Our friends over at the awesome photography site, Feature Shoot, are presenting the group exhibition, Underage, at this year’s Photoville Festival in Brooklyn between June 22-July 1, 2012, featuring work by six young photographers who document the joys and travails of growing up: a time of first loves, experimentation, and the search for belonging.
Located on the main drag in sunny Southampton, a small inlet in the picturesque and plush Hamptons area of New York, 75 Main is an elegant designer-friendly restaurant packing a small but delightfully robust menu. [Photos by Alison Zavos]
Curated by Feature Shoot’s Alison Zavos, Sea Change is a group photography exhibition — part of the Wassaic Summer Festival — which examines our complicated relationship with animals and the environment in wake of the greatest environmental disaster in American history, the BP oil spill. [Photo by Mark Mahaney]
New York area photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in Sea Change, a group show curated by Feature Shoot’s Alison Zavos as part of The Wassaic Project Summer Festival, to be held in Upstate New York between August 13-15. Through portraits, landscapes and still life imagery, Sea Change aims to examine our relationship […]
There’s an interesting interview up on the Lomography website with Feature Shoot founder, and photographer in her own right, Alison Zavos — a contributor to Lost At E Minor — discussing, among other things, her experience shooting with a Diana F+ camera.
Whilst staying at the Kimber Modern in Austin, Texas, recently, I came across these awesome hammocks made from car selt belts designed by Ting London, which they had hanging in the communual space at the hotel. I checked in with Kimber, the owner of the Kimber Modern, and asked her how important the small design touches are at the hotel and how she keeps abreast of what’s out there that might work well? ‘The small design touches are crucial. It’s what sets us apart from so many other small hotels. Every item, no matter how minor is thoroughly researched to make sure it works for the hotel. I feel that it’s the every day items, like cork screws, salt shakers, pot holders etc. should be little works of art. So much thought goes into those small details or design touches. I search on line for unique exceptional items. I also get a bunch of catalogues and design/architecture magazines’. [Photo by Alison Zavos]
These stylish works by New York-based artist, M11X — aka Mikal Hameed — blend his musical history with his creative nature as he ‘calls on us to forget our indivualized nature and relationship with our headphones and demands that we start to share our music as it was meant to be: unplugged and free’. [photos by Alison Zavos]
I visited Toronto for the first time a couple of weekends back to check out the Luminato Festival and explore the city itself, which is being promoted as a more socially progressive and cultural alternative to other Canadian hotspots such as Montreal and Vancouver. And for good reason. Toronto is a fascinating place on many levels: from the architecture in the city center, which seamlessly combines the ornate majesty of pre-1940 buildings with the glistening facades of more contemporary designs; to the long, straight roads which defines movement though the city and contains an assortment of hidden gems; to the overall cleanliness of the streets and the overwhelming sense that a bustling creative community is doing all it can to foster the careers of others around them. It was an eye-opening experience. I left the city with a feeling that Toronto is very much on the rise, casting aside its wintry persona and thriving on the back of what is clearly a dynamic and exciting creative scene. Photos by Alison Zavos
The premise behind the Lomographic Amigos program is simple: The Lomographic Society International equips selected photographers, musicians and other creative types with a Diana F+ camera and some film and asks them to shoot the film for them, which is then displayed on their website. Former Lomo Amigos have included Radiohead, Modest Mouse, and David Arquette. These beautiful Lomo shots above and below were taken by Feature Shoot founder and editor, Alison Zavos, whose own photography has been featured in the American Photography annual.