Vice Magazine - The Photo Issue.
Engrossing, compelling, repulsive photography from Vice Magazine's Photo Issue. Many NSFW.
Shooting outside of our vision.
Infrared photography is cool - the world looks surreal. But man, it's a PIA. Just keeping the film at the right temperatures is difficult.
So, all of this can be done digitally. I still haven't gotten around to buying the necessary pieces, but in replying to this Ask MetaFilter question
, I remembered eric cheng's page. For your perusal.
a part in the new Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy movie, by submitting to The Guide, a photograph of the place on Earth you think most deserves to survive the planet's inevitable destruction. Deadline: Friday 25 June 2004
Amazing action figure art
When I first saw the photos of this stuff, I thought they were taken from life. I've never been into war-toys based on humans, but this is really really breathtaking...
One of the great photojournalists living today. Peter, (and his twin brother David) have witnessed and documented some of the most important events in recent history.
I Like To Watch:
A photographic record of cats transfixed; self-referential cats; cat Witnesses of Our Time; cat onlookers; cats gazing stupidly at infinity; lightly hypnotized brainpan-fried cats; feline couch potatoes; cats afflicted by the staring disease; briefly and easily amused cats; UN observer cats; guilty bystander cats. All in all, an extremely important investigation into the perennial question of how to hold a cat's attention. [Click on "Cats", funnily enough.
Defunct amusement parks.
It has postcards
and historical photos. It also has relatively current photos of parks in various states of disrepair. A great site for fans of entropy, like myself. (via Linkfilter)
Dramatic photographic essays
on a variety of themes from the Bilderberg Archiv der Fotografen. I particularly liked "mazes," "water rooms" and "Kenya."
My Tiny Garden. (Note: Flash; via milton.)
displays an exhaustive list
of little-known rock bands seen live by the proprietor. With photos and a near-functional guestbook. UK-centric.
Five galleries of (literally) fantastic, mostly figurative images by Maggie Taylor. Serendipity has me reading Perdido Street Station
at the moment, and these quaintly eerie portraits seem almost as though they could have been plucked from Miéville's mythic population of bizarre Remades, uncanny constructs and outlandish alien races. Beautiful. (Click the eye.)
the photography of frank lemire.
Bridges of New York
Black and white photographs by Dave Frieder.
Photobloggers discuss subway photography ban
to the villiage voice. The proposed ban on photography in NYC subways was previously discussed on metafilter here
In response to the ban, photobloggers plan a protest Sunday, June 6 starting at a kiosk for an MTA-sponsored exhibit
of photographs celebrating the centennial of the subway, many of which ironically were taken during the previous ban.
Joe Previtera, a 21 year old student at Boston College, was arrested Wednesday and charged with felonies after dressing as a hooded Iraqi prisoner in front of a military recruitment center in downtown Boston
. Previtera faces misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace and felony charges of making a false bomb threat and using a hoax device. The charges apparently reflect the District Attorney's concern that Mr Previtera might have been mistaken for a terrorist
gathers materials and perspectives about photography and the Iraq War of Images, from Abu Ghraib to moblogging soldiers
Bill Owens has a fascinating series of photographs
depicting suburban life in the 1960s and '70s.
Gallery of the Unamed.
As much as i love digital cameras, i doubt that in a hundred years our descendants will rummage thru stacks of old flash cards or CD's looking for pictures. Here is almost 10,000 old photographs...not only the unknown
, but Civil War veterans
, fire departments
...or you can search by location or surname. I've already spent hours and hours looking.
Have some of your own? Go ahead and send them in
beautiful photos from d. hirmes
Ban on Camera Phones in Iraq
Q: What do you do if your troops take pictures of physical and sexual abuse in American-run prisons in Iraq?
A: Ban cameras, of course. What the people can't see don't happen.
She arranged the flowers, which were grown in radioactive soil in an experimental greenhouse.
. Photographs of Chernobyl
Domes and Cupolas
From the New Yorker: "David Stephenson's photographs gaze directly up at the interiors of domes, flattening them and - through long exposure times - revealing details and colors that can't be discerned in normal viewing. The results are bright, kaleidoscopic patterns made up of the Moorish arabesques of the Alhambra, the iconic decorations of a former imperial chapel near Moscow, and the cool, almost Mediterranean blues of a Hungarian synagogue."
Stephenson's work is currently on exhibition in New York
. Other pages of his work can be found here
The New Orleans WPA Photograph Collection
exclusively shows photographs of depression-era projects from Louisiana, so there's a whole set of WPA projects -- from the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge
, to venerated Doubleday Field
, to the beautiful but obscure Border Station in Naco, AZ
-- that you just won't see here. Nevertheless, if you take the time to explore this site you will
find some truly wonderful photographs
. Some are more technical surveyor-style photographs, but others are akin to the realist style being carved out at the time by folks like Walker Evans
, who actually did do some photography for the Farm Security Administration
(another New Deal-era project).
I think is the most beautiful variety of flower. If not for my black thumb I'd gladly devote some time to growing this gorgeous flowers. The main link is to the Internet Orchid Photo Encyclopedia. There's apparently a cultural phenomena involving orchids that even includes tails of theft
. A case of Nicaraguan theft has even been likened to rape
. NOVA has done an episode
on it, which sadly I haven't seen. They're an amazingly diverse species.
Playing With Time
uses time lapse photography and computer animation to show events
that normally happen too fast or too slow for humans to perceive. (via Neat Net Tricks newsletter)
are a window into human histories, they tell the stories of the past through the stark
presence of objects and architectures
. Perhaps the most powerful aspect of ruins
is the subject that is missing
in the photographs; the people who once worked, lived, walked, talked, slept and dreamed in these spaces
facettes de la petite mort
No nudity, but not safe for work. I love it when eroticism is found where you might not expect it. Like, simple facial expression, for example.
Kahn & Selesnick.
Surreal photography, some possibly NSFW. [Via Giornale Nuovo.]
Polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba.
Wildlife photographer Ken Bereskin has a nice collection of polar bears
frolicking in the snow. This itchy bear
is so frustrated, he's using the rippled ice of a frozen lake to
scratch himself. If you need a change of temperature, he also has over 500 images
of wildlife from Uganda and Kenya, including big
(a mother cuddling
, a cheetah chomping
down on a gazelle
, and a young lioness shredding
a skeleton to pieces
eating the cheetah's leftovers, a black-headed heron eating
a venomous boomslang snake
, and a scary-looking
taking it all in from above). He also has a smaller
of desert wildlife from the dunes of Etoshia National
Park in Namibia. (His real job is working for Apple, and he has a
that hasn't been updated in eons, but evidently that's not as much fun
as chasing after hungry carnivorous animals in the sweltering heat, or
risking frostbite in the snow).
Creative, probably not on purpose, trailer trash
features rare stills and artwork for viewing, with a healthy (but not exclusive) emphasis on cult cinema, and only occasional reviews and comments to compete with the goodness and/or bad-assedness
. A movie fan shares his wealth with the world.
They that go down to the sea in ships
, a really hauntingly beautiful collection of images of seafarers from the past. Some of the images have handwritten notes on the back as well. It's good to get a glimpse of the people and decades lived in by most of our grandparents. Who knows where all those digital images we all take will end up one day.
Vilnius in Old Photographs,
, and environs
, as well as an informative history
of photography in Lithuania. Part of a larger virtual exhibition of Lithuanian cultural heritage
A picture's worth a thousand tweets
, sure. But I still would like to know what happened here