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Bright Nights – Photographs of Another New York

If you’re not familiar with SeagateCreative professional, Tod Seelie, shame on you!

Tod has taken pictures in more than 25 countries on five continents. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries around the world and appeared in publications including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, Thrasher, and many more.

Seelie displays his work on multiple websites including Sucka Pants, which he has maintained for almost a decade. And sometimes he even does some work with us such as last year’s FYF Fest.

Tod Seelie loves New York, but not the version depicted in postcards.  His city is an underground haven for people at society’s edges, people who come alive at night, who make music and art and noise and mess. This startlingly beautiful collection of images captures a gritty culture that belies the city’s glamorous persona. Here are punk bands and bike parades, abandoned spaces and skeezy clubs, junk-filled lots and sketchy streets.  Interspersed throughout the book are texts from Seelie’s friends and fellow artists, along with an introduction by Jeff Stark, editor of the iconic alternative events e-mail list Nonsense NYC. The photographs in the book create a love poem to the city that not only doesn’t sleep—it cavorts around at 3:00 am looking for the next adventure.

If you live in New York (or feel like a road trip), Tod is doing a book release party on October 24th from 6-10PM here:

Superchief Gallery at Culturefix
9 Clinton Street – NY, NY 10002

You’ll definitely want to check it out, say “hello” to Tod and see another side of New York that you have never seen before.

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