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how to leave the building in vegas

channeling elvis: 4:30 a.m.

channeling elvis: 4:30 a.m.


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to get rid of hangups

having served its purpose

having served its purpose


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to extend your message using analog tools

sign up here

sign up here


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to engage in #foodPorn with a coconut

coconut water served in its own husk (note 1/4 inch of spoon scrape-able suck-thru-a-straw #foodiePorn on the inner walls) at lemongrass at the aria, las vegas.

coconut water served in its own husk (note 1/4 inch of spoon scrape-able suck-thru-a-straw #foodiePorn on the inner walls) at lemongrass at the aria, las vegas.


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to tunnel through a 10K

Hoover Dam 10K

Hoover Dam 10K


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to appear unfulfilled on admiral fitch ave in brunswick, maine via @ben sturtevant

BYOW (bring your own water) - via Ben Sturtevant

BYOW (bring your own water)

© 2014 Ben Sturtevant

how to manage the bull

sign of containment

sign of containment


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to have a new york minute in maine

a particular shade of green

a particular shade of green


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to spot the end of an era

sign of J.L.Coombs thinking it represents more of a historic event beyond the ability to remain competitive in an increasingly crowded footwear retail market

sign of J.L.Coombs thinking it represents more of a historic event beyond the ability to remain competitive in an increasingly crowded footwear retail market


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to make time for the important things

impromptu fetch with coda

impromptu fetch with coda


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to throw wind to the caution

the cone after the storm

the cone after the storm


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to sorta kinda see the light and/but then have second thoughts

the shed at the end of the dumpster

the shed at the end of the dumpster


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to transport a giant marshmallow

s'mores convention or bust

s’mores convention or bust


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to figure skate with a honda civic

making tracks

making tracks


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to look up and see a metaphor

wired vs cloud

wired vs cloud


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to be a gowanus hipsta on black friday

the break-thru we've been waiting for

the break-thru we’ve been waiting for


© 2014 Erik Lieber

#blackfridaygowanus – Friday, Nov 28, 2014

Rather than spending money on stuff I didn’t need on Black Friday (I waited till Cyber Monday for that…), I had the great pleasure of spending some quality time with fellow iPhone hipsta-o-graphers, Erik Lieber and Lori Hillsberg.

Don’t believe everything you hear/read/surf about the interwebs making people all isolated, disconnected and anti-social. Over the past year, social media/technology has connected me with some amazing creative types from all around the globe – from Stockholm, Sweden to Sydney, Australia to Toronto, Ontario to Tampere, Finland to Karmi’el, Israel to Amsterdam, Netherlands to Las Vegas, Nevada to Austin, Texas, to Papamoa, New Zealand to… well, the Gowanus in Brooklyn…

Yup… the Gowanus, perhaps best known to New Yorkers as that gritty industrial landscape beneath the Brooklyn/Queens Expwy, adjacent to the F & G line EL at the Smith and 9th Street Station with that eerie murky waterway (at least, I think that’s water) known as the Gowanus canal.

If there is an iPhone-o-graphy Godfather of the Gowanus, it is, Erik Lieber. A long time resident of the ‘hood, Erik consistently documents an eclectic range of imagery — from stark and brooding to whimsical storefront fantasy — and all within walking distance to the Pathmark supermarket under the BQE.

I’ve known Erik on and off since childhood – from sleep away camp in the 70s to High School in the 80s. It wasn’t until the internet of the early 2000s that we reconnected via the shared interest in cellphone photography.

Lori and I met virtually at first, through some Facebook cellphone photography groups and then Instagram. We discovered that we were both alums of the School of Visual Arts but at different times. Lori’s imagery includes a vast roving treasure trove of urban and suburban vignettes, a visual smorgasbord of metropolitan (or guggenheim) yumminess — ntm, she takes damn good selfies.

Along with our collective penchant for shooting with an iPhone, is an added passion (addiction??) for the enormously versatile, Hipstamatic app. If having a camera inside your smart phone means never having to miss a shot – hipstamatic offers a seemingly infinite variety of lens, flash and ‘film’ combos to stylize that shot just the way you want it – or/and leave it up to chance with ‘shake to randomize’. Hipstamatic takes the digital equivalent of countless SLRs, lenses, flashes and experimental cameras and tucks them conveniently into your hip pocket.

Not sure what the other 5.1 Million non-shoppers spent their time doing on Black Friday but a big thanks to Erik for spending the time touring us around the urban landscape of the Gowanus.

Click an image below, for a sampling of #blackfridaygowanus

how to pick apart the confirmation bias of innocence

the unbranding of bashful

the unbranding of bashful


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to post a bill

now playing. last week.

now playing. last week.


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to convey a certain ironic injustice on thanksgiving

flipping the bird

flipping the bird


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to be at home for the holidays

rob roy and friends

rob roy and friends


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to shoot a sunset selfie if you have a foot fetish

pink skies at night... sailors deligh-- hey, wow, goes great with my red kicks! um... but I still think it's gonna snow tomorrow...

“pink skies at night… sailors deligh— hey, wow, goes great with my red kicks! um… but I still think it’s gonna snow tomorrow…”


© Dave Weinberg

how to skirt the issue

sign of perceived code of ethics

sign of perceived code of ethics


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to appear wise

who?

who?


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to contain things

"so, um... how've you bin?"

“so, um… how’ve you bin?”


