Part of an old gift I did for @thenxmeto. Always loved this one.
The sight of an old treehouse. To most people, it’s just the thought of some kids childhood. To me, it’s the thought of my high school years. Odd, right? I know.
During high school, some friends and I realized that none of us ever had a treehouse growing up, so we decided to build one. And build one we did. We would spend every minute outside of school working on it. And this was no normal treehouse. It was one that would give the kids at The Sandlot a run for their money. Spiral staircase, vaulted ceiling, second floor patio/deck, dutch door, glass windows, etc… You name it, we had it.
The project was never really finished, as most would describe. We continued to grow. School ended, we graduated, and all moved away to college. I’ve been back by it once or twice in the years since, and I’m sure at least one of the guys has too.
But for me, the treehouse project was one of the best memories I built all through my high school years. It’s something I’ll never forget, and they’re memories I’m glad I’ve made.
Thanks for the good times guys. Remember your roots. Crew 32.
Last night, the Boston Bruins won their sixth Stanley Cup, by defeating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Amidst the celebration from fans of the original six team, the people of Vancouver demonstrated their feelings in a completely different fashion. While riots broke out across the beautiful town, cops flooded in to find some type of order among the chaos. Scattered within the mess, was Rich Lam.
Lam, a photojournalist, who was lucky enough to catch what has quickly become one of the more recognizable photos of the last several years.
This picture above, has been circulating the interwebs like wildfire. What is sure to be a multiple award winning photo, is simply beautiful. When someone can capture so much, in one single still image, they are doing something that most can only dream to do.
The lighting is perfect. The focus is spot on. You can sense what is going on around the city; but you can also understand that there is more than that. There is peace at times (wherever those Bruins fans are at least).
This photo is going to live on. Lam captured a moment that will become an instant classic. This image is not going to go away. And for whoever the man and woman are… they will be forever immortalized like this - just as George Mendonça and Edith Shain have been in the iconic Eisenstaedt V-J Day photograph.
An incredibly beautiful photo. To only be lucky enough to have captured the moment.
This is without a doubt one of my favorite photography projects ever done. Michael Wesely captured images nobody had ever captured. By placing his camera in a secure location, he would create an exposure that lasted an entire year. The results are some of the most incredible images you’ll ever see.
This man was a genius when it came to photography. I can only dream to do something as powerful as what he did. From the day this image was shown in a photography class years ago, it has remained one of my favorites.
I hope you can see the beauty and genius in why.
Michael Wesely, Open Shutter Project - Magnificent Ruin