Mike Shane

The music itself is sharp, tinged with electricity, and cold in the best way; as it should be for the themes the band are going for here.

One of the exciting exhibits featured during this week’s Illuminate Stapleton art festival is “I Am Stapleton,” The exhibit is a collaboration between The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership & Mike Shane Photography.

Whether it’s the majestic Verrazano Bridge or the gorgeous parks, Staten Island offers some truly beautiful views. The beauty of these scenes is amplified when they’re in the cross-hairs of a talented photographer. Today, I wanted to highlight some of the best Staten Island Photographers who you should be following on Instagram, like yesterday.

Not a single day goes by that one is not impressed by the vast array of talent which is so rampant in Staten Island and specifically on the North Shore. Cultural organizations such as the ones listed here add culture and education to our community and should never be overlooked.

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You might not recognize him under the makeup, but that’s native Staten Islander, Nick Williams, in the center of the above photo in the black and white clown makeup. After packing up from Staten Island, the North Shore staple with a big voice has big things brewing down in The Big Easy.