The American Image: The Photographs of John Collier Jr.
at the University of New Mexico. "In 1941 to 1943, Collier worked as a photographer with the Farm Securities Administration and the Office of War Information under Roy Stryker and documented many areas around the eastern U.S and northern New Mexico.
" The full photoset is at flickr here
posted by dersins
on Nov 11, 2009 -
"In January 2009, I had an idea; photograph people in their homes that have placed a wide variety of personal advertisements. Although I imagined most people wouldn’t want to give up their anonymity, I rightly imagined some would be willing to. " [more inside]
posted by availablelight
on Jul 2, 2009 -
Tokyo Camera Style
"People who shoot film simply do because they choose to, and the Photo Culture of Tokyo is full of film camera users. When I meet them out on the streets I ask to photograph their camera, and usually post it here the same day"
posted by chunking express
on May 26, 2009 -
Dr. John Rudoff
is a cardiologist in Oregon, but before he entered medical school, he was the staff photographer at The Main Point
, a coffeehouse in Bryn Mawr, PA associated with the early 1960s folk revival in the Philadelphia area. His photographs of the Philadelphia folk scene include unidentified local folkies
, but also touring folk singers such as Dave van Ronk
and John Hammond
. Eventually, Rudoff got a press pass to the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, where he took photos of Mary Travers sharing a moment with Mimi and Dick Fariña
and Joan Baez with a pre-psychedelicized Chambers Brothers
, but the most amazing discovery of all are the photos of when Bob Dylan "went electric."
And now you can see Rudoff's whole collection
, thanks to the magic of Flickr.
posted by jonp72
on May 7, 2009 -
The Vélocouture flickr pool
. Over 1600 photos of stylish
(and, uh, "differently-styled
") bike fashion, from the hipster
to the formal
, the casual
, the young
, the old old-timey
, the new old-timey
, and much
, much more
. There's also a blog
posted by dersins
on Apr 23, 2009 -
"So I found out yesterday that the soundstage for "The Wire" still existed. I wasted no time in visiting it and was there almost less than 24 hours
[sic]. It's one of my favorite TV shows ever and I had to see this before everyone ruined it. The building is also scheduled for demolition and they are going to build a super market on it."
NOTE: LINK CONTAINS SPOILERS [more inside]
posted by dersins
on Jan 7, 2009 -
"We introduce two new pieces a week: one photo and one work on paper. Each image is available in three sizes." Limited edition artworks priced $20 to $2000. An interesting concept with some nice pieces.
posted by Manhasset
on Nov 14, 2008 -
A gallery of professional bike racers taken just moments after they crossed the line after a brutal long stage of 2006's Giro d'Italia
. After a hundred miles of racing, the rider dumps their bike on a team soigner and enters a makeshift tent for a quick photo among the finish line chaos. The photos showcase the pain and suffering well, but some photos also capture a bike racer's most damaging feeling: doubt
posted by mathowie
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Land of the Free, home of the geek.
Steven Schofield takes photos of british sci-fi fans, dressed in character in their homes. He treats it as 'found' photography, which seems to illustrate the subjects vulnerability. The title of the work is Land of the Free - and illustrates how American culture infiltrates, with the ironic edge of questioning the idea of the freedom of choosing to copy the look of these fictional characters. via kottke
posted by filmgeek
on Jul 14, 2008 -
"When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison's growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends...." A haunting photographic essay
from Jack Radcliffe
posted by dersins
on Jun 24, 2008 -
"The Photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard
(May 15, 1925 - May 7, 1972) suffered a fate common to artists who are very much of but also very far ahead of their time. Everything about his life and his art ran counter to the usual and expected patterns. He was an optician, happily married, a father of three, president of the Parent-Teacher Association, and coach of a boy's baseball team." "His images had nothing to do with the gritty "street photography" of the east coast or the romantic view camera realism of the west coast. His best known images were populated with dolls
, with family
pictured in abandoned buildings
or in ordinary suburban backyards
." His most well known and last photography series "The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater
" (1972) was based on the short story by Flannery O'Connor
, "The Life You Save May Be Your Own.
" [more inside]
posted by Del Far
on May 28, 2008 -
"Good afternoon, I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I'll be back later this evening to pick it up. Love, Jay / The Plug". Stranger Photos Have Happened
posted by nthdegx
on Mar 21, 2008 -