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Asphalt Junkie – Markus Hartel iPad book app

Download Markus Hartel’s “asphalt” iPad book app on the iTunes app store now

as slick as it is dark. as polished as it is wild. outstanding work Markus!

Much like his work, Markus is a man of contrast. Tattooed knuckles, a mohawk and body piercings adorn a man who obviously bucks “the establishment”. His abandonment of a conventional corporate life and his reluctance to take on commercial work, stem from a personal refusal to compromise. Inspired by authenticity and story, Markus’ dedication doesn’t fit into a standard 9 to 5 cubicle and can’t be contrived by an art director for a campaign. Hartel says “I press the shutter button for myself, and not for the money. It’s not that I don’t occasionally shoot on spec… but any projects I take on must appeal to my aesthetic”.

Additional formats for smartphones and desktop computers will follow soon – stay tuned! Release date tba.

Visit Markus’ website to purchase handcrafted gallery quality prints.

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The Eyes of the City – Richard Sandler iPad book app

"The Eyes of the City" Richard Sandler

Download Richard Sandler’s “The Eyes of the City” iPad book app on the iTunes app store now

Richard, as you know I have recently been following your great work. So nice to see real B&W images. Your iPad app works very well and simply shows your images, which is great and exactly what it should do.

New York City street photographer Richard Sandler was handed a Leica in 1977, a simple action that changed the vector of his life. He began photographing the streets of New York, tapping into the pulse of the 80s. “You are recording your time,” says Sandler. “You are looking for trends. If you are in the street, you see it. You see everything on the street.” From his 5th avenue furs to the graffiti strewn subways, Sandler brings the grit and the glamor of the Reagan era to the surface.

The iPad app features 136 black-and-white plates from 1977 to 2000, photographed by Richard Sandler in New York City and Boston. The app also features a 360° Pano VR view of Richard’s Leica M2, an audio interview and a teaser to his documentary “The Gods of Times Square”.

Additional formats for smartphones and desktop computers will follow soon – stay tuned! Release date tba.

Visit Richard’s website to purchase hand crafted darkroom prints.

Richard Sandler's Leica M
Richard Sandler’s Leica M2 has been with him since 1977