Insect photographer Alex Wild explains the effect of copyright infringement
on his business; he has decided to give up commercial photography, partly due to the time he spends going after infringers. Alex Wild previously
is a 20-year-old photographer from Los Angeles who takes gorgeous, color saturated, studio composed photographs of herself
, most often her girlfriend Chloe (NSFW)
. Buy her photozine
, see photos from an exhibition
, or read her text blog
. [more inside]
A 10-Part Series By Alan Taylor.
"One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps of Europe, and set the stage for the 20th Century."
plays in the band The Nunnery
and takes 35mm photographs
of the underground music scene in Boise, Idaho.
plays in the band Underpass
and takes 35mm photographs
of the DIY punk scene in Vancouver, British Columbia.
7 Days of Garbage
is a photo portrait series by Gregg Segal. His subjects are surrounded by the garbage they accumulate in a week. (More of his work: Gregg Segal
The SFMTA has published excerpts of their photo archives
from donated collections, spanning the post-1906 earthquake period all the way up to modern times. [more inside]
Photographer Chris Herwig
) has successfully kickstarted a photo book on the oddball bus-stops of the former Soviet republics, compiled over 12 years and spanning 12 countries. You can browse many of the photos at Herwig's website
. Reporter Alina Simone reported on the project and the bus stops
for PRI's The World. The PRI site also has a video slide show of the stops narrated by Herwig.
Where I See Fashion
is a tumblr which pairs fashion-related pictures with images containing art/architecture/nature/design/texture elements that could have conceivably inspired them. The "Click to Hide Text" link on the left offers more streamlined viewing experience, or check them out on Instagram
. Via: 1, 2
The Fed Up
project has collected over 7000 student-submitted photos of school lunches from across the US. They'll be used to create a map and report to make a case for better school lunches. [more inside]
If you've seen images of NASA, you've seen the work of Bill Ingalls
, Project Manager and Senior Photographer for NASA Headquarters, who started out as an intern with NASA, and has worked now for the agency for 25 years. You can see a ton of images on the NASA HQ Photos account on Flickr
(plus non-NASA photos on his personal Flickr account
), and he even has a few short videos on Vimeo
. You can read about NASA photographers, including Ingalls
, and hear Bill talk about his work with NASA and photography in general
in this 365 Days of Astronomy podcast (related: the super moon photo
, and Neil deGrasse Tyson's response to the super moon hype
When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. This gallery of talented artists helps us remember that
. Via r/ColorizedHistory
In 1971, the newly-created US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired a bunch of freelance photographers to collectively document environmental issues around the country. They were given free rein to shoot whatever they wanted, and the project, named Documerica
, lasted through 1977. After 40 years, the EPA is now encouraging photographers to take current versions of the original Documerica photos and are showcasing them on flickr at State of the Environment
. There are location challenges
, and a set has been created with some of the submissions, making side-by-side comparisons
. [more inside]
, a series of portraits of residents of Portland, Oregon (one nude). [more inside]
The New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery
offers over 870,000 historical images related to the 'city that never sleeps,' including maps
as well as video
recordings. A selection of 53 images from the collection can be seen at In Focus
. [more inside]
Actors Laughing Between Takes.
A lovely little collection of still photos from between takes in movies showing actors, in costume, having fun.
"I lived in a hut near the summit of Mt. Fuli, the highest mountain in Japan, [more inside]
for five months straight, four years in a row,
for a total of 600 days. Each morning,
I photographed the dawn from the same spot, chasing the ever-changing
drama that unfolded before my eyes.