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to call it like you see it

literally meets figuratively

literally meets figuratively


© Dave Weinberg

how to play champions of red wine

new pornographers, house of blues, boston, mass

new pornographers, house of blues, boston, mass


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to do your business and move on

regulating regular

regulating regular


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to get between here and there

the light at the middle of the alley

the light at the middle of the alley


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to not take the bait

rise above it

rise above it


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to reflect upon a landmark in portland, maine

u.s. custom house in the window

u.s. custom house in the window


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to fly away

this is for the birds

this is for the birds


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to keep calm and carol on before black friday

pre-season noel ditty with queen top of mind

pre-season noel ditty with queen top of mind


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to table it one way or another

it stacks up

it stacks up


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to find out the indisputable truth about chicken, motivation and the road

smoking cessation instruction

smoking cessation instruction


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to see your way clear

sky. light.

sky. light.


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to take it with so many grains of salt

a number and opinions

a number and opinions


© Dave Weinberg

how to apply your vocation towards artistic greatness

"...for one day she hoped to become the 'piet' mondrian of non-alcoholic beverage merchandizing & inventory."

“…for one day she hoped to become the ‘piet’ mondrian of non-alcoholic beverage merchandizing & inventory.”


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to irritate the new yorker right behind you

right of way

right of way


© 2014 Devorah Nadelbach

how to have a referendum on not maintaining the status quo

sign of politics... as usual.

sign of politics… as usual.


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to reconcile a seasonal oddity

mum's the word

mum’s the word


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to take care of business while you take care of business

point of purchase

point of purchase


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to prove winter might be coming

left with a right impression

left with a right impression


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to not exactly make it 3x rosier

still life with public restroom

still life with public restroom


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to RIP in maine on halloween

character assassination

character assassination


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to be the last to have some space

parking late

parking late


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to get behind good morning america

back stage @ broadway & 44th

back stage @ broadway & 44th


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to functionally recycle a couple of kegs

artisanal urinals

artisanal urinals


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to be more or less self-effacing

make some sort of gesture

make some sort of gesture


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to relate to the kid that’s probably not getting picked to play soccer

harvesting empathy

harvesting empathy


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to prove there is such a thing as pumpkin breadth

all halitosis eve

all halitosis eve


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to piss off a grey blue heron

outta here

outta here


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to get through driving rain

n'oreaster highway

n’oreaster highway


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to know when it’s getting political

signs for a change

signs for a change


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to make a wish before you blow out the candle

16. sweet!

16. sweet!


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to capture rick james from a new perspective

wired indefinitely

wired indefinitely


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to hang in there

jacket required

jacket required


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to pair whiskey and seafood in montréal

grilled scallops, tonka beans infused chestnut puree, cinnamon and vanilla espuma + dry fly washington wheat - 100% wheat whiskey - soft and neat with a hint of orange and peppermint width=

grilled scallops, tonka beans infused chestnut puree, cinnamon and vanilla espuma + dry fly washington wheat – 100% wheat whiskey – soft and neat with a hint of orange and peppermint – at beatrice ristorante

how to take whatever you need

tear here

tear here


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to contain that which you aspire to

the bucket for your lists

the bucket for your lists


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to make a splash

streaming content

streaming content


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to be unshockingly coordinated

fashionably grounded

fashionably grounded


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to think twice

affe, einen schädel betrachtend x2

affe, einen schädel betrachtend x2


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to get extra help to quit smoking

in case of emergency

in case of emergency


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to prevent redeye on the redeye

late night at 37,000 feet

late night at 37,000 feet


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to get a read on it

what's in the cards

what’s in the cards


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to avoid jamming this mail chute

or better yet, shoot me an email

or better yet, shoot me an email


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to remain grounded while having an outlet

charge n' stream

charge n’ stream


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to ship and temporarily store your really big promotional tent without wasting a logo

brand in an off-brand box

brand in an off-brand box


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by waving and honking horns

freeport flag ladies, tuesday

freeport flag ladies, tuesday


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to be on display

URBAN at VoxPhotographs through Nov 4 - 334 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

URBAN at VoxPhotographs through Nov 4 – 334 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

http://www.voxphotographs.com/artist-news.html

how to clean up following a small town event

after the parade

after the parade


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to have something that, like, really really builds up before it comes out

that burning sensation

that burning sensation

how to kinda get to know people during rush hour traffic

bumper to bumper communication

bumper to bumper communication


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to step outside a wine bar bistro at dusk in freeport, maine

sunset @ conundtrum

sunset @ conundtrum


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to model worship

in kate moss, we trust

in kate moss, we trust


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to cross that bridge when you get to it

frank j. wood bridge brunswick to topsham, maine

frank j. wood bridge – brunswick to topsham, maine


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to shoot a surprise selfie with man’s best friend

from behind

from behind


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to have more than a feeling you are being watched

the sightseer behind closed door

the sightseer behind closed door


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to condition

cool or learning?

cool or learning?


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to take take a stance regardless of any movement

she stands along on her platform

she stands along on her platform


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to check out any time you like, but never leave

hotel california

hotel california


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to have a potentially regrettable open door policy

permission to make a big stink

permission to make a big stink


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to weigh in on homework

self-elected subject matter expert

self-elected subject matter expert


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to hold court with the crimson king

king crimson, colonial theatre, boston

king crimson, colonial theatre, boston


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to get a physician’s input from a new perspective

"what's up doc?"

“what’s up doc?”


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to display your inner fashionista in biddeford, maine

project run away

project run away


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to drive thru

to go. gone.

to go. gone.


© 2014 Dave Weinberg

how to buy a building

going once

going once


© 2014 Dave Weinberg