May 1 marks the anniversary of the official opening of the Empire State Building back in 1931; and as tribute, this week's PYHOF playlist pays homage to this building and the amazing city where it is located, the culture capital of the world, New York City!
Oh, New York City, where do we begin?
Undoubtedly the most well-known city in the world, The Big Apple has become a great big melting pot of culture and tradition over the years. You can literally see people from all walks of life in every corner, and it’s this kind of diversity that has inspired a great number artists and musicians all over the world.
And for this week’s playlist, we offer you a selection of songs that pay homage to the city and life in the great NYC.
New York, New York by Frank Sinatra New York State of Mind by Billy Joel Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters by Elton John Autumn in New York by Ella Fitzgerald Englishman in New York by Sting New York City Cops by The Strokes Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) by Jay-Z The Only Living Boy in New York by Simon and Garfunkel The Luckiest Guy in the Lower East Side by The Magnetic Fields No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Beastie Boys Shattered by The Rolling Stones New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down by LCD Soundsystem Coney Island Baby by Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground NYC by Interpol
Got other songs that put you in a New York state of mind? Share them below!
This is a tribute to one of the most famous French social and street photographers, Robert Doisneau. During his life he was able to capture many little moments of everyday Parisian life with humanity and grace. His photos, full of poetry and humor, tell the ordinary life in the suburbs of the big French capital, away from the richest central areas of the city. Read more after the jump!
Performing on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury Festival last year was one mean feat for Lancashire, England-based electronic musical duo Aquilo. With three EPs and a full-length album on the way, the band has caught considerable attention and received positive reviews. Here's a quick chat with Aquilo's Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham, who had the chance to shoot with the La Sardina recently.
These blue-tinted photographs were taken by Edward S. Curtis, renowned ethnologist and photographer who had also worked on the set of the 1923 silent epic film not only as still photographer but also as the second unit cameraman.
There are about 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, one of the most popular ones being Mount Papandayan, located 2,665 meters above sea level in Garut, West Java. My boyfriend and I usually go hiking together so we decided to spend our long weekend holiday (three days/two nights) at Mount Papandayan.
Young Helen Mirren playing a corset-clad model. Juliette Binoche and Julie Delpy in early training with Jean-Luc Godard. Lena Olin and Helena Bonham Carter in literary adaptations. Before crossover projects, these actresses had to pay their dues—in bit parts and breakout roles.
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LomoAmigo and German music photographer Philipp "Gladsome" Fröhlich recently had the opportunity to take the New Petzval 85mm Art Lens to splash! Festival, capturing scenes from one of Europe's biggest reggae and hip hop music events.