Last fall, the Canadian Space Agency asked students to design a simple science experiment that could be performed in space, using items already available aboard the International Space Station. Today, Commander Chris Hadfield
conducted the winner for its designers: two tenth grade students, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, in a live feed to their school in Fall River, Nova Scotia. And now, we finally have an answer to the age-old question, What Happens When You Wring Out A Washcloth In Space? [more inside]
is a collaborative collection of more than 3,000 royalty-free
photos from World War II's Battle of Normandy and its aftermath. (Photos date from June 6 to late August 1944). The main link goes to the photostream. You can also peruse sets
, which include 2700+ images from the US
The Cleveland Memory Project
is an archive of photos, postcards
, videos, recordings, clippings
, personal papers, maps
and other historical "goodies
" about the city. "It's
a collaborative endeavor of many local historical societies, public libraries and government agencies who have mounted their own local history." On Flickr
. [more inside]
Large-format historical photos of New York City.
Zhang Kechun's photo series "The Yellow River"
contains 40 photos of China's second longest river
, ranging from cinematic to surreal, plus a lyrical introduction to the series. [via BoringPostcards at MetaChat]
Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood.
“Honestly, some of it came from watching the closing of the remake of ‘Starsky & Hutch,’ ” Mr. Porter said on a recent afternoon in his studio.
[NYTimes link] “They do one of those jumps over the crest of a hill, and it froze, and the lens flared over the hood. And I thought, that’s the picture I’d like to make
[NYTimes Slideshow], but I don’t have the budget or the resources to actually stage it.” More photos
without Flash. His gallery page
Vietnam - Looking Into the Past.
Vietnamese photographer Khánh Hmoong takes pictures of Vietnamese landscapes and buildings, then superimposes a photograph from the past over the modern day setting. His work is similar to FILMography (previously on MeFi)
, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov's World War II gallery: Link to the Past
, and Ben Heine's Pencil Versus Camera
"My friend showed me around the MUNI Kirkland bus yard.
MUNI is the municipal public transit system serving the city and county of San Francisco. It will turn exactly 100 later this year." [via
On Kate Moss, and Taking One for the Team
: "So, earlier this week Vanity Fair published a rare interview with Moss, in which the model, who is well-known for her circumspection, is unusually frank about the early years of her career. Moss was still a skinny, gangly teenager when she was plucked from mediocrity in Croydon and catapulted to superstardom. She was barely an adult, almost still a child, when she did her first topless photo shoot, with Corinne Day for The Face. In the interview, she talks about how uncomfortable this made her... This isn't the only the only revelation Moss made during the interview. It also turns out that the famous Calvin Klein campaign she did in 1992 with Mark Wahlberg gave her a nervous breakdown... Conveniently ignoring the fact that when the pictures were taken, Moss wasn't 'the face of the '90s', but a skinny teenage girl who cried because she was made to take her clothes off, Needham continues by saying that Moss' skinny frame 'seemed to encapsulate the euphoria of those long-distant times.'" [more inside]
In the Shadow of Wounded Knee.
Along the southwestern border of South Dakota is one of the most poverty-stricken places in the United States—the Pine Ridge Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota people. After 150 years of broken promises, they are still nurturing their tribal customs, language and beliefs. Via [more inside]
This is what the internet looks like.
Google hired photographer Connie Zhou
to photograph its data centers for the first time ever, from enormous warehouses in Iowa
to color-coded pipes in Georgia
. You can even check out their security team on Street View
Epic Gallery: 150 Years Of Lesbians And Other Lady-Loving-Ladies
(Some pics slightly NSFW) "Honestly before tumblr it was difficult to find very much lesbian imagery at all online — it was always the same ten or twelve stock photos — let alone pictures of lesbians taken prior to 2000. I wanted to see an evolution of our community, how we'd grown and changed over the years — and not just in a montage of famous out actresses and models, but pictures of actual people, pictures of women who were active in the community — regular human beings, writers and social activists."
The Great Wall of China
(長城) took 2000 years to build, and stretches for 5500 miles. Yet pictures
of that wonder of the world in popular media are typically restricted to the tourist-visited sections closest
. (There are several sections
of the wall near that city.) Kuriositas has gathered some images that present the Wall from other areas.
A Flickr set of real and imagined warning signs.