Open Thread Mondays: About The Morning Mug

So you may have noticed the headline to this morning’s photo, featuring the Jordan’s fisherman, said “Morning Mug.” And you may have wondered, “What the heck is this all about?”

Morning Mug is a new feature where we highlight photographs from around the neighborhood.

“But Ned, you already have the Midweek Photo!”

Not anymore. Morning Mug is going to be a daily feature, and instead of photos we find on Flickr and occasional contributions from readers, it’s going to be all original content from a set of great photographers living in our coverage area.

Midweek Photo was one of the first regular features on Sheepshead Bites. But since we launched, we’ve met a tremendous amount of talented artists and photographers living in Sheepshead Bay with no outlet to publicize their incredible work. Of course, that’s a running theme in all of Southern Brooklyn – there’s no place for artists, photographers, musicians or other creatives to expose and promote their talents without venturing into the wilds of the northern neighborhoods.

Morning Mug is one step in fulfilling our mission to promote as many talented artists as we can in this area, and let people know that Southern Brooklyn has a rich creative culture of its own.

We hope you enjoy it, and if you’re a photographer that would like to get involved, get in touch with us soon!

Oh, and this is still an open thread, so feel free to rant, rave, complain and compliment as you desire.