Preston Attebery has been forging his own path in our city. He's the artist behind the Simple City series where he took a minimalist approach to his illustrations of our city's architecture. Although he's recently moved away from Simple City and been focusing on his startup and his vlog, this particular episode reminded us of his ability to help us see our city in a new light. He went out to capture a 100 buildings around the city, but his elegantly crafted narrative is what caught our attention. If you love Atlanta, it's a 3 minutes well spent. Enjoy.
From Broad Street to Little Five Points, photographer Keith Jackson captures an array of subjects ranging in size, shape, and background. Even through black and white photography–which has become his signature–Keith’s artistry shines vividly. Every photograph he takes poetically tells a different story yet each resembles humanity at its core. Keith explained, “I want to show everyday life and show the small things that make us who we are. Humanity, is really what I’m trying to show,” he explained, “especially in today's world… Everything is post, snap, repost, retweet, …we lose the essence of what really makes us, us. I want to show the range of everything, the happiness, sadness, the frustration. I want people to feel… to relate.”
We had a chance to sit down and chat with Kunal, the artist behind the @atlantatimelapse account. He talked about how Atlanta was where he would practice in between his travels, but in the last few years, the city itself became his muse. He attributes this inspiration to the Atlanta’s Instagram community and the creatives that are capturing its growth.
We really enjoyed this documentary by Riki Prosper featuring Sad Stove, Blockhead and Athulhu. Watch the full documentary.
During her photography career, Christynne has taken some of the most shared Atlanta photos. If you’ve been on Instagram in Atlanta anytime in the last three years, it’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ve run into one of her photos. She goes by the name @whyiloveatl and through a unique voice, she makes us love ATL. Her unique vision of the city captures Atlanta through unexplored perspectives. Each one of her shots is a unique presentation of some of our most iconic buildings and neighborhoods. And many more subjects that others had never even thought to shoot. Her work captures the urban beauty of Atlanta and her passion for the city shines through with each shot.