What does a late 19th and early 20th centuries photographer such as Alice Austen and a photographer from the new millennium such as Christine Osinski have in common? They share the penchant for the small details often overlooked in life. Austen was deemed as an inspiring “modern woman” during the Victorian age.
Despite time and distance separating the two, both Osinski and Austen shot the streets of the borough of Staten Island with their own 4 × 5 cameras with the same principles and approaches in mind.
Alice Austen was a 19th-century New Yorker and photographer who loved to challenge the Victorian conventions and traditions by embracing her uniqueness and individuality. Now, she is considered a pioneer and icon of the LGBTQ community.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy waxes nostalgic about the disappearance of Five Pointz in Long Island City, New York.
Dimetri Hogan is a 24 year old creative director and photographer based in New York City. Co-founder of Off The Rails Magazine alongside Matthew Comer, Dimetri Hogan helps to project a new take on youth culture.