Bright Nights, Photographs of Another New York

Global Yodel contributor 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. 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.


Tod is releasing his first book of photography with the amazing Prestel Publishing. The book will become available to the public sometime in November. BRIGHT NIGHTS is an amazing book! The energy of Tod’s photos are explosive and the stories they tell are rich. I want to frame every photo from the book for my wall!


To celebrate this long-in-the-works labor of love, Tod will be having a solo show at Superchief Gallery in the LES on October 24th. Tod will be there selling/signing copies of BRIGHT NIGHTS. If you are in NYC stop by and say HI! He will be heading out on a book tour after that.


Alright who wants a copy of this amazing book? The good people at Prestel were kind enough to send us a couple ADVANCE copies to give to you! Its not even available to the public yet.

To win, take a look through the photos in the slideshow above from BRIGHT NIGHTS. Leave a comment below and tell us which photo is your favorite and why. I will choose two winners on Sunday, October 27th, 2013.

Big Congrats to….. Trisha McKee & Wes Jones! You have been randomly selected as the potential winners of the BRIGHT NIGHTS photo book! Please email us with your mailing address within 7 days to claim your prize!