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STORE FRONT II - A HISTORY PRESERVED MINI Edition

James and Karla Murray’s classic tome from their ongoing Store Front series is now available (Dec 2017) for the first time in its covetable “mini” format. The Murrays have been capturing impeccable photographs from the streets of New York City since the 1990s. With Store Front II they’ve continued their documentation of an important cross-section of New York’s “Mom and Pop” economy. The Murray’s penetrating photographs are only half the story though. Their copious background texts, gleaned largely from interviews with the stores’ owners and employees, bring wonderful color and nuance to the importance of these unique one-off establishments.

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CHROMATIC SIGNAGE COLLAGE PRINTS
We have 3 limited edition sizes available:

- 8.5 x 32 inch width image printed on 12 x 36 Kodak Professional Endura Glossy Paper Edition of 50 @ $250/print

- 11.75 x 44 inch width image printed on 20 x 48 inch width Fuji Crystal Archive DPII Glossy Edition of 15 @ $500/print
(Photo left showing 48 inch print)

-18 inch height x 68 inch width image printed on 20 x 80 inch (6 feet 6 inch width) width Fuji Crystal Archive DPII Glossy, Edition of 10@$800/printJames & Karla Murray

Custome sizing also available.

Payment via PayPal to our account at: jandkphoto@att.net



STORE FRONT PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTALLATION
at INDEED NYC OFFICES


We were commissioned to provide 8 of our large-scale photographs of New York City mom-and-pop storefronts to be installed as wall-coverings for the conference rooms at the New York City offices of the #1 worldwide job search site, Indeed.

Indeed has over 180 million unique visitors per month matching employers with job seekers, and they recently began moving into their new 125,000-square-foot offices in the unique Hippodrome building at 1120 Avenue of the Americas. the former site of the once-celebrated Hippodrome Theatre. The design concept for the new office space according to Derek Stewart, head of real estate at Indeed, "pays homage to interesting job industries that call New York home."

Indeed chose an interesting array of our storefront photographs printed at near life-size for their conference rooms. Many of the storefronts they chose were photographed by us between 10 and 15 years ago using 35mm film and appear in our critically acclaimed book, "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York." Sadly, our photographs are one of the only visual records of many of these unique New York City storefronts, as they have disappeared in the face of modernization and conformity and the once unique appearance and character of our colorful streets has suffered in the process.

Our storefront photographs were printed on Terralon Paperback, a PVC-Free Wallcovering made from 31% post consumer recycled materials. It is breathable and has extremely low VOC's and can contribute to various LEED credits.

These are the sizes they were printed at:
Patsy's Restaurant 13 feet W x 8.4 feet H
Smith's Bar 11.6 feet W x 8 feet H
Clover Delicatessen 14.2 feet W x 8.4 feet H
Ralph's Discount City 11.6 feet W x 8 feet H



WINNER OF GVSHP 2015 REGINA KELLERMAN AWARD

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
presented this award to us in recognition of our significant contribution
to the quality of life in Greenwich Village, East Village, and NoHo.

www.gvshp.org

Watch us accept our award here: www.youtube.com


INDEPENDENT SOURCES

On this edition of Independent Sources Sarah Pizon speaks with James and Karla Murray, who’ve been documenting the demographic shifts in the city through various communities changing storefronts. Segment starts at 19:24. (Taped 8-20-14)
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ADDITIONAL LARGE-SCALE PHOTO INSTALLATIONS

Life-size to 3/4 Scale installations of our Store Front photographs include: Gawker Media Rooftop in NYC (left), Theater Basel in Switzerland and the East Village Community Coalition Rooftop Fundraiser in NYC.