so here it is. Instead of talking about myself in this post (that’s what the photo is for), I am gonna talk about the people that make this city for me.
Coming here a year ago I thought the place is what drew me there, the buildings, the galleries, the venues, the long forgotten and frankly irrelevant history of past spaces.
But it’s the people. The friends, the lovers, the in-between.
The queers, the new punks, the goths, the art students, the people in bands, the trans people, the gay people, the queer people, the non-binary people, the people who kiss me on the head when they say goodbye, the people who laugh with me, the people who are angry, the people who I can sit hours in cafés in, the people who I can share chips with, the people who hold my hand, the people who show me cool stuff, the people who borrow baccy and a rizla from me, the people who are dreaming of being poets, the people who are too cool to speak to, the people who serve you behind the bar, the people who always meet new people, the people with bleached hair, the people with cool mullets, the people who take photos of me, the people who debate with me, the people who can & will always dance, the people I only met once or twice but will remember forever, the people who encourage me to be better, the people who allow me to grow, the people who take up space, the people who populate spaces.
The Shacklewell Arms, EartH, Café OTO, The Victoria, VFD, The Outside Project, Printroom Café, the UCL library, Dalston Superstore, any Spoons, the Fat Walrus, the Hawley Arms, the Old Blue Last, Paper Dress Vintage, the Moth Club, the Garage, the Windmill, the Five Bells (rip), the Sebright Arms, the Tate, the Goldsmiths College Green, the UCL main quad, MAP café, or some small pub in Hackney, the houses, the flats, the rooms, the halls & so so so many more.
All of this is nothing without you.
All of you make this city what it is for me. I am yearning to come back and I will.
Looking west down Lacock Street through the intersection with Federal Street on Monday, July 31, 1911.
The building on the right housed the Glamser-Venn Drug Company. When the Adams Forepaugh and Sells Brothers Big United Shows (circus) came to town in 1911 people would buy their advance tickets from the “cut rate druggist”. On the first map, from 1872, you will notice a skating rink located between Robinson Street and Centre Alley. Known as the Keystone Skating Rink, Herveys & Johnson contractors completed the rink in 1867 to the delight of the city (Allegheny City, not Pittsburgh at the time). The water in the dug out basin was about two inches and the ice “presented a smooth unbroken surface of thirteen thousand two hundred and fifty square feet, in the most splendid order for skating.” The inside of the building that housed the rink was “splendidly lighted with gas.” The dimensions of every room in the building was carefully recorded, such as the cloak room, that measured twenty by eight feet or the refreshment gallery, which was enclosed by glass overlooking the rink measured eight by fifteen feet. The cost of construction was $20,000 which is roughly $360,000 today. In the summer months boards were put down and the space could be utilized for “fancy fairs.” Today a parking garage sits on the site of the old rink.
1872 and 1910 G. M. Hopkins Maps
Google Maps and Street View
The Gazette Times
Pittsburgh Daily Post
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Today means different things to different people. My son was almost 2 years old at the time of the attack on the Twin Towers. He is now a firefighter, and this is his remembrance to the 343 firefighters/emergency personnel that were killed on September 11th, 2001.👩🚒👨🚒 This is my fourth entry into the infinitecolorpanel contest. I submitted this to the The Portrait Masters for awards and received a bronze. Not technically perfect by any means since this is my first composite. I had a vision that I wanted to bring out the emotion of the ghost firefighter holding the book of 343 names of the ones that didn’t make it home.
I used Infinite Color Panel to do my color grading. I ran a gradient map, selective color, color balance, and curves. On the fifth time it came up with a result I found close to what I was imagining. Reducing it to 51% gave me the feel I wanted. I ran just a curves layer which adjusts the red, blue, and green channels that gave it a little more grittiness. I reduced the opacity of the curves layer to 49%. There is so much to learn, and I am a lifelong learner for sure. But, I want to put what I learn to work and produce even better work. If I were to win, I would select a one-on-one 3-day workshop with Pratik. I want to take my work to the next level and beyond so I can produce work that is above industry standards and produce gallery images for my clients.Check it out http://www.infinitecolorpanel.com/contest
Swipe left for the before adjustments.