang Business Cards from the 1970s and 1980s

In the 1970s and 1980s, gangs in Chicago advertised their presence and membership on business cards. This was criminality with a dash of style and wit. Meet the Almighty Playboys, the Royal Capris, The Almighty Hells Devils and the Almighty Playboys. Or rather, you’ve been met by them, their signature calling card tucked into their victim’s pocket. Continue reading »

Stunning Black and White Photos of Chicago in 1988

“A look at a man plunged into a rugged city in the diversity of his urbanism” is how the sociologist and historian Henri Peretz describes Chicago. Continue reading »

La-La Land: The Playful Side of Los Angeles in The 1970s and ’80s

Parade staging area, Los Angeles, 1980

American photographer Gary Krueger believes he lived through a ‘golden age’ in 1970s and 80s Los Angeles. A new exhibition pulls together his playful street photography. Continue reading »

This 25-Year-Old Puddle Has Its Own Instagram Account

A giant puddle in Russia’s Far East city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is being described as “invincible”, after it somehow survived unfixed for over a quarter of a century. It now has its own Instagram page and over 16,000 followers. Continue reading »

“I Feel Safe when Everybody Is at Home”: Performance Artist Sleeps in Street of Istanbul


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Artist Sayna Soleimanpour performs a photoshoot in protest against the mistreatment and alienation of Turkish women based on their clothing, during a two-day curfew amid the spread of the coronavirus disease, on a deserted street in Istanbul, Turkey, December, 2020. Continue reading »

Black and White Photos Show the ’80s Street Fashion Styles of Young People

When thinking of 80’s fashion, the words ‘big and bright’ surely sums it up. It was a decade of big hair, padded shoulders, and eye-straining fabric colors and patterns. Fashion in the 1980s was about materialistic values and flaunting wealth. Having the right clothes meant spending extra money to buy designer labels and sports goods with a brand logo. Continue reading »

Beautiful Landscapes Of The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany By Alexander Schoenberg

According to Alexander Schoenberg: “I started this project in November 2016 and still working on it. The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this particular case. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the HafenCity quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927. Continue reading »

Giant Optical Illusion Transforms A Street In Montreal Into Wavy Sand Dunes


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In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi once said “Your eyes can deceive you, don’t trust them.” And it seems that nothing represents that as well as the artwork “Moving Dunes” created by the Canadian architecture firm NÓS. Continue reading »

Winning Images from The 2020 Street Photography Competition By Independent Photographer

Maude Bardet- 1st Prize – $1000: “Goat auctions in Nizwa” – Oman

Here are the winners and finalists of The Street Photography Competition By Independent Photographer.

The Independent Photographer, an international network of photography enthusiasts & photographers, has announced the winners of its Street Photography contest. Continue reading »

Found Photos Show Fashion Styles of Young Women in the Late 1980s and Early ’90s

Fashion in the 1990s was defined by a return to minimalist fashion, in contrast to the more elaborate and flashy trends of the 1980s. Continue reading »

Photographer Anna Ulman Captures the Dramatic Beauty of Dance in Dynamic Portraits of The Dancers

Based in Marbella, Spain, Anna Ulman organically fits the figures into charming cobbled streets and coastlines. Sometimes, dancers mix with the urban environment, and in other cases, they wear their swimsuits and pointe and go to the beach. Sand becomes part of the dance, flashing in the air when the ballerina throws her hair back – a great effect. Continue reading »

Grandson Inherits His Grandfather’s Collection Of Unseen Street Photos Taken Over Half A Century Ago

When in 2014, Dylan Scalet inherited a sizable collection of photos captured by his grandfather Jack Sharp, he didn’t expect much. It actually took him 6 years—and COVID-19 lockdown happening—to finally begin to digitize the film. What he discovered was a treasure trove of incredible photographs depicting street life in Europe more than half a century ago. Continue reading »

A Floral Designer Is Beautifying The Streets Of NYC With Elaborate Displays For Health Care Workers

