Unexpected Coincidences On The Streets Of New York That This Russian Photographer Managed To Capture On Camera

It’s interesting how different the world can seem through a camera lens. Some people might be excited to take it out only for special occasions or when they see a colorful sunset. But others will keep it in their hands all the time and will make simple moments more special by making them permanent in their camera roll.

It is always interesting to see what moments people think are worth capturing and this time we stumbled upon Eric Kogan’s Instagram where he posts photos just from the streets in New York when he sees some interesting coincidences that can either make you laugh or leave you speechless.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/unexpected-coincidences-on-the-streets-of-new-york-that-this-russian-photographer-managed-to-capture-on-camera/

Amazing Photos Capture Street Scenes of New York City in the 1990s

At the dawn of the 1990s, New York City was in an unremittingly bleak state. Following two decades of continuous decay, 1990 brought yet another all-time record high in violent crime and to this day, 1990 and the three years that followed remain the most homicide-plagued stretch in the city’s last five decades. The 1990s had quickly positioned itself to become the city’s worst decade yet.

More: Flickr h/t: vintag.es

Yet something unprecedented occurred in the latter half of the decade: The crime rate fell by half and the murder rate by a third, with each year better than the last. By the time the decade was over, New York was a safer place than it had been at any point since the 1960s.

And it showed. By the time the 1990s ended, the city was pulling in 7 million more tourists a year while the city’s population began to grow for the first time in decades.

The 1990s in New York City was an improbable success story on a level seldom seen before. What at first looked like a new nadir for America’s biggest city instead became one of the greatest urban revitalizations in American history.

These amazing photos were taken by Steven Siegel (previously featured) that show what New York City looked like from the 1990s.














































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/amazing-photos-capture-street-scenes-of-new-york-city-in-the-1990s/

Photographer Captures the Decadence and Conflict of Russia’s Turbulent 2010s

A lot of photographers have tried to capture the peculiarities of Russia’s day-to-day life, but no-one does quite like Konstantin Tishshe. The Ural-based independent photographer documents the ambivalent reality of the 2010s and the unconventional beauty of coming of age in Russia’s outskirts. The teenagers he documents — idealist, quixotic and lost — are in constant search of connection, whether through a smartphone or at wild house parties.

He started his eponymous Tishshe almost a decade ago, when he turned to photography in an attempt to capture the decadence, idealism, resistance, and social conflict he encountered both in his hometown of Beryozovsky — a small industrial town close to the Ural city of Yekaterinburg — and across the country as a whole.

More: Instagram h/t: calvertjournal

Tishshe, the Russian word for “be quiet”, is an appropriately sarcastic response to the oppression that takes place in Russia.

“The concept of a foreign enemy, propagandised by the Russian authorities, is manifested in ubiquitous fences that turn the streets into prison corridors of some sort. Fences and gates are details of a bigger system, the inhabitable fear,” Tishshe comments.






































































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/photographer-captures-the-decadence-and-conflict-of-russias-turbulent-2010s/

Outstanding Color Autochromes from Pre-Revolutionary Russia

These outstanding autochrome pictures of pre-Revolutionary Russia were taken by Peter Ivanovich Vedenisov (1866-1937), a graduate from the Moscow conservatory. He settled in to Yalta, working as a professional pianist, vice-chairman of the Yalta branch of the Russian musical society, founder of the Yalta religious-philosophical society and an avid meteorologist. But Vedenisov’s passion lay in photography.

h/t: flashbak

Among the images of people in tranquil settings before all hell broke loose are pictures of his wife, Vera, her mother, Elena Frantsevna Bazileva, and Andrey and Sofia Nikolaevna’s children, Vera, Natasha, Nick, Lisa and Tanya.

There’s something haunting about autochromes – natural colour images made without need for artificial colourising – their painterly quality, perhaps, give them a spiritual quality. It’s as if, the longer you look at them the more the subject comes to life.
















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/outstanding-color-autochromes-from-pre-revolutionary-russia/

Photographer Captures Everyday Life In Mozambique, Here Are His Best Shots

There’s nothing like candid everyday life realities to inspire street photographers. One of them is a talented photographer and a French language teacher, Grégory Escande, who captures cheerful moments as well as hardships of people living in Maputo, Mozambique, which is considered one of the poorest countries in the world.

Born in Spain and raised in the south of France, Escande moved to Africa 20 years ago and chooses to have a “studio on the street” to create a beautiful and authentic portrait of the capital of Mozambique through vibrant and striking photos. He captures scenes that are so common there that they would go unnoticed, such as mothers and their children, men recycling and selling products on the streets, and kids playing, and shares them with the rest of the world. He takes both genuine and unstaged portraits and recreates the scenes he sees in the streets every day by putting more thought and effort into it.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/photographer-captures-everyday-life-in-mozambique-here-are-his-best-shots/

Being Belgian Living In Taiwan, This Artist Discovered Many New And Special Things, Illustrated 100 Of Them

According to Liesbeth Cole: “When living in a foreign country, you always discover new things that raise your eyebrows, make you laugh, or give you a certain emotion.

