Last Days of Summer at Coney Island

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The landscape of New York keeps on changing, but Coney Island is cruising through time with the same vivid and dissolute charm, against its own “transition.” As summer wraps up, the gritty seaside amusement district is effervescent, the boardwalk filled with bronzed and tattooed flesh and grinning characters, chasing and squeezing in the last bit … Continue reading

Bedford-Stuyvesant [April 2014]

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The result of three intense days of shooting in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Images by Stephane Missier aka Charles le Brigand
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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
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100 Days of Summer

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I’ve spent three summers pacing up and down the boiling blocks of Brooklyn and the Bronx trying to capture the playful festival-like energy of these New York City streets, and fire hydrants are what best exemplify this energy. When the valves are open, they release an incredible amount of happiness, pride and mischievous ingenuity. Water … Continue reading

The Bronx Riviera

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By the time I got to Orchard Beach, I was jet-lagged and needed a moment to adjust and cope with the environment. It took me almost two hours to get there from Brooklyn. I first got on the G train, then the blue line for a few stops, then hopped on the 4 uptown express … Continue reading

Hasidic Brooklyn

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Walking in the Hasidic portion of Williamsburg in Brooklyn is a bit of a surreal and anachronistic relish. I found this isolated neighborhood, home of the ultra-orthodox Satmar community, particularly photogenic as it seems suspended in time and contrasts heavily with the continuous metamorphosis observed in adjacent neighborhoods. On Saturdays, during Shabbat, bearded men wearing … Continue reading

Winter Faces

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The winter being particularly clement this year, the streets of Brooklyn are busy and filled with interesting and photogenic visages. Here are some of my favorites so far. Images by Stephane Missier aka Charles le Brigand
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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
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Romantic Reflections’ photo-shoot & behind-the-scenes

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Two years after Audiocentric, Jason Minnis and I collaborated again earlier this month on his latest musical project: Romantic Reflections. Jason is a Brooklyn based producer & classical pianist and he asked me to take the lead on the visual concept of his classical piano EP. We did a ghost-dog style photo-shoot on a roof-top … 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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