Tag Archives: b&w

TTS.

There were prettier, faster, more glamourous, more hyped, and more revered small coupes from that era (mid 60s)—but i would argue none of them were as COOL as the NSU TTS.  rear-engined.  rear-wheel drive.  and definitely the most aggressive looking of them all.  Eat your heart out, italians!

file under: off the beaten path, away from mainstream admiration (thankfully).

Repros NSU TTS

 

src:  littleWarrior

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all photos taken by Syed IEDEI.

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quattros.

what was made, what was made very little of, and what was never made.  All three are quattro icons.

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src:  audi australia

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Have been taking a lot of photos.  It never gets old.  Creating never gets old.

all photos taken by myself using either a Leica M8.1 or Ricoh GRD3 and an assortment of M-Mount lenses.

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self portraits by Tseng Kwong Chi.

Today I had some time to kill while waiting for an annual NYS car inspection for the TT, so i walked over to a bookstore and saw a book of B&W photographs by Tseng Kwong Chi and was struck by their coolness.  These photos were taken in the 1980s and published in a series known as East Meets West.

To me, he comes across like a futuristic asian tourist-slash-government official investigator! brilliant.

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src:  paulKasminGallery

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These photos are taken by me, using my Leica M8.1 (M8u) and a combination of lenses including a Summilux 50mm F1.4, CV Nokton 35mm F.4, Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 50mm F1.8, and a Summicron 40mm F2

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architecturecries (1)

 

statue (1)

 

bicycle

 

carts (1)

 

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fascinated.

 

 

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nyc subway.

Firstly, i detest taking the NYC subway.  Having said that, I will concede that it is the most efficient way to get around NYC, as well as the cheapest.  But it is dirty, too congested, unpredictable, chaotic, and most of all a deposition of individuals into mass movement.  I am not compatible with mass movements or mini-migrations of sorts.  I will assume that either you think I am (A) looking down upon commuters or (B) am an elitist.  The first is definitely not true, and the second is up for debate.

I did, however, enjoy these photographs by Daniel Zvereff taken in the subway.

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me and my trusty M8 .1 + Summicron 40mm

 

(below with new 39mm Leitz Orange filter, which i’m sort of in love with at the moment.  Bought it for B&W photos, but am starting to use it for orange tint)

 

 

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weird beauty.

fantastically interesting painted faces of Weird Beauty by Alexander Khokhlov

 

 

 

 

 

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all photos taken by Syed IEDEI

(Leica M8.1, CV 35mm f1.4 Nokton)

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Vivian Maier.

I only recently discovered the story and the photographs of Vivian Maier—-and both (the story and the photographs) are fascinating!

“An American of French and Austro-Hungarian extraction, Vivian bounced between Europe and the United States before coming back to New York City in 1951. Having picked up photography just two years earlier, she would comb the streets of the Big Apple refining her artistic craft. By 1956 Vivian left the East Coast for Chicago, where she’d spend most of the rest of her life working as a caregiver. In her leisure Vivian would shoot photos that she zealously hid from the eyes of others. Taking snapshots into the late 1990′s, Maier would leave behind a body of work comprising over 100,000 negatives.”

 

 

 

 

 

the story of how these photos and the intriguing person behind them were discovered:

more information here: Vivian Maier

 

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the RS5.

A modern classic.  The Audi RS5.

Thanks to Honer (QW) for these pics he took of his new ride.

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