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  • 06.17.2014

    June 17th, 1994

    June 17th, 1994

    Twenty years ago today, we saw a surreal juxtaposition of US sports and heroes of sport. The World Cup began in Chicago, Arnold Palmer played his last round in the US Open, the Knicks were playing the Rockets in the[.....]

  • 03.20.2014

    The Brothers

    The Brothers

    Norwegian photographer Elin Høylands newest photo series The Brothers, captures the final years of Harold and Mathias Ramen, two brothers, ages 75 & 80, who have spent their entire lives… read more

  • 03.07.2014

    Studio Sounds: Jealous God

    Studio Sounds: Jealous God

    Everything about the Jealous God record label is fantastic! From the music to the design Karl O’Connor (Regis) and Juan Mendez (Silent Servant) deliver a solid package. They just released Issue Four which contains read more

  • 02.20.2014

    A water main break in Bushwick, Brooklyn, 1978.

    A water main break in Bushwick, Brooklyn, 1978.

    July 28, 1978: A water main break in Bushwick, Brooklyn, rendered Decatur Street “a scene of contrasts.” A 48-inch pipe had burst at about 4:25 a.m., sending millions of gallons into the street, “shot up through the asphalt like a geyser.” Children played while residents fretted about the damage — and the delayed response. read more

  • 02.03.2014

    Kevin Cooley’s Controlled Burns

    Kevin Cooley’s Controlled Burns

     

     

    We are really enjoying Kevin Cooley’s recent Controlled Burns photo series. In Controlled Burns, swirling and imposing clouds of smoke contend with one another in a physical battle between diametrically opposing explosions of black and white. From a structuralist point of view, this imagery serves as metaphor for binary opposition, e.g. good vs. evil or day vs. night, yet this is not the sole line of inquiry. Inspired by the smoke signals of the recent Papal conclave which uses smoke as form of basic communication.

    Redux Pictures represents Kevin, an independent commercial and editorial photo agency based in New York City who we had the pleasure of working with. read more

  • 01.23.2014

    Russian Equire and Aaron Wojack

    Russian Equire and Aaron Wojack

    We are pretty excited to see our old friend, Aaron Wojack, get some press on his beautiful and ongoing racing pigeon work, in Russian Esquire no less. Congrats! read more

  • 01.06.2014

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!

    Welcome, 2014.  

  • 12.18.2013

    Studio Sounds

    Studio Sounds

    Two of Astral Studio’s favorite holiday albums would have to be A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio and A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector which is a compilation of Christmas standards run through Spector’s infamous “Wall of Sound” treatment. read more