Tod Seelie’s Prohibition-Inspired Photography

The lensman's magnificently eerie images speak to the underbelly of New York in the 1920s

For a series of 10 magnificent, lush structural images, Brooklyn photographer Tod Seelie partnered with the new Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition to invoke the spirit of the era. To honor their historic past—rooted as a bootleggers spirit, smuggled into America by Captain William McCoy (the origin of “The Real McCoy”) during the 1920s—Cutty Sark launched this latest blended scotch whisky expression. The small-batch offering even …

BLESS + Table of Contents Bike Locks

U-Locks and cable locks hand-wrapped in colorful, reflective wire and hemp twine

For their spring product theme of “Getting Around,” Portland’s Table of Contents online and brick-and-mortar retail platform linked up with the Berlin- and Paris-based design studio BLESS. The resulting limited edition set of bike accessories (part of the BLESS N°46 Contemporary Remediation collection) includes bright and wildly designed U-locks and cable locks. Each has been hand-bound in France from hemp twine and colorful, reflective wire …

Charged: Daguerre’s American Legacy

An exhibition showcasing 100 of the first photographic portraits ever made

Following two highly acclaimed runs at museums in greater-Paris, photo-historian William B. Becker’s collection of daguerreotypes—the first widespread photographic process involving imagery cast upon a highly polished silver surface—is about to make its American debut at the MIT Museum‘s Kurtz Gallery for Photography. Becker, who has spent the past four decades collecting early photos, is also the founder of the American Museum of Photography, a …