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“your first 10,000 photographs are your worst”—Henri Cartier-Bresson

/ jan 2012

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Published, Sort Of: NYC At Your Feet

NYC At Your Feet Maunet

Well, after talking about it for 10 years, the deed is done.

NYC At Your Feet’s first galley proof arrived at my doorstep yesterday, and thanks to the fine folks at Blurb.com, I must say it looks great.

For those of you not familiar with the project, the book is a collection of from-the-hip, below the waist photo treats chronicling the chosen footwear of our fellow New Yorkers. From the introduction:

The idea for this book began taking shape in October 1999 upon moving to New York City,
a town renowned equally for it’s eclectic style and harshness of character.

A place where, generally, we don’t make eye contact.

Sitting in a subway car, we follow protocol. Hunched against the winter wind,
our gaze drops to the ground beneath our feet. Our field of vision is self-limited
to that narrow frame between the pockmarked sidewalk and the waistlines of
our fellow New Yorkers. Through this lens we gather our first concrete observations,
draw initial conclusions about the kind of person passing by us might be.
Where they dine. Where they dance. Where they work and play.

NYC At Your Feet is on sale here:

The book is a 100 page, perfect-bound hardback printed on premium luster paper.
I make no profit from sales, sa
ve the satisfaction of knowing
this labor of love has fallen into someone’s appreciative hands.

You can preview the book below, as well as pass on facebook comments to all your friends :)

  1. Tuesday 01.17.2012 | 11:01 EST

    Rockpants says:

    Awesome!!! Why, pray tell do you make no profit from the sales? Who’m I giving my money to? I suppose the publisher. Okay.

/ dec 2011

Photog: Viva Central Mexico!


iPhone 4S + CameraBag & CameraPlus

A 30-minute taxi cab. A five-hour flight to Mexico City. A three-hour bus ride to Queretaro. A one-hour car ride to San Miguel De Allende. Finally I arrive at my destination in Central Mexico, an old artists colony known for its narrow, hilly cobble stone streets and colorful ancient architecture. A couple of other day trips to Guanajuato and Los Posos complete the trip, then I turn back around and do that 14-hour trip back to Brooklyn, exhausted but exhilarated by the lively Mexican culture, delicious food and unparalleled hospitality.

I left my heavy Nikon rig at home (who wants to lug that around for 14 hours) and took only my iPhone and Canon G11. Guess what, I left the G11 at our beautiful house in SMA the whole time, opting for iPhone + on-board camera apps to capture the stunning scenery we were treated to throughout our 4-day trip.

So here it is, a sample of Central Mexico as seen through the iPhone 4S.

+ Start Slideshow

And, you can watch this darlin’ video of baby billygoats:

  1. Thursday 01.05.2012 | 8:59 EST

    epd says:

    I hate to admit that the herd of goats kind of scared me a bit. Another animal group to add to my phobias I guess.

/ nov 2011

Weather Report: Warm, Wet + Red

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“Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” | White Stripes | White Blood Cells | 2001

Unseasonably warm in Brooklyn, but soggy as a toddler’s britches. Leaves are falling all around, splashing the dirty ground with the last colorful droppings from trees soon to be bare as bones.

Don’t let this warm day fool you. Old Man Winter hides around the corner, shaking his staff, ready to blow his cold, wet breath across our city streets. Arm yourself to fight the winter blues with windmill strokes and weathered wails, so get your punk rock on.

  1. Tuesday 11.29.2011 | 9:17 EST

    Brian B says:

    I would adore to walk in the winter cold as the pavement sings with my boot walking steps.

  2. Tuesday 11.29.2011 | 4:20 EST

    Dr. Richards says:

    Or buy cheap tickets to Myrtle Beach.

    1. Tuesday 11.29.2011 | 4:21 EST

      chairmanmau says:

      would that i could, sir Keith!

/ oct 2011

Weather Report:
Night Drive to Pittsburgh

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Three and a half hours of highway rain tires my eyes. I cede driving duty to Rachel, who brings dry skies to our drive as we tunnel our way through from Brooklyn to Pittsburgh. The National sing of tall saints and champagne as our dark passage leads us closer and closer towards the hotel bar…

Weather Report: Drizzly + Gold

Golden Glow
iPhone 4G + CameraBag | © maunet.com

“Gold Day” | Sparklehorse | It’s A Wonderful Life | 2001

It’s a drizzly fall night, all light and shining glamour.

Weather Report: Indian Summer

Indian Summer: Storm King Tree

“Indian Summer” | Luna | Slider EP | 1993

Fall has been poking it’s crispy little nose into our Brooklyn neighborhoods as of late. The sidewalks are littered not with refuse, but with the brightly colored crunch of leaves fallen from the few precious trees that line our city streets.

Autumn’s thinner air breeds nostalgia, evoking both anticipation and regret. Anticipation of the fiery foliage beginning to punctuate our concrete landscape, the cool air clearing our summer-clogged lungs, the annual debut of stylish overcoats and scarves.

Yet regret abounds as we sadly say goodbye to the warm lazy days of summer, when the streets are less crowded, and the breezy evenings make a stroll to the frozen yogurt stand a pleasure like no other. Soon, the long dark days of winter will nip at autumn’s heels, gripping us cruelly in their cold, wet fists.

But yesterday we were given one last warm reprieve as summer decided to pop in for a last hurrah. The high bright sun marched the mercury well above 85 degrees, glistening our brows, dampening the shirts on our backs. It was a glorious day for strolling around Storm King, its natural grounds spotted with sculptural art as majestic as the trees, lawns and streams that inhabit it, the landscape an amalgam of man and nature missed so dearly in the concrete deluge that is our home.

So long summer, thanks for shining down upon us one last time…

all images © maunet.com using the Nikon D300s or iPhone 4G + onboard apps

Indian Summer: Storm King Dry Grass

Indian Summer: Storm King Iron Man

Indian Summer: Storm King Square

Indian Summer: Storm King Picket Mirror

Indian Summer: Storm King Picket Mirror

Indian Summer: Storm King

Indian Summer: Storm King Calder

Indian Summer Ice Cream

 

  1. Friday 10.14.2011 | 9:49 EST

    crispo says:

    Stunning pics, Mau. Keep the posts coming.
    Autumn brings a new light.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_H9aDZOm7g

  2. Tuesday 10.11.2011 | 4:04 EST

    moritz says:

    great pics

  3. Tuesday 10.11.2011 | 3:02 EST

    Rob says:

    I’ve always preferred this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5a3DbtsDIk

    The original, of course, is what it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGMd9zQt8TE

    1. Tuesday 10.11.2011 | 5:57 EST

      chairmanmau says:

      had never heard the captain america version, agree, like it better than Luna. thanks for sending!

  4. Tuesday 10.11.2011 | 3:00 EST

    kevin says:

    storm king is great! I love that first pic!

    some other words here with another exclamation point after them!!!!

/ jul 2011

Weather Report: Acela Sunset

Acela Sunset
iPhone 4G + CameraBag

“Love Like a Sunset, Pt. II” | Phoenix | Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix | 2010

Somewhere between Boston and New York City on the 5:20 Acela Express.
Fuck the airlines, with their security lines and lousy batting record. Love traveling by train, especially at sunset…

Posted in real time via Amtrak free wireless. That’s service…

Acela Skies

Acela Skies

  1. Friday 07.15.2011 | 10:19 EST

    mpowers says:

    Nice to see that you found good things from Boston. Good to have you in town.

  2. Thursday 07.14.2011 | 9:22 EST

    yula says:

    you always have, sugar. I particularly love the second photo. Beautiful.

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