A Ghouly Monday Morning, Thanks to Harold Feinstein

This is some pretty awesome imagery – ready?

WTF!  Ok, that was outstanding for me, I hope it was good for you.  It is Monday morning, after all!

This is the work of Harold Feinstein, photographer of life and master of light.  Harold is known for some of his Coney Island photography, but in my opinion that doesn’t even scratch the surface of his creativity and storytelling.  From Harold’s portfolios:

When I was a young man, beyond my favorite haunt of Coney Island, my photographer’s eye found delight in New York City street life — the glittering lights of Times Square, the streets of Harlem, smoke-filled coffee shops, subways, city stoops, and shop windows.  As time passed I had the opportunity to explore beyond the streets of New York, traveling to other parts of the country and the world. Everywhere, people live out their own personal story, yet are tied together through the universal emotions of love, loss, curiosity, humor and compassion.

This portfolio of my street-work is a small sampling of my photographic journey bearing witness of the beauty and mystery of this human life.

You know what?  I completely agree.  I initially saw this on Huffington Post, but it’s also from a post at Dangerous Minds and the Midnight Gallery.

About Harold and the photo:

Photographer Harold Feinstein, born in 1931, is a celebrated American photographer, known for his portraits of Coney Island, where he was born, as well as nudes, still lifes and street photography. He also has a stunning collection of photographs from when he was a draftee in the Korean War in 1951. One of those photos, GI In Photo Booth, Kilmer, 1951, apparently caught the eye of a Photoshop pro somewhere, who decided to take Feinstein’s beautiful, somber photo and give it more of a nightmarish spin.

Love it.  Good morning, everyone!  Happy Monday!

Lazerian’s Paper Folded Light Shades

Liam Hopkins’ Manchester design/maker lab Lazerian has put out a very cool series of paper-folded, laser cut beauties based on the stars in the Summer Triangle – Altair, Deneb, and Vega.  You might know Vega from that crazy movie with Jody Foster and Matthew McConaughey where the guy built the second secret space satellite sender-thing.  Yeah.  Jake Busey blew it up, remember?  All sneaky and angry evil fundamentalist Christian-like?

Ah, Jake.  At least the old guy built another one in the middle of nowhere.

Oh yeah, Lazarian’s lamp shades!  Check these out:

Now do these lamps not look like the little dinoflagellates I posted about back in October 2011?

Naturally occurring forms are so beautiful.  it’s amazing to me that we don’t incorporate more of this kind of design into our lives, simply because we are only human, and nature has shown us so many better ways to do things!

Definitely check out Lazarian’s website, and I hope this provides a great start to your morning!  Happy Monday, everybody!

Thanks, Inhabitat!