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Jeff Bridges by L. Dawes

Good friend of Grant's ~ photographer Lance Dawes captured these excellent photos of veteran actor Jeff Bridges. Lance started out documenting skateboarding and punk bands in the early 90's on the East Coast. Lance's portfolio has matured over the years with auto culture lifestyle stills to the notable celebrity. Keep up the great work Mr. Dawes.

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25 years ago......

photo:g.e.f. 1986, featuring: just a gigolo, mr. madonna and the budweiser beer drinking crew aka: diamond dave, sean penn and the beasties.

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blvd cruising

photos:f.herzog

advertisement at it's peak ~ neon, plastered & painted. mid 60's marketing mayhem.

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Fred Herzog's still life

Photos by German-born photographer Fred Herzog.

Most of the street photos are of Vancouver, where he emigrated to in 1953. While employed as a medical photographer, his passion for photography took him on evenings and weekends to the streets to document the daily life of ordinary people. He worked with slide film, mostly Kodachrome, during a time when most photographers worked mainly with black and white.

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Monday Kick Start

It's the start of another work week again. Hope you all have a productive one.

And how great are these images created by Kevin Burg and partner Jamie Beck? They've developed this cinemagraph technique where you combine still photographs and videos to create these cinematic Gifs. We love that they've created a new way to represent images in this evolving digital age, yet still presents them from their unique perspective and style.

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Chicago Street Photographer

self portrait

Vivian Maier's photos have been making their way around the web recently thanks to John Maloof who bought the negatives to her work at an antique auction. This story is particularly interesting because her photos remained unknown and mostly undeveloped until Maloof's discovery - over 100,000 negatives and 3,000 prints. The auction house where Maloof bought Vivian Maier's photos acquired her belongings from her storage locker that was sold off due to delinquent payments. Maloof later found her name written with pencil on an envelope and decided to Google her about a year after he purchased the negatives, only to find her obituary placed the day before his search. She passed away only a couple days before that inquiry on her, leaving so many questions unanswered, and with her not knowing this man she had never met held her life's work and was about to share them with the world.

Vivian's Story Vivian Maier (1929-2009) was a street photographer from the 1950s to 1990s. She's a bit of a mystery, with some contradictory information out there. But here's what's been gathered about her so far: She was born in New York to immigrant parents, spent many years in France before returning to the U.S. where she worked in a sweat shop in New York when she was about 11 or 12, and later worked as a nanny in Chicago for about 40 years. In 1959 she traveled the world alone, where she photographed places like Egypt and Vietnam. She was describe as a tell-it-like-it-is and "keep your distnace from me" type of person, outspoken, a feminist, loved foreign films and learned English by going to theaters, and wore men's jackets and men's shoes most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn't show anyone.

If you're in Chicago, Vivian's first U.S. exhibition will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center. Around 80 prints will be on display, including a sample of her color work, and will run 'til April 3rd. There's also a feature length documentary film about her in production now and a book of her work is expected to be released next Fall.

All photos are copyrighted under Maloof Collection, Ltd.

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blackout '77

manhattan, lights out lootin' in bed stuy, free for all? photo:tyrone dukes/ny times

son of sam nabbed. psycho killer ~ qu'est-ce que c'est

talking heads. ocean club, tribeca. photo:allen tannenbaum

bowery bum at cbgb (r.i.p.) photo:h.wang

1977: The first Apple computer goes on sale. Star Wars opens. Punk Rock is the new. Elvis dies at 42. Carter becomes president.

But it was the Summer of 1977 in New York City that people will always remember - a time and place of extreme highs and lows: Lighting strikes a Con Ed substation along the Hudson River setting off a chain of events resulting in the massive New York blackout, leading to mobs, fires, and looting. The Son of Sam murders terrorizes a city already swallowed by crime, violence, drugs, financial crisis, and decay. But it's also when the New York Yankees win the world series and uplifts the city, even for just a moment. And ultimately music saves the broken city - everyone from the Ramones to the Talking Heads to the Dead Boys to Patti Smith takes the stage at places that would later become legendary, like CBGB.

Great respect to Allan Tannenbaum for capturing the scenes of the most high-strung, prolific, eclectic city in the world.

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NY 40's

"Tom is your Barber" Americana post depression era. Brooklyn 1943. Parts of the borough still looks the same.

"Tools of the Trade" on display in the window 1941. Note the coat and hat rack, a staple for the Gent's and the sign featuring air conditioning

all photos: A.E.

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Reflections of the South Side

The South Side of Chicago barber shop April 1941. A turning point for the US: the Great Depression recently ended and President Teddy Roosevelt engages the US in World War II. Americans dusted themselves off and re-sparked the American Ingenuity Spirit. Reflections of Today? Keep your head high.

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Weekend Blessings

It's that time of the week again, have a quality weekend. Keep your head high. As our brand grows we need to give praises for your support.

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Southern Still Life Style

Our Friend Jason sent us these quality pictures from his journey to the great city of Austin, TX. Boulevard Cruisin' & Southern Hospitality. Look for more posted pics in the future from JT as he canvases the great US in search of "Still Life Style." photos: JT

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A.W. for Grant's Golden Brand Pomade

Grant's Golden Brand Pomade welcomes the supreme still life journalist Adam Wright to our "Heroes Family." The king of composition, Adam knows how to capture his subject matter with style & class. Known worldwide for his documentation of vintage automobiles, motorcycles and their masters. Timeless black & white frames, perfected lighting and impeccable timing. Welcome to the family Adam.

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