Andrea Allen from Vimeo showed how to make a “Stredit”. Here is ours. It is our day in under five minutes.Andrea says: “A Stredit is a straight edit using all your clips in order you filmed them. Official Rules for a video to be called a Stredit:
1. You must use every clip from your camera in some way (editing and trimming is allowed and encouraged)
2. Your clips must appear sequentially in the order you filmed them.
3. That’s it!
I used an iphone5 and followed the rules to the letter. Several times when I pressed the shutter, the little slider was set back to “photo” instead of “video” and I ended up with a handfulI of still photos, too. So to try and follow the spirit of the rules I’ve also included the stills in the exact order they were taken among all the video clips. I hope you enjoy, and decide to make one yourself.
Eating outside in the city on the street is a rite of summer. People who don’t take the time to walk the neighborhoods miss all of this. New places take the place of last year’s eateries, new ideas, new ventures. Old favorites come back for another year. Walk with no expectations, only an open heart, and explore.
More city street stickers and wall tags from NYC and one from Seattle.
Every time I go looking for big interesting shots my eye is drawn to the little stickers and tags. They are ubiquitous in the city and we don’t normally think of them as little pieces of art. But SOME of them are, most of them are interesting when you single them out. Some stickers promote bands, or web sites, most are fun mysteries. All of the stickers were created by people who decided to post some kind of impression, took the time to draw it and and communicate…something. I think that’s why I’m attracted to looking. Each sticker is something that someone is trying to say. Insane stuff, gibberish? Sometimes. Commercial promotions disguised as street cred, sometimes. But if a piece makes you feel something then it qualifies as some kind of art. A little sticker isn’t hitting you over the head the way a billboard does. It’s subtle and tiny, and you have to actively spot it and spend time looking to even get the impression the creator wanted. They’re ugly and a blight as the paper and glue deteriorate, and beautiful. Sometimes.
If you like my shots, please find OTHER street photography by my friends in Los Angeles at: “The Streets Are Calling” site by photographers organdonor and rathandsome.
Man sitting on building fireplug, Lexington Avenue, NYC
Lower Manhattan just above the Battery is a great place for photography. The twisty old streets are a mixture of the new and the very old. Around every corner there is a shot to make. Coenties Slip was an artificial in the East River for the loading and unloading of ships that was land-filled in 1835. It’s now a pedestrian walkway. Although surrounded by skyscrapers, a row of buildings from the 19th century are still standing and in active use by small businesses. (wikipedia)
Water Street between Peck Slip and Beekman, NYC
LA based thestreetsarecalling.com is all about street photography in the neighborhoods.