Pop Art: Double Bubble


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Mark Cohen, the creator of the bubble image above, shot street photography through the seventies and into the eighties, when surreptitiousness was less of an option. With cell phones, that invasiveness and immediacy is within everyone’s grasp today. Check his confrontational technique below:

Long Island photographer and teacher Joseph Szabo chronicled teenage tribes throughout the New York area in the same era. His images, like the one below, grasp those moments of gusto, glamour and goofiness before the bubble bursts on adolescence.

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I confess I can talk about the housing bubble, but I have no idea how to blow a bubble…This will be the perfect project in the spirit of a summer afternoon–sweet, light and gone too soon.