That's What the 80s Looked Like on the Subway

A while back I wrote this post about how photographer Richard Sandler's pictures of New York in the 80's felt really off to me—I had just moved back to NYC then and didn't recognize the place shown in his work, at all. Now this guy, Christopher Morris. This guy has captured EXACTLY what my NYC looked like back then. The scene ain't pretty but these pictures feel much more authentic.

Via MyModernMet.

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Fujifilm X Series: Nontoxic Nostalgia

I am generally not a fan of nostalgic design—for one thing, it's lazy and keeps us from arriving at newer, more original solutions. (If you want to hear the other things, I rant on here.) However, I really like these Fujifilm X Series digital cameras. Much smaller and lighter than a typical DSLR, they hold onto an iconic, classic camera-ness of form while providing all the advantages of digital function. Win-win.

Masazumi Imai, the chief designer of the X series, says it much better than I could: 

“When we were little, when we went into our father’s room or our grandfather’s room, there was an important-looking camera on the shelf, and we were told not to touch it because it was valuable,” Mr. Imai said. “We wanted to create that kind of look and feel.”