Round-Up 2012

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A round-up of my favorite pictures in 2012. Happy New Year and thank you, to everyone. Images by Stephane Missier aka Charles le Brigand
 All rights reserved. Une production de Brigand © 2013

The Freedom Tunnel

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Under Manhattan’s Upper West side, runs the “Freedom” Tunnel. Built in the 30’s by Robert Moses, the passage boasts legendary graffiti murals and piles of debris remaining of the past homeless city era. After using it for only a couple of years, Amtrak discontinued the line and left a massive cavern which later became a … Continue reading

Best of 2011

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Here is a look at some of my favorite images of the year taken in New York city, Berlin and Paris. 2011 in numbers: 3422 frames shot, edited down to 689 images uploaded on flickr. Images by Stephane Missier aka Charles le Brigand
 All rights reserved. Une production de Brigand © 2011

The Atrium: Abandoned Palace in Downtown NY

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After reading that this magnificent 9-story abandoned building will soon become a luxurious hotel called the Beekman Palace, I have decided to contact the developer to see if he would eventually let me in…which he did, after throwing him a couple of bucks. I have to say that legal urban exploration is definitely not comparable … Continue reading

Le Ciel de New York

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I paid the Lady Finger a visit yesterday with the idea to capture “The Sky of New York”. The rooftop of the south elevator tower is the highest point in South Brooklyn and probably gives the best 360-degree view of the big apple. From there, you have a full frontal view of Lady Liberty, the … Continue reading

The Participatory Art of JR (in the Bronx)

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French street artist JR partnered with Bronx’s Hunts Point Alliance for Children to present “Through A Mother’s Eyes,” a community art project which involves inhabitants of Hunts Point in South Bronx, in images taken by and of themselves. Participatory art at its finest. JR also recently wheatpasted some huge posters in Soho as part of … Continue reading

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