Being Belgian living in Taiwan, I discovered many new things that I found very special. So I started to make a list not to forget them. The list was a perfect base for a 100-day drawing challenge. You can discover the result on my Instagram page or my website.

Happy watching!”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/being-belgian-living-in-taiwan-this-artist-discovered-many-new-and-special-things-illustrated-100-of-them/

Here Are 40 Really Bad Cat Drawings To Make You Laugh

According to an artist: “My name is Ainars and I’m the creator of @dailypurrr on Instagram.

More than three years ago, I figured out that I wanted to make silly cat doodles and do them every day. That’s how dailypurrr started. But before that, I had dozens of failed attempts to create something that would bring some fun to people around the internet.

This time, I decided that I would be silent until I’d made my first 50 cat drawings. When that happened, my friends and family got to know that I was secretly making low-quality cat doodles.

One month later, I was going to sleep and had about 500 followers on my Instagram page and was hoping that in three upcoming months, until the New Year, I would have my first 1000 followers. But… Life is full of surprises.

When I woke up, there were 1100 followers. I refreshed the page—1200, refreshed it once again—1300… I was shocked and decided to ask where all these people got to know about my page. It turned out that 9GAG made a post about my drawings.

That was a life-changing moment and my page got its first 10 or 20 thousand followers, which led to huge interest in my page.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/here-are-40-really-bad-cat-drawings-to-make-you-laugh/

London in 1979 Through Fascinating Photos of George Kindbom

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea. London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans.

More: Flickr h/t: vintag.es

The City of London, London’s ancient core and financial centre − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits.

London is one of the world’s most important global cities. It exerts a considerable impact upon the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation.

London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. it is the third-most populous city in Europe, and accounts for 13.4% of the U.K. population.

London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich where the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.

These fascinating photos were taken by George Kindbom that show street scenes of London in 1979.























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/london-in-1979-through-fascinating-photos-of-george-kindbom/

Photographer Captures The Lives Of People Living In Yakutia, One Of The Coldest Regions In Russia

Winter can be quite painful and annoying to many people. At least to the ones living in the places of the world that have cold temperatures and piles of snow.

However, this region in Russia called Yakutia, also known as the Sakha Republic, tops it off with winters that get as cold as -50 degrees Celsius (-58 Fahrenheit). The region is located 5,300 kilometers from Moscow and has almost 1 million residents.

A Yakutian photographer named Aleksey Vasiliev decided to capture the daily lives and struggles of the Yakutian people, showing what living in such a cold region looks like and what people do to pass the time. The photographer told Bored Panda: “In the past, I was an alcoholic. When I stopped drinking, I needed to fill the void that the drink left. Then photography came to me and taught me to see life more positively.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/photographer-captures-the-lives-of-people-living-in-yakutia-one-of-the-coldest-regions-in-russia/

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.

Krueger’s curiosity and instincts helped to create a remarkable body of street photography that he describes as ‘split-second juxtapositions in life.’

After graduating high school in 1963, Krueger drove out west to study graphic design and photography at LA’s Chouinard Art Institute from 1964 to 1967. On graduation from Chouinard, Krueger was hired by Walt Disney as a graphic designer. While continuing his association with the Disney Corporation, he pursued photography full-time and had a successful commercial and editorial career as a freelance photographer for the company.

“I shoot only in a horizontal format with a 35mm lens – much like the way we see things in real life. Everything is shot at eye level and they’re all horizontal. I just said to myself, that’s what I’m going to do. None of the photos have been cropped, manipulated, composited or altered. The people pictured in the photos were not contrived, posed or directed.”

h/t: guardian

Rose Parade, Waverly Drive, 1980

Park in Los Angeles, 1975

Air show, 1978

Flying majorette, 1977

Shopping centre, 1978

Los Angeles Zoo, 1972

Cheerleader competition, 1980

Shopping centre, 1980

Woman behind pole, 1979

Mannequin in car, 1975

Swap meet (flea market), 1972

Easter parade, 1977

Girl at a dog show, 1979

Dream girl at a parade staging area, 1978

LA Christmas parade, 1976

Halloween party, 1980

Halloween party, 1977

Hollywood Christmas parade staging area, 1976

Graumann’s Chinese theatre, 1978

Somewhere in LA, 1974

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/la-la-land-the-playful-side-of-los-angeles-in-the-1970s-and-80s/