on Slattery was one of the amazing presenters at last week’s 20×2 Chicago event. While I was looking over the links to all the speakers recently, I stumbled across Ron Slattery’s website, bighappyfunhouse.com.
Of the bunch, I have to say I preferred the Flickr extension the most. I’ve had it set up now for a few days, and it just continues to delight me at several turns. While there seem to be a limited number of photos per day (I found that I was seeing some repeats by the end of the first day), the images seem to “refresh” so that a newer set is shown the following day.
As Roth told Creem at the time, “we put the poster in because it upsets people. It’s disturbing. It’s one of those beautiful things where there’s actually nothing going on in the picture, and you’re forced to use your filthy little imagination.”
A very interesting photo gallery of notorious Chicago criminals and crime scenes, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune. Pictured above is John Dillinger sitting in a Crown Point, Indiana courtroom in February of 1934. A few weeks later, on March 3rd, he would escape jail using a fake gun.
“For a while in the eighties, I lived with my father in Manor House and worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema in Kings Cross. It was called The Office Cinema, so guys could call their wives and say, ‘I’m still at the office,'” recalled Bob affectionately. “Every day, I travelled to Kings Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt the tube was mine and I was there to take pictures.”
It’s a really small set of images, but Bence Bakonyi’s Transform is just lovely.
Living across the street from an auction house, John Maloof ended up purchasing a box full of negatives for $380. From there, he discovered the work of Vivian Maier and began trying to unravel who she was – her history, and her passion for photography.
On Friday, I met up with Chris and Sandra post-work, in Wicker Park. All of us were gathering beforehand at a nearby bar, prior to heading to Emporium Gallery to check out Brian’s book release (and the first night of his photography exhibit).
My friend Brian Leli is a talented photographer and writer, and one of those rare people who’s good at working with both words and images, in equal measure. In 2011 he launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for his London and a Year project, raising over $15,000.
Looking at this again, after nearly 6 years… it’s a shame the quality is so terrible. I doubt this video means all that much to anyone else, but it’s a lot of fun for me to watch it in one go… seeing all the various events and things I experienced. Surprising to me how many things are actually documented somewhere, on the blog.
Photographer Markus Reugels takes some incredible high-speed photographs of water droplets. He’s got an ongoing Flickr set that currently houses over 516 images – it’s kind of jaw-dropping to page through them all.
In 2011, Brian launched a successful Kickstarter Project (raising over $15,000),
where he would be photographing and documenting his time in London (where he had gone to attend the International Journalism MA program at City University London). During the subsequent months, he documented his experiences and stories over at the project’s website: London and a Year.
I used this tutorial as my guide. One thing I’ll say off the bat – I had to do this about three times, because I don’t like reading instructions (even short ones). I kept cutting the holes too big, and should have followed the instructions of cutting a smaller hole… and then using the plastic as a seal between filters.