Posts Tagged "photography"

Bridge Eaters: Tilt-Shift, Time Lapse Demolition

This is a great tilt-shift, time-lapse video from Daily Dose of Imagery. I’ve been a fan of Sam Javanrouh for a while now, and his daily photo blog is one you should consider adding to your feeds. I’m generally not all that wild about the tilt-shift effect, myself. But there’s something about adding the time-lapse element, that gives a very…

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Photos of a Pop Singer’s Abandoned House, Japan

The above photo is from a series taken by Tokyo Times, while visiting an abandoned building. Inside, he found the remnants of an old enka singer’s life, a time capsule of sorts. The images are moving in what they suggest – a life of music, and a time that’s since passed. I love these photos for much the same reason…

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I Am Chicago: Random Portraits in Chicago’s Neighborhoods

Reggie and Denzel, taken in Lakeview. I Am Chicago is a series of portraits featuring a portable, natural-light studio and random Chicagoans from various neighborhood corners. Photographed by Adam Novak, Sara Collins, and Andrew Zoechbauer, these are mesmerizing images of the people they encountered. We spend a day […] documenting the characters of the city by inviting all who pass…

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Noun/Verb

Noun/Verb is the latest project by my coworker and friend Brian Leli. A site devoted to artists and their actions, it features a mixture of interviews, profile pieces, essays and photography. Brian is one of those rare folks who’s good at multiple things (writer, coder, photographer), and I’m a fan of his work. While the current features are his (some…

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My Father’s Photos, 1945 – 1946

Matt Rudoff recently posted some Flickr images of recently discovered photographs of his father. Taken between 1945 – 1946, the photos reflect what his father (Leonard, Rudoff, Age 17) saw aboard the USS General H.F. Hodges. It’s a pretty fascinating collection, and something that just drew me in immediately. The photo locations span from New York’s Hudson River, to the…

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Reality Trip: Slaterspeed’s Urban Exploration Blog

Wow. Stop what you’re doing, and head over to Reality Trip, the blog of urban explorer that documents his findings in both images and words. There are some breathtaking shots on there, and entry after entry is incredibly compelling. You know how you just can get sucked in to a website – the more you see, the more there is?…

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Type Faces and Beat Maps

Two galleries to look at, but unfortunately they’re both pretty small ones. I’d love to see more from both artists. Type Face, by Ross Elliott. Beat Maps, by Owen Silverwood. I’m trying to get back to using an RSS reader, and have been revisiting sites I’ve neglected for some time. I found both artists on the ever awesome Ektopia.

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Color Berlin and White Noise: Matthias Heiderich

Color Berlin is a set of beautiful photographs by Matthias Heiderich. Lovely, muted tones and a very retro quality to these images. And wow! Check out his White Noise gallery. Many more links to other photos and Flickr sets by Heiderich can be found in this great MetaFilter post.

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Persona

Flickr user J Trav has some pretty amazing photographs posted up. In particular, there’s a wonderful series called Persona, where he asks strangers to share the contents of their purses, bags and backpacks… and takes a portrait with them alongside their stuff. There are some really fascinating images in this set, and it just sucks you in. So much to…

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Magic Icelandic: Ben and Allison’s Honeymoon Video

This is an awesome video slideshow that captures Ben and Allison’s honeymoon in Iceland. This was somewhere Allison had visited before, but the first time for Ben. Shutterbugs that they are, they both took a ton of great photographs. Allison and I traveled counter-clockwise around the island on the ring road, starting in Reykjavík on March 26, 2010. We saw…

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Pencil Vs Camera

Pencil Vs Camera is a fantastic Flickr photo collection by Dutch photographer Ben Heine. Combining real world photos with his own illustrations, there are some amazing juxtapositions in this set. I’m not entirely clear whether all these images are actual photographs (suggesting that Heine did the illustrations right at the spot where the photo was taken). In looking a bit…

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The Big Caption

The Boston Globe has a fantastic blog on their website entitled The Big Picture. It’s a curated selection of photos touching on current events, and oftentimes are incredibly breathtaking and inspirational. Some genius got the brilliant idea to create The Big Caption, a parody site that takes images from The Big Picture and… well, adds captions to it. Oh, the…

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Touching Strangers

I meet two or more people on the street who are strangers to each other, and to me. I ask them if they will pose for a photograph together with the stipulation that they must touch each other in some manner. Frequently, I instruct or coach the subjects how to touch. Just as often, I let their tentative physical exploration…

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Character: Recycled Letters from Company Logos

Character is a company that specializes in… well, the characters of large, company logos. Here’s a more detailed description from the site itself: When company signs and logos are taken down, they get demolished. We recycle the characters into individual design objects. We dismantle the letters, clean them up, add a new transformer, LED lights and the power cord, and…

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