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Selfie with Brooklyn  (at Arlington Park)

Selfie with Brooklyn (at Arlington Park)

The demolition site of an unforgettable abandoned warehouse, home to some of the best graffiti art I’ve ever seen. I’ve saved hundreds of photos and will post my faves soon.

Trust No1!

Trust No1!

From the NYC 3-hr cruise on Saturday

From the NYC 3-hr cruise on Saturday

Awesome mobile IMG captured by my Graphic Arts Consultant & Project Mgmt Coordinator: Dave! Wish I could pay him what he’s worth! (at Pedestrian Bridge to Liberty State Park)

Awesome mobile IMG captured by my Graphic Arts Consultant & Project Mgmt Coordinator: Dave! Wish I could pay him what he’s worth! (at Pedestrian Bridge to Liberty State Park)

Awesome mobile IMG captured by my Graphic Arts Consultant & Project Mgmt Coordinator: Dave! Wish I could pay him what he’s worth! (at Pedestrian Bridge to Liberty State Park)

Awesome mobile IMG captured by my Graphic Arts Consultant & Project Mgmt Coordinator: Dave! Wish I could pay him what he’s worth! (at Pedestrian Bridge to Liberty State Park)

Reblogged from instagram

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPsilhouetted

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

Today marks the one year anniversary of Photos of You, the ability to tag people in your photos on Instagram! To celebrate, we’re bringing back one of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project themes: silhouettes. The goal this weekend is to take creative silhouette photos. Some tips to get you started:

  • Silhouettes are all about light. Make sure your subject is positioned right in front of your light source, whether it be the setting sun, a bright window or a backlit screen.
  • Once you’ve framed your photo, tap the brightest part of your phone’s screen to set your exposure and get the silhouette just right.
  • Finally, don’t forget to tag the people silhouetted in your photo!

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPsilhouetted hashtag to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!

This weekend’s Instagram side project!

Reblogged from penamerican
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Friedrich Nietzche

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(via penamerican)

YES! What he said!

"Heartache"
15 sec tribute and memorial video for the abandoned bldg near Liberty St Prk-Jersey Ave-Aetna St, Jersey City. Fitting first post for blog reboot focusing on the #graffitiarchives project. Much more coming down the pike.

-the archivist, johnjay

A 15 sec vid memorial (orig posted on Instagram 3-22-14) for the soon-to-be-demolished #graffitiwarehouse near the Liberty St Park pedestrian bridge/walkway. My friend and I stumbled upon it last autumn. I’ve returned many times since; each time imbued with greater appreciation for the art and artists. I will forever be inspired by those abandoned, toxic ruins by the canal, just beyond Lady Liberty’s shadow. More photos and video to come…