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December 1, 2005 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Iwan.com has lots of nice photos of interesting places and people and an inoffensive site layout.
posted by ab'd al'Hazred (21 comments total)

 
wow. this is awesome. great find!
posted by Stynxno at 9:55 AM on December 1, 2005


This is great, thanks.
posted by nomds at 9:55 AM on December 1, 2005


Excellent photos!
posted by greasy_skillet at 9:57 AM on December 1, 2005


It's weird how the word "inoffensive" has come to replace the word "delightful." Like "inoffensive" is the standard which you strive to achieve in a world of people who care too much about things that don't matter.
posted by wigu at 9:57 AM on December 1, 2005


Nice, thanks!
posted by carter at 10:05 AM on December 1, 2005


WOW, PHOTO ON THE INTERNET!

AMAZING!

WOULD READ AGAIN A+++++++++++++
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:10 AM on December 1, 2005


I took "inoffensive" to mean non-flash-based and navigable, which it was!
posted by teg at 10:11 AM on December 1, 2005


Metafilter: Most Inoffensive Of The Web(TM).

Sorry. This is actually an interesting site, and I'd agree that the interface doesn't get in the way (which is really the highest compliment you can pay to a user interface, right?).
posted by killdevil at 10:23 AM on December 1, 2005


For some reason, I think I like the dry lake panorama the most... so eerily calm and desolate.
posted by blastrid at 10:33 AM on December 1, 2005


Inoffensive interfaces are a delight and a surprise when it comes to photo sites. A truly inoffensive interface is the work of somebody who wants to present you with actual content, and not some "full multimedia experience-o-rama!"
posted by afroblanca at 10:42 AM on December 1, 2005


Great site, easy to navigate, but I wish there was more information on the locations some of these photos. In particular, where is that library? I want one.
posted by nomds at 10:47 AM on December 1, 2005


Thanks for the great link. I have to say that my favorites are the closeups of the people. I have a difficult time getting that close with a camera to people I know.

I agree that it's inoffensive in the non-flash, non-watermark way. I'm enjoying looking at these, but the geek in me is curious about the technical aspects: does anybody know if this photographer shoots film or digital?
posted by SteveInMaine at 10:52 AM on December 1, 2005


inoffensive? I beg to differ.

Would it be so hard to include a "previous" and "next" link for each photo, so that it wouldn't be so hard to browse through the series? And let's not get into that horrible popover -- you have to hold your mouse precisely within a 15-pixel row as you navigate all the way across the screen, or it disappears and you have to start over.

Anyway, nice photography, although I agree with nomds that some context for the photos would make them better.
posted by xthlc at 11:00 AM on December 1, 2005


Would it be so hard to include a "previous" and "next" link for each photo

Er...There is a "previous" and "next" link for each photo in the Photography section. Unless you're just looking at the "reload" thing on the homepage.

I'd say "inoffensive" is perfectly accurate as far as the layout goes. The photos are delightful. Very nice post.
posted by Gator at 11:06 AM on December 1, 2005


In particular, where is that library? I want one.

It's the rijksmusuem library in amsterdam.
posted by JParker at 11:11 AM on December 1, 2005


Nice pictures, but I prefer the offensive pictures at sidewayspony.com
posted by probablycorey at 11:17 AM on December 1, 2005


Hi mom!

Significant? Or just pretending the TV cameras are pointed at you, ab'd al'Hazred?

Nice pics of far-away lands
posted by jaronson at 11:23 AM on December 1, 2005


jaronson: I couldn't think of anything else to put there.
posted by ab'd al'Hazred at 11:40 AM on December 1, 2005


OK, then.

heh
posted by jaronson at 11:48 AM on December 1, 2005


Some very cool stuff. I was surprised to see some of the books he's worked on. The ones I've seen before (48 laws of power, escher, the astrology ones) have always caught my eye, though I haven't read any of them.

In particular, where is that library? I want one.
there are quicktime interactive panoramic photoscapes of that, and some other libraries a little deeper into the site.
posted by carsonb at 2:02 PM on December 1, 2005


Nifty stuff.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:52 PM on December 1, 2005


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