Tag Archives: photography

Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s

Every May, New Yorkers flock to the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival. Artist A.S. Graboyes captured what the festival was like when it first began back in the 1970s.

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A Pedestrian’s Eye View of La-La-Land

In American’s most car-centric city, snapping photos of façades as only a pedestrian can.

A Brief Walk Through the Circles of Hell

A long layover and short walkabout in Amsterdam reveals a unique city, new discoveries, and the sheer magic of the brief trip.

A Beach Town, After the Season Ends

New England’s last true honky-tonk seaside resort empties out after summer’s done. Photographs of a snowy November day at Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Scandinavian Color: The Houses of Visby

Photographs of the colorful cottages of a medieval walled city in the Baltic Sea.

The Many Faces of an Antique Mall

At a small-town Midwestern antique mall, faces from the past peer at you from every shelf.

Vanished Chesterfield

I spent most of the first decade of my life in a relatively new development in a then-exurban part of Richmond, Virginia, called Midlothian. Midlothian as a community dates back a couple hundred years and was, for a long time, known for coal mining. If my elementary school teachers told the truth, it was the […]

The Vulgar Pleasure of 1970s Food Photography

In a fascinating series of articles over at The Foodie Bugle, food photographer Helen Grace Ventura Thompson describes how food photography has changed over the decades. In the 1950s, she writes, “the pictures looked as though they were taken from the top of a ladder, six or eight feet away.” Beginning in the 1960s, higher-end […]

Cave Art of the Stockholm Metro

Stockholm has one of the most spectacular subway systems in the world, the T-Bana, which is quite saying something when you consider the marble palaces of Moscow and St. Petersburg, the concrete cathedrals of Washington, and the archaeological ruins of Athens and Mexico City. The system is billed as the longest art gallery in the […]

American Pompeii: After the Food Court Closes

Photos: Stillness and silence at the abandoned White Flint food court. When it first opened in 1977, White Flint Mall was pure glamor. Donna Karan attended one of two celebratory black-tie events. Elizabeth Taylor – Cleopatra herself, then on her sixth or seventh husband, Senator John Warner of Virginia – attended the other. Through the expansive glass […]