Floral artist Lewis Miller has long transformed the city’s most grittiest spots into giant flower displays. He calls them “flower flashes.” Continue reading »

“New York State On Pause”: These Photos Show How COVID-19 Changed Daily Life In NYC

When thinking about New York City, one of the first things that come to mind is constant hustle and bustle. That was true, at least until March 22nd when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the “New York state on pause” executive order. Continue reading »

French Photographer Jason Guilbeau Outsmarted Lockdown To Find The Former USSR’s Strangest Street Relics

French photographer Jason Guilbeau has used Google Street View to virtually navigate Russia and the former USSR, searching for examples of a forgotten Soviet empire. Continue reading »

Backstage Reality Of Russia: Atmospheric Photography Through A Skater’s Eyes

Petr Barabaka found his first camera in a Moscow dump. He described the battered Kiev-19 that he hauled out of the trash as a “Soviet Nikon, of sorts.” Continue reading »

Virtual Traveller Used Google Street View To Explore Poland During Quarantine, Here’s What She Found

According to Monika Stpiczyńska: “What should we all do during quarantine? Travel online! For example, to Poland. Discover these amazing images found on Google Street View!” Continue reading »

Photographer Anthimos Ntagkas Captures Mystically Unexpected Street Pictures

Anthimos Ntagkas was born in Athens Greece in 1979. He studied at the Greek Military Academy and currently works at the Greek army. His first engagement with art was through his participation at the Atopos Gallery with various performances, followed by a published art book entitled “My Body is my Temple”, presented by Breeder Gallery. Continue reading »

A Matter Of Trust: The Mystery Soul Of ‘Inner’ Russia In Wonderful And Sentimental Photographs Of Vugar Mamedzade

Modern Russia as seen by photographer from Orenburg, Russia, Vugar Mamedzade. His works have special atmosphere. The author says that he makes photos when he feels the moment, when he “has a nerve”. According to him, it’s important to be self-confident, honest and impudent in a good way. His photos are about life, they can be happy, emotional and very sad. Continue reading »

Nonstop Metropolis: Magical Photos Of New York City By Sidney Chua

Outstanding street shots by Sidney Chua, a talented self-taught photographer, and retoucher from Singapore who currently lives and works in New York City. Sidney focuses mainly on urban, architecture, and street photography. Continue reading »

Martin Caulfield Services Some Of The Last Remaining Gas Street Lamps In The Capital


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British Gas engineer Martin Caulfield, 69, services and cleans a gas lamp in Westminster on October 31, 2011 in London, England. Caulfield has been looking after the traditional lights since 1982. There are still around 1600 left in the capital. Continue reading »

Photographer Tatsuo Suzuki Captures Fascinating Black And White Images Of Daily Life In Tokyo

Tatsuo Suzuki is a Japanese street photographer, living and working in Ota, Tokyo. Using long exposures and intense contrasts to capture the frenetic atmosphere of the Tokyo streets, Suzuki’s work is a prescient homage to our ever-changing urban behaviours. Continue reading »

Moody And Cinematic Street Photography By Panagiotis Koutroumpis

Fantastic street shots by Panagiotis Koutroumpis, a gifted self-taught photographer, and street explorer based in Athens, Greece. Panagiotis focuses mainly on urban, streets, travel, and portrait photography. Continue reading »

Stunning Photorealistic Portraits By Nikolay Yarakhtin Hand-Sketched On The Streets Of Saint Petersburg

We have all seen street artists who hand-sketch quirky and exaggerated caricatures or photorealistic live portraits on the spot, perhaps you even have one of these artworks of yourself from your last holiday. Although these artists might be underappreciated because of the nature of their work, a talent and years of practice that goes into mastering portrait drawings are undeniable and worth recognition. Continue reading »

Invisible People: Stunning Street Photography Series Inspired By A True Story

According to Česlovas Česnakevičius: “My name is Česlovas Česnakevičius, I am an artist and a photographer based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Continue reading »